Risk I/O Introduces RiskDB, a Free, Centralized Repository of Security Vulnerabilities

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Vulnerability intelligence platform helps security professionals explore 1000’s of vulnerabilities.

Risk I/O, the first vulnerability intelligence platform, today unveiled RiskDB, a free, centralized, and open repository of security vulnerabilities sourced from global vulnerability databases. RiskDB provides up-to-the-minute information related to security threats, vulnerabilities and exploits by centralizing data from multiple sources and presenting them in a single searchable and filterable view. Security professionals will save time by having access to one centralized vulnerability database to find information on critical security issues.

“Our goal in creating RiskDB is to help security professionals obtain vulnerability information more efficiently, so they can focus on resolving vulnerabilities and protecting their infrastructure,” said Jeff Heuer, CTO and Cofounder of Risk I/O. “We believe RiskDB will be a powerful tool for security professionals looking to locate critical vulnerability information.”

Security professionals within medium and large-sized businesses often have a multitude of vulnerabilities in their IT infrastructure at any one time. The process to track down the vulnerability information needed to correct these security issues can be exceedingly time-consuming. Today, if a security professional needs to research information around a particular set of known vulnerabilities, they must reference one or more databases, typically with antiquated web interfaces, in order to get the information they need to close or mitigate the security holes. RiskDB’s interactive UI and centralized vulnerability database help save time and reduce the frustration from relying on multiple public vulnerability websites.

Key features of RiskDB include:

Search: RiskDB is a completely searchable database that is used for referencing information related to specific vulnerabilities and exploits.
Filters: RiskDB creates custom views through filters, empowering security professionals to find very specific vulnerability and configuration issues that affect their environment fast.
Information Sharing: RiskDB provides accurate, detailed, current, and unbiased technical information on security vulnerabilities, all easily shared.

Launching today, RiskDB contains over 50,000 vulnerabilities with many sourced from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In the coming months, RiskDB will expand with potential additional sources, including: The Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVB), The Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) and The Exploit Database (Exploit DB).

“RiskDB is part of the data-driven approach we have taken with our vulnerability intelligence platform,” said Ed Bellis, CEO and Cofounder of Risk I/O. “We are happy to provide RiskDB to the security community so that they can find reference material faster. By better understanding what is causing real world security incidents, we, as security professionals, can prioritize our work and put the right controls in place to protect against them.”

RiskDB is free to access and available today at: http://db.risk.io.

About Risk I/O:
Risk I/O is the first vulnerability intelligence platform. Delivered via SaaS, Risk I/O aggregates and prioritizes vulnerability data from over 20 of the most widely-deployed security assessment technologies to provide enterprises with a single view of their security risk. By integrating with the top bug fix and ticketing systems, Risk I/O enables organizations to collaborate on vulnerability remediation. Its precognition capabilities leverage predictive, big data analytics to foresee where an organization is most likely to be breached. Risk I/O is used by over 400 businesses, including many in the Fortune 100. Backed by US Ventures Partners, Tugboat Ventures, Costanoa Venture Capital, and Hyde Park Angels, Risk I/O is headquartered in Chicago, IL. For more information, visit http://www.risk.io.

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