VM Tools

Build vs Buy vulnerability management tool

Pallavi Vishwakarma
July 2, 2023

Vulnerability management is a crucial component of network security. This entails locating, evaluating, and prioritizing system vulnerabilities before implementing mitigation plans.

Building your own vulnerability management tool or obtaining a commercial solution are the two main ways to accomplish this. The decision will be based on your unique needs and available resources. Both options have benefits and drawbacks.

Let's look at why organization thinks of building their own vulnerability management tool

Primarily the organization considers building its own tool because they consider it a more affordable option may be to create its own vulnerability management platform, particularly if you already have the required technical know-how on staff. The tool can be modified to match your unique needs and integrated with your current security architecture. Additionally, creating your own device can provide you with total control over the data and source code, enabling you to keep complete anonymity and preserve absolute security.

However, they must know that building a vulnerability management tool is a complex and time-consuming task. It requires a significant investment in terms of time and resources, including hiring or training staff, purchasing hardware and software, and developing and testing the tool. You will also need to keep the tool up to date with the latest vulnerabilities, which can be a daunting task.

If you still thinking of building your own VM tool you must know the following challenges that you may face in the future:

Challenges in building VM Tools

By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision about whether to build or purchase a vulnerability management tool that meets your organization's specific needs and requirements.

If you are still confused about buying a VM tool... Let's look at some insights to clear your all doubts

Investing in a commercial vulnerability management tool can provide you with a more comprehensive and efficient solution. Commercial tools are typically developed and maintained by security experts and are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of organizations. They are also regularly updated to address the latest threats and vulnerabilities, which saves you time and resources.

Commercial tools also offer a number of features that can be difficult or impossible to implement in-house, such as automatic scanning and reporting, real-time alerting, and integration with other security tools and platforms. Additionally, commercial tools often come with technical support and customer service, which can be invaluable if you run into issues.

#1 Vulnerability management is not just about scanning vulnerability

The main reason that organizations are still not aware of VM platforms like SecOps is that they think vulnerability management is just only about scanning vulnerabilities, which they forget to understand is that it's just one step of a large vulnerability management process.

Unfortunately, organizations are still stuck in the lengthy VM process rather than investing in a VM platform that could automate this whole process and make their task much easier and also a cost-effective solution.

#2 Your system is not unique

Most of the issues large organizations face are that the automated VM platform will not be able to integrate with their system but it's just one of the myths. Your system is just like every other organization and can be integrated easily, we are sure that there might be some gaps in the features and these can be easily resolved by choosing the right vendor that listens to your feedback and are willing to fill those gaps.

#3 Time, Money, and Resource Savings

Time-saving: Automated vulnerability management tools can quickly and efficiently scan large numbers of systems and applications, reducing the time required to identify vulnerabilities compared to manual methods. This allows organizations to focus their time and resources on remediation efforts, rather than on the identification of vulnerabilities.

Money-saving: By reducing the time required to identify and remediate vulnerabilities, a vulnerability management tool can help organizations reduce their security risk and avoid costly security breaches. In addition, many commercially available tools are cost-effective and can provide a good return on investment.

Resource-saving: By automating many of the manual processes involved in vulnerability management, a vulnerability management tool can reduce the need for dedicated personnel and infrastructure resources. This can free up valuable resources that can be redirected toward other important security initiatives.

What features to look at while investing in an effective VM workflow tool

Organizations require a dedicated, scalable vulnerability management system that accomplishes all of the below for efficient vulnerability management in modern data settings:

    1. The tool should be able to scale to accommodate large numbers of systems and applications and should be able to handle the increasing number of vulnerabilities over time.
    2. Automates as many parts of the vulnerability management process as is feasible, including data normalization from scan results, alerting of the necessary remediation teams, handling ticket creation and assignment, and report generation.
    3. The tool should have the ability to perform thorough and accurate vulnerability assessments, including network scans, application scans, and code reviews, to identify all potential vulnerabilities.
    4. Utilizes customizable algorithms that can be set up according to the asset and vulnerability attributes that are most significant to your corporation to assist in prioritizing vulnerabilities and risk.
    5. The tool should be accessible and user-friendly, providing a simple and intuitive interface for users of all skill levels.
    6. The tool should have strong security features to protect sensitive information and data, including encryption, authentication, and authorization controls.

SecOps Solution Streamlines Enterprises VM

SecOps Solution is a platform that automates vulnerability management procedures, allowing businesses to mitigate vulnerabilities ten times faster and with a fraction of the resources.

SecOps is the vulnerability and risk management platform that interacts with your current solutions to give you a single point of control to manage your vulnerability data and monitor your security posture.

SecOps ingests the whole scope of vulnerability data, consolidates it in one location, and automates your vulnerability management processes so that your team works more productively and important results do not go overlooked.

Total Coverage of your Environment

SecOps brings automated application, infrastructure, and cloud security solutions under one platform, that scales infinitely and has built-in integration for Slack, E-mail, JIRA, and much more.

Zero Setup Time

SecOps configures in seconds because no software runs within your environment. There are no agents to install and maintain, no overlooked assets, no DevOps headaches, and no performance hits on live environments.

Context-Based Security Assessment

SecOps uses its proprietary context-based risk identification and patching technology to help reduce thousands of security alerts to the critical few that matter the most. Of Course, we help you patch those vulnerabilities too!

Support for SSO and Custom Roles

SecOps integrates with your single sign-on provider so that you can map your existing roles to SecOps roles, minimizing administrative overhead.

Enterprise Speed and Scalability

No matter how many tools are being used, how many users are logged in at once, or how much vulnerability data is being imported, SecOpsgrows serves any size business and maintains performance.

Scheduled Reporting

Built-in reports can be automatically emailed to all stakeholders at any predetermined period, from executives to technicians.

Accurate Vulnerability Status

Security personnel must keep track of more than just vulnerability identification and redress; they must also track any changes to the vulnerability state. SecOps supports over ten different vulnerability states, from false-positive to risk-accepted, and records every action taken to create a thorough and precise history of each vulnerability, from detection to treatment.

SecOps Solution is an award-winning agent-less Full-stack Vulnerability and Patch Management Platform that helps organizations identify, prioritize and remediate security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in seconds.

To schedule a demo, just pick a slot that is most convenient for you.

Related Blogs