Just how vulnerable are your company's internal and external networks? Hackers have an irritating quality - persistence. They continually work to identify introduced weaknesses and ways to operate undetected within a company's systems. Many businesses fall victim to attacks, simply because they have not consistently ensured their networks are secure over time.
Once an environment's design assessed and security measures have been implemented, regular vulnerability scans provide assurance that systems remain protected and that weaknesses have not since been introduced. A routine check can ensure vulnerabilities are patched, before an attacker can exploit them.
Vulnerability scans form part of a full penetration test, and are a requirement for a number of compliance standards. One difference between a vulnerability scan and a penetration test, is that a penetration test will go a step further and actively attempt to exploit the discovered vulnerabilities.
Benefits of a Vulnerability Scan
- Confidence in patch management and secure software development processes.
- Compliance, where adherance to PCI DSS or ISO 27001 standards is required.
- Potential reduction in ICT costs in the long term, by avoiding costly data breaches.
Types of Penetration Tests
Acumenis can perform a variety of vulnerability scans, including:
- Network vulnerability scans
- Web Application vulnerability scans
Acumenis penetration testers have a minimum of 10 years industry experience and hold a variety of certifications, including the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) credential.
Note that if you are in the early stages of improving your security, we recommend instead starting with a Security Design Assessment. This will provide far greater value for an environment that has not yet been adequately secured.
Contact Acumenis today to find out more about how a vulnerability scan can help ensure the security of your environment.