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    Why Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM) Is an Emerging Technology

    We’re excited to announce that Axonius has been recognized as a vendor in the newly coined Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM) category in the recently published Gartner® Hype Cycle™ Cycle for Network Security, 2021 report.

    Gartner defines CAASM as “an emerging technology focused on enabling security teams to solve persistent asset visibility and vulnerability challenges.”

    CAASM solutions allow organizations to see all assets regardless of where they reside. This is done by using API integrations with existing tools, enabling query capabilities to examine asset data, and offering capabilities to remediate issues.

    Why CAASM is the Latest Emerging Technology on the Block

    Many IT and security teams struggle to gain the right level of visibility into all assets in their environment, making it harder to secure them. Asset data exists in many different places – but the data is siloed, duplicative, or contradictory. This makes it very difficult for IT and security teams to answer even the most basic questions about their IT environment.

    However, that no longer needs to be the case. By aggregating, normalizing, and correlating asset data, CAASM platforms help teams confidently understand and protect all of their assets. 

    This allows CAASM customers to:

    • Offer a consolidated view of all company assets to multiple teams: spanning IT and infrastructure, security, risk, and more
    • Gain a complete picture of the company attack surface
    • Understand security control coverage and efficacy
    • Streamline audit preparation and compliance reporting
    • Understand shadow IT and assets that lack governance and control
    Solving an Unaddressed Problem

    For too long, companies have struggled to get a reliable view into their infrastructure. Axonius was founded in 2017 to solve this unaddressed and foundational problem. Without a comprehensive, up-to-date inventory of all unique assets, IT and security teams can’t manage and secure what they don’t know about. 

    Over the past few years, we’ve been laser-focused on this problem. With the feedback of our customers, we’ve expanded our platform to build hundreds of adapters that fetch and normalize asset data into a common schema, and over 80 actions used to automate response and remediation.

    With hundreds of customers now using the Axonius platform, we couldn’t agree more with Gartner that CAASM is an emerging area.

    According to us, download the 2021 Gartner Hype Cycle for Network Security to learn:

    • What Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management is
    • How CAASM enables IT and security teams – and the business
    • About recommendations to consider when evaluating CAASM platforms

    Gartner Hype Cycle: Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management CAASM

    Gartner, Hype Cycle for Network Security, 2021, Shipli Handa, Pete Shoard, 14 July 2021.

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