Ever hear of a company or government agency’s computer systems falling victim to some individuals' malicious activities? In spite of the frequent news documenting these events, many organizations don't prioritize the security of their own systems. Vendors such as Rapid7, McAfee, or Qualys offer different types of software to assess, manage, or curtail your information technology (IT) systems
and Rapid7’s own vulnerability database.) At face value, such reports might seem like they have the potential to add to the workload. Instead, the Nexpose reports include useful, work-reducing features. While they point out problems, they also provide the steps in order for admins to fix the problems. In some cases, these instructions will include links to download patches or example code to use. This ought to save admins’ time in not only identifying the problems but also seeking out resolutions.