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September 2, 2021 • RBS

Risk Based Security was among the 10 vendors named for Vulnerability Prioritization Technology (VPT) in the 2021 report.

Risk Based Security, a leading provider of vulnerability intelligence, breach data, and risk ratings announced it has been identified as a Sample Vendor in the 2021 Gartner Hype Cycle for Security Operations. Risk Based Security was named in the Vulnerability Prioritization Technology category. [1]

According to Gartner, “RBVM (Risk-based vulnerability management) is an iterative process, underpinned by the technology (e.g., VA and VPT), and triggers other processes, such as IT operations executing patch management. Moreover, performing manual RBVM is challenging. It requires intelligence and automation to successfully operationalize the process. Organizations cannot handle the traditional ways of prioritizing vulnerabilities via predefined CVSS scores because they need to account for exploits and business criticality to reflect the real score to the organization… a vulnerability that is a low risk today might be a high-impact vulnerability tomorrow due to the public availability of an exploit, while the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) score would remain relatively static.” [1]

The Risk Based Security Platform tracks over 264,000 vulnerabilities, including over 85,000 missed by CVE/NVD. Organizations can take a truly risk-based approach by utilizing the Platform’s comprehensive and timely vulnerability intelligence, breach data, and risk ratings to manage their assets, vendors and applications – all of which are contextualized to their environment. With the Risk Based Security Platform, organizations can see a real-time depiction of their overall risk, surface key issues that directly affect their assets, and then track and manage the remediation of those vulnerabilities to ensure better business outcomes.

“Vulnerability management can be challenging for organizations, especially if they are unsure of how to surface the vulnerabilities that are affecting their most important assets. Our sole focus since 2011 has been to give our customers the ability to address the products and vendors that introduce the most risk in their environment. We believe being named by Gartner as a Sample Vendor reinforces our solution’s value to our customers.”

Jake Kouns, CEO and CISO at Risk Based Security

[1] Gartner,
“Hype Cycle for Security Operations, 2021”, Pete Shoard and Shilpi Handa, 23 July 2021.

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