TechValidate Research on Kenna.VM

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340 Customers Surveyed

2,674 Data Points Collected

190 Published TechFacts

10 Published Charts

102 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Kenna.VM Customer Testimonial

“With Kenna .VM, we are now able to prioritize vulnerabilities on the basis of the risk score.”

Utkarsh Choudhary, Security Officer, Deloitte & Touche

Kenna.VM Case Study

Large Enterprise Hospitality Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise hospitality company is based on a September 2020 survey of Kenna.VM customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Kenna has allowed the organization to improve the investigation of critical vulnerabilities and track the time required to remediate those issues allowing the organization to be more focused on addressing critical vulnerabilities.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Kenna.VM:

  • The vulnerability management challenges they were experiencing that led them to implement the Kenna.VM:
    • Too many vulnerabilities with no way to effectively prioritize
    • High volume of security data lacking context for decision making
    • Not having a way to quantify or measure risk from vulnerabilities
    • Inefficiencies in vulnerability remediation

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Kenna.VM that the surveyed company uses:

  • The approach they used to prioritize vulnerabilities prior to Kenna:
    • CVSS 10+
    • A rating system from scanner
  • They best describe their current engagement model between the Security and IT team as Security investigates; IT prioritizes and remediates.
  • The criteria they use to evaluate the success of your Kenna.VM implementation:
    • Reduction in Mean Time To Remediate (MTTR)
    • Kenna risk score reduction
    • Reduction in vulnerability investigation time
    • Reduction in IT remediation time
    • SLA adherence
    • Reduction in reporting time

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Kenna.VM:

  • Before Kenna vs. After Kenna: Have you seen a reduction in time spent on the following activities? (Security and IT team time combined)
    • Time spent on Vulnerability Investigation: over 75%
    • Time spent on remediation: 50 – 75%
    • Time spent on reporting: over 75%
  • Kenna’s primary advantage(s) over other vulnerability management platforms:
    • Kenna goes beyond basic risk scoring and tells me what I need to fix first
    • Kenna provides meaningful and actionable data for remediation (remediation intelligence)
    • Kenna provides awareness of how much risk is in our environment
    • Kenna is updated continuously with real-time information
    • Kenna aggregates data and reporting from multiple tools (vuln scanners, CMDB, discovery)
    • Kenna includes multiple threat intel feeds (eliminating the need for subscription)
  • Rates the following for Kenna.VM compared to other vulnerability management solutions:
    • Remediation Intelligence (guidance on “what to fix first”): superior
    • Integrated real-time global exploit intelligence: superior
    • Data science-based risk scoring methodology: superior
    • “Off the shelf” integrations with a wide range of security data sources: superior
    • Predictive vulnerability modeling: superior

Kenna Security Customer Research

What vulnerability management challenges were you experiencing that led you to implement the Kenna Security Platform?
Too many vulnerabilities with no way to effectively prioritize
69%
High volume of security data lacking context for decision making
44%
No way to quantify or measure risk from vulnerabilities
49%
Inefficiencies in vulnerability remediation
47%

Kenna Security Customer Research

Top Security Challenges Solved

What are the most important security challenges the Kenna Security Platform has helped you solve?

Addressing vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risk to our environment
86%
Quantifiable way to measure, reduce and report on risk
71%
Increased efficiency of vulnerability remediation
51%
Transforming security data into actionable intelligence
49%

Kenna.VM Case Study

Global 500 Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 banking company is based on an October 2021 survey of Kenna.VM customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“we had nothing to address risk and vulnerability management within the applications. Kenna provided us a way to aggregate various scanner results and apply a risk analysis that wasn’t there before”

“We have a fantastic and supportive customer success team.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Kenna.VM:

  • The vulnerability management challenges they were experiencing that led them to implement the Kenna.VM:
    • Not having a way to quantify or measure risk from vulnerabilities

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Kenna.VM that the surveyed company uses:

  • The approach they used to prioritize vulnerabilities prior to Kenna:
    • A rating system from scanner
    • A homegrown prioritization tool
  • They best describe their current engagement model between the Security and IT team as Security investigates; Security and IT work together to prioritize; IT remediates.
  • The criteria they use to evaluate the success of your Kenna.VM implementation:
    • Reduction in Mean Time To Remediate (MTTR)
    • Reduction in vulnerability investigation time

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Kenna.VM:

  • Before Kenna vs. After Kenna: Have you seen a reduction in time spent on the following activities? (Security and IT team time combined)
    • time spent on Vulnerability Investigation: 10 – 25%
    • time spent on remediation: 1 – 10%
    • time spent on reporting: 25 – 50%
  • Kenna’s primary advantage(s) over other vulnerability management platforms:
    • Kenna goes beyond basic risk scoring and tells me what I need to fix first
    • Kenna provides meaningful and actionable data for remediation (remediation intelligence)
    • Kenna provides awareness of how much risk is in our environment
    • Kenna aggregates data and reporting from multiple tools (vuln scanners, CMDB, discovery)
  • Rates the following for Kenna.VM compared to other vulnerability management solutions:
    • remediation Intelligence (guidance on “what to fix first”): superior
    • integrated real-time global exploit intelligence: superior
    • data science-based risk scoring methodology: superior
    • “Off the shelf” integrations with a wide range of security data sources: on par
    • predictive vulnerability modeling: superior

Kenna Security Customer Testimonial

Kenna has helped us prioritize and evaluate vulnerabilities based off of risk.

IT Security Engineer, Educational Institution



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About Kenna.VM

Kenna is a software-as-a-service Risk and Vulnerability Intelligence platform that accurately measures risk and prioritizes remediation efforts before an attacker can exploit an organization’s weaknesses. Kenna automates the correlation of vulnerability data, threat data, and 0-day data, analyzing security vulnerabilities against active Internet breaches so that InfoSec teams can prioritize remediations and report on their overall risk posture.

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