Look! I’ve generated another awesome 250-page vulnerability report! Said no one ever.
Building reports is such an intricate part of vulnerability management, yet it’s the area we struggle with the most. We are either providing too much information, which equals massive reports, or we are not providing enough information to get the job done. In either case, we are wasting time and productivity.
The purpose of technical vulnerability reports is to highlight problems and provide solutions. Seems simple enough. But ironically, the very reports that are supposed to highlight problems and help us protect our organizations can contain so much unnecessary information that no one wants to look at them.
Essentially, reports have become a vulnerability of their own.
To combat the reporting nightmare, we find ourselves taking multiple steps to produce useful reports. We begin by extracting data from our scanners into third-party applications like Microsoft Excel. Then, we send the data to SIEMs in the hope that they can make some sense of it all. These practices have their place in the spectrum of vulnerability management, but it is not the answer to making everyday reporting a useful tool in managing vulnerabilities.
What’s the solution? To prioritize assets and vulnerabilities while reducing unwanted data points included in standard reporting. This must be done so that stakeholders will open and act upon the content of these reports.
Prioritization and consolidated report content are key requirements in a successful vulnerability management program. Streamlining the process of scanning, prioritizing and reporting into a single automated task will eliminate the need to use third-party applications and save you time and money.
It’s time to consider Retina CS. It offers unmatched reporting and analytics capabilities. This helps organizations quickly understand their risk and properly prioritize remediation efforts. Retina CS includes an extensive report library with over 270 report templates.
The Retina CS Risk Matrices and Heat Map reports empower you to work smarter by alerting you to critical vulnerabilities in a meaningful and actionable way.
- Quickly identify which vulnerabilities require immediate attention
- Classify vulnerabilities by CVSS rating and type (i.e., local/remote and privileged/unprivileged)
- Drill down to specific vulnerability data, remediation guidelines, and patch management (optional)
Retina CS was designed with the success of your vulnerability management program in mind.
250-page reports are a thing of the past!
Interested in learning more about how Retina CS can help you have a successful vulnerability management program? Check out the Retina CS report summary. If you want to read more about what our customers say about Retina CS, download the white paper.
Author: Alex DaCosta, Product Manager, Retina CS
Alejandro DaCosta, Product Manager
As Product Manager, Alex DaCosta is responsible for designing the company’s Vulnerability Management solutions. Alex joined BeyondTrust via the company’s acquisition of eEye Digital Security, where he held senior positions as Security Engineer in both pre and post sales operations. As a Senior Security Engineer, Alex was responsible for the success of demonstrating, architecting and implementing the Company’s enterprise solutions. Alex graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Management Information Systems.