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ConnectSecure Adds Attack Surface Scanning, Exploit Prediction Scoring to Platform

Credit: ConnectSecure

ConnectSecure is adding deep attack surface scanning to its cybersecurity platform for managed service providers (MSPs) to further protect small and mid-size businesses (SMBs).

In addition, the MSP-centric company said it will include the Exploit Prediction Scoring System (EPSS) to its portfolio. Both of the new capabilities will be fully integrated into the ConnectSecure platform, giving MSPs visibility into network, device, and application weaknesses that can be exploited by threat actors.

A “Significant Advancement”

Attack surface scanning is a “significant advancement” to shore up defenses as cyber threats are escalating, ConnectSecure said. As for EPSS, it provides a dynamic, real-time score that rates software vulnerabilities based on real-world activity to determine the probability they will be exploited.

The ConnectSecure platform also provides remediations, so a prioritized list can be given to the IT team with details on how to address the issues. The scoring system enables MSPs to assess the probability that a software vulnerability will be exploited in the wild, ConnectSecure said.

Attack surface scanning will launch in June as part of the ConnectSecure platform with no pricing change.

The Advantages for MSPs

According to ConnectSecure chief executive Peter Bellini, the platform delivers everything an MSP needs to identify, report on, and remediate vulnerabilities:

“With the addition of attack surface scanning, ConnectSecure gives MSPs a 360-degree view from the inside out and the outside in. We’re identifying potential exploitable entry points and telling MSPs how to harden that attack surface to prevent a breach.”

Specifically, ConnectSecure’s attack surface scanner will scan and identify:

  • Open ports
  • Targeted IP addresses
  • Compromised emails
  • Weak or compromised usernames
  • Suspicious subdomains

ConnectSecure also said it has earned SOC2 Type 2 and General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) certifications.

D. Howard Kass

D. Howard Kass is a contributing editor to MSSP Alert. He brings a career in journalism and market research to the role. He has served as CRN News Editor, Dataquest Channel Analyst, and West Coast Senior Contributing Editor at Channelnomics. As the CEO of The Viewpoint Group, he led groundbreaking market research.