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Tenable NessusTenable SCQualys VMMorphisec Breach Prevention PlatformRapid7 InsightVMSkybox Security SuiteOrca SecurityTenable.io Vulnerability Management
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    Nessus' most valuable feature is vulnerability management because it helps to discover vulnerabilities proactively and integrates with patch management solutions so you can push patches.
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    The solution has a lean and easy-to-use interface that is not confusing to first-time users.Tenable.sc is user-friendly.
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    The most valuable feature is the ability to run different capabilities with the same agent. With only one agent, we can have EDR, vulnerability management, compliance and some basic SaaS security capabilities.
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    The simplicity of the solution, how easy it is to deploy and how small it is when deployed as an agent on a device, is probably the biggest aspect, given what it can do.
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    The risk score that they provide makes it easier to find out the biggest risks. It helped the security officers to understand where the biggest risks are so that they can act on them. They can instruct their IT teams to give them a higher priority and mitigate them.
  7. The solution's most valuable and unique assets are the vulnerability management and change management solutions because they identify mistakes in the network before implementation which reduces risks.
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  9. Orca gives you great visibility into your assets. It shows you the issues and the things that you need to attend to first, by prioritizing things. You can see a lot of information that is not always visible, even to DevOps, to help you know about the machines and their status. It's very easy to see everything in a single dashboard. That makes it a very useful tool.
  10. The solution creates vulnerability tickets within the VM profile but should also include them under the Remediation tab so the fixes can be viewed in the ticketing queue.

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Ludwing Caviedes - PeerSpot reviewer
Ludwing Caviedes
VP Innovation and Development at Coinsa SAS
Jul 11 2022

Hi,

I'm a VP of Innovation and Development at a small tech. services company. 

Is it possible that a single vulnerability analysis software does not detect the entire spectrum of threats?

Avraham Sonenthal - PeerSpot reviewer
Avraham SonenthalNo single product will detect all vulnerabilities. That is why in security we… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

In the past vulnerability assessment has been the primary approach used to detect cyber threats. 

Risk-based vulnerability management has become increasingly popular. 

How do each of these approaches work, and which do you think is more effective?

Nikos Christakis - PeerSpot reviewer
Nikos ChristakisVulnerabiity Assement is a useful process but it's still a snap-shot of your… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Is continuous vulnerability scanning essential? 

Are there other approaches to vulnerability management that do not involve continuous scanning?

George Fyffe - PeerSpot reviewer
George FyffeAs data increasingly moves from on-prem to Public Cloud, we need a complete… more »
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Vulnerability Management Topics

Why do we need vulnerability management?

Vulnerability management is essential to protecting your organization and the systems, applications, and software utilized to keep your company safe and fully functioning at all times. Your organization has a fiduciary responsibility to your employees, stakeholders, and business partners to ensure that every effort is being made to keep your systems safe from cyber attacks and will continue running unencumbered. Any cyber attack, breach, or identified vulnerability could represent a loss of confidence and profitability to any and all of your business partners.

What are the main elements of a vulnerability management process?

The main basic elements of a vulnerability management process can be easily remembered as “the 4 Rs mantra” : Recognize, Realize, Repair and Record.

  • Recognize: A thorough risk assessment analysis will identify vulnerabilities that could potentially affect your software, applications, and operational systems. One quick and effective process to recognize these issues would be to create a complete workflow of your operational system processes, thereby facilitating a clearer, linear perspective of all the areas where you may be potentially at risk.
  • Realize: Next you will realize the seriousness of each potential threat to your operational systems. It is essential that you identify and prioritize the potency each possible threat and vulnerability represents to your operational systems. Once prioritized, you can create a step-by-step plan to eradicate those threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Repair: Now you are ready to develop a “best course of action” plan to ensure these potential threats are never realized. For every threat and vulnerability, a fix, patch, or repair will need to be completed. At this time, it is a good idea to closely monitor those areas determined to be at risk and decrease the amount of access available to those areas. After all the recognized vulnerabilities have been addressed, you will need to go back to the beginning to retest every vulnerability, ensuring that all fixes, patches, etc. have been successful in stopping the perceived threats.
  • Record: It is important to keep a record of all vulnerabilities discovered, the location of those vulnerabilities, efforts (fixes, patches, etc.) made to address them, and the effectiveness of those efforts. This will help your future efforts in identifying vulnerabilities and threats. Additionally, it will support significant responsibility and awareness for general security, ensuring important compliance standards are being met throughout your organization.
How do you implement vulnerability management?

Communication is key in successfully implementing a vulnerability management plan.

All affected team players need to be identified and brought into the loop. This involves individuals at different levels of your organization, from security to IT, QA, and analysts, just to name a few. The individuals who use the systems and software and everyone who will be responsible for the repair and fix of the vulnerabilities will need to be made aware of each individual’s roles and responsibilities, in addition to the overall goals and objectives of the plan, to ensure the complete success of your vulnerability management plan.

Is vulnerability management part of SOC?

Generally, vulnerability management is part and parcel of a successful SOC (security operations center). Vulnerability management’s main objective is to highlight areas of potential technical deficiencies throughout your systems, applications, and software. Most organizations with a credible SOC have integrated these processes into the framework of their organization. It is important to note that vulnerabilities could also be a result of manpower and the lack of consistent training processes resulting in the proper knowledge of how to effectively utilize your operational systems.

Benefits of Vulnerability Management Tools

Vulnerability management tools have several benefits, including:

  • Proactive identification of vulnerabilities.
  • Process can be run repeatedly, which provides continuous protection.
  • ​​Ability to create an inventory of all devices on the network, including vulnerabilities associated with the devices.
  • Facilitates incremental improvements.
  • Contributes to the meeting of data protection requirements and the facilitation of security.
Features of Vulnerability Management Tools

When deciding on a vulnerability management solution, here are some key features you should look for:

  • Continuous scanning and monitoring for vulnerabilities.
  • Monitoring rule system determined by your IT department.
  • Ability to set rules for notifications.
  • Visualization of attack surface.
  • Monitoring and analytics of attack vectors.
  • Risk-scoring.
  • Automated updates and patching.
  • Patch management.
  • Customizable reporting/compliance reports.
  • Automatic remediation.


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