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    Gartner® recently published its 2023 Hype Cycle for Security Operations and, for the third year in a row, Axonius was named as a Sample Vendor for Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM). 

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    The continuous expansion of the cyber attack surface and the always-evolving threat landscape have forced security operations (SecOps) teams to approach cybersecurity in a more proactive and comprehensive way. Remote and hybrid work, the introduction of unmanaged and IoT devices on the corporate network, and the explosion of SaaS application usage are all contributing factors to the emergence of CAASM as a key management strategy. 

    With our industry-leading products in cyber asset management and SaaS management, Axonius is built to be companies’ single system of record that allows them to:

    • Gain a comprehensive and actionable asset inventory — across environments, and for all asset types 
    • Identify and understand areas of highest priority risk
    • Automatically remediate vulnerabilities

    In the 2023 Hype Cycle™, Gartner analysts note that SecOps must find ways to adapt. To do so, security and risk management (SRM) leaders “should adopt an exposure-based approach to operations.” Further, the report advises that, as a primary function, SecOps is responsible for “maintaining visibility across technology estates for the purposes of monitoring and responding to potential threat activity, and actively advising and reducing risk through careful orchestration of controls.”

    “From day one, our goal has been to build a platform that provides the visibility and manageability of assets that’s been lacking,” says Dean Sysman, co-founder and CEO of Axonius. “Analysts and SOC operators are drowning in data from their IT tooling. Without a single system of record, there is no reliable way to manage assets and, on a grander scale, minimize exposure to cyber attacks and data leaks.”

    As such, Axonius is purpose-built to provide full visibility into assets and exposures while being user-friendly and scalable. Axonius maintains the largest library of pre-built APIs for adapters (also called “connectors”). This gives our customers a time and data accuracy advantage — no more manual data collection and reconciliation — and means Axonius products can see where other asset management tools have blind spots. 

    But it’s not just data collection that makes Axonius a standout in the field. Though offering pre-built APIs for nearly every major tool in the IT and security market significantly speeds time to value for our customers, it’s the advanced correlation of data and the context provided that gives customers a better way to understand and manage their entire IT estate and improve asset hygiene — all in service of cyber risk reduction. 

    The recent launches of the Axonius Software Management and Vulnerability Management modules provide customers with the tools to dig even deeper into asset and vulnerability data, quickly find and map issues with existing assets, and prioritize remediation.

    In addition, Axonius has recently expanded our products’ capabilities to allow customers to:

    • Execute more advanced queries
    • Easily identify and track asset trends and changes over time
    • Pinpoint vulnerabilities with ease
    • Identify SaaS application usage trends and spend
    • Auto-remediate vulnerabilities and security policy violations

    Upcoming product and feature releases will further advance cyber asset management and CAASM. 

    As per Gartner, “While many of these capabilities champion increased visibility, they also highlight the need for a more unified approach that is centered on better prioritization for faster, risk-based outcomes.’’ In the report, Gartner notes that CAASM is an emerging technology, with only 1%–5% market penetration at present. 

    SecOps teams and security leaders need to be thinking carefully about how they will build upon the foundations of their security program. Doing so is predicated on a complete, accurate, and actionable system of record. Built by Axonius, SecOps teams can feel confident that they have the right data and context required to manage their attack surface, even with all the changes that will challenge security professionals year after year. 

    Last year, Axonius was listed in the 2022 Gartner Hype Cycle for Security Operations. Hundreds of brands trust Axonius to see and secure all assets. Axonius has a 4.7 rating (out of 5) based on 32 reviews as of July 27, 2023 on Gartner Peer Insights.  Read more on the Axonius blog and download the Gartner Hype Cycle Report.

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