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GuidePoint, Kenna Partner on Managed Security, Predictive Cyber Risk Analysis

GuidePoint Security, an MSSP that offers virtual security operations center (vSOC) branded managed security services, has integrated the Kenna Security predictive cyber risk platform into its vulnerability management offering.

The integration enables GuidePoint customers to leverage Kenna's automated cyber risk analysis to identify and remediate vulnerabilities, according to a prepared statement.

GuidePoint plans to resell and integrate the Kenna software-as-a-service (SaaS) security platform with vSOC Identify VM, its vulnerability management managed security service, the company said. By doing so, GuidePoint will deliver SaaS-based vulnerability management and cyber risk management services to defend its customers against cyberattacks.

In addition, the Kenna integration ensures GuidePoint customers can quickly analyze volumetric threat, exploit and vulnerability data and determine where to focus their resources, GuidePoint Practice Lead Don Morash stated. It also enables GuidePoint to provide real-time cyber risk guidance.

GuidePoint and Kenna: Here's What You Need to Know

GuidePoint offers vSOC managed security services based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. These services feature incident detection, response and recovery capabilities to help organizations identify and address cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

The GuidePoint vSOC portfolio includes:

  • vSOC Identify VM: Provides results-based vulnerability management.
  • vSOC Protect: Offers next-generation security technology management.
  • vSOC Detect: Empowers organizations with validated alerting and threat hunting.
  • vSOC Respond: Delivers rapid incident response.
  • vSOC Recover: Provides incident remediation.

Kenna offers the Kenna Security Platform, a cloud-based offering designed to help security and IT operations teams manage cyber risk. The Kenna Security Platform continuously analyzes vulnerabilities in real-time and prioritizes their remediation via predictive risk modeling.

The Kenna Security Platform also applies machine learning to 2 billion vulnerabilities and scales elastically, the company said. It supports all enterprise data sources to provide a risk-based view, Kenna stated, and offers credible validation for remediation.

Kenna Adds Cyber Risk Specialist to Its Leadership Team

Kenna Security’s Timothy Sadler
Kenna Security's Timothy Sadler

Kenna, meanwhile, is building out its partner program. The company this month added predictive cyber risk specialist Timothy Sadler as its VP of global sales and field operations. Sadler previously held leadership roles at Tanium, Exabeam, Menlo Security, FireEye and IronPort.

At Kenna, Sadler is expected to help launch an enhanced channel partner program, the company indicated. He also is responsible for the integration and alignment of Kenna's revenue-related business functions, including sales, sales operations, customer success and revenue management.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.