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Kenna.VM Case Study

Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company


This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on a September 2020 survey of Kenna.VM customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Good tool and easy to use and configure.”


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

  • The vulnerability management challenges they were experiencing that led them to implement the Kenna.VM:
    • Too many vulnerabilities with no way to effectively prioritize

Use Case

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

  • The approach they used to prioritize vulnerabilities prior to Kenna:
    • Take input from Nexpose
  • 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:
    • Reduction in vulnerability investigation time


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Kenna.VM:

  • 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: 10 – 25%
    • Time spent on remediation: 10 – 25%
    • Time spent on reporting: 10 – 25%
  • Kenna‚Äôs primary advantage(s) over other vulnerability management platforms:
    • Kenna provides meaningful and actionable data for remediation (remediation intelligence)
  • 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
    • Predictive vulnerability modeling: superior

About This Data

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

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