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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Risk-based vulnerability management goes beyond just identifying vulnerabilities. It optimizes an organization’s ability to understand threat context linked to their risk appetite. Enabling better informed decisions by focusing on the few vulnerabilities that pose the most risk. RBVM allows for effective and proactive risk mitigation by staying ahead of threat actors and reducing security exposure.
The sheer number of vulnerabilities hitting businesses everyday makes it not only inefficient but impossible to patch them all the time. Integrating risk-based machine learning into your VM will cut out the noise by correlating a number of variables, including the severity of vulnerabilities identified, and whether threat intelligence suggests the presence of malicious actors exploiting the given vulnerability in the wild making the process more efficient and proactive.
Prioritization allows businesses to find the highest risks and enables you to save valuable time addressing vulnerabilities that pose little threat should they be exploited. Linked to your own risk appetite allowing you to set parameters on which threats should be escalated in a continuous manner and improving the risk mitigation cycle from testing to quick remediation.
A vulnerability assessment forms part of vulnerability management, enabling businesses to protect their systems and data at a set time to prevent cyber-attack and protect their data against a specific vulnerability. Whereas vulnerability management is a continual and automated process to protect businesses in the long term to maximize cyber hygiene and reduce security exposure
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