A vulnerability scan is automated high-level test that looks for potential security vulnerabilities in target assets, This includes scanning Internal & External Infrastructure of the company.
Vulnerability scanning is very often confused with penetration testing but there are some major differences between the two.
A vulnerability scan is automated high-level test that looks for potential security vulnerabilities, while a penetration test is an exhaustive examination that includes a live person actually digging into your network’s complexities to exploit the weakness in your systems.
A vulnerability scan only identifies vulnerabilities, while a penetration tester digs deeper to identify the root cause of the vulnerability that allows access to secure systems or stored sensitive data. The pen tester also looks for business logic vulnerabilities that might be missed by an automatic scanner.
Who is it for?
Vulnerability scanning software is for organisations who want to continually (or as and when required) test their applications and infrastructure to catch vulnerabilities before they cause an issue.
This specifically includes companies which often push code to their production servers and application, becuase every time a code on the server changes, It affects the Application logic, Tech Stack, Dependencies and may bring infrastructural changes to the network where applications are hosted and every code update/push to your production server or application may bring new vulnerabilities into action. So this services is for the organisations who want to continually test their applications and infrastructure to keep an strict eye on any new vulnerabilities introduced to their network or application.
Think of your environment as a house. External vulnerability scanning is like checking to see if doors and windows are locked, while internal vulnerability scanning is like testing if bedroom and bathroom doors are locked.
External vulnerability scans: External vulnerability scans target the areas of an IT ecosystem that are exposed to the internet, or not restricted for internal use. These areas can include applications, ports, websites, services, networks, and systems that are accessed by external customers or users.
Internal vulnerability scans: With internal vulnerability scans, the primary target of the software is the internal enterprise network. Once a threat agent makes it through a security hole, the threat agent can leave enterprise systems prone to damage. These scans search for and identify the vulnerabilities inside the network in order to avoid damage, as well as to allow organizations to protect and tighten systems and application security that are not exposed by external scans.
Vulnerability Confirmation: Vulnerability scanning may possibly find alot of low and informative issues, and our team will confirm each vulnerability in terms of its exploitability and severity and include the information in the vulnerability report, This helps our customers to periortise the fixes and .
Scanning Relative Tech Stack: Our team spends some time enumerating the technologies and tech stack used by the company, Later this information is used to orient our scanning to a specific technology stack for better results.
Using Community Tools: Security community has been always producing greate tools for scanning and indentifying vulnerability in security industry, Our team members continuesly keep an eye on the community of twitter and other platform to point out some of the most precise open-source tools and use them while scanning your network, Please note that every tools we use to scan your networks goes through the series of tests to see if the tools doesn't create an damage to the net .
WHAT WE TEST?
External Network : External vulnerability scans target the areas of an IT ecosystem that are exposed to the internet.
Internal Network : With internal vulnerability scans, the primary target of the software is the internal enterprise network
Tech Stack : Scanning the tech stack includes indentifying and scanning the technologies and 3rd party services used within the orginisation
Applications : Private and Public tools will be used to look for Common vulnerabilities detected during the web application scan include; Injection flaws such as SQL, NoSQL, XML, Code, and command injection, cross-site scripting and hundreds of other vulnerability classes arising from insecure code.
- Reduce the attack surface of your organisation by continuesly minimizing network exposure because of unnecssary services
- Once configured, can be run as a repeatable process, providing ongoing, updated assurance
- Contributes to meeting data protection requirements and facilitating the security of processing
- Quick & frequent vulnerability scanning
- Reporting & remediation within the reports Provide detailed reports with easy to follow remediation advice.