Tripwire Makes Network Security for Small Biz Accessible
Cyberattacks on small businesses rose 300 percent in 2012 according to Symantec. If your company manages multiple devices and applications on its network, it's time to take security more seriously.
Risk-based security and compliance management solution Tripwire has released a free cloud-based vulnerability management service for up to 100 IP addresses on internal networks. The SecureScan service from Tripwire includes scanning up to 100 devices four times per month, and provides prioritized vulnerability scoring to help fix the most important security problems first.
Tools like TripWire's SecureScan make vulnerability management (as an IT practice) more accessible for small and mid-size enterprises who likely don't have the enterprise-grade security tech currently employed by larger corporations. Smaller companies tend to rely on anti-virus software and firewalls, which don't detect unpatched systems - a frequent target of cyberattackers.
“Our goal is to raise the bar for cybersecurity because we want to help make the Internet a safer place for everyone,” said Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer for Tripwire. “As more individuals connect to corporate networks from remote locations, it is increasingly important to find ways to limit the risk these connections introduce to company networks. This will become even more critical as the ‘Internet of Things’ leads to more Internet-connected devices on our home networks, increasing the opportunity for compromise.”