5 Signs Enterprise Software Security Is Improving

Vulnerability Remediation Nearing 100 Percent

A review of the top 10 enterprise-level software vendors found a vulnerability remediation rate of 94 percent, according to IBM. Three of the top 10 had a 100-percent remediation rate, the company said. IBM points to maturing secure development processes and product incident response teams as the sole factor in addressing vulnerabilities quickly and systematically. Now the bad news: unpatched vulnerabilities increased for the first time since 2008. A major factor to the increase could be low-severity coding errors in "small web applications, and obscure software written by individuals or tiny companies," IBM said.

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