Public sector organizations following FISMA and NIST guidelines understand the importance of managing typical hardware assets, as well as cloud assets and users in their IT environment. The very first category of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework is asset management, falling under the core Identify pillar.
However, asset management has become very challenging for U.S. public sector organizations. Many organizations are using dozens of tools to secure devices, but they have trouble verifying that they are deployed everywhere and working correctly. And with the adoption of cloud computing, getting a truly accurate inventory that includes cloud assets has become problematic.
The Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform helps public sector organizations:
The Department of Defense has invested heavily in asset management. But a lot of asset management solutions aren’t designed for security analysts and engineers.
To secure their organizations, security analysts need real-time asset data in order to understand whether devices, cloud instances, or users adhere to security standards.
The Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform helps defense and intelligence agencies by discovering any number of assets, regardless of where they’re located, with simple, agentless deployments.
The platform provides continuous monitoring of assets. It automatically alert analysts when assets are missing protections like antivirus, vulnerability scans, and more. When assets fall out of compliance, Axonius automatically notifies teams, enriches asset data, and deploys files and commands on devices to directly mitigate risk.
Federal civilian agencies spend significant resources collecting data to satisfy the Hardware Asset Management (HWAM) CDM Security Capability. Beyond just managing an inventory of all hardware assets, the HWAM asks that agencies make sure devices are identified, authorized, and managed.
But discovering unmanaged assets is no easy feat. Correlating network connections with other data sources is often a laborious, manual task. It can take hours just to identify an unmanaged device — and even longer to determine whether or not it’s authorized.
By connecting to networking infrastructure, Axonius easily finds unmanaged devices and allows civilian agencies to group and tag them. It automatically notifies teams, allowing them to quickly determine whether or not the devices are authorized.
With limited budgets, state and local governments need to maximize the efficiency of security investments — both in terms of people and technology. Moreover, state and local governments are frequently attacked by nation-state actors, and it only takes one device missing a security control to pose significant risk.
Axonius provides an up-to-date asset inventory, allowing state and local governments to satisfy audits and review of IT security controls, ensure security solutions are deployed everywhere, and use fully correlated data to accelerate incident response investigations.