What we do
Faster Networks are a team of explorers and fixers.
We identify and analyse business security weaknesses to pre-empt threats and prevent attacks. We offer risk-based analysis and facilitate a security response to cater to your individual infrastructure and application requirements.
Faster Networks analyse and prioritise security vulnerabilities that are critical to remediate and reduce your organisation’s cyber risk in a cost-effective way.
The software solutions we offer unite existing security tools and provide scalable, multi-tenant, cloud-based technology. With the benefits of workflow automation, real time threat intelligence, an intuitive interface and concise reporting, Faster Networks’ software solutions are proficient and evidence based.
Our vulnerability management services in detail
We ensure digital assets stay protected
Vulnerability Management is about:
1) Identifying vulnerabilities;
2) Assessing the risk posed by identified vulnerabilities;
3) Prioritising vulnerability remediation;
4) Facilitating security responses; and
5) Continuous evaluation.
1) Identify Vulnerabilities
To effectively manage your vulnerabilities you have to firstly identify what they are. This process needs to be continually evolving to recognise new threats as they arise. Vulnerabilities can be anything that allows unwanted access to your information. They can be part of the computers through the BIAS or OS. They can be in specialist software systems that your business operates or they could be in software that you develop internally. Any system that can be accessed via the internet or another computer should be tested to ensure it doesn’t have any access vulnerabilities.
Most vulnerabilities are first detected by security companies like, Faster Networks, when they do a Penetration Test.
2) Assess Risk
Every vulnerability will have a different degree of risk associated with it. How well known is the technique used to access your information? What information does the vulnerability expose? How likely is it that someone will find the vulnerability?
While a DDoS attack may stop your network from being accessible while the attack is active, it doesn’t expose your confidential data, so unless your system has time critical functionality, this type of vulnerability may not be as serious as others.
Alternatively, a cross site scripting (XSS) attack may gain access to an application, a website or server. Once again, it depends on what information can be accessed as to how critical this type of vulnerability is.
Although the objective is to identify and remediate all vulnerabilities, it is also important for vulnerability management to have an understanding of what level of risk the vulnerability poses to the business.
Faster Networks provide reports which include risk assessments with every penetration test we perform so. As result, you are fully aware of your current vulnerability level.
3) Prioritise Remediation
All management decisions are made through prioritising how important the actions are to the business. Vulnerability management is no exception. Just because there is a vulnerability doesn’t mean there is a serious and time critical problem. However, issues arise when someone exploits the vulnerability at your expense.
Once a vulnerability has been identified and is risk assessed, you need to identify what remediation options are available. Costs to remediate along with when remediation is required are the next steps. Sometimes businesses decide that a specific vulnerability is an acceptable risk and will do nothing to remediate them. Other vulnerabilities will result in an immediate and costly remediation exercise to prevent loss of critical data.
Faster Networks uses Vulnerability Management software that will adapt to your work requirements and prioritise vulnerability remediation according to your business needs.
4) Facilitate Security Response
Vulnerability Remediation is often the most important part of cyber security. Once a vulnerability is detected, assessed and prioritised, you need to act to remediate the threat.
Faster Networks has the expertise to facilitate the security responses required to remediate your vulnerabilities. With our extensive knowledge of the vulnerabilities, we will identify what is needed to correct most issues and where the corrective actions are required. In some cases, this can be an automated response with adjustments to configuration settings and firewalls. Sometimes this can be done remotely and other times it requires manual interventions.
Our SOAR playbook provides specific details on how to handle the different types of vulnerabilities and what actions are required when a vulnerability requires remediation.
5) Continuous Evaluation
With the continuously changing nature of IT, new exploits and vulnerabilities are always being identified. As well, sometimes vulnerabilities can re-emerge due to software updates or configuration changes.
Vulnerability management is a continuous process and you need to regularly retest your systems against the latest vulnerability solutions to ensure you are meeting both old and new threats alike.
This is where the Faster Networks solutions provide the best results. Our best in class SOAR solutions will automate the vulnerability evaluation process for your business. We will retest your system against any previously detected vulnerabilities to confirm when they have been remediated and also to ensure they don’t return. At the same time we will be looking for new and emerging vulnerabilities to ensure your systems have the best cyber security available.