RiskIQ Reviews & Competitors

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RiskIQ has been acquired by Microsoft to broaden the attack surface management and threat intelligence capabilities of its Microsoft Security portfolio. If you're in the market for just a dedicated attack surface management tool without having to invest in an entire enterprise digital risk management solution, UpGuard may be a more cost-effective investment option. The following is a review of RiskIQ's features and capabilities before its acquisition by Microsoft.
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RiskIQ feature-by-feature comparisons

Here are a couple of handy feature-by-feature comparisons to help you compare RiskIQ to the competition.
Capabilities
Star rating
Primarily focuses on first-party risk rather than taking a holistic view of cybersecurity.
5 stars
2,000,000+ organizations scanned daily. Non-intrusive scans of IPv4 web space completed in just 24 hours.
Star rating
170,000 supported organizations.
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
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
Its threat intelligence tool maps internet-facing assets and provides insights and prioritized remediation recommendations based on asset criticality, context, and threat severity.
5 stars
High-level summation of risk with the ability to drill down into precise technical details.
Star rating
Provides views of identified vendor risks enabling detailed reporting of vendors.
Star rating
Simple interface for quick grade reports and charts.
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
Company and product blog.
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
Bitsight maintains regular blog posts and webinars covering security incidents, feature updates, and industry developments.
Star rating
SecurityScoreCard offers a user Academy for customer users along with a regularly updated company blog, webinar series, and resource center.
Star rating
ProcessUnity (formerly CyberGRX) offers extensive community support sharing best platform and program practices via regularly updated podcasts, webinars, whitepapers, and strategic partnerships.
Release rate
Star rating
4 stars
UpGuard has adopted DevOps principles internally to develop, test, and release software continuously, ensuring fast, consistent, and safe releases.
Star rating
Bitsight does not publicly disclose product release cycle periods but does provide overviews of significant platform updates via their corporate blog.
Star rating
Makes releases as needed throughout the year, consistently enabling customer users to access information logs of beneficial changes.
Star rating
ProcessUnity (formerly 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
Rumored to start at $35 per 1,000 analyzed pages per year or $150,000 per analyzed brand plus cumulative consumer downloads per year for mobile products.
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. Pricing is reported to start at $20,000 plus $2,000-$2,500 per vendor per year.
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
ProcessUnity (formerly 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
4 stars
UpGuard offers a standard API to pull data into other enterprise applications.
Star rating
SecurityScoreCard offers API connections for users seeking greater security ratings extensibility.
Star rating
SecurityScoreCard offers API connections for users seeking greater security ratings extensibility.
Star rating
ProcessUnity (formerly CyberGRX) offers a fully functional bidirectional API.
Third-party integrations
Star rating
Integrates with Cloudflare, Splunk, Crowdstrike, Qualys, Rapid7, ServiceNow, and more.
4 stars
Connect UpGuard with over 4,000+ apps using our Zapier integration.
Star rating
Offers integrations with RSA Archer GRC, CyberGRX, OneTrust Vendorpedia, ProcessUnity, MetricStream, and more.
Star rating
Offers integrations with several third party platforms, such as RSA Archer, ServiceNow, and more.
Star rating
Integrates with multiple GRC platforms, visualization tools, ticketing systems, and SOC tools.
Customers
Star rating
Customers include Amazon, Disney, Box, Facebook, McKesson, Toyota, United, Pepsi, Rackspace, DocuSign, and American Express.
5 stars
The New York Stock Exchange (ICE), Morningstar, TDK, PagerDuty, Hopin, and IAG. Read our customer stories.
Star rating
Major customers include Optus / Singtel, The University of North Florida, Snam, and PROSA.
Star rating
Major customers include Symantec, Pepsico, Two Sigma, and Stony Brook University.
Star rating
Major customers include Medibank Private, Mass Mutual, QBE, Solix, and McAfee.
G2 rating
Accurate as of January 2024
Star rating
4.8, based on 4 reviews.
5 stars
4.5, based on 164 reviews. Named a G2 Market Leader for Third Party & Supplier Risk Management Software.
Star rating
4.6, based on 35 reviews.
Star rating
4.3, based on 68 reviews.
Star rating
4.5, based on 19 reviews.
Predictive capabilities
Star rating
Relies on first-party attack surface management by monitoring your digital footprint (websites, domains, public-facing assets, as well as javascript resources, and typosquatted domains), as well as external threats like phishing, deep and dark web discussions, email spoofing, and other cyber threats.
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
The IP reputation methodology helps catch active malware installations, but that’s only one possible way a data breach can occur.
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
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
Primarily focuses on first-party risk rather than taking a holistic view of cybersecurity.
Usability and the learning curve
Star rating
Its threat intelligence tool maps internet-facing assets and provides insights and prioritized remediation recommendations based on asset criticality, context, and threat severity.
Community support
Star rating
Company and product blog.
Release rate
Star rating
Pricing and support
Star rating
Rumored to start at $35 per 1,000 analyzed pages per year or $150,000 per analyzed brand plus cumulative consumer downloads per year for mobile products.
API and extensibility
Star rating
Third-party integrations
Star rating
Integrates with Cloudflare, Splunk, Crowdstrike, Qualys, Rapid7, ServiceNow, and more.
Customers
Star rating
Customers include Amazon, Disney, Box, Facebook, McKesson, Toyota, United, Pepsi, Rackspace, DocuSign, and American Express.
G2 rating
Accurate as of January 2024
Star rating
4.8, based on 4 reviews.
Predictive capabilities
Star rating
Relies on first-party attack surface management by monitoring your digital footprint (websites, domains, public-facing assets, as well as javascript resources, and typosquatted domains), as well as external threats like phishing, deep and dark web discussions, email spoofing, and other cyber threats.
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
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
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
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
ProcessUnity (formerly CyberGRX) offers extensive community support sharing best platform and program practices via regularly updated podcasts, webinars, whitepapers, and strategic partnerships.
Release rate
Star rating
ProcessUnity (formerly 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
ProcessUnity (formerly 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
ProcessUnity (formerly 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

RiskIQ Features

RiskIQ's platform provides insight and automation needed to map and monitor your organization's internet-exposed digital attack surface, understand and mitigate exposures, and expedite external threat investigation.

RiskIQ's threat detection and asset management platform finds known assets like your corporate website, microsites, and any other public-facing internet assets, unknown assets like third-party JavaScript resources, and rogue or malicious assets like typosquatted domains and abandoned servers.

RiskIQ Use Cases

RiskIQ ocuses on first-party attack surface management and does not provide a real solution for third-party risk management.

While RiskIQ is useful for assessing your own attack surface and may be sufficient to complete other assessment techniques when evaluating first-party risk, it has real limitations when applied to improving your organization's complete security posture.

You can't manage what you don't know about. An accurate and up to date inventory of you and your vendors' public-facing digital assets is a must for any cybersecurity program. It's no longer enough to only manage your own security posture. You need to know that your vendors are keeping the data you provide them safe too.

RiskIQ Demo / Trial

Potential RiskIQ (now Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence and Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management) customers can contact Microsoft Azure Sales to learn more about the products’ capabilities. 

RiskIQ API

RiskIQ provides a standard API.

RiskIQ 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

RiskIQ

Not defined in the IT VRM market.

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.

RiskIQ

4.8, based on 4 reviews.

Glassdoor

Accurate as of January 2024

UpGuard

5 stars
4.6

RiskIQ

3.9
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