60% of data breaches involved unpatched vulnerabilities

Veracode Software Security Report, 2020
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Uncover hidden security flaws fast

Find and flag all known security weaknesses in your apps and infrastructure with the advanced Vulnerability Scanning engine in Defense.com™.

  • Automatically prioritizes results to help you easily manage your cyber risks
  • Scan on your own schedule with flexible, customizable scan groups
  • Identify assets at risk of attack so you can proactively protect them
Find the latest vulnerabilities

Find the latest vulnerabilities

Our powerful Vulnerability Scanning software is always up-to-date with new vulnerabilities, so you never miss a security flaw in your apps and infrastructure.

Easily manage cyber threats

Easily manage cyber threats

A VA scanning tool is only as good as the report it generates, so ours are easy to read and packed with actionable info. Any threats are automatically prioritized and added to your Threat Dashboard.

Understand your threat landscape

Understand your threat landscape

New exploits are discovered every day, so our flexible scheduling makes running custom VA scans a breeze. Scan on your own schedule and stay ahead of current and emerging threats.

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Meet compliance obligations

Vulnerability scans are either recommended or required by ISO 27001, the GDPR and PCI DSS. Stay compliant with our powerful, easy-to-use vulnerability scanning service.

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Save costs, protect your business

Vulnerability scanning, also called VA scanning, is an essential component of any security strategy that makes a big impact to your cyber defenses.

  • Automatically list and prioritize all known security flaws in your systems
  • Help your business defend against exploits used by hackers
  • Insightful reports show vulnerabilities, remediations, CVSS scores and a severity rating
  • Quick and easy scheduling means low management overhead
  • Meet your ISO 27001, GDPR, Cyber Essentials Plus and PCI DSS requirements
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Find your security vulnerabilities right now with a free trial of Defense.com™. Track your threats and prioritize remediations with an all-in-one cybersecurity platform.

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Vulnerability scanning FAQs

Vulnerability scanning, also called VA scanning, is where an automated system scans your apps and infrastructure for publicly disclosed security vulnerabilities, such as the CVE database. If the vulnerability scan detects that your systems are missing patches or remediations for these vulnerabilities, it’s highlighted in the report. This makes vulnerability scanning a quick and easy way to stay ahead of the hackers and proactively patch security flaws.

Best practices generally recommend monthly VA scans, or when new application and infrastructure components are added or significantly changed. However, this won’t apply to all business across the board. For some organizations, more regular vulnerability scanning is required. The exact frequency depends on your business’ security strategy and cyber risk appetite. Since the Vulnerability Scanning tool in Defense.com™ is quick and easy to use, you could scan at increased frequencies, such as weekly or even daily.

Vulnerability scanning is a fast and easy way to get a clear overview of your available software updates. Since missing patches are frequently exploited by hackers, it pays to keep your apps and infrastructure up to date so you can stop data breaches before they start.

Vulnerability scanning is an automated assessment that enumerates your apps and infrastructure for known security vulnerabilities. Penetration testing is more like a simulated, ethical hack, where a security researcher uses their experience and insight to exploit flaws and misconfigurations in an attempt to compromise systems.

Penetration testing is usually conducted annually. Since new security flaws are found on a regular basis, scheduling vulnerability scans more frequently can help you keep on top of your security by making sure your systems are protected against the latest threats.

Vulnerability scanning tools quickly test for known vulnerabilities and weaknesses as part of ongoing security.

Defense.com™ offers VA scans for up to 5 domains with the starter subscription of our software platform.

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