- Use Cases
Comprehensive device discovery is the ability to fetch data continuously from any source that knows about devices at any cadence.
CMDBs are often only populated by one or two discovery sources, rendering the data incomplete or unreliable.
Device discovery through scanning technologies requires machines to be turned on and available — and even then, scanning is often limited to weekly or monthly cycles.
Agents can only be deployed on known devices, meaning visibility is only as good as where agents are deployed. And with so many agents already installed on a device, who wants to deploy more of them?
Relying solely on one or two device discovery technologies leads to incomplete and unreliable data. Axonius aggregates, correlates, and normalizes data from numerous sources to deliver comprehensive device discovery.
Axonius complements CMDB discovery tools with correlated data from several sources to create rich, accurate CMDB records.
To surface gaps across your fleet of assets, you need numerous data sources. Axonius makes it easy to discover assets with numerous data sources, helping you identify gaps that otherwise wouldn’t be visible in a CMDB.See How
CMDB sources often rely on agents or scans, making it hard to find ephemeral devices that are used for short periods of time. Since Axonius connects to the management consoles of your solutions using APIs, devices can be found regardless of whether they’re online or the last time they were used.Learn More
Axonius integrates with network infrastructure to identify unmanaged IoT and OT devices, making it possible to account for these devices in the CMDB.Learn How
Axonius combines data from recent scans with data reported by other solutions, giving you a more complete picture of the state of any device.
By supplementing scan data with other sources such as EDR/EPP and network-based solutions, you can understand the current configuration of an asset instead of relying on data reported on from the last scan.Learn More
Axonius can correlate installed software across vulnerability databases, allowing you to identify vulnerable devices outside of scan cycles.Learn More
Agents are seldom installed on every device — or even subnet, for that matter. Axonius integrates at the network level to find devices that have never been managed with an agent.
By connecting to several data sources, Axonius can see where agents are deployed, where they’re missing, and when they’re malfunctioning.See How
Many devices such legacy servers, medical devices, and OT devices can’t bear the load of an agent — meaning they must be identified through other means. Axonius connects to routers, switches, firewalls, and more to assess the configuration of high availability devices that can’t be managed by an agent.Learn More
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