A vulnerability scanner is a tool employed by security teams to inspect their endpoints for vulnerabilities and various loopholes. ManageEngine Vulnerability Manager Plus is comprehensive vulnerability management software for SMBs and enterprises that enables organizations to not only detect vulnerabilities and misconfigurations continuously but also gain insights into risks so as to prioritize their response. Organizations can utilize the built-in remediation capabilities to complete the vulnerability management workflow from a unified console.
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Traditional vulnerability scanners:
Vulnerability scanning alone amounts to nothing if the risks posed by vulnerabilities are not mitigated in a timely fashion. To achieve this with ease, Vulnerability Manager Plus integrates vulnerability scanning and assessment, patch management, and security configuration management, providing unified visibility, tracking, and better control from detection to closure—all from a central location.
Now you can achieve end-to-end vulnerability management with just one console and one agent, which makes Vulnerability Manager Plus easily scalable to dynamic environments. This also eliminates the need for redundant scans, as a single scan will fetch all the vulnerabilities, configuration errors, and patch information and automatically correlate this data, helping to accomplish direct, swift remediation.
Eliminating blind spots is the basis of successful vulnerability management. To achieve this, Vulnerability Manager Plus:
Frustrated with a deluge of scan data? The Vulnerability Manager Plus web console features a score of easy-to-understand, interactive dashboards that not only offer a bird's-eye view of your organization's overall security posture but also bring you clarity into which areas matter most.
Visualize, analyze, and prioritize your response to exploitable and impactful vulnerabilities based on:
Learn more about the importance and benefits of risk-based vulnerability management over traditional vulnerability management.
The built-in patching functionality automatically correlates patches with prioritized vulnerabilities, allowing you to remediate vulnerabilities in an instant without relying on a dedicated patching tool. You can also schedule an automated patch management task with flexible deployment policies to keep your systems up-to-date with the latest patches while you focus your attention on the vulnerabilities that matter. Furthermore, you can deploy corrective security configurations and remove high-risk software on all affected machines directly from the console.
All your vulnerability management efforts are essentially futile if you can't evaluate your progress. Vulnerability Manager Plus offers a massive library of executive reports, granular report templates, and customizable query reports that you can use to scrutinize your network security, communicate risks, track progress, and report on security regulations to executives. These reports are available in different formats, including PDF, CSV, and XLSX. You can either generate reports on demand or schedule them to be sent directly to security executives, administrators, and enterprise risk management teams with just a click from the console.
Below is a detailed breakdown of how Vulnerability Manager Plus works:
Sadly, threats can still enter your enterprise through other loopholes. But fret not. ManageEngine's vulnerability scanner Vulnerability Manager Plus has got you covered from all sides. With extensive features to manage security and system misconfigurations, you can keep all kinds of threats at bay.
Vulnerabilities are security loopholes present in any software. If exploited, these flaws can allow attackers to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information or generally cause havoc, putting entire organizations at risk. External security researchers and concerned vendors are constantly scrutinizing publicly available software to identify vulnerabilities. Any discovered vulnerability is registered with a CVE ID and assigned a CVSS score based on the damage its exploit might cost. The vendor is then given a deadline to come up with a patch to remediate the vulnerability before it is exposed to the public. Once a vulnerability is disclosed publicly, anyone can try to exploit it.
This is not the end; there are some players who might not abide by the above rules at all. If a vulnerability is identified by them, they might disclose it without giving the vendor any warning, or worse, they might just proceed to find an exploit. In any of these cases, if your organization uses software with a disclosed vulnerability, you will be at risk.
Vulnerability scanning is the process of running a thorough sweep across networks to identify and list all the security vulnerabilities and flaws that are present in the software, endpoints, servers and other systems in an organization.
A vulnerability scanner is a software or solution that can be leveraged by SysAdmins to scan all the managed endpoints in order to identify any security vulnerabilities or threats present in an organization that may have dangerous consequences.
Even if patches exist for vulnerabilities, most organizations still fall prey because of their lack of awareness about them. If exploited, vulnerabilities can further proliferate into large-scale security breaches that might lead to financial losses or major data leaks in the affected organizations.
The most important part of establishing a secure environment is to always be informed of vulnerabilities, after which you can decide how to mitigate them. With a proper vulnerability scanner installed in your enterprise, you can expediently discover and remediate these vulnerabilities as and when they are released, giving you a solid edge over attackers in the fight against vulnerabilities.
The ideal vulnerability scanning tool for an organization can be chosen based on factors such mode of operation, scalability required, budget and necessary features.
Agents are lightweight, multipurpose tools that reside within endpoints. Since the agent resides on the client machine, it can bypass credentials and constantly keep tabs on new vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and other security loopholes as they emerge, all without any restrictions on the scan window or any disruptions to network bandwidth.
Tracking assets over time in networks using dynamic IPs for network endpoints is no longer a problem since modern agents retain the vulnerability management server IP and are designed to reach out and report to the server in case of changes or disruptions. Besides, agents can replicate patch binaries directly from the server to the client machines, eliminating the need for every client machine to download patches and drastically reducing overall bandwidth consumption.