Keeping up with the influx of security vulnerabilities has become a priority for enterprise IT and security teams. Every system and device within a company can potentially have vulnerabilities, despite what is currently in place to prevent that. This includes all physical laptops, servers and other items, but also virtual platforms, cloud-based assets, mobile devices and more.
The rate that vulnerabilities have been exposed has accelerated in recent years. The “National Vulnerability Database”, shows that industry typically expected “5,000 to 7,000 common vulnerabilities” each year. However, in 2017 that number reached over 14,000 and in 2018 it moved past 16,000. These numbers are possibly underestimating the number of vulnerabilities in the world, but it is clear that this number is quickly accelerating.