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What is Vulnerability Management?

Breech Alert is a cloud service that gives you immediate, global visibility into where your IT systems might be vulnerable to the latest Internet threats and how to protect them. It helps you to continuously secure your IT infrastructure and comply with internal policies and external regulations. Breech Alert VM checks your servers, computers and other devices for vulnerabilities and helps you identify the patches you need to download to fix them. It keeps track of the security problems it finds for each system, and provides graphical reports that tell you which patches to use on which systems so that you can get the most improvement in security for the least effort.

My company already deployed firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), and other security solutions. Why do we need vulnerability management?

Breech Alert complements your firewalls, intrusion detection, antivirus, and other security solutions by providing a proactive, preventive approach to network security. Firewalls often permit threats and vulnerabilities, such as worms and viruses, to traverse un-trusted networks, such as the Internet, to your internal network. As worms get more intelligent, we will continue to see firewalls become an antiquated defense. Intrusion detection systems have already been deemed "yesterday's security tool," as they are reactive, "after the fact" technologies, much like antivirus solutions.

Why should my small company worry about vulnerability scanning?

All businesses should be concerned about their external facing network, while you might not have sensitive customer information, imagine if someone just playing around stumbled upon an open IP on your network. They could exploit that vulnerability and take you down just for fun leaving your business dead in the water until you rebuild your environment. That might sound far-fetched but that is exactly how the bad guys out there start and these breaches occur more often than you think.

Should I take the results seriously and address all the vulnerabilities listed?

The system will break the vulnerabilities into a 4 tier weighting system. You should assess the results and decide what risk your business is willing to take. We strongly suggest addressing the most critical issues because those are vulnerabilities that are creating to most problems based on current data.

Is Breech Alert difficult to implement?

Not at all, just complete the email we send to you and that is it! We do the rest.

Will Breech Alert slow down my system?

No! Everything we do is from the outside of your network, we do not leverage any internal resources to your network.

Will Breech Alert take the place of my Anti-Virus?

No, Breech Alert looks at the external facing portion of your network while Anti-Virus as well as other security initiatives protect you from things that have already gotten into your environment.

If I am not technical what does this information do for me?

Think of Breech Alert as an external security system just like the one on your business. When you get an alert, Smoke detector, Broken window or Power outage you make the decision on who to call or if you want to address the issue yourself. Breech alert is the same way. We provide information on situations that are currently in your environment and you decide what to do with them, there are really 4 options:

1: If you are technically capable, you can click on the resolution and implement the patch etc.. yourself.

2: You can provide the information to your “IT Guy” and he/she can address the issue (by the way, the system most likely saved you a few hours of billing by finding the issue and actually providing the steps to mitigate).

3: Click on the “Request Support” button on the issue and we can take care of it for you.

4: Accept the risk because it doesn’t pertain to your environment.

Contact us to learn more about Breech Alert.

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