Today marks an important milestone for our company. The Armis platform has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) “In Process” designation. This achievement will allow federal agencies to adopt our secure, Agentless Unified Asset Management for IT, OT, Med and IoT.
FedRAMP is a government wide program to provide a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. It is a prerequisite for selling security products and services to federal agencies. The “In Process” designation is a huge vote of confidence from the government and a major boost to our public sector efforts.
With our “In Process” designation, Armis is now listed on the FedRAMP marketplace site. We are continuing to work closely with the FedRAMP PMO and our third-party assessment organization (3PAO) to complete our full FedRAMP authorization.
A complete inventory of hardware and software on a network is critically important. This is why so many security frameworks, such as the CIS Critical Security Controls and the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity start with inventory. Armis will now be able to help government agencies meet the challenges of a dangerous and evolving cyber threat landscape by providing unique visibility into every resource on federal networks.
Due to the explosion of assets in recent years, many private and public sector organizations experience a “visibility gap” where IT and security leaders can’t see all the vulnerable assets within their environment. Continued migration to the cloud, the move to mobile and BYOD, the convergence of IT/OT/IoT, and the sharp increase in remote working have changed how agencies must approach cybersecurity. They can no longer depend on conventional perimeter-based or identity-based defenses alone to protect critical systems and government data.
Armis automatically generates a complete inventory of devices in your enterprise environment – on or off the network. The breadth, depth, and accuracy of the Armis asset inventory and device discovery exceeds that of other products available today. Customers say they see 50% to 70% more devices using Armis, giving them the situational awareness they need to protect their networks.
But simply being aware that assets exist isn’t enough. Agency IT leaders need to know whether devices are risky. After discovering and classifying each asset, Armis calculates its risk score.
The score is based on multiple risk factors including software vulnerabilities, known attack patterns, connection security, and the observed behavior of each device. This risk score helps security teams take proactive steps to reduce their attack surface and meet compliance and regulatory frameworks that require agencies to identify and prioritize vulnerabilities.
The Biden Administration has called on the private sector to work alongside U.S. government agencies to implement best practices and harden the nation’s cyber defenses. This “In Process” designation allows Armis to do just that for agency customers. Check out our Solutions Brief to learn more about how we can help with a structured defense-in-depth response plan or visit our resource page at: https://www.armis.com/russian-cyberattacks/.
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