As we discussed in a previous post, a tsunami of known vulnerabilities is flooding businesses worldwide. In fact, the number of vulnerabilities reported to date in 2018 (8138 as of this writing) far outstrips the total number of vulnerabilities reported in all of 2016 (6447). We’re only halfway through the year, so it’s fair to estimate that the total for EOY 2018 will top last year’s record of over 14,600 reported vulnerabilities.
Enterprises are understandably concerned about the management and remediation of so many vulnerabilities with such detrimental potential. Risk analysis services and technologies offered by both veteran and newer players are among the solutions CSOs and other network stakeholders are considering. In this post, we’ll take a look at these services, and examine their (few) pluses and (very prominent) minuses.