Tenable Releases Predictive
February 11, 2019
Prioritization enables organizations to reduce business risk by focusing
on the three percent of vulnerabilities with the greatest likelihood of
being exploited in the next 28 days. This game-changing capability is
generally available within the company’s on-premises vulnerability
management offering — Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter) — which is a
core component of the Tenable Cyber Exposure platform.
Effectively prioritizing vulnerabilities is fundamental to
cybersecurity. Yet, knowing where an organization is most exposed to
threats is increasingly daunting given the volume of vulnerabilities.
According to the National Vulnerability Database, there were 16,500 new
vulnerabilities disclosed in 2018 alone, of which only a small fraction
was actively weaponized for cyberattacks. This deluge of
vulnerabilities, combined with the inability to identify those that pose
an actual threat to the business, leaves organizations unable to
effectively measure, manage and reduce their risk.
Predictive Prioritization addresses this massive problem. It analyzes
Tenable vulnerability data combined with third-party vulnerability data
and threat intelligence across 150 data sources using a proprietary
machine learning algorithm to predict the likelihood a vulnerability
will be exploited in the next 28 days. For the first time, organizations
will be able to evolve their vulnerability remediation efforts from
reactive to predictive by focusing on the three percent of issues that
could and likely will be exploited. This threat-centric model is such a
critical component of modern vulnerability management that Tenable has
made Predictive Prioritization a core feature of its vulnerability
management platform offerings.
Prioritization is a massive innovation in vulnerability management. It
will change the way companies run their vulnerability management
programs by giving them a new level of insight on where to focus based
on threats to the business,” said Renaud Deraison, co-founder and chief
technology officer (CTO). “Predictive Prioritization is unprecedented in
the vulnerability management market and will help organizations answer
foundational questions about where they’re exposed and what
vulnerabilities to prioritize for remediation based on the threat
landscape -- two questions that are critical for achieving Cyber
Predictive Prioritization is generally available in Tenable.sc 5.9, for
on-premises vulnerability management. Predictive Prioritization will be
generally available in Tenable.io®, for cloud-based vulnerability
management, later in 2019.