Today’s business world is increasingly driven by e-commerce and the cloud, which means it requires a proactive approach toward vulnerability management. After all, your company’s data—as well as your customers’—remains at risk to cybercriminals, which places the onus on you to protect your technical infrastructure, whether located on-premises or with a cloud-based service provider.
In this blog post, we provide a high-level overview of vulnerability management and why it’s critical for modern businesses. Additionally, we’ll look at a few threat and vulnerability management best practices aimed at successfully implementing a vulnerability management policy.
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Why vulnerability management matters to the business
Before looking at a few vulnerability management best practices, here is a quick summary of why vulnerability management is vital for today’s cloud-driven business. Four main areas highlight the overall importance of successfully implementing a thorough vulnerability management policy at any organization.
At the top of this list is security. Any company adopting vulnerability management gains an improved capability to monitor and remediate threats to their technical infrastructure, including hardware and software. As noted earlier, this enhanced protection includes both on-premises assets and those hosted with a cloud-provider.
Additionally, a boost in system uptime ultimately leads to happy customers and an improved bottom line. Leveraging a top-notch vulnerability management tool, like Rapid7 InsightVM, that integrates with a company’s patch management system is a wise approach for improving uptime. It helps e ..