TechValidate Research on Cisco Vulnerability Management

Kenna Security Case Study

Global 500 Insurance Company


This case study of a Global 500 insurance 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.

“Kenna has helped us to enrich our vulnerability data, allowing us to make more impactful decisions when prioritizing.”


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
    • Inefficiencies in vulnerability remediation

Use Case

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

  • Approach used to prioritize vulnerabilities prior to Kenna:
    • Use rating system from a scanner
  • 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 meaningful and actionable data for remediation (remediation intelligence)
    • Kenna is updated continuously with real-time information
    • Kenna includes multiple threat intel feeds (eliminating the need for subscription)


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: over 10%
    • Time spent on reporting: over 25%

About This Data

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

TechValidate verifies the identity and organizational affiliation of all participants that contribute to published research data. When research participants so desire, we also guarantee their anonymity so that they may share information honestly and freely.

More Research on Cisco Vulnerability Management