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Tuesday 23rd May, 2017

KHIPU’s Vulnerability Assessment and Management Services 

Detecting and managing internal and external vulnerabilities within your IT estate is a necessity to help manage cyber security risks, compliance and quality. However, for organisations who have a large number and diverse range of devices such as servers, network equipment, endpoints etc – that often run different operating systems and versions – this can be very difficult to achieve and maintain manually.

In April 2016, KHIPU Networks launched its vulnerability management service that automates the process of vulnerability scanning and provides the necessary reporting to help organisations prioritise and act upon their areas of risk. It enables vulnerabilities to be identified and prevented quickly before they can be exploited including the recent cyber-attack (WannaCry) that made headline news last week and crippled many organisations worldwide.

Wannacry (or WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r 2.0, Wanna Decryptor) is a ransomware computer worm that targets the Microsoft Windows operating system. Its mostly related to a flaw described in detail in Microsoft’s bulletin 17-010. KHIPU’s service, based upon Greenbone technology, identified the vulnerability in its early stages in February and provided recommendations to help mitigate any spread of exploits. Customers, using the service, were notified of the vulnerability including which devices would be affected, along with the required remediation information to mitigate the attack. Since Friday, many customers have been in contact, thanking Greenbone for this early warning as they had followed the recommendations back in mid-February and were not affected by WannaCry. 

Since launching the service last year, many customers worldwide have invested in KHIPU’s / Greenbone’s solution providing vulnerability assessment management across their entire networks, reducing the overall risk to cyber-attacks. For further information on the service, please click the following links [safe browsing sites]:

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