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Achieve continuous visibility with Advanced Vulnerability Management

Difenda AVM continuously monitors, detects and helps provide guidance on remediation items and configuration issues, minimizing the window of opportunity for attackers. Simplify vulnerability management processes by leveraging automation, business intelligence and real-time visibility.

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Traditional vulnerability management doesn’t go far enough

Today’s businesses rely on multiple changing technologies—creating significant compatibility and integration challenges. Each deployment introduces a range of vulnerabilities and poor data flow, emphasizing the need for organizations to maintain constant vigilance. 

Difenda AVM offers a strategic approach to vulnerability management that leverages machine learning, business intelligence and real-time operational and management dashboards that allow remediation teams to focus and address true areas of risk in technologically complex environments.

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Introducing Difenda AVM

Difenda AVM is designed to streamline every core aspect of vulnerability management, including regular vulnerability scans, implementation of secure configuration standards, prioritized remediation of detected vulnerabilities and deployment of operating system and software patches. 

Difenda AVM offers:

  • Continuous vulnerability assessment across all technologies and assets
  • Guidance on prioritized remediation activities based on additional business context (such as asset sensitivity)
  • Streamlined risk deferment, acceptance, and tracking
  • Real-time vulnerability management visibility through the Difenda Shield portal
  • An automated asset management framework that improves connectivity and understanding across your organization

What’s included in Difenda AVM?

Technology is constantly evolving, but with big changes comes new compatibility and integration challenges, a range of vulnerabilities, and an overall poor flow of data. Difenda AVM lets you implement a robust cybersecurity solution that keeps your business protected at all levels.

Asset Database

Relying on overlapping tools or spreadsheet lists can make it difficult to accurately track assets, especially in a changing IT environment. Difenda AVM provides you with a detailed asset list (CMDB) that’s continuously updated for real-time visibility. 

• Integrate asset information discovered through vulnerability scanning with other supported Difenda Shield modules
• Continuously update CMDB data, including technical specifications and installed software
•Track additional business context for each asset, including parent business services, asset sensitivity, external exposure, and environmental factors such as production or development

Asset Reconciliation

Increase asset visibility across the entire organization. Difenda AVM works closely with Difenda MXDR to seamlessly reconcile assets discovered from the vulnerability scanner, the SIEM, and the EDR platform.

• Create the most accurate list of discovered assets for your company
• Eliminate duplicate asset entries in your records
• Reduce your dependence on a single source of truth by unifying AVM and MDR

Vulnerability Data Enhancement

New vulnerabilities are discovered daily across all technologies. Difenda AVM creates a clear, prioritized view of vulnerability concerns within complex technological environments.

• Integrate with a fully-managed or supported vulnerability scanning technology
• Apply customized business rules to normalize vulnerability and secure configuration data
• Capture an actionable prioritized assessment of vulnerability and configuration concerns

Remediation Prioritization

Effortlessly prioritize and assign remediation responsibilities by leveraging the Difenda Shield vulnerability response module.

• Automatically ingest, prioritize, and assign remediation work
• Configure business rules to consider native vulnerability scanner risk ratings, asset sensitivity, external exposure, and environmental factors for informed prioritization
• Group hundreds of similar vulnerabilities and provide updates on master remediation tickets
• Automatically close remediation tickets once remediation work is completed and scans are re-run

Exception Management

Stay compliant with your vulnerability management policy and don’t let anything fall through the cracks. Exception management keeps all of your exceptions organized and visible. Exceptions are methodically managed.

• Simplifying deferment, acceptance, and tracking of all exceptions
• Quickly identify gaps in your compliance caused by exceptions
• Gain full visibility over your exceptions, whether temporary or permanent

Dashboards and Reporting

Gain access to insights far beyond the reporting offered by traditional Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). AVM offers comprehensive dashboards and real-time reporting capabilities to maximize visibility across your entire organization.

• Dynamically report on current control compliance according to assets, industry standard frameworks, active risks, and ongoing audit engagements
• Access real-time dashboard and reporting data
• Offer up-to-date visibility for all stakeholders, including operational staff

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What can you achieve with AVM?

Real-time vulnerability assessments improve visibility into every aspect of the technologies and assets your company uses.
Benefit from prioritized responses that take key business context into account, such as asset sensitivity, risk level, source, and more.
Keep your business protected at all times with 24/7 vulnerability management that leverages automation and tactical response to minimize your risk.
Our integration-friendly approach means you always get access to cutting edge cybersecurity technology through the Difenda Shield and vulnerability scanners like tenable and Qualys.

Turn cybersecurity into a company-wide objective with real-time data dashboards, notifications,  alerts, and enhanced visibility using the Difenda Shield Portal.

Automation ensures critical data is logged, shared with other mission-critical applications, and used to better protect your organization.
Whether you’re looking for on-prem, cloud, or hybrid—Difenda AVM is the easiest way for you to integrate a best-in-class vulnerability management solution into your cybersecurity stack.
Uncover the full context between assets, users, vulnerabilities, and the platforms you rely on for day-to-day operations.

Sharpen your cybersecurity program with the Difenda Shield cybersecurity suite

Implement a robust cybersecurity solution that keeps your business protected at all levels. AVM is a fully managed and modular solution that integrates seamlessly with other components of the Difenda Shield, including:

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Megan Miller

Megan Miller’s energy and passion for learning flow into all aspects of her work. As the Growth Manager, North America, she brings a background in sciences which she has transitioned to the tech sector in her role at Difenda.

With a Bachelors of Science in Geology, Megan is a lifelong learner who is voracious about learning anything she can get her hands on about cybersecurity. Her positive energy has built a sales strategy with a focus on expanding in the United States while nurturing the Canadian presence. She is responsible for recruiting and training the sales team. Together with the company’s leadership, she creates the sales process and the company’s product strategy in order to better serve the customer base. This ensures that our customers have a highly trained and highly motivated team to help them every step of the way, Megan has completed Microsoft SC-900 training and working towards mastering Microsoft.

Whether at work or play, Megan is fully committed. She took her love of hockey all the way to the semi-professional level as a competitive hockey player. Megan loves all things sports including water skiing, scuba diving, cycling, and snowboarding. She also enjoys time with family and reading about alternative energy, innovation, and cybersecurity.

Natasha Phanor

As the Microsoft Partner Manager at Difenda, Natasha Phanor is responsible for driving growth within our Microsoft Partnership. With six years in the industry, she offers a fresh, energetic approach, and the ability to focus on our customer’s needs throughout the entire process. Natasha has the innate ability to foresee customer needs and solve problems before they arise, which creates a smooth road for each customer she encounters.

As the recipient of the Outstanding Services Partner of the Year Award in 2018, it is clear that Natasha responds quickly to customer needs, creates a platform for understanding a customer’s business requirements, and walks them through the process to ensure their complete satisfaction.

In her spare time, Natasha is as energetic and passionate as she is on the job. A self-proclaimed foodie-extraordinaire, she enjoys dinner parties, traveling, downhill skiing, hiking, biking, and reading. Natasha has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Dance, from Ryerson University.

Lisa Templeton

Lisa Templeton is the perfect combination of human empathy and technological prowess. In her role as People Services Manager, she takes care of our team members to support them in their daily work, as well as on their personal life paths. Happy employees make for happy customers, and Lisa excels in giving our employees the tools they need for success in order to become the best possible versions of themselves. Along with employee formation, she shines in the service delivery support domain to continuously improve the process. Her 24 years of experience in IT Operations and Service Management help her create quality and efficiency at Difenda.

Having attended the Information Systems Management certificate program at Ryerson University, and with various other certifications to her credit, Lisa is perceptive and innovative when it comes to information technology, but also sensitive to the needs of her human constituents. Responsible for achieving the first privately owned company HDI Support Center certification in Canada, she has also designed and implemented Service Management excellence programs and 24×7 IT Operations departments for multiple IT organizations, and has created corporate rewards and recognition programs to keep her employees engaged and motivated.

On the personal side, Lisa passionately supports the cause of breast cancer research, having lost her mother to the disease. She reads voraciously in her spare time, and enjoys the art of home renovation. The summer months also bring time on her boat and exploring new hiking trails.

Miranda McCurdy

Miranda McCurdy uses her myriad super powers in all aspects of her job and personal life. As the Marketing Director at Difenda, Miranda McCurdy brings over a decade of experience to the table, which includes expertise in all facets of operations, brand management, and content marketing, as well as a multitude of successful strategies for the ever-expanding digital world. She is an expert at simplifying the message the company is trying to send, filling in gaps in the information, and strengthening the content in order to create compelling narratives that strengthen the brand and developing programs that bring teams together.

With several Addy Awards issued by the American Advertising Federation Cleveland to her credit, and her never say die attitude, Miranda understands both the broader picture and the minute details that are needed to successfully market a product. With her abilities to harness both the talent needed to spread the message, as well as to create the message itself, she is an integral cog in the company’s ability to communicate with customers and other stakeholders.

When she is not building a brand, she shares her ability to fill the gaps in her community by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics, and the Charleston Food Bank. In her spare time, Miranda spends time with her family, enjoys fitness and health, paddle boarding, reading, and arts and crafts.

Juliana Zaremba

Connections are the name of the game for Juliana Zaremba. As Strategic Partnerships Director, she is responsible for Difenda’s channel partnerships and the development and ownership of the channel partner program. She is also responsible for the global Microsoft Partnership, including the creation of strategic plans with MSFT contacts that will facilitate the continued growth of the business and establish certification and training protocols in all security technologies. Her role is multifaceted, as she acquires partners, manages relationships with them, and develops strategies that will provide cutting edge security solutions to our customer base. Another integral aspect of her job is to facilitate growth.

With a Bachelor’s in Math from the University of Waterloo and 14 years of experience from her previous roles at Herjavec Group and CDW, her cutting edge focus and ability to develop long-lasting relationships and strategies provides world class security solutions to our customer base.

Juliana thrives on connections outside of work as well. She is a philanthropist and contributor with Women4Change based in Hamilton. This group of local women is passionate about supporting local causes, and she focuses her efforts around Women in STEM. She is also a member of Club Italia in Niagara Falls and supports their youth events throughout the year.

When not managing the Microsoft Global partnership, Juliana enjoys reading, often reading several books at once. Juliana enjoys exploring the Niagara Escarpment with her family, as well as sharing meals and experiences with her extended family. Juliana’s competitive nature has her always trying new things, like Whoop band challenges and Peloton.

Jeffry Jacob

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