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Integrating Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation: Guidelines to Maximize Performance and Benefits
Over the past few years, vulnerabilities have exploded across all types of platforms—leaving IT security and operations teams scratching their heads. Today

risk assessments and acceptable levels  has done to mitigate risk posed by them. Synergy of Integration By leveraging these integrated technologies and implementing a holistic methodology to managing vulnerabilities, organizations can encourage their IT security and operations staffs to work together. This can help break the vicious and reactive scan-and-patch cycle that too many businesses remain mired in today.In the end, the best implementation of these strategies will combine assessment and remediation to create a vulnerability management

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