Prioritize pre-and post-close remediations
The scanner provides a high-level report card that can be interpreted by non-technical investment professionals. It supplies a list of remediations, prioritized by severity, exploitability and business impact.
Oftentimes the vulnerabilities can be addressed easily by correcting configuration settings and updating software. Other times it takes a more fundamental rewrite and cyber weaknesses are enough to scupper the deal. Either way it’s good to know before investing rather than taking the risk of a serious or fatal problem later.
Once the investment is closed, the new company is added to the PE firm’s overall portfolio dashboard for ongoing monitoring.