Censys, the leader in External Attack Surface Management (EASM), commissioned Forrester to produce a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) report assessing the quantifiable business benefits that Censys EASM delivers to its customers. While the study found that most organizations struggle to identify and manage their attack surface, Forrester found that Censys customers enjoy a 444% return on investment, including $3.19 million in benefits and a net present value of $2.60 million.
With growing concerns about shadow IT, multiple cloud and SaaS providers, third-party and supply chain risks, and high labor costs to find and contextualize assets, organizations are striving to gain full visibility into their attack surface. With its EASM platform, Censys solves several key problems that security teams constantly struggle with, including streamlining processes for security teams, providing visibility into how external assets are allocated, and helping companies identify vulnerabilities in mergers and acquisitions.
“This Forrester TEI report validates many of the direct benefits we’ve seen in real time from our customers. We’re excited that Censys continues to help security teams be more productive and cost-effective,” said Sarah Ashburn, CRO at Censys. “Our goal at Censys is to provide security by providing organizations with the most comprehensive and accurate data to defend attack vectors and scan for threats.”
Forrester found that three years from now, companies using the Censys EASM platform will benefit from:
30% greater efficiency in asset discovery and valuation with a financial impact of $269,000
50% reduced the likelihood of a security breach by discovering vulnerable assets previously unknown and unrecorded, with a financial impact of $557,500
3.6 hours of downtime avoided per employee across the organization due to a security breach with a financial impact of $675,000
Two months of time saved on the work required for an acquisition or merger with a $267,000 impact
70% fewer false positives with a financial impact of $763,000
15% time savings in resolving incidents with a financial impact of $649,000
“The ability to see our attack surface and the changes in our posture gives a unique sense of confidence,” said a cyber command center director at a technology insurance company. “Censys is flexible and well documented, which makes a big difference.”