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Kenna Security Case Study

KPMG International


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

“Kenna Security has enabled our organization to shift from count-based vulnerability management to a true risk based approach, significantly reducing our vulnerability exposure and overall risk.”


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:
    • CVSS 10
  • How they evaluate the success of their Kenna Security platform implementation:
    • Kenna risk score reduction
  • 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 awareness of how much risk is in their environment
    • Kenna is updated continuously with real-time information
    • Kenna aggregates data and reporting from multiple tools (vuln scanners, CMDB, discovery)


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 10%
    • Time spent on remediation: 0%
    • Time spent on reporting: over 10%

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Cisco Vulnerability Management by TechValidate.

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