How to view firmware vulnerabilities in Site24x7's NCM tool

How to view firmware vulnerabilities in Site24x7's NCM tool

Firmware vulnerabilities can pose a serious threat to your network security. But with Site24x7's network configuration management (NCM) tool, you can proactively identify and address firmware vulnerabilities before they become a problem.

What are firmware vulnerabilities?
Firmware refers to the software that is programmed into hardware devices to provide instructions for their operation. However, vulnerabilities can occur when flaws or weaknesses are present in the code of this software, which allows attackers to exploit them for malicious purposes. These firmware vulnerabilities can pose significant risks as they can compromise network security, cause device malfunctions, and even lead to privacy breaches. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that firmware is always up-to-date and patches are applied promptly to mitigate the risk of firmware vulnerabilities.

Why should you track firmware vulnerabilities?
Device manufacturers release firmware updates to address potential security threats associated with firmware vulnerabilities. Users should quickly apply these updates and take additional security measures, such as using strong passwords and segmenting their network. By staying informed about emerging firmware vulnerabilities and adopting proactive security measures, users can minimize or eliminate their impact.

Firmware vulnerabilities can occur due to various reasons, such as design flaws, coding errors, insecure configurations, or outdated versions. Taking proactive measures is crucial to prevent hackers from exploiting these weaknesses and compromising the security of your device. Firmware vulnerability management helps keep your device up to date with the latest security patches and updates, which provides an additional layer of protection.

How does firmware vulnerability management in Site24x7 work?
Site24x7's NCM tool helps you protect your network devices from firmware vulnerabilities. It scans your network and identifies risks based on vulnerability data from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Vulnerability Database (NVD). Site24x7's Firmware Vulnerabilities Dashboard displays the firmware versions, the number of exposed devices, and the list of vulnerabilities. You can click on any vulnerability to view the complete details of it, such as the type, severity, basescore of the vulnerability, the ways to exploit it, and whether a patch is available. Check the reference links displayed on the screen to learn how to protect your device against the vulnerability. This tool helps to minimize vulnerabilities in your network devices and safeguards them against possible exploits.

Watch this video to see how you can track and manage firmware vulnerabilities with Site24x7!

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