The Tripwire Precision Metric: Proactively Improving the Quality of Vulnerability Management

The Tripwire Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT) developed the Precision Metric in order to provide a means of quantifying the quality of vulnerability and application signatures in Tripwire® IP360™. The goal of using the Precision Metric is to increase the quality of vulnerability and application detection signatures. Our customers need actionable intelligence, and a large part of gathering intelligence is determining just how good it is, and if necessary, making it better. With the Precision Metric, we can quantify the value of the intelligence we provide and use it proactively to improve the quality of our signatures.