Vulnerability Scanning


Enjoy peace of mind with regular network scans


Did you know that nearly 20 new security vulnerabilities are discovered every day? Vulnerability scanning uses a variety of tools and techniques to examine your changing network for security gaps and misconfigurations. Regular vulnerability scanning is a critical element of successful information security programs. It is also required by merchants accepting credit card payments.

Sikich enjoys the privilege of working with leading payment card, financial, restaurant, hospitality, health care, and educational organizations from around the world. We assist you with information security consulting, fraud management, risk mitigation, and vulnerability detection and prevention.

Sikich security experts handle almost any conceivable assignment to do with digital security and data protection, including credit card data (PCI DSS), patient data (HIPAA), bank account numbers (GLBA), service provider reviews (SOC 1/2/3), and intellectual property. We specialize in compliance audits, penetration tests, computer security assessments, and computer forensic investigations.

We review and benchmark multiple areas of your organization to identify operational practices and systems configurations that represent risk to your sensitive information.

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Understand the mind of a hacker to better protect your network and applications. By emulating a real-world attacker, we demonstrate where holes exist and procedures fail, how much access an attacker could gain and how to properly secure your systems.

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Get up-to-date information about which security vulnerabilities impact your systems. Regular vulnerability scanning is a critical component of all successful cybersecurity programs and is a required component for all merchants accepting credit card payments. These scans also help to proactively find changes or weaknesses in your ever-changing network environment.

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Whether it is investigating a breach of credit card numbers or recovering sensitive data, we have the experience and ability to dissect even the most complicated forensic cases and bring them to a close.

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Employing a risk management program will focus your limited resources where they can provide the greatest level of risk reduction.  Our risk assessments combine reviews of documentation and system details with personnel interviews to identify relevant threats and vulnerabilities within your organization.

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Scale quickly as your company grows, reduce infrastructure costs and space requirements and access your data from anywhere, at anytime to arm.

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Our internal vulnerability scanning service is customized for your organization. Internal vulnerability scans test the security of those of your systems that are not exposed to the internet. This includes network infrastructure, servers, and workstations. Our solution automatically connects to Sikich through your firewall to conduct testing and transmit results.


Your external network likely consists of perimeter devices, such as routers and firewalls, as well as internet-accessible servers, like your email and web servers. External vulnerability scans are performed remotely by the Sikich scanning server network. Our solution only requires your network addresses. You don’t need to download, install, or configure any software.



Approved Scanning Vendor


Qualified Security Assessor


Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor


Qualified Security Assessor for Point-to-Point Encryption


Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor for Point-to-Point Encryption


PCI Forensic Investigator


Whether your business is a large corporation with multiple network blocks or a small company with only a single dynamic IP address, you’ll find our vulnerability scanning easy, effective, and affordable. You can log into the Sikich Compliance and Vulnerability Management Portal to securely view risks and threats against your network as well as your scheduled vulnerability scans.

Results and corrective recommendations are risk-ranked based on priority and provided in both summary and technically detailed formats, appropriate for executives and IT managers. As a user of the service, you can take advantage of email alerts, downloadable reports, graphs, trend analyses, resource tools, and real-time control over running scans to maximize your ability to respond to threats and secure your network.

Because we don’t expect you to become an information security expert, we offer personal, interactive support both before you start scanning and after your scan has finished. Our support experts work with you to provide guidance and help you interpret and analyze your report.

Here’s an overview of what’s worth keeping in mind about Sikich’s service as you think about vulnerability scanning.


You can plan and manage your security tests to fit your needs. Before each test you receive an email notifying you the test is about to begin. To postpone the testing, you can log into the web portal and reschedule the test. You can even monitor testing progress in real time, and use the same interface to cancel the test while it is running.

At the end of a test run, you receive an email with the summary of the results and a link to your report. At the portal, you can see the detailed results and recommended corrective actions.

You can add your own comments to each vulnerability, for instance, to indicate that a change will be made by a given date or that you accept certain risks. These comments are stored with your test results and included in your reports.


Enrolling is quick and easy! You can set up your tests using our secure website to register your devices, the type of tests to perform, and when and how often they should run, from daily to annually. You can configure and review your test schedule and results anytime from a web browser on any computer, mobile device, or smartphone.

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The Sikich testing engine checks for tens of thousands of security vulnerabilities and is updated every day. Our service extends to all technologies on your network, including firewalls, routers, web servers, email servers, and application servers.


The Sikich testing engine is updated daily and checks for tens of thousands of security vulnerabilities. Our service is incredibly thorough, inspecting your firewalls, routers, web servers, email servers and application servers.

Sikich has also been approved as meeting the requirements defined for Approved Scanning Vendors (ASV) in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), endorsed by American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa.


The price of vulnerability scanning varies depending on the number of devices tested and the frequency of tests. For a small organization we would typically recommend monthly security tests, at a cost that is significantly lower than that of a single penetration test and at a fraction of the cost of dealing with a security breach. For larger organizations, frequent tests may cost as little as pennies per device.