This month we take another look at risk management tools, a group that is evolving and continuing the trend of adding new features and taking interesting approaches like dramatically increased automation. In our view, automation is a crucial component of these risk management solutions since adequately and efficiently conducting risk management has exceeded the scope of purely human analyst capabilities.

Ever-changing compliance requirements and the growing threat landscape, too, mandate the need for sophisticated and comprehensive security solutions.

Risk management tools detect assets on a network and can ingest and understand network traffic flow. We saw a generous amount of automation incorporated into many of the solutions we tested, including the ability to automatically detect assets, provide remediation suggestions and execute critical incident response processes. Understanding some analysts prefer to be more hands on, we affirm automation is an important asset, driving analysts to work alongside risk management tools in the decision-making process.

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