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BackBox Introduces Network Vulnerability Manager

October 2023 by Marc Jacob

BackBox announced the launch of Network Vulnerability Manager (NVM). With this new capability added to its existing Network Automation Platform, BackBox integrates automated OS upgrades and network configuration management capabilities with network vulnerability management into common workflows. NVM is purpose-built for network teams to easily discover vulnerabilities in their network, prioritize CVEs according to their unique risk profile, and automate multiple levels of remediation, no matter the network complexity.

According to a Ponemon Institute study on the Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response, “60 percent of respondents agree that IT security spends more time navigating manual processes than responding to vulnerabilities, which leads to an insurmountable response backlog.” The study also estimates that companies experience an average of 30 hours a week of downtime because of the patching of vulnerabilities.

Network engineers trust BackBox to quickly automate critical but often mundane tasks that take a lot of time to do manually, with a library of over 3,000 pre-built automations and a script-free, no-code way to build new ones. With the addition of NVM, the platform now offers network teams a comprehensive vulnerability management process that:

Identifies vulnerabilities and classifies them by threat level as they surface
Prioritizes them according to the needs of each customer’s unique network environment
Automates multiple levels of remediation through configuration changes, network and firewall OS upgrades, and patches
Simplifies OS and firmware updates with built-in backups, single-click roll-backs, and integrated pre- and post-update validations
Helps network teams with device lifecycle management and automates hardware upgrades around vendor-driven EOL (End of Life) data

In December, Gartner published a cybersecurity predictions report projecting that “by 2026, over 60% of threat detection, investigation, and response capabilities will leverage exposure management data, up from less than 5% today.”

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