Even with a NAC, Vulnerability Assessment tools, a great SIEM, and top EDR products, we still can't answer the basic question: are our devices secure?
How Many Devices Are In Your Organization?
Most IT and Security professionals we speak with don't know. Between an explosion in the number of devices coming on to their networks, and trends like BYOD and IoT, the ensuing fragmentation has made it nearly impossible to get a single view of all devices and what's on them.
Existing Management Solutions Create Silos
While other approaches that focus on asset, Identity, network and agent based management do a great job in their specific area, all of the information is there, but there's no way to get a single view and cross-correlate. There's no easy way to connect the dots for unified visibility and action.
IoT Devices - A New Challenge for Visibility and Control
With hundreds of always-on IoT devices, it’s hard to know which of these devices are on our networks. The simple economics of IoT devices require them to be made very inexpensively, and when cost is inflexible, security is often the first tradeoff. And setting aside the inherent security risks that come along with IoT devices, there's a more fundamental issue: it's hard to know which of these devices are on our networks. It's even harder to know which of these devices should be there and managed.
BYOD Device Visibility
Devices are no longer bound to the physical network. Employees have multiple devices and are constantly adding more. And because it’s convenient they blur the line between home and work. We need to know when these devices are connecting and accessing resources, especially when these devices aren't protected according to policies. Find out which devices are accessing corporate resources beyond those sanctioned by IT and Security teams.
Between the cloud, BYOD, and IoT, the majority of the assets IT/Security are responsible for didn’t exist 5 years ago.
Featured Resource: Patch Management In A Connected World
At its core, patch management is a discipline that combines both knowledge and action. It requires IT and security teams to understand which devices are known and unknown, the version and subsequent vulnerabilities of software being used, and the impact of change. In an environment complicated by always-on, smart devices, a new approach is needed to address what’s known as well as the unknowns that should be known.