- Use Cases
Wacom’s cybersecurity team knew that they were operating with limited information. In the past, their operations relied on a single scanning system that:
As a result, Wacom’s asset inventory had significant gaps — and became more inaccurate as the company added more remote workers off its network. Moreover, their scanning tool didn’t have any flexibility regarding DPA/MSA.
Their Cybersecurity and Incident Response Director, Mark Priess, summed it up: “We needed a system that was more flexible, would reach into other platforms, and would provide us with a more comprehensive assessment of our host and user assets... If you don’t know what you have, it’s very hard to choose security tools and develop policies.”
To achieve that comprehensive inventory, Wacom needed a new system to replace its existing scanning tool. As Priess put it, “An asset management tool that accurately identifies active systems, related users and system owners is essential to success. I believe you can look at a company’s asset management capability and tell right there how effective their overall program will be.”
Priess researched cybersecurity tools that would provide “more flexibility, functionality, and ability to adapt to [Wacom’s] infrastructure as it evolved.”
He soon found Axonius, which met all those criteria from the start and was the only tool on the market that could tie into all of Wacom’s core systems. Priess also appreciated that during the demo, the Axonius engineering and development teams collaborated quickly and smoothly to customize the platform for Wacom’s needs.
Mark Priess, Director, Cybersecurity & Incident Response