NorthStar Mentioned in 2022 Gartner Hype Cycle for I&O Automation


NorthStar, an innovative vulnerability prioritization and prediction technology company, announces that it is once again recognized in the 2022 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for I&O Automation [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.”

“We are very excited to see Vulnerability Prioritization Technology included in the Hype Cycle for I&O Automation. We believe, NorthStar’s exceptional data handling capabilities ensure that not only are we aggregating and processing an organization’s exposure data, but we’re also integrating the results into their automation processes and tools to drive results.” 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]

“Businesses’ services need to be resilient and NorthStar’s prioritization model ensures that organizations are automating patching only where there is measurable cyber risk and low likelihood of operational impact.” said Moss.

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.

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*[1] Gartner, Hype Cycle for I&O Automation, 2022, Chris Saunderson, July 27, 2022

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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.