Tag: vulnerability

5 top vulnerability management tools and how they help prioritize threats

The science and technology behind vulnerability management has changed a lot in a short time. When originally deployed, vulnerability management companies acted almost like antivirus vendors in that they tried to get their scanners to uncover as many potential threats as possible. They would even brag about being able to detect more vulnerabilities hiding in testbeds than their competitors.

The trouble with that logic is that unlike viruses and other types of malware, vulnerabilities are only potentially a problem. For a vulnerability to be truly dangerous, it must be accessible to an attacker and relatively easy to exploit. So, a vulnerability sitting on an internal resource isn’t much of a potential threat, nor is one that requires additional components like secure access to other network services. Knowing what is truly dangerous is important so that you can plan what to fix now, and what to put off until later or

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Secureworks acquires vulnerability management platform Delve

Secureworks has acquired Delve to bring a new vulnerability management solution to the firm’s portfolio. 

Announced on Wednesday, Secureworks says the deal will “enrich Secureworks’ intelligence, further differentiate our end-to-end capabilities, and accelerate our transformation to deliver software with security at its core.”

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Founded in 2014, Delve offers enterprise clients a vulnerability management platform based on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). 

See also: SugarCRM acquires Node, an AI-as-a-service company

With so many new vulnerabilities reported every day, security professionals and IT administrators face the challenge of working out what bugs are applicable to their businesses, and in what order fixes and patches should be applied based on severity and their potential impact. 

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Delve aims to tackle this by way of a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution

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