What is a vulnerability scanner or assessment solution?

If you are a cybersecurity expert, you will understand that scanning for vulnerabilities is one of the most effective ways to prevent a data breach. This category is aimed at applicants who identify security flaws in a system or software. We seek the tools needed to identify all vulnerabilities in a system. Successful solutions should not only detect weaknesses but to remediate and alter procedures, ensuring vulnerabilities are prioritized and addressed after they’ve been discovered. Assessment solutions should evaluate numerous solutions to determine the best course of action to take. Testimonials and case studies are expected in order to reflect the success of the solution.

The best tools should scan the system or network for vulnerabilities in software, operating systems, and other components, and then generate a report that identifies the vulnerabilities and recommends steps to remediate them.

Vulnerability scanners typically use a database of known vulnerabilities and attempt to match these vulnerabilities with the components installed on the system or network. The scanner may also use other methods, such as network port scanning and password cracking, to identify potential vulnerabilities.

Previous recognition for vulnerability scanner or assessment solutions

For a broader understanding of this Cloud Security Awards category, we have gathered examples from previous winners, finalists, and shortlistees which impressed the judging team with their innovative security solutions.

Shortlistee of The SaaS Awards 2018 for Best Security Solution in a SaaS Product

Tenable is a cybersecurity company that provides various products and services, including a vulnerability assessment solution called Tenable.io. Tenable.io is a cloud-based platform that provides comprehensive vulnerability scanning, management, and reporting capabilities for organizations of all sizes.

It also integrates with popular third-party tools such as patch management systems and security information and event management (SIEM) solutions to provide a centralized view of an organization’s security posture.

Winner of The Cloud Awards 2022-2023 for the Best Cloud Infrastructure

IBM is a global technology company that offers various cybersecurity products and services, including a vulnerability assessment solution called IBM Security AppScan. IBM Security AppScan is an enterprise-class vulnerability assessment solution that can help organizations identify and remediate vulnerabilities in their applications and web services.

IBM Security AppScan uses a combination of dynamic and static analysis techniques to detect vulnerabilities in both running applications and source code.

A strong entry for Best Vulnerability Scanner / Assessment Solution category should have:

  • Clear, identifiable reasoning as to how the solution protects organizations from vulnerabilities through innovative assessment tools
  • If available, any supplementary materials including but not limited to customer testimonials or case studies to demonstrate the solution’s results, effectiveness, and how it works
  • Clearly highlighted in the application any innovative features based on cloud technologies, where applicable.

The top candidates must be able to combine confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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Why Enter The Cloud Security Awards?

The Cloud Security Awards is the latest innovation from the team behind The Cloud Awards and The SaaS Awards. Since 2011, we’ve been helping organizations across the globe gain the recognition they deserve for market-leading innovation in the cloud computing and software sectors.

For a detailed breakdown of all the benefits you receive as an awards entrant as either a shortlistee, finalist or ultimate winner, please see our “Why Enter?” page. The benefits are the same across all three international awards programs.

Pictured here are the team from Formstack, winner of a SaaS Award for “Best Productivity.”

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