Obtaining and deploying a network vulnerability scanner is often the first step in creating a more proactive security program. To face modern attackers, it’s no longer enough to build high walls and wait out a siege; modern security programs have to identify the holes that they could exploit and seal them up before the bad actors can take advantage. Network vulnerability scanners let you quickly assess your network for these holes, show you how to prioritize and remediate flaws, and provide a great barometer for the overall success and progress of your security team.
Every company’s network is different; it’s important to implement a vulnerability scanner that can intelligently scan everything from PCI environments to hospitals with minimal configuration and manual adjustment. This also means that your network vulnerability scanner has to be extremely accurate, with a robust set of vulnerability checks against every major piece of software and OS (and against more esoteric systems, like SCADA controls).
Most commercial network vulnerability scanners do a good job of keeping up with the latest vulnerability check; often, what makes or breaks a successful program is what comes next. Prioritizing thousands of vulnerabilities across different types of devices and different segments of your network is critical to ensure that your team is as efficient as possible; you’ll never have the luxury of fixing every single vulnerability you find. Once that’s done, you have to actually get the information to the right people; it’s critical that your network vulnerability scanner has the ability to easily show remediation steps to the people responsible for remediation, as well as executive level reporting to show management how you’re improving your company’s security over time.
Rapid7’s Network Vulnerability Scanner, InsightVM, top ranked by analysts like Gartner and Forrester and running on the Insight platform, makes it easy to create an enterprise vulnerability management scanning program, whether you’re a small family business or a Fortune 100 company. InsightVM uses multiple vulnerability checks and credentialed scanning to ensure that our results are as accurate as possible. It’s also trusted by everyone from major retailers to nuclear power plants and hospitals, designed to easily identify what assets are being scanned and how to best scan them with minimal input from the end user.
InsightVM is also the only network vulnerability scanner that automatically prioritizes vulnerabilities based on a combination of CVSS score, exploitability, malware exposure, and vulnerability age, helping you weed through the 1000s of results to focus on the vulnerabilities most likely to be used in an actual attack. InsightVM also has customizable reporting and live dashboards to make it easy for the right people to get relevant information, whether its detailed remediation reports for your system administrators or customizable compliance dashboards for your CISO.
Concerned about deploying a network vulnerability scanner yourself? Rapid7 provides deployment services and training, to help you set up your entire vulnerability management process from scan to fix. You can also let us manage all of your vulnerability management infrastructure and processes with our managed services. Download a trial license and try InsightVM now!