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Vulnerability Management Service

Catch Threats, & Respond Quickly

AnchorPoint’s Integrated Threat Response (ITR) service provides you complete security visibility with included vulnerability management. ITR includes other essential security tools and continuous threat intelligence updates from leaders in the security industry. 
  • Includes network intrusion detection (NIDS) and host-based intrusion detection (HIDS)
  • Combines asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection, NetFlow analysis, SIEM, and integrated threat intelligence in one console
  • Stays current with continuous threat intelligence updates including new correlation directives, and attack signatures
  • Offers full threat context and step-by-step response guidance for attacks
  • We can deploy in less than an hour
  • We leverage threat feeds from the open source community and security industry leaders

Vulnerability Management Lifecycle

Vulnerability management is an ongoing process to mitigate known vulnerabilities in IT software.

Vulnerability scanners

Active scanners look for unpatched insecure software, open ports, poorly configured software and known security problems. AnchorPoint’s Integrated Threat Response (ITR) service includes vulnerability scanning and assessment.

Importance of being up-to-date

Vulnerability assessment software must be up-to-date, since exploits often opportunistically follow the discovery and public announcement of vulnerabilities by the security community. AnchorPoint’s ITR vulnerability database is constantly updated.

Vulnerability management is never “done”

Once vulnerabilities have been identified, remediation is required. Since thousands of vulnerabilities are discovered each year, and seemingly never-ending security updates and patches required, remediation needs to be prioritized. Vulnerability management is never “done”, as increasing attack vectors and software complexity require continuous monitoring and methods to prioritize remediation. Since newly-found vulnerabilities are constantly surfacing, and the organization’s IT infrastructure is typically changing over time, consistent diligence is required for effective vulnerability management.

Not All Vulnerabilities are Created Equal

Prioritize Remediation

Careful risk management is required, since many organizations find “they can’t fix everything”.

Keep up with Software Patches.

Keeping up with the patching required by Microsoft and other third party software is difficult. Often, patching, applying updates and reconfiguring systems is required to remediate vulnerabilities found in scans, and the impact to operations can be prohibitive.

Make sure you’re seeing critical assets.

A big part of effective vulnerability management is assuring that you are scanning all aspects of your IT infrastructure that may introduce vulnerabilities for exploit. This encompasses core components, including network devices, virtualized assets, and assets that IT is not aware of, “Rogue” assets can be introduced by a line of business, or an individual, maliciously or benignly. These may be in violation of your organization’s Acceptable Use policy. ITR provides powerful built-in asset discovery capabilities.

Know which assets are vulnerable when doing incident response.

The integrated vulnerability scanning you get with AnchorPoint’s ITR service lets you know which of your assets are actually vulnerable to the exploits being attempted. Having this information “at your fingertips” gives you the actionable information you need to do your job.

Determine which vulnerabilities require immediate attention.

Management may choose to acknowledge some vulnerabilities but not remediate them immediately. Businesses are often willing to accept the risk rather than taking on the financial investment to address vulnerabilities. This decision to wait on remediation includes several factors, such as the value of the asset, the impact to the business to perform remediation and the accessibility to to the asset beyond the organization’s internal network – on the internet.

Set up a scanning and reporting cadence.

As part of an overall vulnerability management process, ITR’s vulnerability assessment lets you schedule scans very flexibly, selecting which network segments are to be scanned, and at what frequency. Findings of the scans will be used to create alarms our SOC Analysts will respond to and correlate with other events occurring on your network.

Keep an eye on known bad actors.

By being embedded within the open source community, AnchorPoint can deliver collaborative defense with actionable, community-powered threat data. Our aggregated threat data gives you visibility into the latest malicious behavior of known malicious hosts. Our access to community-powered threat data helps you prioritize your remediation efforts, which is highly useful when you have high-risk vulnerabilities and the clock is ticking.

 All Vulnerabilities are Created Equal