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Axonius for Energy and Utility Companies
Traditional IT asset management fails for cybersecurity. This is especially true for energy companies that need to secure OT assets and networks in addition to IT assets. Electric utility companies now spend over $60 billion dollars annually on new “smart grid” infrastructure. And as OT spend increases, so do cyber attacks on critical infrastructure operators. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Axonius provides a comprehensive view into all assets and whether they’re secured and managed, giving you the confidence to control complexity.
Axonius collects and correlates data from hundreds of sources to provide comprehensive visibility into a complex environment.
With Axonius, automatically evaluate compliance with regulatory requirements like NERC CIP.
Axonius automates controls validation to ensure all security and management solutions are properly deployed.
Axonius allows you to automate response actions to instantly address assets that don’t adhere to security policies.
Want to manage and secure all assets at your energy and utility company with confidence? The right platform is in reach. Turn to Axonius to get comprehensive, actionable asset visibility — and so much more — in just minutes.
The methods to discover and manage traditional assets simply don’t work for operational technology (OT). Because utility operations rely on OT services to be available at all times, they can’t apply agent-based or scanning-based approaches to continuously discover assets. Even when assets are discovered, it’s difficult to verify that OT security controls are applied and functioning correctly, since device discovery is so infrequent.
Axonius helps utility companies discover and manage all IT and OT assets, while ensuring that security controls are universally applied and properly functioning.
Axonius correlates and normalizes asset data, empowering utility companies to monitor the deployment and effectiveness of all security controls.
Axonius also identifies devices and users missing security controls, ensures that all devices have the required security agents, and discovers workstations, servers, cloud instances, and other devices that aren’t being properly scanned.
With Axonius, utility companies can automate specific actions to trigger when gaps are discovered. You can notify the security team, deploy software, run remote commands, execute endpoint security agent actions, update vulnerability scans, and enable or disable users.See More
Security teams for critical infrastructure operators have a daunting task. Even a single breach on their OT network can interrupt production, stop operations at energy providers, or ultimately, impact the safety of employees and customers. New cybersecurity regulations for pipeline operators from DHS’s Transportation Security Administration underscore the importance of cybersecurity for oil and gas companies.
Axonius helps security teams ensure their IT and OT assets are protected and compliant with necessary regulations.
Cybersecurity was identified as the number one digital investment focus for oil and gas companies. With so many different security solutions, it can be hard to know what’s applied where and if everything’s functioning properly. This is even more challenging as oil and gas companies drastically increase the number of assets in their IT environment. From unmanaged devices like smart meters, to increased usage of cloud computing, oil and gas companies have more assets to protect than ever before.
Axonius verifies that security controls are applied where they should be and running on the correct version, while also ensuring IT and OT assets are still available at all times.
Security analysts reference fully correlated asset inventories in Axonius to accelerate incident response investigations. By connecting adapter sources that provide rich information on devices, users, and cloud assets, security analysts can easily correlate alerts with data in Axonius to answer critical incident response questions.See More
With the rise in connected devices — whether on-premise at power plants or in the cloud — renewable and solar companies must ensure that security platforms (i.e. data security and encryption platforms) can protect intellectual property by running everywhere they should be. Axonius helps renewable and solar energy companies understand all assets and identify security coverage gaps to reduce overall cyber risk — regardless of where devices are located.See More
By aggregating, normalizing, and deduplicating data from IT and security solutions, Axonius gives renewable energy companies full visibility into their external and internal attack surface to improve security control coverage and trigger custom, automated response actions.See More
With Axonius, renewable energy generators can automate specific actions to trigger when gaps are discovered. You can notify the security team, deploy software, run remote commands, execute endpoint security agent actions, update vulnerability scans, and enable or disable users.See More
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