Vulnerability and Security Configuration Assessment Solutions Comparison

Archived Published: 01 April 2014 ID: G00261471


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Vulnerability assessment tools play a critical role in enterprise vulnerability management. This comparative assessment reviews the enterprise-ready vulnerability assessment tools based on modern use cases, expanded core capabilities and emerging focus areas.

Table of Contents

  • Summary of Findings
  • Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Scope
    • Vulnerability Assessment Market
      • Market Basics
      • Relevant Market Segmentation
      • Vulnerability Market Trends
      • Potential Market Disruptors
  • Comparison
    • Framework
    • Approach and Core Capabilities
    • Use Cases Supported
    • New Environment Assessment Capabilities
    • Prioritization Approach
    • Brief VA/SCA Vendor Assessment
    • Alternative Approaches
  • Gartner Definitions
  • Recommendations
    • For Large Deployments, Choose Vendors That Can Demonstrate Proven Experience With Similar Large Projects
    • Plan Your VA Deployment Architecturally, Then Talk to References
    • Compare Vendors on Core Capabilities First, but Don't Stop There
    • For Remotely Deployed Components, Carefully Verify the Extent of Centralized Management
    • Use a Dedicated Product for Vulnerability Assessment
    • Match the Vendor's VA/SCA Approach to Your Own
    • Know Where the General-Purpose VA Tool Reaches Its Limits
    • Investigate Vulnerability Assessment for New Environments Now
    • Steer Compliance-Focused Vulnerability Management Projects Toward a Risk-Based Approach
  • The Details
    • Vendor Profiles
      • BeyondTrust
      • McAfee
      • Qualys
      • Rapid7
      • Tenable Network Security
      • Tripwire
    • VA/SCA Core Capabilities
  • Conclusion
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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