Data Center services provider, US Signal, announced the launch of its Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS) offering. The new offering is configured and managed by US Signal’s security operations center and designed to help IT teams proactively identify, classify, prioritize, and remediate network vulnerabilities.
Vulnerability Scanning and Management
When a business has signed up for US Signal’s new solution, the company’s security operations center team installs various vulnerability scanning tools on the IT network, then analyzes to mitigate or remediate the vulnerabilities. Organizations are allowed to choose the mix of scanning tools to suit their need for their environment. Customers also have the option of purchasing a one-time vulnerability management report or subscribing to quarterly, monthly, or weekly updates.
VMaaS solution comprises external, internal, and agent-based vulnerability scanners. The external scanners provide an outside-in view that utilizes internet-based scanners to examine internet-connected portions. The internal scanners provide an inside-in look that evaluates the vulnerabilities that exist inside the network perimeter. Agent-based scanners are deployed to identify vulnerabilities including open ports or unpatched software PCs, laptops, and other equipment. Trevor Bidle, CISO, US Signal, said,
“Historically, many companies have struggled to set up and manage vulnerability scanning tools and to extract meaningful, actionable data from them. But scanning tools are more important than ever as cybercrime has quadrupled during the COVID-19 pandemic. US Signal’s VMaaS offering provides valuable insight to overburdened IT teams, allowing them to focus on critical vulnerabilities to reduce their risk and limit exposure to threats such as ransomware. It also supports organizations that might not have enough security staff onsite or who wish to apply third-party checks and balances to ensure they are correctly and diligently implementing their security policies.”