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F-Secure Radar: Enabling Risk-prioritized Vulnerability Management

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Juhani Hintikka, CEO, F Secure RadarJuhani Hintikka, CEO
With cyber threats growing more rapidly than ever, the issue of security is at the forefront of every CIO’s mind. Successful intellectual property and branding often make companies the target for fraudulent or malicious activities. Such activities include brand violations, where third parties pose as your company, phishing sites intended to scam or infect visitors, and typosquatting– where someone registers domains using words resembling your brand to redirect traffic through links that look like yours. Many companies have little to no awareness of these sorts of activities. For this reason, it is crucial now, more than ever, to implement a proactive approach to cybersecurity.

F-Secure Radar (Rapid Detection & Response solution) is a comprehensive, easy-to-deploy, all-in-one vulnerability scanning and management platform supporting organizations’ security programs with clear, actionable, and prioritized visibility into real risks. Radar addresses small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), empowering them to protect their business continuity through effective vulnerability management.

Unlike many other vulnerability management solutions on the market today, F-Secure Radar features web crawling technology, called Internet Asset Discovery. With this, you can fulfil a wide variety of tasks ranging from threat assessment to business intelligence. In essence, Radar allows you to easily browse through all targets to identify risks and potentially vulnerable connections and expand your attack surface beyond your network.

Radar System scan is a network-based vulnerability scanner that can scan any system with an IP for common vulnerabilities. System scan vulnerability detection uses both active and passive vulnerability checks. For example, it will attempt to identify the service and its version number. Once that is identified, the system scan checks if that particular software has any known vulnerabilities.

Another feature of F-Secure Radar is Web scans. Web scans during the development of new applications ensure vulnerabilities are discovered early on in the development process— the cost and amount of resources required to mitigate vulnerabilities at a later stage significantly reduced.

The Scan Node Agent is an F-Secure Radar component that manages all scanning processes running on the scan node.

With a vast network of top channel partners and over 200 service providers, F-Secure is on a mission to make sure everyone has the enterprise-grade cybersecurity they need and deserve


The Account Management page shows you a list of all users with access to your Radar account. On this page, you can review the users and what they have access to and, of course, add or remove users. The User groups column shows you which groups each listed user belongs to. It also allows users to assign Roles. For example, you can create roles like “View only”, “System owner”, and “Administrator”.

Reporting is another extremely vital part of the Radar Security Centre. With Radar, you can generate customized reports that suit the needs of your manager, system administrator, or your third-party service provider. F-Secure Radar is compliant with the PCI ASV vulnerability scanning requirements. When you use F-Secure Radar, you achieve compliance with an approved PCI ASV scanning solution and get PCI-compliant with a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) partner.

Last year, Brazilian kitchen manufacturer Móveis Itatiaia needed a more efficient security system with fewer false alarms, the ability to monitor remote worker’s security, and protection for the company’s legacy machines. The company’s security system had two main problems: it was composed of two different solutions that didn’t interact with each other and produced too many false positives. The excessive number of false positives took time away from other projects, so the existing security solutions were inefficient.

Those issues have all been resolved with the suite of F-Secure solutions they ordered from Brasiline. Now, F-Secure manages all updates for Móveis Itatiaia, including updates for remote employees. Móveis Itatiaia is so pleased with their choice of F-Secure that they are already planning to expand its use within the company.

“With the F-Secure solution we were able to save a lot of time, because Radar reports only what is really dangerous. So, all this pre-analysis done by the F-Secure solution has dramatically reduced the time spent in analyzing security logs and events,” says, Jeovane Monteiro Guimarães, IT supervisor at Móveis Itatiaia.

Unparalleled central reporting and in-depth analysis by F-Secure Radar effectively improves the security management of an enterprise. “With a vast network of top channel partners and over 200 service providers, F-Secure is on a mission to make sure everyone has the enterprise-grade cybersecurity they need and deserve,” states Juhani Hintikka, CEO of F-Secure.
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F Secure Radar

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Helsinki, Finland

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Juhani Hintikka, CEO

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F-Secure offers a comprehensive, easy-to-deploy, all-in-one vulnerability scanning and management platform supporting organizations' security programs with clear, actionable, and prioritized visibility into real risks. F-Secure addresses small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), empowering them to protect their business continuity through effective vulnerability management. Unlike many other vulnerability management solutions on the market today, F-Secure features web crawling technology, called Internet Asset Discovery. With this, users can fulfil a wide variety of tasks ranging from threat assessment to business intelligence.