F-Secure continues to receive market recognition for their solutions, with the current win being a first for the company. The latest accolade is the Professional User Rating: Security Solutions 2019 (PUR-S) Champion Award given for Radar by German research and analyst firm Techconsult.
F-Secure Radar is a PCI ASV certified, turnkey vulnerability scanning and management platform. It allows users to efficiently identify, evaluate, and prioritize vulnerabilities and security risks, even beyond their organization’s own network assets.
Unpatched and badly configured software is a key attack vector and breach enabler, especially when it comes to more advanced attacks. F-Secure Radar can significantly lower the cost of an organization’s vulnerability management process by automatically and proactively identifying vulnerabilities – and prioritizing them based on business risk.
F-Secure’s Teemu Myllykangas, Radar Solution Director, explains that prioritization of vulnerabilities should be done based on true business risk rather than the perceived severity of the vulnerability.
“For example, even a severe vulnerability doesn’t necessarily rise very high in remediation priority when it’s on a laptop that you do not particularly care about. However, a mediocre vulnerability on an internet-facing business-critical server will certainly be one of the top priorities. We help in prioritizing the vulnerabilities by providing the needed business risk context,” he says.
Vulnerability Management (VM) is the process of identifying, evaluating, reporting, and remediating security vulnerabilities in business processes, web applications, and systems, as well as the software that runs on them. This is not the entire attack surface, however.
“Unlike F-Secure Radar, most VM solutions do not look beyond your own network. Often, elements of old services remain online, even after the service is shut down. They are forgotten and unmaintained, and thus are vulnerable. For an attacker studying your attack surface, however, they provide an easy-to-exploit beachhead to your network,” explains Myllykangas.
F-Secure Radar leverages the Finnish cyber security company’s trademark combination of human expertise and AI excellence. The expertise and real-world experience gained from F-Secure’s penetration testers and red teaming exercises fuel the development of the solution, providing award-winning value for its users.
Techconsult conducted a large-scale user study on IT security products for 6 solution areas, with 14 categories and more than 60 individual criteria. The evaluation, which involved more than 2,000 user companies completing an online survey, involved ratings regarding company, and technology/solution rating. Around 160 manufacturers offering IT security solutions on the German-speaking market were in focus.
Marco Becker, IT market analyst at Techconsult comments about the award that “with its vulnerability management solution “F-Secure Radar”, F-Secure achieved fifth place and thus a top position in the broadly diversified field of competition.”
“F-Secure was particularly convincing in the concrete solution evaluation, which even achieved a place on the winner’s rostrum in several categories. In concrete terms, this means that F-Secure has the second-best rating for solution utility and manufacturer loyalty, and the third-best for user-friendliness and product loyalty,” he adds.