It’s likely that data guides nearly every decision of your vulnerability remediation process, yet managing it is typically laborious and time consuming. You may find yourself hunting through numerous PDF reports to find the data you need, or manually transferring results to spreadsheets; a process that can lend itself to human error. Thankfully, vulnerability remediation platforms are improving how threat service data is managed, and in doing so, transforming the speed at which teams can remediate issues.

How does a remediation platform work?

A remediation platform provides a centralised place for security consultants to publish test results. It unifies your data by storing all your results in one, easily-retrievable location. This could include results from penetration tests, managed vulnerability scans, and a number of other service lines.

Read on to find out how a remediation platform, such as the Rootshell Prism Platform, enhances data management, and how this can benefit your entire remediation process.

Automates Data Handling

When it comes to maintaining your security posture, time is of the essence. Transferring results from PDF reports to spreadsheets is a manual and repetitive process, which could be slowing down your team’s ability to remediate. A remediation platform can automate data handling. For example, Prism Platform automates the process of transferring your results to a format that is easy to search, filter, and manage. This frees up time for more important tasks.

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Gives You A Holistic View

Analysing data in isolation can restrict you from understanding the context of your results. Remediation platforms consolidate data from different services to help you gain a holistic view of your security posture. Even better, a vendor-agnostic platform, such as Prism Platform, enables you to add results from different providers, so you are not limited to one vendor to benefit from this essential insight.

Improves Collaboration

Remediating issues in spreadsheets doesn’t offer much in the way of collaboration. A remediation platform makes it easy to share data and delegate issues. On Prism Platform, for example, you can assign issues to colleagues and track the progress of your remediation process as a team. You can also add tags to personalise the way you organise your data; for example, you can use them to introduce a prioritisation system for your assets, so your team know exactly where to begin.

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Provides Meaningful Insights

Once you receive your PDF reports, the onus is typically on your team to turn your results into actionable insights. Many teams simply don’t have the resources or expertise to do this. A remediation platform serves you insights by generating dashboards of useful stats and reports. For example, you can see summaries of how many issues have been remediated, as well as trending data showing how your security posture has improved over time. This makes your data far more relevant and actionable; crucial for enabling effective remediation.

Ready to upgrade from PDFs and spreadsheets?

As you can see, a remediation platform, such as the Rootshell Prism Platform, can improve every aspect of how you manage data from your threat services, which greatly enhances the speed and efficiency of your remediation process. Watch our video to learn more about Prism Platform, or get in touch to book your demo.