Secureworks, a global leader in cybersecurity, announced the integration of Secureworks Counter Threat UnitTM (CTU) threat intelligence feeds into Secureworks TaegisTM VDR (Vulnerability Detection and Response) to identify and help to remove the latest high-risk vulnerabilities in corporations before they can be exploited.

Security teams are supposed to rely on simple severity scores to prioritize attacks, while threat actors deploy advanced strategies, techniques, and procedures to uncover vulnerabilities. Security administrators will be less likely to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of vulnerabilities and the challenges of integrating associated data now that Taegis VDR is available. 

Taegis VDR assesses 50 criteria across businesses, assets, and networks to intelligently prioritize vulnerabilities, reducing remediation efforts by 15x. Secureworks CTU-curated threat intelligence is now included to help prioritize threats.

Each element serves as a virtual expert, providing unique expertise to VDR’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine. The need to manually correlate CTUTM threat intelligence with vulnerability data is avoided by integrating it, saving time and effort and speeding up remediation.

Each year, Secureworks CTU conducts over 1,400 incident responses and 2,500 adversarial testing engagements and monitors 246 threat groups around the world. Continuous asset discovery, vulnerability scanning,  identification and prioritization speeds up remediation by focusing on the most critical issues.

Craig Robinson, program director, Security Services, IDC said “High-performing IT security teams know that a best practice for vulnerability management is integrating vulnerability scanning with threat feeds to accurately estimate risk. Without that extra level of intelligence, IT teams are presented with the impossible challenge of addressing every vulnerability. Working with the right partner allows companies to do more with less – a necessity as companies face challenges such as a shortage of skilled talent and attacks that are increasing in volume and sophistication.”

Steve Fulton, chief product officer, Secureworks said “With Secureworks Taegis, we are continually integrating our 20+ years of deep security expertise and current understanding of the threat with the latest advancements in software engineering and data science. Taegis VDR, unlike traditional vulnerability management systems, provides a risk-based approach that combines continuous scan data and threat intelligence with the power of machine learning, saving security professionals hours of manual work analyzing, integrating, and utilizing the data required to keep a company’s IT infrastructure secure.”