Vulnerability Management

Identify and quantify the security vulnerabilities in your system, so you can make improvements that reduce risks.


You can’t protect your system if you don’t know what risks you face. Vulnerability management is a long-term security strategy that involves continuously identifying, classifying, prioritizing, remediating, and mitigating vulnerabilities in IT environments.

Having a vulnerability management program is a critical part of maintaining compliance and reducing the risk of both internal and external attacks. Establishing and maintaining a strong program can help you proactively understand potential threats to every asset within your IT infrastructure.

How Does Vulnerability Management Work?

Vulnerability management is an ongoing process. In addition to regular updates, as an organization evolves, new users, applications, and other changes can create new vulnerabilities that threat actors can exploit. With new vulnerabilities frequently being discovered, following the following steps can be the difference between staying protected and suffering a devastating breach.



You won’t know what may threaten your organization if you don’t know what’s in it. An organization’s assets should all be categorized, assessed, and kept track of. Regularly auditing your IT environment and eliminating unauthorized applications and other shadow IT will ensure you know what needs to be protected.

The Expanding Role of Vulnerability Management

The scope of vulnerability management is becoming increasingly important.  Vulnerability assessment, analyzation, and management is now a security necessity for organizations of all sizes.  See how cybersecurity pros are responding with The Expanding Role of Vulnerability Management Report.


How Do I Know If My Organization Needs Vulnerability Management?

Anyone who has assets connected to the Internet needs vulnerability management, so you can:

Know Your Risks.

To protect your business-critical data, you have to understand where your system is vulnerable. Find out which vulnerabilities exist, and which demand attention.

Think Like an Attacker.

Use the same techniques as threat actors to discover, exploit, and remediate vulnerabilities before an actual atttacker strikes.

Meet Compliance Requirements.

Vulnerability management programs not only help your organization maintain compliance for regulations like HIPAA, PCI DSS, and SOX, they alsoprovide detailed reports that avoid significant fines for non-compliance, allowing you to provide ongoing due diligence during any audit.

Justify Cybersecurity Investments.

Knowing your security risks can help you obtain the resources necessary to address the problems.

Learn More About Vulnerability Assessment Solutions from Fortra

Vulnerability Scanning & Assessment

Vulnerability management solutions help locate, analyze, prioritize, and track security weaknesses to maximize IT resources, effectively mitigate risks, and avoid costly breaches. 

Have you identified weaknesses in your web applications or APIs?

Web applications account for 60% of all breaches (Verizon DBIR 2023), highlighting the importance of good application security.

Find out how Fortra Managed Web Application Firewall can plug those weaknesses and give you peace of mind, with managed virtual patching, proven zero-day protections, adaptive trust-based policies, and expert optimized security profiles.