Defendify’s Network Vulnerability Scanner is a cybersecurity tool that automatically searches your networks and systems for security vulnerabilities then provides detailed reports to help you understand what risks to consider and where security gaps are.
- External Vulnerability Scanning: Scan against against external resources such as firewalls, servers, routers, and cloud applications.
- Internal Vulnerability Scanning: Scan internal network assets, like access points, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, workstations, servers, and switches.
Your network and firewall are your first line of defense
Your network and firewall are often the first line of defense against cyberattacks, and one of the first things cybercriminals do is look for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) like unpatched software, misconfigurations, SSL certificate issues, and weak security systems. Small businesses are often the target of cybersecurity attacks because they typically have far less protection than large enterprises, and can be exploited as an entry point into the large enterprises, government organizations, or consumers who work with them.
Scan monthly and when new assets are added to your network
While multiple compliance frameworks have varying recommendations around the frequency of scanning, there is no single standard for how often you should scan your network for vulnerabilities. Defendify recommends running scans at least monthly. In addition, it’s important to start a new scan any time new assets such as a workstation, server, or firewall, are added to your network.