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Bitsight feature-by-feature comparisons

Here are a couple of handy feature-by-feature comparisons to help you compare Bitsight to the competition.
Capabilities
Star rating
170,000 supported organizations.
5 stars
2,000,000+ organizations scanned daily. Non-intrusive scans of IPv4 web space completed in just 24 hours.
Star rating
Provides security ratings that aggregate different risks into a single score, allowing for the comparison of different third-party vendors and service providers. Non-intrusive scans of IPv4 web space completed in 10 days.
Star rating
Offers cybersecurity ratings and deep reporting capabilities to help businesses surface and manage cyber risks
Star rating
Provides a security questionnaire and vendor due diligence information exchange to help reduce the operational overhead of traditionally manual and point in time assessments.
Usability and the learning curve
Star rating
Provides views of identified vendor risks enabling detailed reporting of vendors.
5 stars
High-level summation of risk with the ability to drill down into precise technical details.
Star rating
Simple interface for quick grade reports and charts.
Star rating
Provides dashboard visibility for risk prioritization based on configured policy. Cloud based platform offers minimal need for installation.
Star rating
Risks detailed on point-in-time vendor assessment coupled with continuous monitoring of inherent risk, threat intelligence, and risk scoring. The exchange model forces more frequent point in time assessments, as many as 2-3 times each year.
Community support
Star rating
Bitsight maintains regular blog posts and webinars covering security incidents, feature updates, and industry developments.
5 stars
UpGuard Summit brings together a community of security leaders from leading companies, explores the future of security and helps businesses stay secure. The UpGuard cybersecurity and risk management blog is updated four times a week and our breach research blog has uncovered and secured some of the largest data breaches.
Star rating
SecurityScoreCard offers a user Academy for customer users along with a regularly updated company blog, webinar series, and resource center.
Star rating
Offers a customer user academy, consistently updated company blog, coverage of critical global security events, and a regular webinar schedule for sharing best practices.
Star rating
CyberGRX offers extensive community support sharing best platform and program practices via regularly updated podcasts, webinars, whitepapers, and strategic partnerships.
Release rate
Star rating
Bitsight does not publicly disclose product release cycle periods but does provide overviews of significant platform updates via their corporate blog.
4 stars
UpGuard has adopted DevOps principles internally to develop, test, and release software continuously, ensuring fast, consistent, and safe releases.
Star rating
Makes releases as needed throughout the year, consistently enabling customer users to access information logs of beneficial changes.
Star rating
RiskRecon does not appear to publicly share regular release rates, roadmaps, or documentation for solution updates.
Star rating
CyberGRX makes product releases throughout the year as needed and documents release notes monthly to help users understand and make use of beneficial changes.
Pricing and support
Star rating
Public pricing information is not available. Pricing is reported to start at $20,000 plus $2,000-$2,500 per vendor per year.
5 stars
UpGuard has a transparent pricing model which you can view here. UpGuard pricing starts at $5,999/year and scales with your company.
Star rating
Public pricing information is not available. Reports say pricing starts at $16,500 for self-assessment plus five vendors, and additional vendors cost $1,500-$2,000 per vendor per year.
Star rating
Public pricing information is not available. Pricing is reported to start at $10,000 and increases based on the number of vendors monitored.
Star rating
CyberGRX lists typical engagements as starting at around $120,000 USD. This includes validated assessments data, and unlimited access to the CyberGRX Exchange.
API and extensibility
Star rating
Bitsight offers the ability for customers to extend security ratings through a Developer API.
4 stars
UpGuard offers a standard API to pull data into other enterprise applications.
Star rating
Offers a standard API to create extensibility for RiskRecon cybersecurity ratings.
Star rating
Offers a standard API to create extensibility for RiskRecon cybersecurity ratings.
Star rating
CyberGRX offers a fully functional bidirectional API.
Third-party integrations
Star rating
Offers integrations with RSA Archer GRC, CyberGRX, OneTrust Vendorpedia, ProcessUnity, MetricStream, and more.
4 stars
Connect UpGuard with over 4,000+ apps using our Zapier integration.
Star rating
Offers integrations with several third party platforms, such as RSA Archer, ServiceNow, and more.
Star rating
Offers integrations with GRC platforms, such as RSA Archer, Sigma Ratings, Whistic, and more.
Star rating
Integrates with multiple GRC platforms, visualization tools, ticketing systems, and SOC tools.
Customers
Star rating
Major customers include Optus / Singtel, The University of North Florida, Snam, and PROSA.
5 stars
The New York Stock Exchange (ICE), Morningstar, TDK, PagerDuty, Hopin, and IAG. Read our customer stories.
Star rating
Major customers include Symantec, Pepsico, Two Sigma, and Stony Brook University.
Star rating
Major customers include Informatica, Tufts Health Plan, University of San Francisco, and Sentara.
Star rating
Major customers include Medibank Private, Mass Mutual, QBE, Solix, and McAfee.
G2 rating
Accurate as of January 2024
Star rating
4.6, based on 35 reviews.
5 stars
4.5, based on 164 reviews. Named a G2 Market Leader for Third Party & Supplier Risk Management Software.
Star rating
4.3, based on 68 reviews.
Star rating
4.5, based on 2 reviews.
Star rating
4.5, based on 19 reviews.
Predictive capabilities
Star rating
The IP reputation methodology helps catch active malware installations, but that’s only one possible way a data breach can occur.
5 stars
As UpGuard checks for misconfigurations across your Internet footprint, many important breach vectors are covered, including phishing, ransomware susceptibility (like WannaCry), man-in-the-middle attacks, DNSSEC, vulnerabilities, email spoofing, domain hijacking, and DNS issues. Data leaks are automatically surfaced by the platform for your team to assess and close before they become breaches.
Star rating
SecurityScorecard utilizes active and passive data collection methods that are publicly available. The data collected provides indicators of risk relating to open ports, DNS, HSTS, SSL (and more) that are processed via their proprietary algorithm to produce individual security ratings.
Star rating
Allows users to implement a baseline configuration within the RiskRecon portal to match risk structures being used to manage enterprise and third-party risk. Risks monitored provide visibility into email security, application security, network filtering, and more.
Star rating
Checks identified risk vectors such as phishing, ransomware susceptibility (like WannaCry), man-in-the-middle attacks, DNSSEC, vulnerabilities, email spoofing, domain hijacking, and DNS issues. Data breach incidents are captured, and notice is provided via the exchange.
Security rating
X
950
/ 950
X
950
/ 950
X
950
/ 950
X
950
/ 950
X
950
/ 950
Capabilities
Star rating
170,000 supported organizations.
Usability and the learning curve
Star rating
Provides views of identified vendor risks enabling detailed reporting of vendors.
Community support
Star rating
Bitsight maintains regular blog posts and webinars covering security incidents, feature updates, and industry developments.
Release rate
Star rating
Bitsight does not publicly disclose product release cycle periods but does provide overviews of significant platform updates via their corporate blog.
Pricing and support
Star rating
Public pricing information is not available. Pricing is reported to start at $20,000 plus $2,000-$2,500 per vendor per year.
API and extensibility
Star rating
Bitsight offers the ability for customers to extend security ratings through a Developer API.
Third-party integrations
Star rating
Offers integrations with RSA Archer GRC, CyberGRX, OneTrust Vendorpedia, ProcessUnity, MetricStream, and more.
Customers
Star rating
Major customers include Optus / Singtel, The University of North Florida, Snam, and PROSA.
G2 rating
Accurate as of January 2024
Star rating
4.6, based on 35 reviews.
Predictive capabilities
Star rating
The IP reputation methodology helps catch active malware installations, but that’s only one possible way a data breach can occur.
Security rating
X
950
/ 950
Capabilities
5 stars
2,000,000+ organizations scanned daily. Non-intrusive scans of IPv4 web space completed in just 24 hours.
Usability and the learning curve
5 stars
High-level summation of risk with the ability to drill down into precise technical details.
Community support
5 stars
UpGuard Summit brings together a community of security leaders from leading companies, explores the future of security and helps businesses stay secure. The UpGuard cybersecurity and risk management blog is updated four times a week and our breach research blog has uncovered and secured some of the largest data breaches.
Release rate
4 stars
UpGuard has adopted DevOps principles internally to develop, test, and release software continuously, ensuring fast, consistent, and safe releases.
Pricing and support
5 stars
UpGuard has a transparent pricing model which you can view here. UpGuard pricing starts at $5,999/year and scales with your company.
API and extensibility
4 stars
UpGuard offers a standard API to pull data into other enterprise applications.
Third-party integrations
4 stars
Connect UpGuard with over 4,000+ apps using our Zapier integration.
Customers
5 stars
The New York Stock Exchange (ICE), Morningstar, TDK, PagerDuty, Hopin, and IAG. Read our customer stories.
G2 rating
Accurate as of January 2024
5 stars
4.5, based on 164 reviews. Named a G2 Market Leader for Third Party & Supplier Risk Management Software.
Predictive capabilities
5 stars
As UpGuard checks for misconfigurations across your Internet footprint, many important breach vectors are covered, including phishing, ransomware susceptibility (like WannaCry), man-in-the-middle attacks, DNSSEC, vulnerabilities, email spoofing, domain hijacking, and DNS issues. Data leaks are automatically surfaced by the platform for your team to assess and close before they become breaches.
Capabilities
Star rating
Provides security ratings that aggregate different risks into a single score, allowing for the comparison of different third-party vendors and service providers. Non-intrusive scans of IPv4 web space completed in 10 days.
Usability and the learning curve
Star rating
Simple interface for quick grade reports and charts.
Community support
Star rating
SecurityScoreCard offers a user Academy for customer users along with a regularly updated company blog, webinar series, and resource center.
Release rate
Star rating
Makes releases as needed throughout the year, consistently enabling customer users to access information logs of beneficial changes.
Pricing and support
Star rating
Public pricing information is not available. Reports say pricing starts at $16,500 for self-assessment plus five vendors, and additional vendors cost $1,500-$2,000 per vendor per year.
API and extensibility
Star rating
SecurityScoreCard offers API connections for users seeking greater security ratings extensibility.
Third-party integrations
Star rating
Offers integrations with several third party platforms, such as RSA Archer, ServiceNow, and more.
Customers
Star rating
Major customers include Symantec, Pepsico, Two Sigma, and Stony Brook University.
G2 rating
Accurate as of January 2024
Star rating
4.3, based on 68 reviews.
Predictive capabilities
Star rating
SecurityScorecard utilizes active and passive data collection methods that are publicly available. The data collected provides indicators of risk relating to open ports, DNS, HSTS, SSL (and more) that are processed via their proprietary algorithm to produce individual security ratings.
Security rating
X
950
/ 950
Capabilities
Star rating
Offers cybersecurity ratings and deep reporting capabilities to help businesses surface and manage cyber risks
Usability and the learning curve
Star rating
Provides dashboard visibility for risk prioritization based on configured policy. Cloud based platform offers minimal need for installation.
Community support
Star rating
Offers a customer user academy, consistently updated company blog, coverage of critical global security events, and a regular webinar schedule for sharing best practices.
Release rate
Star rating
RiskRecon does not appear to publicly share regular release rates, roadmaps, or documentation for solution updates.
Pricing and support
Star rating
Public pricing information is not available. Pricing is reported to start at $10,000 and increases based on the number of vendors monitored.
API and extensibility
Star rating
Offers a standard API to create extensibility for RiskRecon cybersecurity ratings.
Third-party integrations
Star rating
Offers integrations with GRC platforms, such as RSA Archer, Sigma Ratings, Whistic, and more.
Customers
Star rating
Major customers include Informatica, Tufts Health Plan, University of San Francisco, and Sentara.
G2 rating
Accurate as of January 2024
Star rating
4.5, based on 2 reviews.
Predictive capabilities
Star rating
Allows users to implement a baseline configuration within the RiskRecon portal to match risk structures being used to manage enterprise and third-party risk. Risks monitored provide visibility into email security, application security, network filtering, and more.
Security rating
X
950
/ 950
Capabilities
Star rating
Provides a security questionnaire and vendor due diligence information exchange to help reduce the operational overhead of traditionally manual and point in time assessments.
Usability and the learning curve
Star rating
Risks detailed on point-in-time vendor assessment coupled with continuous monitoring of inherent risk, threat intelligence, and risk scoring. The exchange model forces more frequent point in time assessments, as many as 2-3 times each year.
Community support
Star rating
CyberGRX offers extensive community support sharing best platform and program practices via regularly updated podcasts, webinars, whitepapers, and strategic partnerships.
Release rate
Star rating
CyberGRX makes product releases throughout the year as needed and documents release notes monthly to help users understand and make use of beneficial changes.
Pricing and support
Star rating
CyberGRX lists typical engagements as starting at around $120,000 USD. This includes validated assessments data, and unlimited access to the CyberGRX Exchange.
API and extensibility
Star rating
CyberGRX offers a fully functional bidirectional API.
Third-party integrations
Star rating
Integrates with multiple GRC platforms, visualization tools, ticketing systems, and SOC tools.
Customers
Star rating
Major customers include Medibank Private, Mass Mutual, QBE, Solix, and McAfee.
G2 rating
Accurate as of January 2024
Star rating
4.5, based on 19 reviews.
Predictive capabilities
Star rating
Checks identified risk vectors such as phishing, ransomware susceptibility (like WannaCry), man-in-the-middle attacks, DNSSEC, vulnerabilities, email spoofing, domain hijacking, and DNS issues. Data breach incidents are captured, and notice is provided via the exchange.
Security rating
X
950
/ 950

If you’re involved in IT risk or cybersecurity, you’ve probably encountered Bitsight Technologies. It is one of a wave of promised solutions to the growing problem of managing third-party risk posed by your IT vendors in the cloud.  

In the past, third-party risk management and vendor risk management was solved with a combination of spreadsheet-based vendor assessments, sporadic penetration testing and vulnerability scans. If you combine this with subjective measurement and scoring of risk, you are probably taking on a lot more cybersecurity risk than you should be.

Bitsight promises to translate the technical complexity of cyber security exposure into a single Bitsight security rating, a score akin to a credit score you can take to management and the board. You can also use cyber security ratings for pricing cyber insurance policies, due diligence for M&A and risk analytics.

Bitsight Pricing

Bitsight does not appear to have publicly available prices, but costs are reported to be around $2000-$2500 per vendor per year.

Those looking for more information on Bitsight pricing plans will need to contact the sales team directly. 

Bitsight Features

Bitsight’s security ratings are used by security and cybersecurity risk professionals to conduct due diligence research for vendor risk management programs, private equity, M&A activities, and more.

Additionally, these security ratings are used for attack surface analytics, industry benchmarking, and the assessment of fourth-party risk.

Bitsight Use Cases

The main use cases for Bitsight include:

  • Cybersecurity Regulations: Staying on top of cybersecurity compliance requirements best practices, and deployment models, across SEC, DORA, NIS 2, and other global cybersecurity risk regulations. 
  • Continuous Monitoring: Leveraging automation to continuously monitor the security posture of an organization and its vendors, allowing security teams to focus their remediation efforts in the right areas.
  • Executive Reporting: Using financial quantification to simulate an organization’s financial exposure across cyber events, such as ransomware, denial of service, compliance issues, supply chain attacks, and more.
  • Supply Chain Visibility: Leveraging security ratings to quickly evaluate and onboard new vendors, and continuously monitoring an organization’s vendor portfolio to identify and mitigate emerging cyber threats. 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Gaining insight into the cyber risk of potential acquisitions and current investments by leveraging continuous monitoring to ensure due diligence is covered.
  • Investment Management: Understanding an issuer’s likelihood of a breach through continuous monitoring to help drive stock selection and risk management decisions. 
  • National Cybersecurity: Understanding the cyber threat landscape facing governments, national law enforcement organizations, and CERTS to help identify, mitigate, and manage cyber risk and protect critical infrastructure. 

Bitsight Demo / Free Trial

Bitsight offers a free demo to show how the platform's security ratings and analytics can help reduce an organization’s cyber risk. Potential customers can request a personalized demo on Bitsight’s website.

Bitsight API

Bitsight offers the ability for customers to extend security ratings through a Developer API. The Bitsight API allows customers to automate several processes for monitoring and managing security performance. Examples of these processes include:

  • Consolidating security security ratings with internal metrics to supplement risk assessments
  • Integrating Bitsight data into third-party risk management platforms
  • Incorporating Bitsight data into reporting tools to increase visibility and decision-making regarding security posture

Bitsight Reviews

Gartner Peer Insights

Overall ratings for the IT VRM Solutions market. Accurate as of January 2024

UpGuard

5 stars
4.4, based on 160 reviews. Named a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner Market Guide for IT VRM Solutions

Bitsight

4.5, based on 253 reviews.

G2

Accurate as of January 2024

UpGuard

5 stars
4.5, based on 164 reviews. Named a G2 Market Leader for Third Party & Supplier Risk Management Software.

Bitsight

4.6, based on 35 reviews.

Glassdoor

Accurate as of January 2024

UpGuard

5 stars
4.6

Bitsight

4.5
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