TechValidate Research on Kenna.VM

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321 Customers Surveyed

2,532 Data Points Collected

191 Published TechFacts

10 Published Charts

87 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 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise banking company is based on an October 2018 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.

“The Kenna Security Platform gives us the ability to maximize the security team’s impact on the organization’s risk posture.”

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
  • Previously used the following to prioritize vulnerability scan data:
    • Spreadsheets
    • An internally developed tool

Use Case

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

  • Has been actively using the Kenna Security Platform for 9-12 months.
  • Kenna Security Platform features most important to them when evaluating competitive or alternative solutions:
    • Data science-based risk scoring methodology
    • Predictive vulnerability modeling

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
    • Transforming security data into actionable intelligence
    • 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%.

Kenna Security Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Senior IT Security Consultant at a Global 500 retail company would be very likely to recommend Kenna Security for this reason:

Kenna does an excellent job of sorting through the “noise” in the Vulnerability Mgmt field. It allows us to focus on what is actually important.

Kenna.VM Customer Testimonial

The entire platform is easy to navigate. Users can simply and intuitively pull information from dashboards and add it into reports, and they may choose from several pre-defined report templates. There is a knowledge base with substantial and effective documentation, user-oriented manuals and walkthroughs.

IT Architect, Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Kenna Security Customer Research

Before Kenna vs. After Kenna: Have you seen a reduction in time spent on the following activities? (Security and IT team time combined)

Over 75% Over 50% Over 25% Over 10% 0%
Time spent on Vulnerability Investigation

16%

39%

19%

19%

7%

Time spent on remediation

12%

32%

24%

15%

17%

Time spent on reporting

27%

25%

25%

13%

10%

Kenna.VM Case Study

Mattel, Inc.

Introduction

This case study of Mattel, Inc. is based on a November 2020 survey of Kenna.VM customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“I have been using Kenna for more than a year now and I am very impressed with the platform, Support and how it helped us to rethink our Vulnerability Management process and make it more efficient.”

“By utilizing Kenna we are now able to easily collect the vulnerability related data from different sources at Mattel and bring them in a single repository where we can easily search, view and rank the vulnerabilities, identify the priorities, easily share the information and give access to different teams to start working on the remediation. I haven’t seen the collection of all these capabilities in any other product.”

“I have been lucky to work with our CX team since I started working with Kenna. I can say that they have been the reason for our success in implementing Kenna at Mattel. They are always available to help me with my questions and help with the implementation. I am very happy with the support.”

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
    • 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 8+
    • A rating system from scanner
  • 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)
    • Kenna risk score reduction
    • Reduction in vulnerability investigation time
    • Reduction in IT remediation time
    • 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: 25 – 50%
    • time spent on remediation: 50 – 75%
    • time spent on reporting: 10 – 25%
  • 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)
    • Kenna’s cloud platform scales elastically to virtually any organization size
  • Rates the following for Kenna.VM compared to other vulnerability management solutions:
    • remediation Intelligence (guidance on “what to fix first”): highly superior
    • integrated real-time global exploit intelligence: highly superior
    • data science-based risk scoring methodology: highly superior
    • “Off the shelf” integrations with a wide range of security data sources: highly superior
    • predictive vulnerability modeling: highly superior


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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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