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Need Help Selecting a New Threat and Vulnerability Management Solution? Ten Key Questions You Should Ask Before Making Your Decision

by | Oct 23, 2018

Need Help Selecting a New Threat and Vulnerability Management Solution? Ten Key Questions You Should Ask Before Making Your Decision

Is your organization looking for a new vulnerability management solution? If so, you’re not alone. With the exponential increase in cyber threat over the last few years, nearly every IT and security organization are seeking out better ways to improve cyber risk detection, evaluation, and prioritization for their valuable company data.

Organizations that are still operating in firefighting mode have very little time left for identifying and getting ahead of threats and vulnerabilities. Today’s security teams need to make smart investment decisions that will enable them to develop a proactive prevention strategy—as opposed to remaining in a reactive recovery mode. Gaining more accurate and timely information is a core requirement for vital decision making.

Choosing a threat and vulnerability management solution that can intelligently collect, manage, analyze, prioritize, and disseminate information at the rapid pace of today’s businesses is a critical requirement. However, thoroughly investigating, documenting, and understanding your business and operational requirements prior to making an investment of both money and time is the first step on your journey to improving cyber security.

To help you choose the right threat and vulnerability management solution, we’ve come up with a list of ten questions you should ask before making your decision. Although each of the following questions plays a critical role in the tool or platform selection process, the most important criteria will depend on your organization’s unique operational requirements:

Ten Key Questions You Need to Ask

  1. Does the threat and vulnerability management solution enable access to underlying information?
  2. Does it assist operational flexibility?
  3. Can it deliver a living knowledge base?
  4. Will it enhance context to improve security?
  5. Is it able to facilitate integration and automation?
  6. Can it operate as a force multiplier?
  7. Is it able to produce appropriate metrics and reporting?
  8. Will it provide platform scalability and performance?
  9. Does it support data compartmentalization?
  10. And finally, will it simplify collaboration?

RiskSense has just released a new white paper that will talk you through each of these 10 questions in detail, describing all of the capabilities and benefits that that an effective threat and vulnerability solution should deliver to your organization. You can download a copy of the paper at https://risksense.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/WhitePaper_EMA-and-RiskSense-Management-Solution.pdf

Good luck on your journey, and remember, we’ve got your back!