Mac Vulnerability Management
Cyber-attacks are rising day by day. Hackers target the endpoints accessing the internet to intrude into the network. Hence, large enterprises should extend their vulnerability management to multiple operating systems. It will help them manage and secure their endpoints and run without hassles. In previous articles, we came to know about Linux and Windows VM.
In this article, we will focus on MAC vulnerability management.
What is MAC vulnerability management?
It is a cyclical practice of identifying, detecting, prioritizing, and remediating flaws in MAC operating systems. Studies reveal that mac operating systems are too vulnerable. In 2017, security researchers witnessed a rise of 28.83 percent of security flaws compared to 2016. So, let us see some of the common mac vulnerabilities.
- Code execution vulnerabilities
- Data theft vulnerabilities
- macOS zero-day vulnerabilities
- Denial of service vulnerabilities
- Memory corruption vulnerabilities
Like any other operating system, macOS has its flaws. To tackle them, SanerNow divides the process into viable steps. Let us now see how this process works in SecPod SanerNow.
- Rapid macOS vulnerability scanner
SanerNow provides security teams with a short-duration scanning process. It identifies the flaws in less than 5 minutes. It also plays the role of a network scanner to scan all IP-enabled devices. Hence, the macOS vulnerability scanner is automatic and scans every day using Saner agents installed on all devices.
- Accurate detection
macOS vulnerability scanner helps to scan and detect flaws accurately. SanerNow has the world’s largest vulnerability database containing 160000+ security checks. It is updated daily to provide accurate detection with zero false positives.
- Risk-based assessments
The assessment starts with the identification of flaws in the devices using macOS vulnerability scanner. Based on historical events, CVSS score, the level of severity is analyzed. This calculated risk assessment helps enterprises to reduce risk exposure.
- Prioritization based on CVSS
Prioritization based on the CVSS scoring system ranges from 1 to 10, where 10 is the high severity of the risk. CVSS helps in mitigating high critical risk first. Hence, it gives no chance for hackers to exploit the network and cause damage to the enterprise.
- Integrated patch remediation
Security teams often lag in remediation after the detection of flaws. SanerNow has an integrated patch management solution to mitigate flaws soon after detection. It allows enterprises to remediate flaws from a single cloud-based console.
- Custom reports
SanerNow provides enterprises with in-built and customized reports to analyze them for further strategic decisions for managing flaws.
SanerNow supports multiple operating systems and other third-party applications, and the difference lies only in the agents installed in the devices. Like macOS vulnerability scanner for mac, windows vulnerability scanner for windows, etc. From scanning to remediation, everything is done by SanerNow in a single pane of glass.
SanerNow supported macOS platforms
macOS: Yosemite 10.10, El-Cap 10.11, Sierra 10.12, High Sierra 10.13, Mojave 10.14, Catalina 10.15, Big Sur 11.0, Monterey 12.0.
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