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A Guide to Choosing a Vulnerability Assessment Solution

Published: 03 April 2019

ID: G00341448

Analyst(s): Craig Lawson , Mitchell Schneider , Prateek Bhajanka


Although VA technology is in a mature state, it continues to be foundational for organizations’ security management programs. Security and risk management leaders who need to first-time buy or refresh their VA solutions should understand the evaluation parameters for vendors in this market.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Key Elements Across the VM Phases to Evaluate the Best Fit Vendor for a VA Solution
  • Evaluate and Distinguish Between the Various Options and Models Available in VA Technology
    • Architecture
    • Assessment
    • Prioritization
    • Reporting
    • Risk Treatment
    • Administration
    • Additional Considerations

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