Vulnerability Scans

An organized approach to the testing and reporting of potential security issues on a network.


Regular vulnerability scanning is necessary for maintaining information security. Any changes to your equipment should immediately be followed by an additional vulnerability scan. The scans will detect if your equipment is compromised such as missing patches and outdated protocols, certificates, and services.

The Importance of Vulnerability Scans

Vulnerability scanning is a non-destructive form of testing that provides immediate feedback on the health and security of a network. Based on the information provided, our IT team can take direct action to better protect your network.

If your company does not have an internal IT department, vulnerability scans can be a daunting task. Even if you do have an internal IT department, the bandwidth may not be sufficient to conduct comprehensive testing.

Hiring an outside managed IT service provider, such as Partnered Solutions IT, will provide you with reliable vulnerability testing and ensure you have a comprehensive protection plan to keep your network protected.


Vulnerability Assessment Steps:



Scan network-accessible systems, identify open ports and services running on scanned systems, remotely log in to systems to gather detailed system info, and correlate system information with known vulnerabilities.



After vulnerabilities are identified, they need to be evaluated so the risks are dealt with appropriately.



There are different ways to treat vulnerabilities: remediation, mitigation, or acceptance.



Generating vulnerability assessment reports are valuable as the detailed reports will provide remediation recommendations for future use.