Be one step ahead.

Vulnerability scans help companies identify weaknesses in their systems, networks, and applications. By scanning their infrastructure regularly, companies can proactively discover and address these vulnerabilities before they are exploited.  

This helps in reducing the overall risk exposure and enhancing the security posture of the organization.In addition, many industries have specific compliance requirements and regulations related to data security, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Identify vulnerabilities.

A vulnerability scan is a systematic process of identifying security vulnerabilities in a system, network, or application. It involves using automated tools and techniques to scan the target environment for known vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, or weak points that could potentially be exploited by attackers.

During a vulnerability scan, the scanning tool examines the target system by sending various types of probes or queries to identify potential weaknesses. These tools compare the system's configuration and software versions against a database of known vulnerabilities, which is regularly updated with information about new security flaws and weaknesses.

How Magix does it.

Performed using automated tools designed to identify security vulnerabilities in systems, networks, or applications.

The process generally involves the following steps:

  1. Determine the scope of the vulnerability scan.
  2. Set up Qualys by configuring the scan parameters and options. This includes specifying the target IP addresses, port ranges, protocols to be scanned, and any specific scanning policies or profiles to be applied.
  3. Qualys probes the target systems and networks for potential vulnerabilities. It sends various requests and queries to identify vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, open ports, outdated software versions, weak passwords, and other security weaknesses.
  4. Once the scan is complete, a report is generated containing the findings.
  5. Magix reviews the vulnerability scan report with our client and advises them on remediating the identified vulnerabilities.

To measure the organisation’s trend in its defences against vulnerabilities, regular follow-up vulnerability scans help ensure that the systems remain secure and that any new vulnerabilities that may arise are promptly addressed.

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