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Risk based vulnerability management

Don’t base your vulnerability management program on assumptions. Identify and prioritize high risk vulnerabilities with threat intelligence for fast remediation

Addressing the enormous number of IT vulnerabilities with 'alert fatigue' is what makes the remediation process more like a lottery than a targeted cyber risk mitigation. Legacy vulnerability management solutions typically scan for vulnerabilities and prioritize them by an isolated measure of severity which is unhelpful for quickly resolving the vulnerabilities that matter most. When a new vulnerability is published, the velocity of potential hacker exploits is far quicker than companies can patch them. The grim challenge is urgent: security teams need a faster, more accurate approach to vulnerability risk detection, prioritization and remediation.

What is risk based vulnerability management?

Risk-based vulnerability management (RBVM) provides organizations with the ability to focus their remediation efforts on imminent vulnerability risks that are mostly likely to be exploited in the wild and match your organization risk appetite, saving you valuable time and money reviewing vast volumes of vulnerabilities. Integrated with our vulnerability management, application security and container scanner solutions a risk-based score from 1 to 100 highlights highest risks to your vital assets and infrastructure with an exploit available for better-informed decision making and faster remediation.

With attackers looking for easy access and exploitable vulnerabilities to cause maximum harm impacting your programs, data, additional computers or networks a risk-based approach allows you to identify high-risk vulnerabilities enabling you to stay one step ahead and remediate any security issues in advance to reduce your risk exposure. As penned by Gartner, this best practice approach to vulnerability management is now directed to prioritization using a framework that focuses on likelihood of an actual attack rather than making assumptions on the perceived risk.

Powered by Cyr3con threat intelligence, our unique risk-based vulnerability management (RBVM) solution Farsight helps you prioritize vulnerability scans in the context of exploitability for faster remediation. Our vulnerability risk rating integrates seamlessly with our vulnerability management scanners by predicting the most aggressive vulnerability risks in your networks, and when you should patch them.

By combining hacker-centric behavioral data with historical data, our risk rating saves busy security teams time from tedious manual analysis of vulnerability data by focusing remediation efforts on CVEs that are most likely to be exploited in the wild. RBVM enables organizations to trim off weeks of exposure time and stay ahead of high-risk threats with confidence

Farsight risk-based vulnerability prioritization features 

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More than CVSS scores

Hackers don't care about CVSS and severity scores, all they care about is finding an exploit that works! Use risk-based insights to guide your vulnerability prioritization and ensure you remediate the right CVEs 

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Fully integrated, real time insights

Our integrated threat intelligence provides real time risk scoring alongside CVE findings in each vulnerability scan to help you adapt to the rapidly changing threat environment and risk scenarios

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Predictive and proactive

Backed by rich data and industry leading algorithms, our predictive scoring helps busy security teams stay ahead of attackers and remediate critical vulnerabilities based on the highest risk

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Smarter and faster decisions

Predictive risk ratings accurately pinpoint the vulnerabilities that are most likely to be exploited (or already exploited) enabling faster vulnerability risk prioritization and time to patch

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Protect critical assets

Our risk scores prioritize vulnerabilities with a higher likelihood of exploitation for remediation first, especially for IT assets that are critical in driving revenue for the business

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Evidence based, with high accuracy

Using machine learning, Farsight extracts threat intelligence for weaponized exploits and combines hacker intelligence with historical data to predict the likelihood and risk events

Benefits of risk based vulnerability management

When the likelihood of an exploit is higher, that’s where you should focus first responder remediation efforts. Lower-likelihood exploits can be handled later as the data demonstrates they pose less risk, for the time being.

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No more CVE lottery

The sheer volume of vulnerabilities security professionals have to deal with everyday poses a significant challenge to resource and time to patch. Learn how to narrow down high risk CVEs by focusing on exploit availability and threat context beyond CVSS

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Save time and cost

A vulnerability is only dangerous when being exploited. Find out how Farsight empowers you to prioritize vulnerabilities that pose a true risk with machine learning insights, and stop wasting time and resources on vulnerabilities that don't get exploited

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Risk burn down

There's a gap between the identification of vulnerabilities and the IT resource available to remediate within the timeframe hackers operate. Instead of CVSS or high profile threats you need to focus on the likelihood of a vulnerability being successfully weaponized

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Managed Services

Our highly experienced technical experts partner with your organization throughout the initial implementation, scan and remediation reporting, and provide the most secure, efficient cost-effective recommendations to get you where you ought to be faster

Predictive Risk-Based Vulnerability Management Guide

Need help getting started with risk-based vulnerability prioritization? Download our useful guide and learn how to differentiate risk from vulnerability to drive targeted remediation and patch efficiency.

Your guide to risk based vulnerability management

RBVM uses machine learning predictions across your environment enabling organizations to prioritize the biggest threats as identified by exploitable vulnerabilities in the wild. Enabling businesses to sift through vulnerability noise and prioritize remediation based on the highest risks posed rather than guesswork to save time and reduce risk exposure.

More Information about risk based vulnerability management

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