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    Reduce Risk


    Vulnerability management shouldn’t overburden you. The Axonius Platform automates vulnerability management tasks to increase effectiveness with reduced resource allocation. It identifies vulnerabilities and correlates them to assets, providing context that helps prioritize their importance based on asset criticality — helping expedite patching and remediation processes.

    Identify Assets

    Some organizations try to solve the vulnerability issue before solving the asset inventory issue — that’s a mistake. How do you know if you have a vulnerability on a device or software if you don’t know those things even exist?

    Identify Vulnerabilities

    With over 25,000 CVEs a year and growing, security professionals are overburdened with vulnerability alerts. Without a way to correlate active CVEs to assets in your environment, alert fatigue will continue to sap security productivity.

    Prioritize Vulnerabilities

    Context informs prioritization, and prioritization is key to vulnerability management. But not all organizations have the tools to attribute context or even threat intelligence to vulnerabilities that appear in their environments.

    Automate Remediation

    Individual remediation workflows can’t scale to meet the rising number of CVEs. Without a method of initiating remediation workflows, organizations can’t confirm patch status, automate vulnerability policy enforcement, or facilitate incident tracking and reporting.


    What is Vulnerability Management?

    Vulnerability management is the continuous process of identifying, assessing, reporting, managing, and remediating cyber-related vulnerabilities across all endpoints and systems in an organization.

    What is the vulnerability management cycle?

    The five steps of the vulnerability management cycle are:

    • Assess: Identify assets, scan, and report
    • Prioritize: Assign value to the assets, gauge exposure, add threat context
    • Act: Remediate risks, mitigate risks, accept risk
    • Reassess: Rescan systems and validate remediation
    • Improve: Eliminate underlying issues, evolve process and SLAs, evaluate metrics

    What is a vulnerability assessment?

    A vulnerability assessment is a comprehensive report that prioritizes all cybersecurity vulnerabilities across a network. The vulnerability assessment includes prioritization and actions by team members.

    Is there a difference between vulnerability management and vulnerability assessment?

    Vulnerability management and vulnerability assessment are different. Vulnerability management is an ongoing process as outlined in the cycle above. Vulnerability assessment is a one-time evaluation of a network or endpoint.

    What is vulnerability scanning?

    Vulnerability scanning is an automated process of assessing real-time IT asset inventories for potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities as soon as they’re reported as known risks. 

    What should I look for in a vulnerability scanning application?

    A good vulnerability scanning application would be able to evaluate and prioritize the potential risk posed by identified vulnerabilities, as well as connect with the patch management system to remediate any vulnerabilities found. When assessing vulnerability scanners, it’s important to consider the way that they fit into the overall incident response plan for the enterprise, and how the tool reports the vulnerabilities found or remediated.

    What are the two main types of vulnerability scans?

    The biggest difference between the two main types of vulnerability scans is whether you provide the scanning tool with usernames and passwords to scan assets inside the network from a logged-in state. Logged-in scans are called “credentialed” or “authenticated,” and are considered to be more useful in getting a complete picture of potential cyber risk. 

    The other kind of vulnerability scan, called “non-credentialed” or “unauthenticated”, only scans those assets available to the program from outside the log-in. This outside-in external vulnerability scan is a good way to look for holes in firewalls or other areas where cyber attacks may penetrate the network. 

    The best kind of vulnerability scanning does both an internal and an external scan, ensuring you have a complete picture.

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