A thorough vulnerability assessment is an initial step to creating your information security program.
Sword & Shield Enterprise Security partners with you through our Network Vulnerability Assessment Service to define, identify, classify and prioritize vulnerabilities in your information systems, applications and network infrastructure. Then, we provide you with the necessary awareness, knowledge and understanding of risk and potential threats to empower you to act on them accordingly.
Our analysts’ years of penetration testing experience have rendered a broad knowledge of vulnerabilities and the ways they can be exploited. We apply this to go beyond the scan to analyze the results and prioritize vulnerabilities in the discovered services or configuration flaws.
As a valuable resource, your analyst can talk you through identified issues, add context to the impact of the discovered vulnerabilities and provide an in-depth technical explanation if needed. Then, we help you to tailor the risk to your environment.
Vulnerabilities are introduced onto the attack surface on a regular basis as the result of continuous security research and public disclosures. Industry standards show regular vulnerability testing is a core component of an information security program. The frequency of vulnerability assessments should reflect your organization’s risk tolerance, exposures, and implemented technologies.
Creating a vulnerability management program through recurring scanning and trend analysis provides measurable data points that can be invaluable for senior leaders and executives. This is essential to building a mature security program.
Sword & Shield offers our Network Vulnerability Assessment Service on a one-time or recurring basis and can customize a plan based on the frequency that best fits your vulnerability management program.
Sword & Shield offers two access approaches for vulnerability assessment:
External Network Vulnerability Assessment (NVA): A Network Vulnerability Assessment (NVA) conducted against your external Internet-facing public networks to evaluate the target hosts by their Internet Protocol (IP) address by enumerating exposed ports and services.
Internal Network Vulnerability Assessment (NVA): A Network Vulnerability Assessment (NVA) conducted behind your firewall against your internal and private networks to evaluate the target hosts by their Internet Protocol (IP) address by enumerating exposed ports and services.
Sword & Shield offers two types of internal vulnerability scans; authenticated and unauthenticated scans.
Unauthenticated Vulnerability Scan: Our expert performs the scan as an intruder would, without authenticated access to the network. An unauthenticated vulnerability scan identifies vulnerabilities in exposed network services and configurations.
Authenticated Vulnerability Scan: Our expert performs the scan as a local or network user, with full access to the operating system, services, and installed applications. Findings identify vulnerabilities with installed applications, system configurations, or insufficient policies. Additionally, an authenticated vulnerability scan assessment can be configured to measure a host’s configuration against industry standards.
A network vulnerability assessment is your first step to achieving or increasing a mature information security program. Contact us for a free consultation to get started today.
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