Tripwire debuted Tripwire SecureScan, a free, cloud-based vulnerability management service for up to 100 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on internal networks.
This new tool makes vulnerability management easily accessible to small and medium-sized businesses that may not have the resources for enterprise-grade security technology.
Smaller businesses generally have fewer resources to invest in security, making them extremely attractive to cyberattackers and, according to Symantec, cyberattacks on small businesses rose 300 percent in 2012. Small businesses commonly rely on anti-virus software and firewalls, but these security controls, while useful, are not enough because they do not detect unpatched systems that are frequently targeted by cyberattackers.
Tripwire SecureScan is a comprehensive vulnerability management solution that requires no hardware or software to be installed and managed. Organizations of any size can use the service to discover detailed information about networked devices and find vulnerabilities in hardware and software applications that are used in cyberattacks. The solution discovers these vulnerabilities and then provides users with prioritized, in-depth information on how to fix these security weaknesses.
It uses the same proven enterprise-class vulnerability scanning platform behind Tripwire’s vulnerability products Tripwire IP360 and Tripwire PureCloud Enterprise. These products protect many of the largest, most sensitive networks in the world.
Key SecureScan features include:
- Free internal vulnerability scanning for up to 100 devices four times a month.
- Easy discovery of lost or hidden devices that can result in security blind spots.
- Prioritized vulnerability scoring that makes it possible to fix the most important security problems first.
“Organizations that live ‘below the security poverty line’ are cutting corners on security all the time,” said Wendy Nather, research director, enterprise security practice at 451 Research. “They may not have the expertise to tune and use an open source tool either. Having a commercial product available to them for free can help these enterprises get a leg up — in some cases for the first time.”