What is Vulnerability Management?

Vulnerability management is the process of identifying security holes in software and then patching them to prevent unwanted access to sensitive systems and data.

Vulnerability management definition

IT vulnerability management is a cycle that involves continuous monitoring, triage, and remediation of system weaknesses. The cycle includes security policy development, asset discovery and inventory, perimeter monitoring, and threat assessment and prioritization. Network, port and IP mappers and scanners, along with alert systems, can be used for this purpose. Networks that have secured in this manner are often referred to as "hardened" networks.

Why vulnerability management?

With attackers constantly on the hunt for network weaknesses, vulnerability management is a vital component of a complete network security program. Together with peripheral solutions like firewalls, antivirus software, and intrusion detection systems, vulnerability management solutions can help prevent unwanted access to sensitive systems and data.

A good vulnerability management system will help eliminate internal weaknesses, prioritizing the protection of your most important assets. With an effective vulnerability management system in place, hackers won't be able to attack key systems and data even if they manage to get into your network.

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