The IT environments are becoming increasingly complex. Numerous endpoints, devices & applications are used within companies. Every year, the amount of data grows enormously, attacks become more sophisticated and the optimisation of IT becomes increasingly difficult. This makes it necessary to have insight into the entire network.
What is vulnerability management and why does my customer need it?Almost every day, you can read in the news about data breaches and other IT-related incidents at all kinds of companies. Such incidents are usually the (in)direct result of a lack of grip and insight into the security and configuration of the IT infrastructure. An accident can happen at any time, and sometimes the use of an old software version or accidentally leaving a server port open can pose a major risk.
With a Vulnerability Management solution such as Rapid7 InsightVM, networks, servers, endpoints and cloud environments can be continuously scanned and monitored for technical vulnerabilities. Gaining insight into these vulnerabilities is essential, but prioritising and resolving vulnerabilities is just as important.
According to Forrester Research, there are therefore 12 notable players in the field of vulnerability management, of which Rapid7, Tenable and Qualys have the most dominant position. Although the usability, accuracy and integration possibilities are different for each solution, these solutions offer similar functionality: the visibility of technical vulnerabilities in an IT environment. However, compared to manufacturers, Rapid7 has a unique position because of its previously mentioned Insight Platform, which allows the deployment and management of InsightVM to be combined with other relevant security technologies such as SIEM (InsightIDR) and Application Security Testing (InsightAppSec).
Collect » Prioritize » Remediate
Rapid7 InsightVM enables real-time scanning and analysis of networks, endpoints and cloud environments to discover vulnerabilities. This is possible by means of scan engines and agents. A scan engine is a (virtual) machine in your network that automatically starts scanning a scope of IP addresses. The Rapid7 Insight Agent is a light-weight agent for Windows, Mac and Linux which monitors the environment variables of the endpoint or server on which the agent is installed. Based on the collected vulnerability data, Rapid7 then automatically prioritises the found vulnerabilities.