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 Testimonial

The Kenna platform has the ability to provide integration of threat intelligence with our detected vulnerabilities to allow us to prioritize effort in risk reduction.

John Woods, Chief Information Security Officer, National Health Systems

Kenna Security Case Study

S&P 500 Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a S&P 500 banking 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.

“By prioritizing fixes by risk, we better utilized our time spent on fixing vulnerabilities.”

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:
    • High volume of security data lacking context for decision making

Use Case

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

  • Approaches used to prioritize vulnerabilities prior to Kenna:
    • Use rating system from scanner
  • How they evaluate the success of their Kenna Security platform implementation:
    • Kenna risk score reduction

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 10%

Kenna Security Case Study

Biogen Idec

Introduction

This case study of Biogen Idec is based on an October 2019 survey of Kenna Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Kenna significantly improved the way that we used to report vulnerabilities to IT Operations.”

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
    • High volume of security data lacking context for decision making
    • No way to quantify or measure risk from vulnerabilities
    • Inefficiencies in vulnerability remediation

Use Case

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

  • Approaches used to prioritize vulnerabilities prior to Kenna:
    • Use rating system from scanner
  • When asked what best describes their current engagement model between the Security and IT team, they said that Security investigates and prioritizes vulnerabilities; IT remediates.
  • How they evaluate the success of their Kenna Security platform implementation:
    • Reduction in Mean Time To Remediate (MTTR)
    • Kenna risk score reduction
    • Reduction in IT remediation time
  • Kenna‚Äôs 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)

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 25%
    • Time spent on remediation: over 50%
    • Time spent on reporting: over 75%

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

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)
40%
Reduction in IT remediation time
31%
Reduction in vulnerability investigation time
30%
SLA Adherence
25%
Reduction in reporting time
23%

Kenna Security Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Head of Information Risk and Cyber Security at a Global 500 metals & mining company would be very likely to recommend Kenna Security for this reason:

Kenna provides valuable information for prioritizing vulnerabilities.



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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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