A big headache which all network administrators have is the vulnerability status of their business. With more and more business being conducted online, every organization has an online presence and network. Popular software attracts the attention of malicious criminals and hackers who are hard at work trying to uncover vulnerabilities within a network to exploit.
It is important to understand what security vulnerabilities mean. They are not actually security incidents but they represent weaknesses and loopholes within an organization’s IT system. Security solutions scan and detect these vulnerabilities and bring these to the attention of network administrators so they can take due action.
In case you are a network administrator whose security solution (perhaps Seqrite’s Endpoint Security (EPS) which offers Vulnerability Scan as a pre-packaged feature) has detected vulnerabilities in your system, take a deep breath first of all. There is no cause for panic – the Vulnerability Scan does not show that you have been attacked. It only indicates points or areas where you are at risk. It is a preventive measure to ensure that your system is prepared in case of an attack.
Change control system
It is essential that an organization has a well-structured change control system in place to deal with vulnerabilities. A defined and documented system to manage changes will ensure that proper action is taken to fix the vulnerabilities and ensure the system remains safe and impenetrable.
Install missing patches
EPS’s Vulnerability Scan can fix loopholes by installing the missing patches in non-updated products and software. By keeping these up-to-date, a network becomes less vulnerable to malware attacks. A centralized Patch Management solution is offered by EPS.
Conduct baseline scans
It is important to conduct detailed baseline (or system) checks as well for all organizations. Baseline scans test the security controls of web applications and hence provide a proper understanding of the security situation for a network administrator.
Ensure proper system credentials
Network administrators should ensure proper system credentials for vulnerability scans as that is the key to provide a proper idea of network security.
Companies can consider Seqrite’s Endpoint Security (EPS) solution which offers a simple and comprehensive platform to protect networks from advanced threats. EPS’s Vulnerability Scan feature identifies threats by scanning the concerned attack surface. Once these loopholes are detected, the scanner looks into the database and detects exploitable scripts and pathways. Unlike other solutions, Seqrite’s vulnerability scans are run with reboots and errors minimized to ensure productivity.
Moreover, Endpoint Security’s other features like Asset Management (a feature providing total visibility of hardware and software running on endpoints to track software/hardware changes), Patch Management (a centralized patch management solution), File Activity Monitor and Data Loss Prevention (a feature to secure confidential data and prevent the leakage of business secrets to avoid data loss) works in tandem with the Vulnerability Scan feature to ensure systems remain safe and impenetrable.
As an IT security partner for your business, Seqrite provides comprehensive security from advanced cyber threats. To know more