What is a vulnerability analysis?

vulnerability analysis is an automated process that proactively examines the IT infrastructure within your company to identify any vulnerabilities. A vulnerability scanner is used for this purpose and automatically performs detailed security checks on your infrastructure after initial configuration, documenting any IT security vulnerabilities found. For detection and evaluation purposes, the scanner accesses a database in which known vulnerabilities, software bugs, misconfigurations and other indicators of a security gap are listed. 

By means of vulnerability assessments, it is possible to test even a complex IT infrastructure for vulnerabilities in an appropriate time frame and provide a comprehensive overview of the security level within your organization. In addition to detecting vulnerabilities in your infrastructure, a vulnerability assessment can also ensure compliance with industry security standards such as PCI-DSS.

[Translate to English:]  Der Schwachstellenscanner

The difference compared to the pentest

Vulnerability analyses primarily entail automated scans that detect known security problems. For detection and evaluation purposes, the scanner accesses a database in which known vulnerabilities, software bugs, misconfigurations and other indicators of a security gap are listed. For optimum results, the scanner is granted extensive network and system access in order to test the target systems more closely. The results of the scan are then validated by our experts before we present them to you and evaluate them together. On the basis of these results, we work with you to identify courses of action and opportunities for improvement that will add long-term value to your company's security. 

In contrast to a vulnerability analysis, the penetration test offers a targeted and highly individualized security review that is characterized by the manual pentesting practices applied by our experts. Each system is thoroughly analyzed and tested here, permitting even more complex attack chains with a major impact on the security of your infrastructure to be detected. In this way, the actual damage potential in the event of a real security incident can be determined and minimized through individual measures based on the results of our tests.  

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Vulnerability analyses for your company

The particularly rapid pace of digitization is creating many different digital threats to you and your business. Thus, it is of crucial importance for you to maintain a high level of security in your company at all times in order to protect your systems and especially also business-critical data from malicious attacks of any kind. Through proactive vulnerability assessments, you can identify shortfalls and problems in your cybersecurity at an early stage and implement even more effective protection for your employees and your company through professional advice. This allows you and your company to prepare for emergencies and minimize potential damage by maintaining a continuously high level of security.

What comes after the vulnerability analysis?

An initial vulnerability analysis is just a starting point for improving the security of your systems. The recommendations derived from the findings should be implemented in a timely manner in the interests of maximum added value. A vulnerability assessment is merely a snapshot of the level of security within your organization, highlighting deficiencies and the need for action. Regular vulnerability scans allow you to monitor the evolution of your cybersecurity and the effectiveness of various new measures, while detecting any new security gaps in your systems that can be directly addressed and thus eliminated in a timely manner. 

IT security is an ongoing process. The constant innovation and further development of your digital products and services is also linked to the risk of new security vulnerabilities. It is therefore essential for your company to proactively examine the current state of its IT security on a regular basis and to continuously drive it forward.

What we can do for you

Active defense for your IT infrastructure

We help you defend your systems during a real cyber incident and shield them from any further damage. Through a forensic analysis of the compromised infrastructure and the establishment of appropriate monitoring systems, attack paths can be detected, understood and prevented in the future to avert any further cyber attacks.

In addition, we offer training for your employees, teaching them a procedure suitable for your company for the analysis and processing of past as well as future cyber incidents. In particular, the use and necessity of monitoring systems is also highlighted, so that your company can act in good time by detecting malicious activity within your systems at an early stage and minimizing potential damage.

Proactive improvement of your IT security

Our vulnerability analyses offer you a simple way to analyze the current status of your IT security. Together with you, our experts will work out suggestions for improvement and, if necessary, new security concepts based on the results of the analysis and propose approaches for establishing corresponding concepts in the company. Through ongoing vulnerability analyses, we also assist you in detecting new threats and implementing corresponding precautions in good time, thus guaranteeing a consistently high level of security. 

In order to enhance cyber security in your company to optimum effect, we equip your IT staff with standard tools and provide them with training on these in order to arouse sensitivity for security gaps on the one hand and to build up experience for your employees on the other.

[Translate to English:] Aktive Verteidigung der IT-Infrastruktur
[Translate to English:] Verbesserung der IT-Sicherheit

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