Vulnerability assessment is no longer an ad hoc luxury

Tuesday, 19 August 2003, 3:50 PM EST

The risk of information security vulnerabilities in the global (and more specifically) South African business landscape, is unfortunately, an ever-increasing and alarmingly constant.

Exploits are being used to compromise vulnerable systems on an ongoing basis, and the time frame from vulnerability to exploitation of such vulnerabilities appears to be narrowing to mere weeks. This narrowing period has substantial implications for business, as attacks on systems continue to surprise unprepared organisations.

Business must now view vulnerability assessment as an essential activity that needs to take place regularly and consistently. It is no longer a conceptual expression of something consultants do on an infrequent basis.

National network integration and infrastructure support specialist Integr8 IT appreciates the gravity of the mounting number of security threats facing organisations daily, and as part of its service level agreements (SLAs), has introduced a novel, proactive and intuitive vulnerability assessment solution.

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