Beyond vulnerability scanning: Enhancing attack surface management for more proactive security


5 Things To Look For When Evaluating ASM Solutions

If you need better visibility across your modern network, you’ve come to the right place. As companies expand their global and cloud footprints, security teams are seeking new solutions to discover, track, and monitor their attack surface - they need attack surface monitoring. 

What is Attack Surface Monitoring?

Attack Surface Monitoring goes beyond traditional asset discovery and vulnerability scoring to discover shadow IT and monitor cloud instances by providing an ongoing view into your attack surface. Discover dangerous misconfigurations and process failures  that could allow attackers easy access to your network or valuable data when they happen with continuous monitoring. 

Of the 4.1B records lost so far this year, 75% involved the misconfiguration or unintended exposure of databases or services. By 2022, Gartner estimates that 95% of cloud security failures will stem from an organization’s inability to manage existing controls.

5 Key Capabilities Every ASM Solution Needs:

  1. Blackbox Discovery
    No agents, configuration, or maintenance—just continuous monitoring.
  2. Authentic Collection
    The solution should surveil your network just like a true adversary.
  3. Prioritized Analytics
    Go Beyond CVSS scores—results should reveal exactly what targets are tempting.
  4. Actionable Findings
    Top targets should be easy to find, and clearly detail steps to remediation.
  5. Easy Integrations
    Make it easy to collaborate with IT for shared visibility and ownership.