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Vulnerability Scanning for Enhanced Security and Compliance

Vulnerability scanning, both internally and externally, plays a pivotal role in your security and compliance strategy. As the "Internet of Things" continues to expand, with a growing number of smart devices connecting to your network and the internet, robust vulnerability assessment becomes imperative.

The Power of Vulnerability Scanning

In today's cybersecurity landscape, many data breaches are preventable through proactive measures. Security vulnerability assessments pinpoint critical areas for IT resource allocation. Vulnerability scanning delivers the following advantages:

  • Device Discovery: Identifies network-connected devices and the software they run.

  • Rapid Vulnerability Identification: Quickly uncovers vulnerabilities, enabling risk-based prioritization.

  • Continuous Security Enhancement: Supports ongoing improvement of your security posture while ensuring compliance.

Managing Your Vulnerabilities

Internal Vulnerability Scanning (IVS)

While many businesses focus on securing their network perimeter, the internal network often receives less attention. However, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Requirement 11.2 mandates quarterly vulnerability scans of the internal environment for organizations processing card data. This helps detect vulnerabilities within the network behind the firewall, including systems in need of patching.

Pylon's Internal Vulnerability Scanning (IVS) is a cloud-based service that doesn't require additional hardware or software. It offers enterprise-class security technology to identify vulnerabilities within your internal network. The user-friendly web interface provides clear reports with actionable remediation instructions.

Key features of IVS:

  • Data confidentiality through encryption and segregation.
  • Secure SSL-encrypted connections.
  • No extra hardware or software management.
  • Expert guidance on scan results.
  • PCI DSS Requirement 11.2 compliance.

External Vulnerability Scanning (EVS)

External Vulnerability Scanning (EVS) provides insights into your network from the perspective of external hackers. It offers a detailed view of information available to potential attackers, including exploitable vulnerabilities. Prioritized vulnerabilities and remediation guidance enhance your security posture.

Pylon EVS operates from the cloud, eliminating the need for costly software or hardware installations. It's a user-friendly service that starts delivering benefits immediately upon subscription.

Key features of EVS:

  • No hardware or software installation or maintenance.
  • Comprehensive scanning of all targets by IP address or domain name.
  • Web application scanning for zero-day vulnerabilities, including cross-site scripting and SQL injection.
  • Full support from Pylon's vulnerability scanning experts.

Regulatory Alignment

Vulnerability scanning aligns with several regulatory standards, including:

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard): Complies with PCI DSS Requirement 11.2 for internal scans, facilitating card data security.

  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act): Supports HIPAA's requirement for continuous risk assessment and remediation.

  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): Assists in data protection by identifying vulnerabilities.

By implementing a robust vulnerability scanning program, your organization not only enhances security but also meets the specific requirements of regulatory frameworks governing your industry. Safeguard your network, data, and compliance through proactive vulnerability management.