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What is Vulnerability Scanning?

In today’s world, the threat of a cyber attack is an increasing problem for businesses and organisations. The need for businesses to take action to protect themselves and clients has never been more critical.

Vulnerability scanning is the use of specialist tools together with expert analysis to identify any vulnerabilities or weaknesses that exist in your IT system, which could open the door to hackers.

Only when you’re armed with this information are you able to take proactive steps to become cyber secure.

External and internal vulnerability scanning

Vulnerability scanning is automated, high-level testing that looks for and reports potential vulnerabilities. It tends to focus on two different means of attack, known as ‘attack vectors’: external and internal.

External vulnerability scanning tries to find weaknesses in your external boundary, such as your firewall and devices securing your internal network, to try to find ways an attacker can circumvent the boundary and exploit the internal boundary.

At FoxTech, we offer a FREE test that calculates your risk of cyber attack. Access your CyberRisk score here.

Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is a far more detailed hands-on examination to assess weaknesses and expose vulnerabilities in cyber defences.

Sometimes known as ‘ethical hacking’, penetration testing involves simulating a cyber attack against your computer system to check for vulnerabilities that could be exploited by criminals.

We offer penetraton testing as part of our comprehensive cyber security review service.

Why FoxTech?

We have the expertise and knowledge to guide you through the vulnerabilities in your IT system.

We’ll create a Remediation Action Plan (RAP) for you, written in plain English using terms you can understand. We will prioritise vulnerabilities so you can take proactive steps to address weaknesses quickly.

If you’d like to find out more about how FoxTech can help secure your business, please get in touch.

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