Vulnerability Management Tools

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CrowdStrike Falcon

CrowdStrike offers the Falcon Endpoint Protection suite, an antivirus and endpoint protection system emphasizing threat detection, machine learning malware detection, and signature free updating. Additionally the available Falcon Spotlight module delivers vulnerability assessment…

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Automox

Automox is an endpoint management solution from the company of the same name in Boulder. Cloud-based and globally available, Automox enforces OS & third-party patch management, security configurations, and custom scripting across Windows, Mac, and Linux from a single console. With…

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Qualys Cloud Platform

The Qualys Cloud Platform (formerly Qualysguard), from San Francisco-based Qualys, is network security and vulnerability management software featuring app scanning and security, network device mapping and detection, vulnerability prioritization schedule and remediation, and other…

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CrowdStrike Falcon

CrowdStrike offers the Falcon Endpoint Protection suite, an antivirus and endpoint protection system emphasizing threat detection, machine learning malware detection, and signature free updating. Additionally the available Falcon Spotlight module delivers vulnerability assessment…

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Automox

Automox is an endpoint management solution from the company of the same name in Boulder. Cloud-based and globally available, Automox enforces OS & third-party patch management, security configurations, and custom scripting across Windows, Mac, and Linux from a single console. With…

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Microsoft Defender for Cloud is a Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP) for Azure, on-premises, and multicloud (Amazon AWS and Google GCP) resources.

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Qualys Cloud Platform

The Qualys Cloud Platform (formerly Qualysguard), from San Francisco-based Qualys, is network security and vulnerability management software featuring app scanning and security, network device mapping and detection, vulnerability prioritization schedule and remediation, and other…

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Symantec Client Management Suite

Symantec Client Management Suite is designed to automate time-consuming and redundant tasks for deploying, managing, patching, and securing desktops and laptops so organizations can reduce the cost and effort of managing Windows, Mac, Linux, and virtual desktop environments.

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Trellix ePolicy Orchestrator

Trellix ePolicy Orchestrator (formerly McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator) software centralizes and streamlines management of endpoint, network, data security, and compliance solutions.

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Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud

Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud provides a solution for organizations' IT security needs, blocking ransomware, file-less malware, zero-day attacks and other emerging threats. Kaspersky’s cloud-based approach helps users to work securely on any device, and collaborate safely online,…

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Rapid7 InsightVM

InsightVM is presented as the next evolution of Nexpose, by Rapid7. This Insight cloud-based solution features everything included in Nexpose, such as Adaptive Security and the proprietary Real Risk score, and extends visibility into cloud and containerized infrastructure. InsightVM…

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AlienVault OSSIM

OSSIM leverages the power of the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange by allowing users to both contribute and receive real-time information about malicious hosts. AlienVault OSSIM is an open source Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product. It is a unified platform providing:…

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ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes

ThreatDown replaces the former Malwarebytes for Business product suite, combining Malwarebytes' endpoint security capabilities in four bundles. The basic Core tier includes incident response, Next-gen AV, device control, vulnerability assessments, and the ability to block unwanted…

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Darktrace

Darktrace AI interrupts in-progress cyber-attacks, including ransomware, email phishing, and threats to cloud environments. It's able to detect and establish baselines for your organization so it can make the distinction between what is and what isn't normal network activity for…

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PortSwigger Burp Suite

The Burp Suite, from UK-based alcohol-themed software company PortSwigger Web Security, is an application security and testing solution.

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Tenable Security Center

Tenable Security Center (formerly Tenable.sc) from Tenable Network Security in Baltimore, presents a vulnerabiliy management option used to identify and prioritize vulnerabilities based on risk to businesses. It is managed on premises.

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Tenable Nessus

Tenable headquartered in Columbia offers Nessus, a vulnerability scanning and security assessment solution used to analyze an entity's security posture, vulnerability testing, and provide configuration assessments.

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Heimdal Patch and Asset Management

Heimdal Patch and Asset Management automates vulnerability management, as an automatic software updater that allows the user to deploy the latest feature and security patches for any Microsoft, 3rd party, and proprietary software. The solution aims to save the user's time and resources…

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ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus

Patch Manager Plus is an automated patch management software that provides enterprises with a single interface for all patch management tasks. The vendor claims it works across platforms, helping users patch Windows, Mac, Linux & 300+ third-party applications. With Automated…

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Action1

Action1 is a risk-based patch management platform for distributed enterprise networks trusted by thousands of organizations globally. Action1 helps to discover, prioritize, and remediate vulnerabilities in a single solution to prevent security breaches and ransomware attacks. It…

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Tenable Vulnerability Management

Vulnerability management specialist Tenable offers their cloud application and container security platform Tenable Web App Scanning (formerly Tenable.io), a vulnerability management tool that emphasizes visibility of web applications, automatic scanning, and a unified view of cloud…

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Skybox Security

Skybox Security offers vulnerability and threat management solutions.

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Qualys VMDR

Qualys VMDR 2.0 with TruRisk gives enterprises visibility and insight into cyber risk exposure with the goal of making it easy to prioritize vulnerabilities, assets, or groups of assets based on business risk. Security teams can take action to mitigate risk, helping the business…

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Snyk

Snyk’s Developer Security Platform automatically integrates with a developer’s workflow and helps security teams to collaborate with their development teams. It boasts a developer-first approach that ensures organizations can secure all of the critical components of their applications…

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Titania Nipper

Nipper discovers vulnerabilities in firewalls, switches and routers, automatically prioritizing risks to an organization. Its virtual modelling is designed to reduce false positives and identify exact fixes to help users stay secure and compliant.Audits: Firewalls | Switches | Routers…

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AWS CloudTrail

AWS CloudTrail is a service that enables governance, compliance, operational auditing, and risk auditing of an AWS account. With CloudTrail, users can log, continuously monitor, and retain account activity related to actions across AWS infrastructure. CloudTrail provides event history…

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Acunetix by Invicti

AcuSensor from Maltese company Acunetix is application security and testing software.

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Ivanti Security Controls

Ivanti Security Controls is a vulnerability management solution, which replaces the former Heat Unified Endpoint Management & Security product, which in turn was formerly a Lumension supported product.

Learn More About Vulnerability Management Tools

What are Vulnerability Management Tools?

Vulnerability management tools scan enterprise networks for weaknesses that may be exploited by would-be intruders. Should the scan find a weakness, the vulnerability management tools suggest or initiate remediation action. In this way, vulnerability management tools reduce the potential impact of a network attack.

This approach to network security differs from firewalls, antivirus or antispyware software, and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). These security tools are designed to manage attacks on the network as they occur. In contrast, vulnerability management tools instead search for potential weaknesses and fix them in an attempt to mitigate potential future network attacks.

Vulnerability management tools initially assess the network using network and port scanners, IP scanners, etc. They then prioritize remediation so that the most significant issues are addressed first. The best practice is to allow vulnerability management tools to perform limited scans, and remediate weaknesses immediately to reduce the time to resolution. Conducting more extensive scans delays remediation while the scan completes and therefore leaves weaknesses found during the scan unattended until the scan is complete.

Remediation should happen quickly, and according to the vulnerability management tools’ prioritization schedule. Systematically eliminating network weaknesses reduces dependence on peripheral intrusion detection technologies. If a bad actor gains network access, attacks can be minimized by removing vulnerabilities intruders may encounter.

Vulnerability Managment tools can also offer a Privilege Elevation and Delegation Management feature. By effectively elevating and delegating privileges based on user roles, authorized individuals gain the necessary access while minimizing the risk of privilege abuse. This enhances security posture and prevents unauthorized lateral spread of threats.

Vulnerability Management Tools Features

Some common features found within most vulnerability management tools include:

  • Asset Discovery
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Vulnerability intelligence
  • Web Scanning
  • Automated Scans
  • Risk Management
  • Risk-prioritization
  • Configuration monitoring
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Reporting

Vulnerability Management Tools Comparison

Keep in mind the following factors when comparing vulnerability management tools:

  • Industry. It’s important to note the industry each vendor is focused on targeting and assisting, given that many products in this category are industry-specific. As such, ensure that you’re selecting a product that was either built for your industry or meets any compliance and security standards that your industry is subject to.
  • Implementation timing. Products in this category vary widely in how long they take to implement. Systems that have a long and complex implementation process could take up a lot of time for the user. Weigh the security benefits against the time it will take to receive them after purchasing.
  • Business size. The size of your business may also play a factor in the right vulnerability management tools for your needs. Some may provide excellent scaling for small and large companies alike, while others cater to one or the other. Keep in mind the size of your business and the capabilities each vendor provides.

Pricing Information

Vulnerability management tool vendors typically offer customized solutions, and therefore it is best to contact the vendor directly for exact price details. Some will offer yearly subscription costs which may range from $1000 to $5000per year. For more advanced features such as malware and IOA behavioral protection, higher pricing packages will be offered. Vendors typically offer free trials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do vulnerability management tools work?

Vulnerability management tools most commonly scan an organization’s network for known weaknesses or exploitable characteristics that make the network vulnerable to attack. The tool then notifies IT administrators so they can remedy the vulnerability.

How can you evaluate a vulnerability management tool?

Consider whether each tool is a point solution or part of a larger security package, frequency of scans, vulnerability detection rates, and pricing.

What are the benefits of vulnerability management tools?

Vulnerability management tools preemptively reduce the risk of organizations’ networks being compromised and mitigate the damage when intrusions do occur.

How much do vulnerability management tools cost?

Pricing varies by the scope of assets and networks being assessed. There are also a range of free products and free versions available.