Cyber security is a global issue of growing importance. Cyber espionage can affect technical, military, political and economic interests anywhere. Attacks are no longer direct they are increasingly sophisticated and stealthy. Cyber security is mission-critical.
Network security concerns are highly interdependent; connectivity across the network exposes each computer to attack and provides a backdrop for exploitation of vulnerabilities. To protect critical networks, leadership must understand not only individual system vulnerabilities, but also their effect on the network as a whole.
Configurations may change, but vulnerabilities evolve and mutate. Currently, network administrators must rely on labor-intensive processes for tracking network configurations and vulnerabilities. This requires a great deal of expertise and, due to its complexity, volume and frequency of changes in both security data and network configurations, is prone to errors. The structure of networks and the interdependencies of vulnerabilities are so complex as to make traditional vulnerability analysis inadequate.
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Gathering information is just the first step. Network vulnerability scanners have become common tools to help network administrators discover and patch security holes on enterprise networks. Analysis of vulnerability reports can be accomplished with reasonable effort on smaller networks. However, analysis of larger networks is much more difficult due to both the size and the potential for error. Depending on the severity of a security breach and the data that has been compromised, errors in vulnerability analysis have the potential to be costly.
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