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Tenable NessusTenable SCQualys VMMorphisec Breach Prevention PlatformRapid7 InsightVMSkybox Security SuiteOrca SecurityTenable.io Vulnerability Management
The most valuable feature of Tenable Nessus is the self-updating engine.
It is easy to deploy and easy to use. Its reporting is good. From this reporting, you can see the pain point in your network, which makes it easy to fix them. It is easy to understand the reports and export them.
We use Tenable to scan all of our environments and plugins for vulnerabilities. Tenable helps us discover network vulnerabilities to threats and piracy.
The reporting functionality is great.
Qualys has a continuous endpoint monitoring feature for agent-based scanning. Once you deploy the solution, it monitors everything that is happening every 30 minutes. Then, if there are any vulnerabilities, they are reported.
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.
The product is scalable.
InsightVM's most valuable feature is risk scoring, a formula based on different vectors like the ease of exploitation and the availability of the machine.
We are currently working on rule review and compliance. The logging features are good.
The most valuable features of Skybox Security Suite are all the modules that are provided, such as vulnerability assessments and network, and firewall assessments.
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.
The initial setup is straightforward so long as your infrastructure, components, and networks are in place.
Tenable.io, in particular, is quite a powerful product. It looks at your traditional environment, which is pretty much anything that is on-premises, and it also goes a step ahead and covers your modern assets, which is anything that is currently sitting in the cloud. You get complete visibility of your entire environment and tech operation. The ability to give you visibility across the entire tech surface is one of the biggest advantages that Tenable.io has.
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Why do we need vulnerability management?What are the main elements of a vulnerability management process?How do you implement vulnerability management?Is vulnerability management part of SOC?Benefits of Vulnerability Management ToolsFeatures of Vulnerability Management Tools
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.
- Automated updates and patching.
- Patch management.
- Customizable reporting/compliance reports.
- Automatic remediation.