Gartner Research

BMC Products for Vulnerability Management

Published: 17 December 2007

ID: G00203375

Analyst(s): Eric Maiwald

Summary

BMC Software offers the components of a full agent-based vulnerability management system in an integrated line of products. The products offer extensive workflow and the partnership with eEye Digital Security adds an agentless assessment capability able to pull asset information from BMC Atrium and open tickets in BMC Remedy. All is not perfect, however, because BMC products do not provide a true picture of risk and lack standards support. In this Product Profile document, Senior Analyst Eric Maiwald examines the features and shortcomings of the BMC products for vulnerability management.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • History
  • Integration Between Products
  • Research Team
  • Risk Calculations
  • Workflow
  • Standards
  • Bottom-Line Assessment

The Details

  • Asset Discovery
  • Vulnerability Identification
  • Classification and Prioritization
  • Exception Handling
  • Workflow
  • Remediation
  • Management Capabilities
  • Standards Support
  • A Worked Example
  • Pricing
  • Roadmap

Conclusion

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