How does SecurityScorecard compare to the competition?

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SecurityScorecard feature-by-feature comparisons

Here are a couple of handy feature-by-feature comparisons to help you compare SecurityScorecard to the competition.
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.
5 stars
2,000,000+ organizations scanned daily.
Star rating
170,000 supported organizations.
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
Simple interface for quick grade reports and charts.
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
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
SecurityScoreCard offers a user Academy for customer users along with a regularly updated company blog, webinar series, and resource center.
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
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
Makes releases as needed throughout the year, consistently enabling customer users to access information logs of beneficial changes.
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
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. 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.
5 stars
UpGuard has a transparent pricing model which you can view here. UpGuard pricing starts at $5,249k/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. 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
SecurityScoreCard offers API connections for users seeking greater security ratings extensibility.
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 several third party platforms, such as RSA Archer, 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 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 Symantec, Pepsico, Two Sigma, and Stony Brook University.
5 stars
The New York Stock Exchange (ICE), Morningstar, TDK, PagerDuty, Hopin, and IAG. Read our customer stories.
Star rating
Major customers include The University of North Florida, Snam, and PROSA.
Star rating
Major customers include Informatica, Tufts Health Plan, University of San Francisco, and Sentara.
Star rating
Major customers include Mass Mutual, QBE, Solix, and McAfee.
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.
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
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
UpGuard Security Rating
UpGuard Security Rating
UpGuard Security Rating
UpGuard Security Rating
UpGuard Security Rating
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.
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.
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
UpGuard Security Rating
Capabilities
5 stars
2,000,000+ organizations scanned daily.
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 $5,249k/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.
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 The University of North Florida, Snam, and PROSA.
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
UpGuard Security Rating
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.
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
UpGuard Security Rating
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 Mass Mutual, QBE, Solix, and McAfee.
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
UpGuard Security Rating
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