We are all very aware of the security risks that exist in the world today. In fact, now more than ever, business owners are taking the necessary steps to protect their organizations against threats like WannaCry and Petya. Having a reliable firewall with updated software and security suite is a good first step; however, this does not guarantee the complete protection of your infrastructure. Oftentimes, vulnerabilities exist.
Vulnerabilities are flaws in software (found in operating systems like Windows 7, 8, and 10 and Windows Server, programs such as Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Office, and hardware devices like firewalls, printers, and routers) that potentially allow hackers to access your network. If a vulnerability exists in any program or device connected to the network, your business is at risk.
The good news is: hardware and software vendors, such as SonicWALL and Windows, release something known as “security patches” which will resolve or eliminate such vulnerabilities found in their products. Once vulnerabilities are identified via the vulnerability scan, these patches can be applied to the network to remove security weaknesses.
Ultimately, vulnerability scans are imperative for keeping hackers at bay and your sensitive information safe. Your dedicated IT Provider or your internal IT team will run these vulnerability scans as often as needed to ensure the protection of your business. If you don’t have an IT Provider, contact UniVirtual Solutions today to learn how we can provide the protection you need!