According to a study by Microsoft, more than 80% of enterprises have experienced at least one firmware attack in the past three years.

Is your enterprise’s security posture secure? Does your security software manage and defend all your endpoints from vulnerabilities?

Vulnerability management for your network devices 

NIST’s National Vulnerability Database shows a quintuple increase in attacks against firmware in the previous four years, as noted in a Security Affairs article. These statistics indicate that cybercriminals have continually improved their techniques in penetrating your network via firmware instability.

Cybercriminals try to identify the loopholes in your network devices so they can trigger compromises of workstations and confidential data. To combat these malicious actions, let’s first discuss the playing field…

What are network devices?

Switches, routers, firewalls, wireless access points, and integrated access devices are network devices that form the backbone of your IT framework. These are essential in every enterprise network as they serve as the bridge for communication between the endpoints.

How are your network devices compromised?

Cyberactors try to penetrate your network in various ways. When your security posture is strong and cannot be affected by phishing campaigns, malicious email attachments, ransomware attacks, etc., cybercriminals strive to uncover a loophole you might have forgotten to secure. The loophole that’s been given the least focus in your organization is often the security of network devices. These can be attacked by firmware vulnerabilities through credential hacking, vulnerabilities of outdated technology, and other techniques.

Attacks are often caused by penetrating the network via network devices that cannot be identified because no proper vulnerability checks are in place. As a result, remediation from the attack is often focused on workstations rather than network devices. This gives threat actors the opportunity to secretly thrive in network devices to launch additional attacks.

The next obvious question is: How do you secure your network devices?

With ManageEngine Vulnerability Manager Plus, you can easily detect firmware vulnerabilities and anomalies with a swift agentless approach when they arise in your enterprise network.

Three simple steps help fortify your network:

1. Discover network devices present in your network.

2. Scan the network devices to detect vulnerabilities.

3. Remediate and manage the network devices efficiently.

 It’s important to stay ahead of zero-day attacks and critical vulnerabilities detected in your network devices by mitigating them immediately. To learn more about managing firmware vulnerabilities in your network, visit here.

Vulnerability Manager Plus secures your network devices and provides an all-in-one, multi-OS security solution to fortify your endpoints across your enterprise network. It identifies and remediates vulnerabilities in an instant across multiple platforms. Vulnerability Manager Plus delivers a wide range of security features, such as security misconfiguration management, automated patching, high-risk software audit, active port audit, zero-day vulnerabilities detection, CIS compliance, and more. 

Click here to learn how Vulnerability Manager Plus provides the right solution to secure your entire network. To explore on your own, download a free, 30-day trial. You can also schedule a free, personalized demo to receive answers to your product questions from one of our solution experts.