Outpost24 innovative scanning-less scanning (SLS) technology takes vulnerability management to the next level
SLS virtually eliminates risk exposure caused by newly discovered vulnerabilities
KARLSKRONA, Sweden, April 19th 2012, Outpost24, the leader in Vulnerability Management solutions, today introduced Scanning-Less Scanning (SLS), a unique and cutting-edge feature enhancement to its current product portfolio. This new feature drastically reduces clients’ risk exposure by automatically comparing all newly discovered vulnerabilities against previously gathered intelligence, instantly alerting affected clients by web, email or SMS of any exposure enabling immediate remediation.
Outpost24 is the first company to offer its clients this next generation of Vulnerability Management solutions. Incorporated into its existing product set including OUTSCAN and HIAB, SLS effectively decreases the time of an organization’s unknown risk exposure from days or weeks, down to hours by up to 90% compared to competing Vulnerability Management solutions.
“SLS is a great addition to Outpost24’s leading tools”, says Dave Whitelegg, Senior Information Security & PCI Consultant, Capita Group plc., a client of Outpost24, “Given the complexity of our security strategy, it is absolutely essential for us to stay on top of found vulnerabilities as and when they are discovered. With SLS’s alerting system, we are able to quickly understand the vulnerabilities and apply the fixes leaving the comprehensive reports for our regular vulnerability scans. As SLS utilizes our past scan data we are able to understand newly discovered risks as and when they are discovered with no potential business impact of a regular scan. SLS is the ideal addition to an already superior tool.”
As dependence on the Internet intensifies, the number of vulnerabilities that could be used to attack an organization’s network significantly increases. While monthly or weekly scans used to be enough protection, the proliferation of vulnerabilities means that organizations are increasingly exposed to attack between scheduled scans. SLS is an innovative technology developed by Outpost24 to significantly reduce the risk of being attacked without impacting network traffic or producing lengthy reports for remediation. When a new vulnerability is discovered, Outpost24’s products are immediately updated. The tools then compare information gathered during the last scan and alert the affected users about any systems that could be affected by this new vulnerability. Users are then able to immediately remediate found vulnerabilities and thus reducing their risk exposure.
All Outpost24 clients’ portals will be automatically updated to include SLS enabling clients to quickly benefit from their newly enhanced security package. Additional benefits of the solution include:
- SLS effectively decreases the time of organizations unknown risk exposure
- Organizations can receive immediate alerts 24/7 by web, email and SMS if they are exposed to a new vulnerability without having to wait for the results of their next scheduled scan
- High-risk vulnerabilities can be remediated quickly, resulting in higher efficiencies
- Organizations can reap the huge benefits of SLS any time or day, even during peak business hours – without disruptions to network performance
“Outpost24 prides itself on taking a proactive approach in all that we do; from our leading technology to our newly incorporated features. Indeed, as a thought-leader we anticipate market needs in addition to reacting to industry trends. SLS is another key differentiator that provides an additional level of security to our valued clients ensuring a limited level of risk exposure. Outpost24 is dedicated to providing leading solutions combined with unparalleled support to ensure our clients receive superior security solutions to protect their assets,” said Carsten Bang Jensen, CEO, Outpost24.
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ABOUT OUTPOST24: Vulnerability Management Made Easy! Outpost24 is the technology leader in on-demand vulnerability assessment and management solutions with over 2,000 corporate and government customers, including Travelex, Delta Lloyd Group, ING Life Limited, University of Helsinki, and Banco Multiva. Outpost24 is headquartered in Sweden with a global network of local sales offices. Outpost24 delivers security solutions in a Software-as-a-Service (OUTSCAN & OUTSCAN PCI) or Appliance (HIAB) form factor, the latter is also offered as a virtualized appliance. Outpost24’s solutions provide fully automated network vulnerability scanning, easily interpreted reports, and vulnerability management tools. OUTSCAN PCI is the ideal tool for businesses of all sizes to achieve and demonstrate PCI DSS compliance. For more information, please visit http://www.outpost24.com.