Network vulnerability scanning is often confused with penetration testing. In fact, they are two distinct - but equally necessary - services. A vulnerability scan, also known as a network vulnerability assessment or simple security scan, is often an automated process that scans your network for vulnerabilities and reports on areas of potential risk. A penetration test is carried out by highly experienced ‘friendly hackers’, whose aim is to disrupt day-to-day operations and show you the data they were able to compromise, so that you can take further steps to protect it.
Network security is the technologies and processes used to defend any network and network-accessible assets from cyberattacks. Every organisation, from large enterprises to the smallest of businesses, in every industry requires network security to protect critical assets and infrastructure from unauthorised access and data loss.
Vulnerabilities exist everywhere, from applications and devices to users and data paths. For this reason, security defences must protect at the many edges of the network and also inside the network, with a layered approach. Organisations should prioritise network security solutions that cover the multitude of threats, using a platform approach that prioritises automation and integration.
Organisations and businesses today need to understand the importance of network security. A breach in the network security can result in all types of irreparable harm, which is why organisations need to be educated and equipped with the right tools to prevent cyber-attacks.
Organisations need to update their systems regularly, especially because hackers are discovering new flaws to gain access to unauthorised networks. Dynamic can ensure your business is secure by implementing our advanced network security solutions.