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3 Ways Integrating Vulnerability and Patch Management Helps Protect Data

Posted by Trevan Marden on May 11, 2018

integrated vulnerability scan and patch managementSo often the cause of the major breaches we see in the news is failure by the organization to patch a software vulnerability for which a patch has long been available. Hackers know organizations often lag months or longer on installing available patches and they take advantage of these gaps in your security to gain access and cause harm. Oftentimes this lag is because the organizations do not have the time, resources, or technology needed to effectively identify vulnerabilities and implement the necessary remediation.

Cygilant’s Unified Vulnerability and Patch Management, is designed to address these challenges by providing access to our 24x7 Global SOC (GSOC) team of security experts to manage the vulnerability and patching technology and provides a single-pane-of-glass view to see identified vulnerabilities and the patches that address them. We provide an auditable workflow to review and deploy patches, prioritized based on risk to your organization. You can quickly see vulnerabilities and available patches, as well as the link between patches and the vulnerabilities they resolve. From there you can review and schedule deployment of the patches.  This unique integration of vulnerability and patch management can help your organization quickly reduce your attack surface, helping you stay protected against the latest threats.

Here are three ways that integrating vulnerability scanning and patch management helps protect your data:

  • Prioritization – by linking together the available patches and identified vulnerabilities, patches can be easily prioritized based on the risk to your organization, to ensure priority is given to the right patches first.
  • Rapid Deployment – by providing a single pane of glass to view both vulnerability scan and patch scan results, you can quickly see which patches address the vulnerabilities and follow a built-in, auditable workflow to deploy these patches.
  • Better Visibility - by combining vulnerability and patch results in a security operations and analytics platform, you can get a more complete picture of your current security posture in context and work to make continuous improvements.

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Tags: Managed Security Services, Vulnerability Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Patch Management

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