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Black Kite Competitive Comparison

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Essential features
Black Kite BitSight SecurityScorecard RiskRecon UpGuard
Benchmark and reporting Standards-based Proprietary and Non-standard Proprietary and Non-standard Proprietary and Non-standard Proprietary and Non-standard
Custom dashboards
Risk Quantification For Vendor Risk Analysis
Licensing flexibility
Shared responsibility Edit mode
Estimated compliance report
Strategy report
Instant result For any company
3rd/nth party auto discovery
Subsidiary scan option Subdomain scan
Compliance crosscorrelation
SIG integration Shared Assessments’ SIG
Remote workforce monitoring

Black Kite vs. Competitors

Key players in the Security Rating Services (SRS) market (Black Kite, BitSight, SecurityScorecard, RiskRecon, and UpGuard) focus on publicly accessible, external data sources when performing vendor assessments. Although each Black Kite competitor has a different approach, Black Kite prides itself on having the highest quality data, collecting data on more than 35 million companies and leveraging 290 controls.

SRS providers are not created equal, each having its own strengths in usability, analytics, compliance, and technical depth. Our data and threat intelligence is transparent, accurate, trustworthy, and mapped to industry standards.

Black Kite is the only SRS to deliver the highest quality intelligence built to help organizations make better risk decisions for their business goals. Our data is cross verified, continuously updated, and vast, pulling from the Black Kite engineered, largest data lake in the world.

See how Black Kite further excels when compared to the competition below.

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Rating Black Kite

Black Kite: A Customers’ Choice for IT Vendor Risk Management in 2022 Gartner Peer Insights™

“Voice of the Customer”

Gartner has published its March 2022 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: IT Vendor Risk Management Tools.

Why did 100% of our customers recommend Black Kite’s cyber risk ratings to peers?

Based on 32 reviews as of November ‘21.

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360° Degree View of Cyber Risk

Providing intelligence from a technical, financial and compliance perspective, Black Kite eliminates false positives and ensures a holistic approach to vendor risk management.

The Highest Quality Data

Black Kite engineers the largest data lake in the world, providing you with visibility into over 34 million companies and counting, with 20+ risk categories and 290 controls – 3x the competition. Our data is cross-verified, and continuously updated.

Innovation Is in Our Blood

Black Kite innovates with purpose, meeting the demands of the ever-changing cyber landscape. New features, such as Black Kite’s FocusTags™, identify vendors within an ecosystem that have experienced a recent high-profile cyber event.

Standards-Based Findings Only

Data is key at Black Kite. Our data is vast, open-source, and trustworthy, producing cyber ratings mapped to industry standards. We ensure all users know exactly how their findings are calculated.

Proactively Fight Against Ransomware

The only cyber rating platform with a tool to detect the likelihood of a ransomware attack to your organization. The Ransomware Susceptibility Index™ utilizes data analysis techniques and common indicators, including a third party’s location, industry, and annual revenue.

Unmatched Scalability

Scalability is as simple as adding one company or 1,000 companies to your ecosystem. As your digital supply chain changes and evolves, the Black Kite platform allows you to pivot, grow, and identify critical vendors around the clock.

World Class Customer Success Team

We are dedicated to assisting you in maintaining your cyber ecosystem and providing tactical steps to mitigate your risk. Meet the team

If you have third party risk – and you do – you need Black Kite: Best in class TPRM, and a wonderful company to work with.

IT Security and Risk Management Leader