Traditional techniques for managing vulnerabilities weren’t made for the cloud. They are resource-intensive, need the deployment of agents or network scanners, and result in coverage gaps. Additionally, these techniques don’t take context into account, which makes risk prioritizing useless.
Every computer needs to have an agent installed, which is expensive, inefficient, and detrimental to application performance. Authenticated network scanners need a lot of resources,demand open ports, and require privileged accounts on each server. Unauthenticated network scanners only cover a small portion of the network since they are unable to view the workload. Simply expressed, there are several issues that might make achieving vulnerability management challenging.
When a company uses a cloud vulnerability management system, the process of identifying threats is offloaded to the solution provider. These systems often include procedures for assessments, corrections, and reporting, giving an organization’s security posture a single pane of glass perspective. Along with using their own services, cloud providers can also offer assistance. While these tools provide you a starting point, a specialized third-party solution can give you a more feature-rich system that also makes it easier to operate in a multi-cloud setting.
Within minutes of deployment, you can use a variety of vulnerability data sources to identify and prioritize vulnerabilities throughout your entire cloud estate. To find out more, get in contact with us.