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edgescan Announces the Release of the Annual Vulnerability Statistics Report 2016

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9 year old vulnerabilities exist in the wild on live servers. Poor or nonexistent patching is a major root cause - edgescan 2016 Vulnerability Stats report

    DUBLIN, IRELAND, November 30, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- edgescan, the only managed service (SaaS) provider of combined continuous application and host security that leverages the best of technology combined with human intelligence, today announced the release of the annual Vulnerability Statistics Report 2016.

It is based on vulnerabilities discovered over the past 12 months across over 60,000 systems globally.

The report is unique as it covers a "fullstack" view of cyber security across not only web applications but also supporting cloud and hosting environments.

Key Takeaways:
- 15% of systems have a high or critical vulnerability.
- 95% of critical vulnerabilities are found in the web application layer.
- Encryption technology is a major root cause of weakness and erosion of privacy.
- Old vulnerabilities, up to 9 years old (from 2007), are still being discovered on production systems.

The report can be downloaded here:

About edgescan ;
edgescan provides full-stack vulnerability management globally to some of the worlds largest organisations. Combining advanced technology with consultant expertise, edgescan delivers application and hosting environment security solutions that reduce risk, reduce cost and help ensure the deployment of secure applications, cloud platforms and hosting environments.

edgescan, is a software-as-a-service platform providing dynamic application security testing (DAST) and host layer vulnerability management. The company is headquartered in Dublin Ireland, with partners across the U.S. and Europe.

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