StableNet® Lifecycle (EoX) and Vulnerability (CVE) Monitoring Services
StableNet® Use Case – Network Configuration & Change
Making Security Simple: An automated, scalable approach to Vulnerability and Lifecycle Management that works for you
Let StableNet® help ensure that your ever-changing network infrastructure stays secure beyond generic vulnerability and EOL/EOS updates from vendors with the help of EoX and CVE Monitoring Services.
Background & Motivation
Maintaining a secure, healthy network is the goal of every network operator. It is, however, a moving target and one that requires constant supervision. With the incessant introduction of new network technologies and IoT, the proliferation and scope of cyber-attacks and security breaches continues to grow exponentially. This diversification and increased complexity in network infrastructure requires a powerful, automated tool that can facilitate management across multiple vendors and technologies so that you can proactively identify potential problems before they occur.
Network hardware and software vendors periodically release updated lists of devices and versions that are affected by End-of-Life (EOL) and End-of-Support (EOS) announcements and new vulnerabilities. While it is possible to manually run checks of each device and software installation in your infrastructure (from each of a multitude of vendors), this can quickly become a huge waste of resources for telecommunications and large enterprise networks. Firms not only have a personal vested interested in ensuring that their networks are safe and secure, but also have to consider numerous compliancy agencies and their requirements as well. The need for an automated, scalable, solution to EOL/EOS and Vulnerability Management has never been greater.
EoX & CVE Reporting in StableNet®
Maintain oversight and react quickly by customizing your own succint overview of End-of-Sales, End-of-Life, End-of-Support, and vulnerability. StableNet® is designed from the ground up to work across technologies and vendors to bring you the best all-in-one network and services management platform.
While vendor-supplied updates (available on the StableNet® Community Portal) provide valuable information regarding new vulnerabilities and EOL/EOS announcements, the next step is figuring out a scalable solution to run automated checks of your entire network. With EoX and CVE monitoring services and inventory management by StableNet®, the XML Discovery Engine is constantly scanning your infrastructure. This data is fed into a real-time, centralized database repository that allows for an automated, up-to-date view of your landscape and is crucial in helping you ensure and maintain accurate and current vulnerability and EOL/EOS information. By having a dynamic overview of your hardware, software and configuration data all in one place, you know that each scan results in an accurate assessment of your current situation.
The StableNet® automated vulnerability and EOL/EOS scanning engine is particularly powerful in its ability to provide a scalable solution. The vendor-supplied information is not just generically matched with the assets you have in your inventory. Sometimes, you may be using a software version that has been flagged for a vulnerability, but you are not using that specific software service. In this case, a false positive would typically have added to network operator overload. With StableNet®, customizable notifications and alarms are only triggered if it truly impacts the services that you use. StableNet’s® unified database is truly unique in that it provides a holistic, in-depth aggregation containing all of the intricacies of your unique network.
Once dynamic EOL/EOS and vulnerability scans are complete, the analytics and reporting engines provide highly-flexible, comprehensive tools to help you visualize and communicate the current state of your infrastructure via graphical dashboards. Vulnerability analytics include statistics on vulnerabilities broken down by Information, Warning, and Errors. EOL/EOS analytics provide information on specific device/model/IOS types and the number of affected instances. This can be further elucidated in customizable Lifecycle or Vulnerability reports to help identify current vulnerabilities and EOL-triggered events. This not only helps in compliance reporting, but also to ensure visibility and comprehensibility to problem management teams.
Benefits & Results
Like an umbrella in a hurricane, vendor support for networking devices and software is simply not enough to help manage the torrential downpour of network infrastructure security issues that large corporations are constantly being bombarded with. With the powerful StableNet® Unified Network & Services Management platform, you have a solution that allows you to automate critical tasks and ensure that your multi-vendor and –technology network is safe from any sized storm. A customizable, scalable approach, StableNet® allows you to see your network for what it truly is, to receive notifications and alarms that matter, and to use this information to take appropriate actions. Whether you’re concerned with compliancy, security, or resource management, StableNet® truly is the only solution for large networks looking for an automated solution to proactively identify problems before it‘s too late.
- Centralized database repository with indepth detail of actual network and services
- Automated scanning of hardware, software for EOL/EOS and vulnerability
- Highly-scalable solution that minimizes false positives
- Detailed analytics of key security statistics and parameters
- Customizable dashboards for reporting on vulnerability and EOL/EOS
- Simplified compliancy checks and violation report generation
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