Vulnerability Assessment versus Vulnerability
Management: What's the difference?
If you're looking for something to help you determine what vulnerabilities exist in your organization's IT infrastructure and what you should do about them, you might think that all you need is a vulnerability assessment solution. But vulnerability assessment only covers a little bit of what you might need–we recommend looking for a vulnerability management solution. Here's why:
- Vulnerability assessment will let you know what vulnerabilities are found in your environment. A vulnerability management solution does that too, while additionally taking into account the setup of your infrastructure and if that makes certain vulnerabilities a greater or lesser risk.
- A vulnerability management solution will also help you prioritize the potential risk of those vulnerabilities, often by checking them against known malware that can exploit them. In addition, it will give you the information on how to quickly remediate them. Most vulnerability assessment solutions do not go into this level of detail.
- With vulnerability management, not only will you know what risks are present in your infrastructure, but also you'll be armed with critical information to analyze those vulnerabilities and act upon them with full clarity and context.
Learn more about how Nexpose, our vulnerability management solution, can give you the visibility you need to analyze vulnerabilities in your environment and mitigate them quickly and efficiently.
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