Vulnerability Assessment can be defined as a security assessment conducted to detect and report the vulnerabilities of the system by performing series of tests.
The continual changes to the IT infrastructure create several new gaps and vulnerabilities, which are serious threat to your critical business data and information systems. In the era of organized cyber crime, the exploit tools are easily available and easy to run, leaving your information more probable to attacks. Such malicious attacks could be fatal for your organisation and can lead to serious financial losses, reputation damage, business disruption or downtimes and legal issues.
To avoid such exploitation of your networks, a strong vulnerability management program is a must for today's organisation. Network vulnerability assessment is an important part of vulnerability management program that includes of all operating systems, network vulnerabilities, system mis-configurations, and policy infractions. The goal of vulnerability management is to have a system that helps to reduce the time and money invested in ealing with vulnerabilities and reduces the risk of vulnerability exposure. And above all, to have a proactive approach of identifying vulnerabilities before a malicious user finds it.