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Kenna Security Case Study

The Economist


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. "


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


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.

About This Data

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