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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 Case Study

Detasad

Introduction

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

“We have selected Kenna to manage vulnerabilities and so far it works as expected.”

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:
    • CVSS 7+
    • CVSS 8+
    • CVSS 9+
    • CVSS 10
  • How they evaluate the success of their Kenna Security platform implementation:
    • Reduction in Mean Time To Remediate (MTTR)
    • Kenna risk score reduction
    • SLA Adherence
  • Kenna’s primary advantage(s) over other vulnerability management platforms:
    • Kenna has been integrated with our Secureworks SIEM making our incident response more efficient.

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 75%
    • Time spent on reporting: over 75%
  • Kenna Security Platform compared to other vulnerability management solutions:

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 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 Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Senior Operations Manager at a Global 500 pharmaceuticals company would be likely to recommend Kenna Security for this reason:

Kenna Security helped my team prioritize and drive remediation in our environment. The real-time intelligence has been a benefit in identifying/highlighting vulnerabilities that are truly a risk and require action.

Kenna Security Customer Testimonial

Kenna has provided information on risk count quickly, this enables quick reporting. In conjunction with other underlying tools such as Tenable its very useful.

IT Security Engineer, Small Business Computer Services Company

Kenna Security Case Study

Global 500 Metals & Mining Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 metals & mining 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.

“Kenna provides valuable information for prioritizing vulnerabilities. Kenna helped us focus on key vulnerability areas within critical systems.”

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
    • No way to quantify or measure risk from vulnerabilities
  • 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 9-12 months.
  • Kenna Security Platform features most important to them when evaluating competitive or alternative solutions:
    • Integrated real-time global exploit intelligence
    • 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%.


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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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