By Morten R. Stengaard
The difference between aware and unaware is just two little letters. However the difference that the reality of these two words actually means to IT security, business operations, revenues, and brand image can be enormous. Not knowing the vulnerability risks that your IT infrastructure face could result in a security breach with serious consequences.
The new Ovum Technology Audit draws further on this issue, stating that “Organizations need to be risk aware. Facing targeted and persistent threats against their business systems, organizations must improve their approach to security and the delivery of security management services. Business systems are regularly breached because of existing vulnerabilities. Therefore, an important part of redressing the balance and keeping organizations safe involves identifying program and application vulnerabilities and addressing them before an attack takes place”
As part of its analysis of the Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) 5.0, Ovum therefore presents the following recommendations:
- “The CSI product is suitable for organizations that need to protect 100 or more devices. Organizations in the government, IT, energy, education, and finance sectors have provided the highest levels of take-up, mainly due to compliance and regulatory demands."
- "Organizations select the CSI product because of its continuous security-scanning and reporting facilities and the resultant ability to maintain a consistent and compliant security posture.”
As the featured customer deployment examples illustrate, the Secunia CSI covers the complete security management lifecycle, streamlines processes, provides accurate assessment and remediation, and can be adapted to fit into any environment. For example, a company with around 150 hosts can save resources as central management can now be handled by one person. For a company with over 1,000 hosts, the Secunia CSI successfully reduces IT resource overheads, thereby freeing up resources for other assignments.
The Secunia CSI has a successful track record in helping organizations become more risk aware. Now could be a good time to ask yourself: “How strong is my organization's security posture?”
To download the Ovum Technology Audit, click here.
Morten R. Stengaard
Director Product Management & Quality Assurance