Flexera’s New Software Vulnerability Manager First to Shut Risk Window…for Good
“The disconnect between IT Operations and Security is a great example of organisational misalignment and yet another instance of how software is a ‘highly dysfunctional supply chain’. Without technology and alignment bridging this gap, companies face unacceptable risk – as the WannaCry attacks laid bare to the world,” said Jim Ryan, Chief Executive Officer at Flexera Software. “Before Software Vulnerability Manager, there was a huge time lag between IT Security identifying and prioritising dangerous software vulnerabilities, and IT Operations patching them. With this release today, these teams can finally be on the same page, collaborate and slash the time it takes to eliminate vulnerability risk.”
Bye Point-of-Failure, Hello SecOps
When WannaCry-type attacks arise, they confirm that remediation remains a constant point of failure in vulnerability management programmes. Software Vulnerability Manager uses vulnerability intelligence, powered by Secunia Research at Flexera, to allow organisations to continually track, identify and remediate vulnerable software – before exploitation leads to costly breaches. It bridges existing gaps in vulnerability management programmes, and connects IT Security and IT Operations to ensure a smooth hand-off from identification to remediation, significantly reducing the risk window.
“WannaCry sent a loud and clear message to every CIO and CISO around the globe – closing the vulnerability risk window is critical to keep businesses secure,” said Tom Canning, Vice President of Solutions and Strategy at Flexera Software. “The time is ripe for IT Security and IT Operations to work together more effectively and efficiently with shared accountability, processes and tools that prove we don’t need to sacrifice security for uptime and performance. With Software Vulnerability Manager, IT Security and IT Operations teams can implement SecOps initiatives to be true company champions. It is the only security solution to provide access to timely vulnerability advisories, accurate assessments and security patches – all in a single platform.”
 Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report