Cyber Observer listed in short list of DRM providers
Gartner recently released their latest Competitive Landscape on Integrated Risk Management (IRM) (paywall) solutions and has cited Cyber Observer as a vendor in one of its fastest growing segments. The categories under IRM – heir to the oft-maligned GRC market – include audit, compliance, and the more-recently defined category of Digital Risk Management (DRM).
Digital Risk Management
Gartner defines Digital Risk Management as integrating risk management “specifically associated with digital business components… to help organizations collect and correlate data from multiple sources… to provide risk quantification and to score assets for remediation efforts and risk management needs.”
While this only describes a single aspect of Cyber Observer’s value offering, it’s a very close description, right down to the scoring system that Cyber Observer uses across tools and to assess different aspects of enterprise cybersecurity. Cyber Observer connects to the entire cybersecurity, and related, tool suite to provide optimization and deployment analysis and real-time monitoring so senior infosec managers can arm themselves with comprehensive awareness of their entire enterprise cybersecurity ecosystem and better manage risk.
As a solution for large enterprises, Cyber Observer uses custom-developed connectors that query tools directly, without relying on parsing log files. The average client provides at least 6 data sources, most often including a directory services manager (usually Active Directory), firewall provider, endpoint security, configuration management, web and email gateways, vulnerability scanner, identity manager, and many more.