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Kenna Case Study

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.


This case study of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is based on a February 2023 survey of Kenna customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The ability to collect and report on vulnerabilities from multiple tools saves time for reporting true risk per organization with a non-biased view. It’s also very easy to utilize the data provided when providing risk assessments to the Executive team.”

“Our Customer Success Manager has been a wonderful contact for my team and me. He’s very receptive to our needs and is always quick to respond to all inquiries. He has a strong knowledge of the product and has helped with providing knowledge on the best way to pull the data we need out of the tool. He’s a great representative of the company.”


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

  • 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

Use Case

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

  • The approach they used to prioritize vulnerabilities prior to Kenna:
    • A homegrown prioritization tool
  • They best describe their current engagement model between the Security and IT team as Security investigates and prioritizes vulnerabilities; IT remediates.
  • The criteria they use to evaluate the success of your Kenna.VM implementation:
    • Kenna risk score reduction
    • Quality and presentation of data


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Kenna:

  • 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: 10 – 25%
    • time spent on reporting: 50 – 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 aggregates data and reporting from multiple tools (vuln scanners, CMDB, discovery)
    • Easy to read and interpret the data on the dashboard
  • 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: on par
    • data science-based risk scoring methodology: Superior
    • “Off the shelf” integrations with a wide range of security data sources: Superior
    • predictive vulnerability modeling: Superior

About This Data

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