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Vulnerability management shouldn’t overwhelm you. Axonius identifies vulnerabilities and provides full context — helping you prioritize and expedite patching and remediation processes.
IT asset inventories are time-intensive tasks that are often out-of-date and unreliable. If IT managers don’t know what’s in their inventory, they can’t map known vulnerabilities to it, nor determine how to remediate them.
With thousands of assets and an endless backlog of vulnerabilities, it’s too complicated to figure out which assets are most at risk and in need of urgent remediation.
Vulnerability remediation needs to scale to keep up with an ever-growing IT landscape. Manually identifying and prioritizing vulnerabilities, validating vulnerability security policies, and confirming successful outcomes can pose challenges without automation.
Vulnerability management starts with a credible, comprehensive asset inventory. Axonius identifies vulnerabilities and maps them to assets, providing context that helps prioritize their importance based on asset criticality.
To understand the presence and impact of all observed vulnerabilities, you must have a clear understanding of assets. Only then can you map vulnerabilities to assets to uncover meaningful threats and expose risk.
A credible, comprehensive asset inventory is the first step to vulnerability management. If you don’t know what assets exist, you can’t map vulnerabilities to them to understand where you may be exposed to threats and potential exploitation.
Axonius provides unmatched asset visibility. It enables the automated aggregation and correlation of asset data — devices, users, networks, and cloud — at a level that’s difficult to achieve manually.
To understand vulnerabilities you need to be able to see them. Users can manage vulnerabilities across the entire fleet of devices to see which vulnerability was identified and by which adapter. Known vulnerabilities can be easily seen and managed by IT or security operations teams to enable users to understand their presence and impact.
Relying on point solutions to report vulnerabilities for all assets often leads to missing findings. Vulnerabilities are imperceptible if a vulnerability assessment (VA) scanning agent isn’t installed or isn’t working.
Because Axonius aggregates data from multiple sources, we’re able to identify assets with vulnerability assessment solutions, and automatically include the device in the next scan cycle to confirm the scanner is present and working.
Understanding what known vulnerabilities exist in the world is one thing — but understanding how each one impacts each asset in your environment is another. Axonius enriches asset inventory data with recognized vulnerability databases like the NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD) and others to map vulnerabilities to assets in order to recognize the full measure of potential exposure.
Internal device data contextualization provides deeper levels to evaluate and prioritize vulnerabilities to rank their importance, and to identify vulnerabilities that could impact your unique environment.
Chasing all known vulnerabilities is impossible and unproductive. Finding the right vulnerabilities — the ones that put your organization most at risk — and prioritizing remediating those first reduces your attack surface and improves your company’s overall security posture.
Even when known Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) vulnerabilities are mapped to a credible, comprehensive asset inventory, there is still a knowledge gap when it comes to prioritization. More context is needed. Axonius provides asset context that informs prioritization decisions, such as whether a mitigating control is present, which user is associated with the asset, and more.Read More
Thousands of Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVEs) are recorded each year, but not all of them have a critical impact on all IT environments. CVSS scores are only a starting point to understanding the criticality of threats.
Axonius uses data enrichment from third-party vulnerability databases and threat intelligence sources to deepen the context around vulnerabilities, informing prioritization. Severity, ease of exploitability, attack vectors, and other data points correlate with internal device data to establish the importance and urgency of threats.
Vulnerability prioritization is not a static endeavor – prioritization changes daily or even hourly as new threats arise. Axonius provides an up-to-date, comprehensive asset and vulnerability inventory, making it easy to discover when novel threats appear. Track vulnerabilities and gain powerful insights from visualized data with out-of-the-box or custom vulnerability dashboards that empower IT, security, and risk teams.
Schedule saved queries to automate remediation via our Security Policy Enforcement Center, or use ad-hoc queries to address emergent threats like tracking Log4Shell and related applications, finding machines impacted by CVE-2020-4006, or even finding vulnerabilities outlined in CISA's Binding Operational Directive 22-01.
IT and SecOps teams need fast, accurate vulnerability identification to protect against potential threats. Axonius provides multi-layered queries so users can uncover critical vulnerabilities that pose the highest risk to their unique environments.
Assets missing endpoint agents, unmanaged assets, cloud instances not being scanned by a vulnerability assessment tool, or assets with critical CVSS scores that impact your critical infrastructure are easily identified with Axonius.
Automating vulnerability remediation tasks increases effectiveness without expending more IT or security resources. Streamline actions, validate enforce vulnerability security policies, confirm enforcement action results, and facilitate reporting for effective remediation efforts.
Patch management is arduous and time consuming. Unpatched assets can pose serious threats to an IT ecosystem. Whether it’s security patches, bug fixes, or feature updates, finding an asset needing a patch, deploying it, and confirming a successful update can strain available IT resources. Axonius delivers instant access to patch status and quickly identifies devices and software missing security patches, then enforces compliance with our Security Policy Enforcement Center.Read More
Creating security policies for vulnerability management is a best practice — but policies are not always enforced. Axonius allows you to create repeatable and automated actions when vulnerabilities are observed, allowing you to more easily meet policies. This may include adding an unknown device to your VA scanner so it’s included in your next scheduled scan, sending an email to a colleague to address an issue, or initiating a helpdesk ticket to investigate a vulnerability.
The Axonius Security Policy Enforcement Center validates vulnerability security policies and ensures compliance.
How can you be sure your vulnerability security policy has been successfully executed? When Axonius connects to configuration and patch management solutions, you can easily verify whether any asset with a known vulnerability has received a relevant patch.Watch Now
Security teams are tasked with vulnerability reporting, often for internal accountability to management or for external compliance requirements. With a comprehensive inventory of all assets and vulnerabilities, as well as a record of remediation actions, organizations can save custom vulnerability charts and dashboards to automatically meet audit requirements and map to regulations. Data can be easily incorporated into customizable reports for distribution on a regular cadence or as needed.
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