2022 Gartner Hype Cycle for Security Operations


NorthStar, an innovative vulnerability prioritization and prediction technology, announces the company is once again recognized in the 2022 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Security Operations [1]. NorthStar is named as a Sample Vendor under the Vulnerability Prioritization Technology (VPT) category. “Vulnerability prioritization technology (VPT) streamlines the vulnerability analysis and remediation/mitigation process by focusing efforts on identifying and prioritizing the vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risks to the organization. The approach considers the exploitability of a vulnerability, asset or business-criticality, the severity of a vulnerability, and compensating controls in place.”[1] In this report, Gartner mentions that VPT market penetration is 20 – 50% and the benefit rating is High, defined as, “enables new ways of performing horizontal or vertical processes that will result in significantly increased revenue or cost savings for an enterprise.”

“For over 20 years, I have personally relied on the insight provided by the Hype Cycle reports to influence the application of new technologies in the enterprise. I believe that being on the vendor side, it’s very exciting to see our technology not only included in a Hype Cycle report, but continuing to move steadily through the maturity life cycle,” said Alex Moss, CEO, NorthStar.

The Gartner report says, “VPT solutions can be considered a form of automation that bring advanced analytics and vulnerability intelligence to reduce the human resource requirements of performing manual RBVM. The continued rise in the number of security incidents and breaches is driving many organizations to adopt VPT solutions to implement an effective, efficient vulnerability management program.”[1]

“We are thrilled that the market continues to place heavy emphasis on the benefits and value of RBVM and the VPT technologies that support contextual risk reduction.” said Moss. “Our core technology has proven the ability to lower labor costs, ease audit burdens, and become the source of truth for security operations, infrastructure teams, and vulnerability remediations. The key benefit is that all teams are coordinated in their efforts by quickly and efficiently reducing their organization attack surface.”

“We have always been passionate about the need for a contextual asset inventory for security teams and will continue to deliver a solution that provides an inventory that is second to none. Combined with our RBVM approach, we are laying the groundwork for teams to begin the journey towards maturing their approach to exposure management.”

NorthStar Navigator’s powerful data engine fuels risk reduction efforts via simple, contextual vulnerability prioritization for easier remediation. It provides a simple path to vulnerability management maturity, introducing true business context to prioritization, and delivers a data-driven scoring model offering the flexibility, visibility and transparency required to address the exposures that are the most important to each individual organization.

Gartner clients can access the full report here: https://www.gartner.com/interactive/hc/4016289

[1] Gartner, Hype Cycle for Security Operations, 2022, Andrew Davies, July 5, 2022

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About NorthStar.io
NorthStar enables businesses to take a proactive approach towards prioritizing and remediating the vulnerabilities that represent the greatest risk to the business. NorthStar provides advanced vulnerability prioritization technology with a transparent scoring model to automate the tedious, manual, and error-prone processes of risk and vulnerability management.