Prioritization of mitigation efforts by business criticality helps Security and IT Operations teams focus their efforts on the most pressing vulnerabilities. When your teams know exactly which critical assets are affected, by which vulnerabilities, they can act quickly and precisely to remediate the issues that pose the biggest threat to your business.
When the number of vulnerabilities are increasing exponentially, vulnerability teams struggle to identify and focus their efforts on the vulnerabilities that have the highest risk to their business.
Number of Vulnerabilities Increasing Exponentially
Organizations are overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of assets and the growing number of vulnerabilities associated with each asset. They are being flooded with thousands of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) notifications. When an organization has to deal with thousands of critical vulnerabilities it becomes difficult to know how to prioritize their efforts to deliver the maximum business value.
Calculating Business Impact
Risk to the business depends on the asset that holds the vulnerability, but traditional vulnerability assessment tools only consider the CVSS score. Business critical risk-based prioritization also needs to consider context such as:
- What is the asset functionality?
- Who are the asset owners?
- Does it contain sensitive data?
- What is the cost of the asset?
Focus on the Vulnerabilities that Matter
With every new asset deployed in support of growth, innovation, and efficiency efforts, the enterprise attack surface expands. The same applies to every new exposure identified in unpatched or unpatchable assets. These issues, coupled with the need to ensure the availability and stability of business operations, make it necessary to prioritize mitigation efforts across all assets, according to their criticality to the business, and to optimize the use of limited resources to minimize exposure.
Focus on the Vulnerabilities that Matter
Reduce to the 5%-10% most critical vulnerabilities by combining vulnerability severity and exploitability with asset risk and business criticality.
Business Critical Risk-Based Prioritization
Armis Centrix™ for Vulnerability Prioritization and Remediation enables organizations to sift through the noise and focus on the most critical vulnerabilities that pose the highest risk to the organization. Combine real-world threat intelligence and analytics about vulnerabilities and their exploitability with your own business landscape.
Using advanced risk analytics, risk is calculated by analyzing the vulnerabilities native properties such as severity score, exploitability, and reputation as well as the business impact and priority of the assets derived from their functionality, owner, stored data, and other context. Asset criticality is automatically defined based on insights derived by the AI-driven Asset Intelligence Engine, but can also be customized to meet the organization’s own definition.
This combination of unique asset context and vulnerability risk analysis enables the users to define very clearly where to remediate that will have the biggest impact to their business.
Drill Down to a Manageable Amount of Critically Vulnerable Assets
When your teams know exactly which critical assets are affected, by which vulnerabilities, they can act quickly and precisely to remediate the issues that pose the biggest threat to your business.
Focus Your Vulnerability Efforts
Armis Centrix™ for Vulnerability Prioritization and Remediation calculates a risk score for each asset based on its criticality to the business, the severity of its vulnerabilities, and the exploitability of these vulnerabilities. The Armis AI-driven Asset intelligence Engine allows you to focus your efforts where they are needed most.
Global Financial Services Organization Meets Its Goal of 100% Visibility as Part of Its Security Maturity Strategy
“Armis can cut through the noise and pinpoint the most vulnerable assets, which may boil down to a few hundred based on Armis’s out-of-the-box criteria. It’s pretty nice to be able to sift through all that data within seconds.”
Manager of Security Engineering
Global Financial Services Organization
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