By collaborating with the Leidos Accredited Testing & Evaluation Laboratory, Axonius helps set a new precedent for future vendor software assessments
NEW YORK — March 31, 2022 — Axonius, the leader incybersecurity asset management andSaaS management, today announced that the 4.0-f version of its Cybersecurity Asset Management solution wascertified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) as having passed Common Criteria validation. Government agencies that require NIAP validation from vendors can now leverage Axonius to reduce cyber risk and ensure comprehensive visibility and automated policy enforcement across their environments.
The recent push for modernization, along with the move to flexible work environments and an explosion of devices and assets, creates significant challenges for government agencies. With an ever-expanding attack surface, the demand for solutions to help control complexity has skyrocketed. The Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management platform strengthens agencies’ ability to identify and mitigate cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis, prioritize these risks based on potential impacts, and quickly enable cybersecurity personnel to prioritize their focus on the most significant problems.
“NIAP validation is an important milestone in expanding federal access to critical cybersecurity asset management capabilities,” said Joseph Hoban, senior vice president of sales at Axonius. “We can deliver value to more federal agencies moving forward, helping them to control unprecedented complexity and keep our nation’s most important infrastructure and environments secure.”
The NIAP certification is further evidence that Axonius continues to be an industry leader committed to meeting the highest quality and security standards. As a result of this achievement, testing partner Leidos provided guidance to the NSA and other participating agencies that will help to establish guidelines and set precedence for future vendor software assessment efforts.
NIAP and Common Criteria
As an international security standard, the Common Criteria represents a highly rigorous set of protection profiles (PPs) against which products are tested. Validation provides confidence that a vendor’s product will hold up to a strong degree of rigor in a real-life environment.
The certification puts Axonius in a small group of distinguished vendors. In the U.S., only about 20 vendors have products that passed the main Protection Profile (Application Software Version 1.3) that applies to Axonius software.
Meeting Federal Government Demand
Over the last few years, Axonius has taken major steps to align itself with federal requirements to enable as many agencies as possible to benefit from its solutions. It createdAxonius Federal Systems, a dedicated subsidiary focused on government needs, in September of 2021.
Axonius gives customers the confidence to control complexity by mitigating threats, navigating risk, automating response actions, and informing business-level strategy. With solutions for both cyber asset attack surface management (CAASM) and SaaS management, Axonius is deployed in minutes and integrates with hundreds of data sources to provide a comprehensive asset inventory, uncover gaps, and automatically validate and enforce policies. Cited as one of the fastest-growing cybersecurity startups, with accolades from CNBC, Forbes, and Fortune, Axonius covers millions of assets, including devices and cloud assets, user accounts, and SaaS applications, for customers around the world. For more, visit Axonius.com.