SecurityMetrics Vulnerability Scanner Catches Business Weaknesses for Over a Decade

Upgrades and fine-tuning ensure ASV identifies business vulnerabilities

Apr 07, 2015, 11:08 ET from SecurityMetrics

OREM, Utah, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Detecting over 22,000 vulnerabilities per day, SecurityMetrics has successfully completed the testing phase of the PCI scanning vendor program and recertified as an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) for the tenth consecutive year.

SecurityMetrics' award-winning External Vulnerability Scanning services help businesses identify external network weaknesses, such as web server misconfiguration and vulnerable SSL versions, which could allow attackers access to compromise a business network. The company has recently upgraded its web application scanning checks that examine business networks for online app vulnerabilities.

Thorough updates, manual vulnerability verification, and expert analysis of over 6 million scans helps SecurityMetrics' scan engines remain current with both front-page and uncommon vulnerabilities. To assist non-technical customers, vulnerability scan technicians stand by 24/7/365 to help remediate and patch any failing scan results.

"Newsworthy, high-profile vulnerabilities like GHOST and POODLE are just the tip of the iceberg," said SecurityMetrics' Director of Scanning, Nathan Stocks. "Hundreds of thousands of diverse security vulnerabilities put businesses at risk every single day, which is why vulnerability scans should be run regularly."

SecurityMetrics is one of the original vendors ASV certified by the PCI SSC in 2006, and is certified by the PCI Council to conduct all major PCI compliance validations.

To discover your external network weaknesses or fulfill the vulnerability scanning requirement for the PCI DSS, contact SecurityMetrics at or 801-705-5656. Learn more about SecurityMetrics' External Vulnerability Scanning services at

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SecurityMetrics protects electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has tested over 1 million payment systems for data security and compliance. Among other things, SecurityMetrics offers PCI audits, mobile device vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and forensic analysis. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.

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