What is Vulnerability Management?


Most major breaches and cyberattacks stem from hackers identifying and exploiting a vulnerability, or weakness, in your network. Yet, Vulnerability Management is a critical component to securing a network that is often overlooked.

Vulnerability Management is much more effective that the typical one-time network scan that provides a snapshot of your network status at a single point in time. Nodeware works around the clock, continuously identifying vulnerabilities on your network and providing the steps to remediate them.

Common vulnerabilities stem from:

  • Failure to perform updates on operating systems, firmware, or web servers

  • Operating Systems past their End of Life

  • Missing patches for running software and services

  • Misconfiguration of network equipment, including open or unused ports

  • Default credentials, such as not changing vendor-provided passwords

Nodeware also works in concert with other defensive solutions, such as firewalls and antivirus, enabling more effective patch management and expediting the remediation process. Vulnerability Management is an essential layer of security that fills a critical gap while enhancing the function of other security solutions.