A new release from HackerTarget.com a whitepaper "Security from the Cloud" focusing on the reasons why vulnerability scanning out of the cloud makes so much sense. Check it out.
This white paper describes advantages of using a remote Vulnerability Scanning Service that is contained within the "Cloud”. A service that is available from anywhere by any systems fully contained as a remote entity and managed by a third party. Using Open Source Vulnerability Analysis tools the Security from the Cloud is peer reviewed, open and world class. While acknowledging that Vulnerability Analysis is only a part of the solution to securing your server, it is clear that a well defined ongoing vulnerability assessment policy is a step in the right direction.