blog-the-retina-difference The old maxim still holds true – ‘You cannot manage what you cannot measure.’ Anyone who has suffered from TMI when it comes to vulnerability scan report results understands that having too much data is often as frustrating as not receiving enough data. With reports the size of phone books (remember those?), security administrators often wrestle with the challenge of deciding when to observe versus when to take action to remediate. This quandary is all too familiar in IT security and often leaves enterprises at risk of missing a critical breach because they’re busy reviewing routine scans. At BeyondTrust, we understand that offering visibility without recommended action is useless. That’s why we design our reports to deliver context-based insights and call out recommended actions that security administrators should take to protect their enterprises. In a survey of more than 90 customers, conducted in partnership with TechValidate, those customers stated that the visibility and reporting features of Retina Vulnerability Management helped them prioritize remediation. This differentiator was important to Genscape, Inc., the leading global provider of real-time data and intelligence for commodity and energy markets. Genscape was looking to:blog-retina-difference-1
  • Gain visibility into exposures across multiple layers of infrastructure
  • Profile previously unknown assets on the network
  • Understand the operational implications of vulnerabilities
  • Report risk to IT administrators, management and/or auditors
  • Identify and prioritizing remediation tactics
  • Patch / update assets with greater efficiency
So, how do our visibility and prioritization of remediation capabilities help? Recent security threats show a trend toward attacks initiating through third-party credentials and mimicking normal user transactions on the network. These seemingly innocuous users are then able to navigate horizontally through the organization versus a head-on attack. When it comes to vulnerability tracking, your existing solutions may produce volumes of scan data, but the time it takes to sort through that data to identify a threat leaves you at a disadvantage. Without proper context, your risk of a breach and lost productivity during remediation poses a significant impact to business operations. blog-retina-difference-1.1A recent Ponemon Research report states that the cost of a data breach has increased 23%. Consider another data point from Dark Reading: It now takes a large organization an average of 31 days at a cost of $20,000 per day to clean up and remediate after a cyber attack, with the total price tag for a data breach now at nearly $640,000. While no threat management solution can guarantee 100% protection, our solution allows your IT team to refocus their time and energy on the most credible and actionable threats will help you better protect the enterprise. Retina CS offers unmatched reporting and analytics capabilities to help organizations quickly understand their risk and properly prioritize remediation efforts. Retina CS also includes BeyondInsight Clarity, an advanced threat analytics that helps identify anomalies associated with security risks, often buried and missed, within large volumes of scan data. Interested in learning more about how Retina CS can help you track and prioritize remediation tasks? 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.