Vulnerability Scanning

Do you have a proactive approach to vulnerability management?

What is a vulnerability scan?

A vulnerability scan is a technical assessment which measures how secure your business is at protecting your data.

It is based predominantly, on an automated scanning process which uncovers host operating system along with services running and then compares this list against a database of known vulnerabilities.

The aim of the assessment is to present a list of targets which have vulnerabilities such as out of date software and misconfigurations which could be exploited to gain access to an internal protected environment or extract information.

Whilst we carry out the testing using automated tools, our Vulnerability Assessments are carried out with a large degree of manual interpretation and assessment of findings so that the findings ultimately presented are both easy to understand and contain actionable next steps.

Are you concerned that hidden vulnerabilities could be jeopardising your security strategy? Fear not. Our team are on hand to shine a light on all those deep, dark corners of your IT ecosystem.

Ready to achieve your security goals? We’re at your service.

Whether you are a CISO, an IT Director or a business owner, Equilibrium has the expertise to help you shape and deliver your security strategy.

Why should your business run regular vulnerability scans?

Using a variety of tools we can detect security flaws and vulnerabilities in websites, applications and external infrastructures. If you have business critical applications then this is service you must have.

  • They can identify zero day attacks
  • Identify all known web application vulnerabilities and provide exploit capabilities to demonstrate their impact and eradicate false positives
  • It tests for all the critical vulnerabilities in the OWASP Top 10 including SQL Injection and XSS
  • We are able to offer remediation advice on the results that are found

Whilst we carry out the testing using automated tools, our Vulnerability Assessments are carried out with a large degree of manual interpretation and assessment so that the findings ultimately presented are both easy to understand and contain actionable next steps.

External network vulnerability scanning

Web application vulnerabilities are not the only threat to your network perimeter. Unpatched software, configuration weaknesses and software vulnerabilities also need to be managed effectively. In addition to the web application scanning Equilibrium can perform vulnerability scans across your external network infrastructure. We believe that securing the infrastructure is best achieved using a multi-layered approach.

Do you want the ability to scan regularly?

Our service allows you to schedule scans to run at any given date, time and scan at regular recurring intervals with email notification.

Although the results of a vulnerability scans are not as detailed as a manual penetration test, regular scans are a good way to quickly detect and mitigate known security exposures. An in-depth penetration test will certainly give you a thorough snapshot of your current vulnerabilities. However, in between your next penetration test vulnerability scans can be used to detect weaknesses which may suddenly develop. After all, the more you know about the security of your applications and infrastructure, the better equipped you are to keep it safe from malicious intrusions.

How can we help?

Here at Equilibrium, we are CREST-certified ethical penetration testers. The CREST certification is a proven cyber security framework which demonstrates that we have up to date knowledge of the latest vulnerabilities and techniques used by real attackers.  In order to achieve the CREST certification you must undertake a series of thorough examinations which are assessed and approved by GCHQ and NCSC.

Our team of penetration testers are highly qualified and have many years of ethical hacking experience within large corporate organisations. Our experts are both CREST and OSCP certified. The OSCP ethical hacking certification follows an intense and hands on examination process which requires deep knowledge of advanced hacking techniques. If you are interested in finding out more about our vulnerability scanning service, please book an expert call or call us on 0121 663 0055.

Frequently Asked Questions

We could tell you that we are highly qualified experts, with over 20 years’ experience in the Cyber Security industry. Or that we have a proven track record of implementing effective Cyber Security strategies for NHS trusts, financial organisations, high-street retailers and SME’s.

But we want to show how we stand out from the crowd.

You’re probably more interested in how we can supercharge your security strategy and launch you above and beyond your Cyber Security goals.

Our team are the driving force of your security initiatives. By partnering with us, we don’t just protect your data. We stand with you in the fight against cyber-crime. Our experts are on-hand to help you stay ahead of the curve and build a Cyber Security culture which is part of your company’s fabric.

Should you choose a general IT provider to handle your security, or partner with a dedicated Cyber Security specialist? Whilst a general IT provider may well be the cheaper option, would you trust a dentist to conduct heart surgery, if they were offering the service for half the price?

When it comes to the security of your business, second-rate protection is simply not an option. By partnering with experienced security experts, you can rest assured that your security is in safe, experienced, and dependable hands, and have far less sleepless nights!

We’re not a jack of all trades like a general IT provider. We’re experts in our field and specialise specifically in Cyber Security. The core foundations of Equilibrium were built by technical experts with a background in network security. Which means we don’t simply resell a security product and let the fancy tech do the talking. We know our stuff and have the skillset and experience to prove it.

For us, communication is key to building strong security partnerships. We are told this is a fundamental part of why our customers choose us over our competitors. We pride ourselves on being good listeners, never leaving you in the dark and always taking time to understand the inner workings of your business.

Relax we’ve got this. As an extension of your team, we’re there to offer our extensive industry knowledge, provide innovative solutions and be the driving force of your security strategy.

We’re not a supplier who needs handholding. We’re the helping hand. We understand the importance of having a security partner you can trust to get the job done, on-time and in-budget.

We have an eye for the finer details. For us, it is all about dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s when it comes to the security of your brand.

By combining our technical expertise with our dedication to helping you achieve your Cyber Security goals, we help to leverage your security capability to new heights.