Why Virtual Patching Is Essential For Vulnerability Mitigation
Fortinet News, June 26th, 2020
June 26, 2020,
Volume 267, Issue 4

One of the most critical tasks that most enterprise security teams struggle with on a continual basis is how to protect their organizations against new and existing vulnerabilities

When the FortiGuard Labs team produces threat research on a new exploit, their reports include the following information for that mitigation plan, along with mitigation recommendations that often refer to specific patches provided by vendors:

  • Affected platforms: (Operating systems or devices impacted)
  • Impacted parties: (Users of specific software versions, devices, etc.)
  • Impact: (Malware details)
  • Severity level: (High/Medium/Low)

But what happens when it's not possible to patch the asset?

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