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Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS)

ConnectDS provide both internal vulnerability scanning and external vulnerability monitoring as a service to UK businesses of all sizes.

Why Vulnerability Management as a Service?

Standard vulnerability scans and penetration tests are ‘Point in Time’ assessments, this means that your network could be scanned today and have no vulnerabilities, but tomorrow, a vulnerability could be disclosed for one of your services, leaving your company exposed to unwanted threats until your next yearly scan. Our VMaaS service greatly reduces the time vulnerabilities can lie dormant in your environment thus reducing the chances of a successful cyber attack being carried out on your business.

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How Are Vulnerability Scans Performed?

Internal Vulnerability Scanning

At ConnectDS, our ongoing vulnerability assessment and management of internal devices uses specialist software together with human interaction from our experienced security professionals. This allows us to deliver actionable vulnerability insight for your organisational cyber risk management program.

Internal vulnerability monitoring is performed using software agents that are installed on the endpoints and can extend to remote device or sites using host scanners installed on specific devices

The external vulnerability managed service assesses the security of external networks, systems, applications and infrastructure devices to identify weaknesses that can be leveraged by attackers to gain unauthorised access to your systems.

Service includes all licensing and implementation.

ConnectDS VMaaS is an ongoing, monthly or quarterly vulnerability assessment of your organisation’s external and/or internal assets.

This service includes alerting, reporting and consultation which includes a rescan for validation of remediated vulnerabilities.

Please note: frequency of assessments may be adjusted to suit your requirements and can be carried out weekly, monthly, or quarterly (pricing will be adjusted accordingly).

The key benefits of this are:

  • Fast identification and classification on security vulnerabilities/weaknesses
  • Establishing best practice vulnerability management throughout your digital estate
  • Reduced risk of security vulnerabilities leading to a successful cyber attack
  • Custom reporting and proactive identification of potential impacts
  • Single point of contact for management of vulnerabilities
  • Ongoing consultation on remediation of identified vulnerabilities
  • Continual Service Improvement using proven processes

Breakdown of Services

ConnectDS provide provide a wide coverage for vulnerability assurance our ongoing Vulnerability assessments are divided into 3 categories, these are:

  • Internal Network Assessment
  • External Network Assessment
  • Web Application Assessment

These services can be purchased individually or as a bundle.


Consultation and advice will be provided for remediation of any identified vulnerabilities by an experienced security professional. 3 hours of remote remediation is included per month. See pricing for any additional support.


All assessments includes real-time email alerting of newly identified Critical and High vulnerabilities along with a monthly report of all vulnerabilities detected.


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If immediate validation of remediated vulnerabilities is required additional assessments can be requested.

One free rescan is provided each month. All additional scans requested within a given month will be chargeable, see ‘Pricing’ for more information.

Service Availability

The assessment service will operate 24/7, including Public Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Vulnerability Management:

Please see below for some common questions on our Vulnerability Management solutions, if you would prefer to speak to someone then give us a call and speak to one of our team in our Surrey or London offices to understand your requirements and learn how our security experts support other businesses in the United Kingdom (UK).

Vulnerability Management is a structured program to identify and manage security vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, evaluating, treating, and reporting on security vulnerabilities in systems and the software that runs on them. This, implemented alongside with other security tactics, is vital for organizations to prioritize possible threats and minimizing their “attack surface.”

Vulnerability management is key to validate security patching and secure configurations on a regular basis and in a structured process. It should be part of all business security programs and is required as part of regulatory and legal compliance or contractual security requirements; this is due to the effectiveness of system hardening and reducing the attack surface of a business.

Speak to ConnectDS to see how we can simplify your vulnerability management program with our VMaaS Solution.

Remediation is the resolution of identified vulnerabilities; this could be the patching of a software application, a platform update or disabling a vulnerable component. ConnectDS can also provide Patch Management services in conjunction to our Vulnerability Management service.

Vulnerability tools are designed to proactively look for weaknesses by scanning and identifying vulnerabilities in the network. They can also provide remediation suggestions to mitigate against the potential for future corporate security breaches. This means that companies can stay ahead of hackers.

ConnectDS vulnerability management service is powered by a variety of industry leading vulnerability management tools for our assurance testing – we can also leverage your pre existing tools to perform the vulnerability management service.

Our VMaaS service costs depend on a couple of factors such as scope and size of organisation. Speak to our security analysts today so we can understand your requirements and provide you with a service proposal detailing vulnerability management costs.

Outsourcing VMaaS ensures a consistent managed service, served by our training and experienced security analysts and following the ConnectDS standardised processes and procedures.

ConnectDS leverage a lot of different vendor tooling for our vulnerability assessments although our VMaaS services are performed using the Qualys platform that provides deep visibility of Internal/External devices from our cloud and LAN scanners in addition to cloud agent scanners that provide deep visibility of endpoints both inside and outside the network perimeter.

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