Strengthen Your Business’s Cyber Armor: Advanced Network Scanning & Vulnerability Management

May 1, 2024

Why Does Vulnerability Management Matter?

With cyber threats evolving constantly, safeguarding your network against vulnerabilities is not just a good practice but a necessity. In this blog post, we’ll explore how advanced network scanning coupled with effective vulnerability management can fortify your business’s cyber defenses and protect it from potential breaches.

Common Cyber Threats

One of the most significant challenges businesses face is the array of cyber threats targeting their networks. The threat landscape is diverse and ever-expanding, from unpatched devices and software packages to sophisticated social engineering attacks like phishing. These vulnerabilities can expose businesses to data breaches, financial losses, and reputational damage.

The average cost of a data breach in the United States has surpassed $9.48 million.2 Estimating the true cost of any data breach must also include assessments of damage to productivity, reputation, and regulatory compliance.

Learn more about the cost of cybercrime

Advanced Network Scanning Overview

Advanced network scanning is a proactive defense mechanism, allowing businesses to identify and address vulnerabilities before malicious actors can exploit them. Companies can uncover unknown or unauthorized devices and insecure connections within their networks by conducting comprehensive scans. This proactive approach enables organizations to stay one step ahead of potential threats and minimize the risk of cyber-attacks.

The Role and Benefits of Automation

Automated network discovery is a game-changer for IT directors and managers at mid-size companies, especially given that 61% of mid-size firms don’t have dedicated cybersecurity experts.1 Companies can streamline vulnerability identification and prioritize remediation efforts by automating the scanning process. Automation not only saves time and resources but also ensures that security teams can focus their efforts on addressing the most critical threats first, thereby strengthening the overall cyber posture of the organization.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

As technology evolves, so do the tools and techniques used in network scanning and vulnerability management. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming increasingly prevalent, enabling more efficient and accurate detection of potential threats. Scanning platforms can determine the potential impact of vulnerabilities based on a variety of factors, including the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) score. These advancements empower businesses to stay ahead of cyber threats.

Tailored Solutions with Dewpoint and Fortra

Partnering with trusted cybersecurity providers like Dewpoint and Fortra can further enhance a business’s network security. Dewpoint’s collaboration with Fortra for vulnerability scanning and penetration testing offers seamless integration of services that complement each other within a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. This partnership ensures businesses can access cutting-edge tools and expertise to mitigate risks effectively.

Dewpoint’s Vulnerability Management as a Service offers tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of businesses. Fortra provides the tools for network scanning, and Dewpoint’s security team offers expert guidance and support. This collaborative approach ensures businesses can access the technology and expertise to safeguard their networks effectively.

Next Steps

Are you concerned about your security posture but don’t know where to start? Don’t wait until it’s too late—take proactive steps today to safeguard your future. A cyber posture assessment is a great place to start. Our security specialists can help you identify actionable steps you can take to fortify your security stance. Contact us today and see how Dewpoint can Make IT Personal for you.  

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Dewpoint, an award-winning, Michigan-based technology firm, has been helping businesses prepare for, stay ahead of, and respond to IT challenges for over 26 years. From IT security to infrastructure management to automation, cloud migration, and beyond, Dewpoint has long been a trusted technology resource for businesses. 


  1. Huntress The State of Cybersecurity for Mid-Sized Businesses in 2023
  2. IBM Cost of a Data Breach

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