TechValidate Research on Cisco Vulnerability Management

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370 Customers Surveyed

2,872 Data Points Collected

190 Published TechFacts

10 Published Charts

98 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Kenna Security Customer Research

What criteria do you use to evaluate the success of your Kenna Security platform implementation?

Kenna risk score reduction
76%
Reduction in Mean Time To Remediate (MTTR)
41%
Reduction in IT remediation time
31%
Reduction in vulnerability investigation time
30%
SLA Adherence
25%
Reduction in reporting time
23%

Kenna Security Customer Statistic

Prior to implementing the Kenna Security Platform, 86% of surveyed customers experienced challenges with “too many vulnerabilities with no way to effectively prioritize.”

86%

Kenna Security Case Study

Global 500 Food Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 food company is based on an October 2019 survey of Kenna Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Reporting was a big business problem as server teams needed a central way to organize and prioritize their patching. Kenna solved that for us and integrated well with our vuln scanners.”

Challenges

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

  • Vulnerability management challenges they experienced that led them to implement the Kenna Security Platform:
    • Too many vulnerabilities with no way to effectively prioritize
    • No way to quantify or measure risk from vulnerabilities

Use Case

  • Approach used to prioritize vulnerabilities prior to Kenna:
    • Use rating system from scanner
  • How they evaluate the success of their Kenna Security platform implementation:
    • Reduction in Mean Time To Remediate (MTTR)
  • Kenna’s primary advantage(s) over other vulnerability management platforms:
    • Kenna goes beyond basic risk scoring and tells them what they need to fix first
    • Kenna provides meaningful and actionable data for remediation (remediation intelligence)
    • Kenna provides awareness of how much risk is in their environment
    • Kenna is updated continuously with real-time information

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Kenna Security:

  • Reduction of time spent on the following activities, since using Kenna:
    • Time spent on Vulnerability Investigation: over 50%
    • Time spent on remediation: over 50%
    • Time spent on reporting: over 75%

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 Security Case Study

The Economist

Introduction

This case study of The Economist is based on a November 2018 survey of Kenna Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We now have the ability to easily highlight the remediation actions with the most bang for the buck to our operations teams. We also have a feedback loop so they can see the risk scores changing every time they fix problems. This feedback loop wasn’t there before Kenna and so there was a “what’s the point?” feeling in operations about patching. Kenna has really helped us change that view. "

Challenges

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

  • Security challenges experienced that led to implementing the Kenna Security Platform:
    • Too many vulnerabilities with no way to effectively prioritize
    • High volume of security data lacking context for decision making
    • Inefficiencies in vulnerability remediation
  • Previously used the following to prioritize vulnerability scan data:
    • Spreadsheets

Use Case

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

  • Has been actively using the Kenna Security Platform for Over 2 years.
  • Kenna Security Platform features most important to them when evaluating competitive or alternative solutions:
    • Data science-based risk scoring methodology
    • “off the shelf” integrations with a wide range of security data sources

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Kenna Security:

  • Most important security challenges the Kenna Security Platform has helped solve:
    • Addressing vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risk to their environment
    • Increased efficiency of vulnerability remediation
    • Finding a quantifiable way to measure, reduce and report on risk
  • Since implementing the Kenna Security Platform, they have been able to reduce their risk posture score by 50%.
  • Most important factors that contributed to the success of their Kenna Security implementation:
    • The Kenna Customer Success team (CSM, CSE)
    • Sharing the risk scores widely to provide a feedback loop on actions taken or not taken.

Kenna Security Customer Testimonial

Effective and saves a lot of time.

IT Security Engineer, Global 500 Computer Services Company



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About Cisco Vulnerability Management

Cisco Vulnerability Management (formerly Kenna.VM) offers an effective, efficient way to reduce your risk profile using risk-based prioritization powered by data science. Rely on it to ID the vulnerabilities that put you at the greatest risk, create a self-service environment for remediation teams, set intelligent SLAs based on your risk tolerance, compare your risk posture against industry peers, deliver clear reports with intuitive metrics, and more.

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