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 Security Vulnerability Scanning


Vulnerability scanning looks for vulnerable versions of software installed on systems. This service will start a process that scans for vulnerabilities and delivers a detailed report consisting of all known vulnerabilities on a system, and a prioritized list of recommended steps for remediation. 

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Service Details

How to Request this Service:

​Contact Support Services​ and request a security vulnerability scan.

Service Expectations:

​A vulnerability scan is an automated process that looks for vulnerable versions of software in a computer system. After the scan is complete, you can expect a report with a prioritized list of vulnerabilities and recommended steps towards remediation. 


What is a vulnerability?
A vulnerability is any weakness that attackers or their malicious programs may be able to exploit. For example, it can be a bug in a computer program or a misconfigured webserver. An attacker or malware may be able to take advantage of the vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to the affected system.




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For assistance with this service, please email Support Services or call 508.531.2555.