For John Fox, senior security engineer at Glu Mobile, the sudden pandemic-induced push to remote work spurred an already-urgent desire to find a better asset management solution for his ever-growing ecosystem.
Creating an accurate asset inventory in order to secure their environment — despite the challenges of remote work — was top of mind for Fox.
Fox and his team identified two critical priorities that needed to be addressed:
- Determining where and how users were accessing the company’s systems remotely in order to authenticate access
- Gaining insights into which assets needed protection — specifically, what data existed where and how sensitive it was
The company needed a way to gain a single source of truth that showed all assets in one easy-to-use database.
However, with Glu Mobile acquiring several companies, addressing these priorities quickly became a challenge. The team struggled to maintain an up-to-date data inventory as the business expanded. The transition to remote work further exacerbated the issue.
The team had issues with name resolution, user access, and version controls, Fox said. Plus, the labor-intensive inventory tools that his team used failed to provide an up-to-date asset inventory.
Solving the Asset Management Problem With Axonius
Glu Mobile began the search for a solution that could:
- Fully compile their assets
- Give them a “single source of truth” view into their assets and user access
Fox saw an Axonius demonstration during a security webinar and sensed it was precisely the tool his team needed to address pandemic concerns and long-standing data needs. The Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management solution was implemented within a month or two of the initial demonstration.
Axonius immediately transformed Glu Mobile’s approach to asset management by:
- Delivering real-time insights into their unique assets, security gaps, and connections
- Enabling Fox and his team to minimize user access risk, addressing remote work challenges
The team leveraged those insights to enhance the company’s security posture and hygiene.
“Axonius gives us visibility, transparency, and an accurate count of our assets. It enables us to be agile and get ahead of risk faster with a better source of truth."
- John Fox, senior security engineer at Glu Mobile
Glu Mobile implemented new security stacks and security controls into their system with Axonius, Fox said. The solution also identified missing software in computers trying to connect to their system and helped maintain requirements on devices.
“Axonius eliminated our previous time-consuming processes and brought assets together in a system that acts as a window across our business. Not only is it accurate, it’s also faster than any native tool since it’s all there,” Fox said.
Check out the full case study here for a look at how the team at Glu Mobile leveraged the Axonius solution and the results they achieved.