The globalization of business operations, as well as the adoption of mobile and cloud-based technologies, have resulted in a complex IT environment with increasing threat surface areas and vulnerabilities. To counter these threats, and also comply with industry regulations, many organizations are leveraging vulnerability scanners, as well as DLP and SIEM tools.
However, there are multiple challenges involved when it comes to aggregating, standardizing, and correlating threat and vulnerability data, as well as prioritizing and tracking remediation activities. Most systems for vulnerability management, patch management, ticketing, and change management operate in silos. This makes it difficult to track and resolve vulnerabilities. It also limits top-level visibility into the effectiveness of the vulnerability management systems and processes.