This independent study looks at the current approaches to mitigating the risks of exploitable misconfigurations in network security.
Coleman Parkes surveyed 160 senior cybersecurity decision-makers and found that network professionals feel confident with their security and compliance practices but data suggests that they also leave their organizations open to risk, which is costing a significant amount of revenue.
In addition, some businesses are not minimizing their attack surface effectively. Companies are prioritizing firewall security and report a fast time to respond to misconfigurations when detected in annual audits.
However, switches and routers are only included in 4% of audits and these devices play a vital role in reducing an organization’s attack surface and preventing lateral movement across the network.
detection and response
Nipper Enterprise accurately assesses the security risk and compliance posture of up to 300,000 firewalls, routers and switches on an up to hourly basis, prioritizing findings based on the ease of exploitation and network impact of the misconfigurations detected.
The solution connects directly to network devices to access the configuration file (for continuous monitoring) or ingests previously extracted configuration (for compliance snapshots). Risk findings are produced in a variety of formats, including JSON and syslog, enabling integration with existing SIEM, SOAR and ITSM SOC and NOC solutions.