What is an External Security Scan?

An External Security Scan is a proactive cybersecurity measure designed to assess and fortify the digital defenses of an organization. This comprehensive process involves scanning and scrutinizing the external-facing systems, networks, and applications to identify vulnerabilities and potential entry points for cyber threats.

In essence, an External Security Scan acts as a preemptive strike against cyber attacks by detecting weaknesses that could be exploited by malicious actors. By analyzing the security posture of internet-facing assets such as servers, web applications, and network infrastructure, organizations can take corrective actions to mitigate risks and enhance their overall cybersecurity resilience.

Systems Evaluated by an External Security Scan:

Network Infrastructure: Includes routers, switches, firewalls, and other network devices that control the flow of data in and out of the organization’s network.

Web Applications: Evaluates the security of websites, web services, and other online applications that interact with users or process sensitive information.

Servers: Examines the security configurations and vulnerabilities present in servers hosting critical services or applications.

Endpoints: Assesses the security posture of devices such as computers, laptops, mobile devices, and IoT devices that connect to the organization’s network.