Vulnerability Scanning & DAST

There are a number of distinct types of Automated vulnerability scan, all of which perform thousands of tests that would take a pen-tester a very long time, in an attempt to highlight potential vulnerabilities within a system. Of these, two are commonly adopted in the ongoing risk-management of successful businesses.

The first type is known as an infrastructure scan and focuses on the devices and networks upon which the business relies to run it’s core IT systems. A scan will typically target web servers, client computers, printers, routers, switches and various other devices that are regularly the target of attack by various threat agents.

The results of these scans make it very clear exactly where the vulnerability lies, what it is and how you can resolve it. This can be anything from indicating a misconfiguration within a device, to identifying un-patched operating systems and default passwords.

  • Cost-effective pro-active risk reduction
  • Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)
  • Infrastructure vulnerability testing
  • DIY or managed service
  • Scan infrastructure and web applications for thousands of vulnerabilities, continuously
  • Netsparker, Appcheck and Acunetix partners

The second main type of scan is that of an application, and these days in particular a web application. This type of scan is known as a Dynamic Application Security Test, or DAST. These scanners work by interrogating an application for entry points and functions that can be prodded and poked and fed data with the intention of eliciting results that highlight vulnerabilities in the code and hosting systems. Advanced scanners also allow scripts, APIs and other real-time functions that help the scanner to emulate a real user (by logging in to the system for instance) thus providing a more realistic and thorough scan.

Many standards, including ISO27001, IASME Governance, Cyber Essentials, PCI DSS and GDPR expect that vulnerability scanning should be a key component of the modern business and include provisions within their

Unity Metrix partner with some of the biggest names in vulnerability scanning and are happy to provide licences for internal use of the relevant platform, or a fully managed service, offering monthly reports on security findings. In either case you will have access to full-blown reporting that identifies in details exactly where the issues are and how that can be resolved.

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Our Vulnerability Scanning & DAST Process

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We start with a cyber health check to understand your current security posture and identify vulnerabilities.

Pinpointing your cyber strengths and weaknesses.

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Our experts craft a cybersecurity strategy tailored to your business's unique needs and compliance requirements.

A tailor-made defense for your digital assets.

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We put our plan into action, bolstering your defenses and providing training to empower your team.

Elevate your team's cyber savvy.

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Ongoing Support

With continuous monitoring and support, we ensure your defences stay robust against evolving threats.

Keeping watch, keeping you secure.

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What Our Customers Say About us

Unity Metrix Secured Our Business

"As a small business in digital marketing, we were looking for a partner to help us shore up our cybersecurity. Unity Metrix made the whole process smooth and easy. Their team guided us through the steps to get Cyber Essentials and IASME Cyber Assurance certified, scanning for vulnerabilities and making sure our systems were protected. They walked us through each part of the process and made sure we were equipped to handle future risks. Thanks to their friendly, knowledgeable team, we now have solid cybersecurity and peace of mind. If you're looking to secure your business, I can't recommend them enough!"

Chris Hadland

Director, Aura Media

Vulnerability Scanning & DAST FAQs

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