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Tenable Goes for All-in-One Solution Against Cyberattacks

By Andrea Villar | Thu, 04/29/2021 - 05:00

Q: What are some of the lessons Tenable has learned over the past year?

A: The pandemic not only forced companies to rethink the way they do business but also brought with it a huge challenge for cybersecurity and information security teams across the board. All the dramatic changes required to address the pandemic were a gateway for cybercriminals. In these months of uncertainty, they had the opportunity to infiltrate the systems of organizations through everyone’s computers and mobile devices. According to Tenable, more than 18,000 new vulnerabilities and common exposures were reported in 2020, representing an increase of just over 6 percent against 2019. However, looking back at the past five years, Tenable Research reveals that from 2015 to 2020, the number of reported vulnerabilities and exposures increased by over 36 percent. That represents a considerable increase. 

In addition, a recent study conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Tenable found that 95 percent of leaders surveyed in Mexico experienced at least one cyberattack that impacted their business in the past 12 months. Of that percentage, 47 percent said they suffered five or more attacks. This shows that with the expansion of the attack surface due to the pandemic, vulnerability management takes on a central role in companies' strategies to combat cybercrime. Vulnerabilities that go unaddressed leave sensitive data and business systems exposed, representing lucrative and, therefore, attractive opportunities for cybercrime. These vulnerabilities need to be managed according to the needs and priorities of each company so that the most critical are addressed first and most aggressively.

Q: How has demand for Tenable's solutions evolved over the past few months?

A: At Tenable, we offer deep expertise to help enterprise cybersecurity teams, executives and boards of directors to prioritize and measure their cyber exposure. Rather than offering one-off solutions that can provide a snapshot of the environment at a fixed point in time, Tenable is focused on helping customers see everything in the network, from IT to OT or cloud, to predict what is most important and critical to protect and help companies act quickly to reduce their cyber risk. 

Q: What sets Tenable apart from its competitors?

A: We recently launched Tenable.ep, which is the industry's first all-in-one risk-based vulnerability management platform. This platform is designed to scale as enterprise computing requirements change. This solution combines industry-leading products such as Tenable.io for vulnerability management, Tenable.io Web Application Scanning for web app scanning, Tenable.io Container Security and Tenable Lumin. This platform allows our customers to view all their assets and vulnerabilities, as well as metrics on key threats on a single dashboard.

Tenable.ep is a single license that gives customers the flexibility to take a holistic approach. It is a solution that allows you to look at everything instead of just fragmented pieces of data. The platform also includes local implementation of application scanners at no additional cost. We believe this is a tool that customers can take advantage of. 

Q: What are the main weaknesses you have detected in the security strategies of companies in Mexico?

A: We can decrease the attack surface of our customers considerably by taking very simple initiatives like training users to protect themselves in the right way, changing their passwords on a regular basis, protecting their account number and username. On top of that, scanning with a tool like Tenable and knowing what active vulnerabilities there are is a big plus. These are very simple ways that can have a big impact on reducing the attack surface.

 

Tenable helps companies understand and reduce their cybersecurity risk. It has over 30,000 clients around the world. The company is the creator of the world’s first platform to secure any digital asset on any computing platform.

Andrea Villar Andrea Villar Journalist and Industry Analyst