The ULTRA RED Story
Addressing Security Organization Problems
From our countless customer interactions across our collective years of cybersecurity experience, we discovered several problems inhibiting security organizations from reducing their threat exposure. Most organizations are required to make sense of generic vulnerability intelligence from several siloed tools to enable time-sensitive patch remediation or workarounds with confidence. This generic intelligence rarely factors in threat intelligence and asset importance filters, thus removing business-relevant and practical impact. Security Teams share this data in long, insufficiently prioritized remediation lists to their IT Operations teams who often have opposing priorities. What results are streams of unactioned remediation reports and expensive security control purchases to compensate for weaknesses. Risk remediation cycles still extend longer than necessary and as a result, security teams are relegated to more reactive and responsive positions to cyberthreats than to predictive and proactive positions. We created ULTRARED: Threat Exposure Management to solve these problems.
Our Platform Approach
The ULTRARED: Threat Exposure Management platform was purpose-built to address key aspects and weak points within vulnerability and threat exposure management. To be effective, we believe that vulnerability and threat exposure management must be evidence-rich, collaborative, and analytically powerful. We believe that any platform that supports the cause must also cover the bases of lightweight deployment, expansive discovery, investigative correlation, and collaborative remediation. This is the foundation of our platform approach. We expand on more below.
As a result of the proliferating best-of-breed software instances in IT and Cybersecurity functions, there is often miscommunication and entanglements over the “right” source of truth. From assets recorded in CMDBs, to vulnerabilities logged across scanners, and JIRA tickets left unattended to, every user views their intelligence from only one dimension filtered through the lens of self-interest when it is time to update assets and patch vulnerabilities. Manual processes across tool platforms also increase instances of error in data aggregation and sharing. As tool siloes increase, these errors are only amplified and compounded thus further skewing the truth. The ULTRARED approach is a one source-of-truth approach, within which every truth is aggregated and assimilated in one platform to yield the best courses of action. This democratized visibility into all of your assets and their vulnerabilities, your threats and internet-facing exposure, your security controls efficacy, and all of your pending risk remediations will enable faster, efficient, and evidence-based security remediation. With this approach, we also reduce SaaS fatigue from buying and managing too many software solutions across functions to feed the same collaborative end.
Cybersecurity functions are only as effective as their cross-functional collaboration and buy-in. It is no secret that Cybersecurity struggles to gain buy-in across functions, especially with IT Operations, who ultimately enable security fixes. The two functions have all the reason to be more functionally collaborative, and so require a shared platform that befits their responsibilities throughout the lifecycle of their vulnerability and security management duties. With a best-of-breed approach comes many sources of truth. Too much siloed and niche software accomplishing different tasks and carrying siloes of intelligence also becomes a burden when every function wants access. This only yields higher licensing costs, burdensome administration, and greater security risks. Without sufficient, unified visibility for all collaborators in the lifecycle of a process, miscommunication, conflict, and more bureaucratic hurdles will persist longer than necessary and get in the way of risk reduction. In vulnerability management, the benefits of a collaborative platform outweighs any siloed approach.
Deploy quickly, increase visibility, scale fast and reduce your costs. Our agentless scanners (“scanners”) can quickly assess your expanding asset attack surface (known and unknown assets) and security environment (network, cloud workloads) using recursive discovery, thus casting a wider net. We enable speedy risk reduction without needing direct, physical access to all of your hosts. By removing the friction concerns of agent use, we enable security organizations to benefit from decreased maintenance costs, lower manual effort, and a reduction in computing resources—which if in excess, often yield lower workload/application disruptions.
The ULTRARED platform is SaaS-based to remove the high-purchase, deployment, installation, and maintenance costs associated with on-premises installations. We firmly stand by our cloud-shared responsibilities and promise you confidentiality, compatibility, integrity, accessibility, and availability of our resources. The ULTRARED subscription-based pricing model is also purpose-built to eliminate the financial risk that comes along with one-time, perpetual, and expensive software buys. We propose affordable and flexible model options for companies of all sizes to maximize platform-use from anywhere and benefits for all.
We prioritize upholding our share of the Cloud Shared Responsibility Model. Our security measures work consistently across the entire suite of our solutions, reducing your concerns about incompatible security visions across best-of-breed, point solutions. We also ensure that users have access to the most upgraded software version of our platform to avoid any compatibility issues.
Most cybersecurity point solutions aren’t purpose-built to be optimized for interoperability despite systems needing to talk. At some point, managing many separate tool integrations can also be unwieldy and somewhat contrary to reason. All organizations who are heavily reliant on point-solutions get to this state. At ULTRARED we work to prevent hurdles in your tech stack by minimizing integration hurdles with our seamless, fully integrated, and native-to-platform technology.
Platform Key Capabilities
Building on a strong foundation, the ULTRARED Platform provides integral capabilities to manage assets, track threats, and adequately remediation vulnerabilities.
Our Attack Surface Management (ASM) and Digital Risk Protection Services (DRPS) tools scan, discover, inventory, and categorize all of your known and unknown assets in less than 3 clicks. Our discovery scans leverage rich internet telemetry with an extremely low false positive rate to automatically uncover all company assets under the organization's scope. We utilize a proprietary system to check and re-check the validity of results. By expanding the attack surface the likelihood of finding a breach increases. In our scans, we uncover any instance of account compromise across the web (i.e., clear, deep, dark), on social media, and in app marketplaces. Our asset management module “inventories” all intelligence and threats related to the organization's assets into specific categories. This can include outdated technologies, misconfigurations, compromised accounts, risk score, present and non-present technologies, along with their remediation status. With the help of our powerful “out of the box” filtering tools, timelines, and including a built-in chat between all Ultra Red users to allow anyone to document any changes, an organization's assets can be managed, prioritized, and remediated with ease. ULTRA RED’s proprietary continuous scanning processes help you monitor your assets for changes, remediations, and weaknesses that are found as a result of network changes and its growth. This continuous monitoring allows for organizations to concentrate on fixing the issues and not have to worry about manually starting or validating scans on their organization.
Our Vulnerability Management (VM) tools discover, filter, analyze, prioritize, validate all of your asset vulnerabilities with automated recursive discovery. We filter the false positives for you and generate immediate, defensible, and actionable policy remediations. After creating a complete and comprehensive inventory of the organization’s attack surface, ULTRARED’s vulnerability scanner module will continuously scan and detect new vulnerabilities along with weaknesses on each asset with an extremely low false positive rate. ULTRARED’s vulnerability scanner is not only able to uncover known public vulnerabilities, but also covers a wide range of proprietary scanning findings and the industry leading repository of Darknet based vulnerabilities. This can allow an organization to keep up with the latest security updates and configurations along with being able to test them with ease.
Our Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) and Continuous Threat Intelligence (CTI) tools test your perimeter defenses against all of your known internet-based threat vectors in a safe and secure environment. When ULTRA RED detects a weakness, it will validate it without having an impact on the scanned system, security infrastructure and controls - allowing production system continuity. The user receives all the accompanying intelligence - impacts, external references, actionable remediation list along with steps, and POCs for leveraging the weakness (for learning purposes). With our continuous threat intelligence, we enable your organization to stay ahead of vulnerability remediation and to fortify your security controls.
With the ULTRARED: Threat Exposure Management platform, you will…
- Build assurance in your security function with specific, actionable, and pointed Intelligence for all of your stakeholders.
- Enable faster vulnerability remediation with our intelligence-rich prioritization and remediation suggestions.
- Reduce your attack surface by remediating vulnerabilities faster and fortifying necessary security controls.
- Optimize your costs by lowering your total cost of ownership (TCO) through in-platform automation and reduced sourcing, implementation, maintenance, and operating costs.
- Maximize your Security controls by testing and enhancing rule sets to minimize your risks.