AlienVault® Unified Security Management™ (USM™) supports the entire vulnerability management lifecycle with all-in-one essential security capabilities and continuous threat intelligence updates from AlienVault Labs.
Vulnerability management is an ongoing process of identifying the vulnerabilities or “holes” in your network and fixing them before attackers can exploit them to cause damage or to steal your organization’s data.
New vulnerabilities emerge as your IT landscape evolves, often introduced by system flaws, configuration errors, unauthorized software installs, insecure endpoint devices, delayed software or OS updates, and much more. Thousands of vulnerabilities are discovered every year, requiring never-ending security updates, patches, and other fixes across network servers and devices.
Like most essential network security work, running your organization’s vulnerability management program can quickly become a full-time job. Yet, most IT teams don’t have dedicated resources who can constantly scan and monitor their environments for vulnerabilities, correlate those vulnerabilities with threat intelligence and real-world attacks, and prioritize and manage remediation as part of a larger IT security program.
But, that’s okay.
AlienVault USM is designed to help IT and security teams efficiently run their threat and vulnerability management programs with an all-in-one unified security platform. USM combines five essential security capabilities, including asset discovery and inventory, vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection, behavioral monitoring, and SIEM and log management, all on a single, easy-to-use platform. With it, you can manage the entire vulnerability lifecycle with ease.
With integrated threat intelligence delivered from AlienVault Labs and the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX), you can view your vulnerability landscape through the lens of real-world attacks and exploits against vulnerabilities on your critical assets. This allows you to make threat-based decisions about how to respond.
Boost your vulnerability management capabilities with all-in-one security essentials
Align your response with real-world threat intelligence from AlienVault Labs and OTX
Manage every step of the vulnerability lifecycle from a single pane of glass
AlienVault USM goes beyond traditional security tools to give you the most complete and accurate view of your vulnerability landscape. It combines five essential security capabilities on a unified platform, so you have all of the information you need in one location to manage vulnerabilities and prioritize your response.
Discover what’s connected to your network
Your asset inventory creates a foundation for your vulnerability management processes and ensures that you are able to run vulnerability scans on all of the discoverable assets on your network, including network devices, virtualized assets, and even rogue assets that you are not aware of.
Continuously scan and monitor your assets for vulnerabilities
Know which vulnerabilities are being exploited with intrusion detection tools
Let’s be honest – you have more vulnerabilities on your network than you can possibly patch. Also, it is not always feasible to bring your information systems down to resolve less important vulnerabilities. Without the time or resources to fix every security gap in your network environment, you have to decide which vulnerabilities require immediate action and which ones can be left exposed. How do you make this decision?
Today, it’s no longer sufficient to prioritize remediation and mitigation activities on a simple high-to-low basis. You need real-world threat intelligence to make informed decisions.
Threat intelligence from AlienVault Labs and the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange is delivered directly to your USM environment continuously as vulnerabilities are discovered in the wild, so you always have the latest threat data at your fingertips while evaluating vulnerabilities as well as the vulnerable assets on your network.
Backed by the power of AlienVault Labs and OTX, USM gives you the assurance of an always-up-to-date security solution. We continuously deliver updated vulnerability signatures, so you can work efficiently to reduce your attack surface and prevent threats against your network even as new vulnerabilities continue to emerge.
Attackers look for the easiest way possible to enter your network environment. Most often, that entrance is through a known vulnerability that was never properly patched or fixed, effectively leaving the door wide open to intruders.
When a threat occurs, IT and security professionals must look at every step in the vulnerability lifecycle to understand where and why the process failed. There are many reasons why smart organizations fail to fix a vulnerability before it’s exploited –
With AlienVault USM, you can address these challenges and manage every step of the vulnerability lifecycle from a single pane of glass.
USM takes an asset-oriented approach to vulnerability lifecycle management. The all-in-one platform constantly scans your network environment to identify new assets, so you always have the most complete and accurate asset inventory available for your vulnerability scans. You can run vulnerability scans on specific asset groups, for example, business-critical assets or all assets in your home office. Because USM combines all asset and vulnerability information as well as threat intelligence from AlienVault Labs, you can prioritize your vulnerability response activities according to the significance of the vulnerable assets and any real-world exploits, rather than relying solely on a static high-to-low vulnerability scoring system.
For many reasons, it’s not always a best practice to respond immediately to your known vulnerabilities. For example, systems with high availability or low latency requirements cannot readily be taken offline to install a patch. Instead, mitigation becomes the best practice. With USM’s asset-oriented security, you gain the assurance of having complete visibility of the vulnerable asset, so you can monitor it closely from all angles to mitigate exploits until a resolution is available.
Finally, USM’s continuous vulnerability scanning and reporting capabilities enable you to verify and validate your vulnerability remediation activities in a simple and productive way.