Positive Technologies Included as Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment

Positive Technologies provides vulnerability management to leading Banking, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Petrochemical and Transportation companies so they can take control of their security, accelerate their incident response times and drastically reduce their compliance costs.

FRAMINGHAM, MA – December 05, 2014 – Positive Technologies, a pioneer and leading authority on vulnerability and compliance management, announced today that it was mentioned as a representative vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment1.

Positive Technologies solution MaxPatrol™, an automated vulnerability and compliance management solution supports both on premise and cloud based deployment models.

The increased use of mobile and cloud-based technologies, and the growing number of Internet connections to critical systems like ERP and ICS/SCADA adds a whole new set of high-risk targets for cyber criminals to attack. Traditional approaches to vulnerability management are not equipped to meet the new challenges brought on by these quickly emerging technologies. According to Gartner “The vulnerability assessment market is mature, but it is facing a fundamental shift in device demographics that cannot be solved with the existing technologies.”

Unfortunately, innovation appears to have somewhat stalled in the VA market, with many vendors simply “repackaging” existing solutions, developed for traditional IT systems, and selling them for mobile, cloud and operational technologies. By example, Gartner points out “Operational technology (OT) especially requires careful consideration — many VA vendors claim SCADA or ICS support for their solutions (84%) — but when looked at in detail, in terms of scope, coverage and, most importantly, ongoing dedicated support, end users will often be underwhelmed.”

Moreover, since early vulnerability assessment solutions were mainly targeted at small to mid-size companies, these existing solutions also lack the scalability and deep integration required by larger enterprises.

MaxPatrol’s combination of vulnerability detection and analysis, penetration testing, network and database scanning, system and application testing, configuration and inventory assessments and detailed compliance checks delivers the most comprehensive vulnerability and compliance management solution available for your traditional IT systems (network, databases, Web applications, operating systems, etc.) as well as your mobile, cloud, ERP and ICS/SCADA based infrastructure and applications.

”We are pleased that Gartner has recognized us as a representative vendor”, commented Yury Maksimov, CEO of Positive Technologies. “We believe Gartner’s research confirms the importance of re-thinking how companies approach vulnerability management. As the IT landscape continues to change, organizations must choose a solution that also provides visibility into emerging technologies. As these evolve, Positive will continue to deliver real innovation to solve our customer’s most challenging problems.”

About Positive Technologies

Positive Technologies is a leading provider of vulnerability assessment, compliance management and threat analysis solutions to more than 1,000 global enterprise clients. Our solutions work seamlessly across your entire business: securing applications in development, assessing your network and application vulnerabilities, assuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and blocking real-time attacks. Our commitment to clients and research has earned Positive Technologies a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on SCADA, Banking, Telecom, Web Application and ERP security, and distinction as the #1 fastest growing Security and Vulnerability Management firm in 2012, as shown in an IDC report*. To learn more about Positive Technologies please visit www.ptsecurity.com

*Source: IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #242465, August 2013. Based on year-over-year revenue growth in 2012 for vendors with revenues of $20M+

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(1) Gartner, Inc. “Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment, 2014” by Oliver Rochford, Kelly M. Kavanagh October 15, 2014

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