Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, a process of securing an organization’s data from attackers by evaluating to find loopholes and security vulnerabilities has become a crucial necessity in today’s “Work From Home” trend. 

VAPT tools attack your system within the network and outside the network as if a hacker would attack it. Many companies find it hard to recognize and categorize the security loopholes inside their digital infrastructure. 

However, it doesn’t mean that the network infrastructure, computer, or hardware system doesn’t have several security vulnerabilities hiding and simply waiting to be discovered.There is a serious need to conduct an assessment of every digital product and platform. 

People often outsource to have their IT stack assessed and while doing so, here are a few things you should consider when selecting an organization to perform a penetration test against your environment.

Choosing the right vulnerability assessment tool:

There are many vulnerability assessment tools. Companies should consider several finer points while making the decision.  It is difficult for companies to get a clear idea about the organization that is offering a vulnerability assessment tool. 

Some of the most critical features that companies must expect within vulnerability assessment tools are:

Quality and Speed

The selection of a high-profile vulnerability and analysis of the gap and vulnerability management time is important. Scanning vulnerabilities is a real-time process. That means the process is highly time-sensitive. 

So while choosing vulnerability tools, try considering the quality and speed of the tool. The reliability and promptness of the Vulnerability tools are highly critical to assure business continuity.

User Experience

Most companies need vulnerability tools that are enriched with multiple options to assist in detecting risks in real-time with the least complications. So detecting problems would be easy. The VAPT tools should be seamless to navigate with easy interpretation capabilities. 

Compatibility

The VAPT tools should be compatible with all the legacy systems. Compatibility is important for a smooth transition. To integrate simply with the existing systems, the product signature database is needed to cover all the major operating systems, applications, and infrastructure components. 

Support

Along with the compatibility, VAPT tools should support all the advanced configurations required to run regular scans through diverse systems.

Compliance

The VAPT tool should perform required scans and robust self-assessment. Moreover, it should support all relevant compliance programs.

Prioritization

Your product should meet all business goals, it should be done by including a mix of manual configuration and automated prioritization. VAPT tool needs to provide the required human-bot balance to match all customers’ expectations. 

Remediation Guidance

With advanced remediation guidance, the Vulnerabilities can be identified. The advanced feature helps the user to be guided to track down the vulnerabilities quickly and sort them out. 

Team Collaboration

The collaboration of a team is important. A collaborated team is responsible, and it assures the success of the vulnerability assessment tools. Without the team’s collaboration and support, the success of vulnerability tools is impossible. You should have highly experienced and superbly trained team members.

Conclusion

With the increasing risks every day, the need for deploying vulnerability assessment tools has been increasing. VAPT tools mainly focus on security issues which are crucial to ensure business continuity and success. 

Finding the vulnerabilities in real-time is necessary to prioritize all results based on compliance status, exposure, and data classification. VAPT tools play a crucial role to build a secure environment to accommodate all technologies and advancements.

However, you need to choose the one that takes care of your entire IT stack, saves you time and money in the long run, and helps you measure, prioritize, and mitigate the risks. 

ESOF combines the widest view of vulnerability and risk data across the enterprise to create insightful cyber risk scores. The power of artificial intelligence and user-friendly analytics helps you measure, prioritize, and mitigate vulnerabilities across the entire IT stack. 

This tool makes it easy to figure out the vulnerabilities and mitigate the risks.