Hackers are constantly looking for security flaws they can use to compromise sensitive information or steal personal data for financial gain, or to cause havoc and disruption for businesses all over the globe. To do this, they make use of a wide range of tools and vulnerability scanners to automate their efforts and find new targets. So, external vulnerability scanning is an essential process of protecting your business, by finding your security weaknesses before the hackers do.
On average, 20 new vulnerabilities are discovered every day, many of which are in technologies which are designed to sit on your perimeter systems (those which are exposed to the internet). Intruder’s external vulnerability scanner allows you to neutralise threats to your business, by performing vulnerability scans that discover security holes in your most exposed systems.
Intruder’s external network vulnerability scanner checks your systems for vulnerabilities which include web-layer security problems (such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting), infrastructure weaknesses (such as remote code execution flaws), and other security misconfigurations (such as weak encryption configurations, and systems which are unnecessarily exposed).
Continuous Vulnerability Monitoring
Modern attackers don’t wait to act and usually execute their attacks within weeks of new vulnerabilities being discovered. Intruder’s continuous vulnerability monitoring system ensures that you are secured against even the very latest threats and have time to act before it’s too late.
Intruder’s external vulnerability scanner includes proactive checks for emerging threats. This means when a new vulnerability is discovered in software deployed on your perimeter, Intruder scans your systems and alerts you to newly discovered vulnerabilities automatically. This kind of proactive action is essential for businesses that don’t have processes in place to research the latest threats and manually run scans for them.
Quality External Vulnerability Scanning
Intruder’s external pen test tool uses the same underlying scanning engine as the big banks do, so you can enjoy high quality security checks, without the complexity. It also curates its results to help you prioritise your security issues which will have a real impact, and uses noise reduction algorithms to store issues with no security impact in a separate panel, so you can focus on the issues that matter first.
Intruder’s Verified service includes manual verification by penetration testers, so automated vulnerability scanning is closer to a manual penetration test than ever. Your scan results are analysed for their real risk, and false positive results are omitted, so you’ll never again need to waste time reading security issues which have no real impact on your business.
Vulnerability scanning results from some tools on the market can be challenging to say the least. Intruder’s issue descriptions are written in accessible language which focus on the real security impact of issues, and the types of real-world attacks that can arise from them. Its reporting system is accessible to less technical readers, whilst also maintaining all the technical detail required by the security professionals and developers that will be working on fixes for the security weaknesses it uncovers.
As a SaaS product, Intruder’s external vulnerability scanner works seamlessly with your technical environment. There’s no need for lengthy installations or complex configuration, and comes with a range of integrations to make vulnerability management a breeze:
• Cloud integrations: Automatically manage your AWS, Azure and Google Cloud targets with ease, from within the Intruder platform. • Slack: Keep an eye on your security exposure in real-time with Intruder’s Slack integration. • Jira: Send security issues to Jira, for easy tracking of your security issues. • Microsoft Teams: Get notified about important events in the Intruder platform, such as when a scan completes or when we check you for the latest emerging threats. • Zapier: Extend Intruder to 2,000+ other apps and move your info between web services automatically. • REST API: Full automation of your vulnerability management process is possible with Intruder’s REST API, so you can integrate Intruder with your development and deployment cycles seamlessly.
What our customers say
"I have used multiple vulnerability scanning tools in the past. Most of them were single-purpose and had a lot of extraneous output that took a long time to configure to get what we needed. With Intruder, I got relevant, actionable results the very first time I scanned, and it's a one-stop shop. I don't have to set up a patchwork of different tools to get good coverage on vulnerability scanning." Read full review
Zach, Co-founder and CTO at Yembo.
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