What to Look for in a Cloud Vulnerability Management Solution

Up to now in this Buyer’s Guide, much of the discussion has been on what to look for in a vulnerability management solution in general. In the next sections, we’ll focus on topics specific to cloud-hosted solutions.

In the introduction, we discussed the benefits of a cloud-based security solution, including ease of maintenance, scalability, performance and more. There are also interesting advantages to cloud-hosted vulnerability management when a provider leverages a highly scalable and distributed public cloud environment like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Vendors leveraging this type of cloud infrastructure provider can host their vulnerability management solution in multiple data centers around the globe. This is useful for several reasons:

All cloud environments are not equal. If you’re considering cloud-based vulnerability management solutions, understand how vendors are leveraging the cloud so you get maximum benefit from it.