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Armis Named Leader in GigaOm Radar Report for Operational Technology (OT) Security

Armis Named Leader in GigaOm Radar Report for Operational Technology (OT) Security

As a leading provider of OT security solutions, we are proud to have been named a Leader in the GigaOm Radar Report for Operational Technology (OT) Security.

Armis was praised for its comprehensive OT security platform, which includes asset discovery, risk assessment, threat detection, and incident response capabilities. Armis’ strong customer focus and commitment to innovation also drew commendation from GigaOm.

The GigaOm Radar Report is a valuable resource for organizations looking to improve their OT security posture. It provides a comprehensive overview of the OT security market and identifies the leading vendors in the space.

Understanding the GigaOm Radar Report for OT Security

The GigaOm Radar Report for Operational Technology (OT) Security comprehensively assesses the OT security market. The report evaluates vendors on several criteria, including their product capabilities, market presence, and customer references.

The Radar is split into three concentric categories: New Entrants, Challengers, and Leaders and four quadrants. Armis is positioned as a Leader in the Innovation/Platform Play quadrant, because of our “strong vulnerability management features, practical AI, and dynamic segmentation”.

The report also highlights that Armis’ OT security solution “provides a depth of visibility and insights into OT environments that is uncommon in this space. This is primarily a result of its approach to asset discovery, which starts with network-based forensic analysis, then adds information from sources like a customer’s configuration management database (CMDB) with threat intelligence. The result is a comprehensive view of OT assets and their correlated (known) vulnerabilities.”

They also highlighted the following key trends in the OT security market:

  • The increasing connectivity of OT systems to the internet makes OT systems more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
  • The shortage of skilled OT security professionals makes it difficult for organizations to implement and manage effective OT security solutions.
  • The use of legacy OT systems. These systems are often designed without security in mind, which makes them more vulnerable to cyberattacks.

GigaOm’s report concludes that the OT security landscape is constantly evolving and that organizations need to take steps to secure their OT assets. Armis is a trusted partner for organizations looking to secure their OT assets, with a proven track record of helping organizations improve their OT security posture and stay ahead of the threat landscape.

Key Challenges of OT Security

Several key challenges organizations face in protecting their OT assets were identified in the GigaOm Radar Report. These challenges include:

  • Lack of visibility into OT assets: Organizations often have a limited understanding of their OT assets, which makes it difficult to identify and assess risks.
  • Lack of skilled OT security professionals: A shortage of skilled OT security professionals makes it difficult for organizations to implement and manage effective OT security solutions.
  • Use of legacy OT systems: Many organizations use legacy OT systems that are not designed with security in mind. These systems can be difficult to update and patch, making them more vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Armis’ Highlights From The Report

Depth of visibility and insights: Armis’ OT security solution, the Asset Intelligence and Security Platform, is recognized for providing a comprehensive view of OT assets and their vulnerabilities. The report acknowledges that Armis’ approach to asset discovery, combining network-based forensic analysis with information from sources like the customer’s configuration management database (CMDB) and threat intelligence, offers uncommon visibility and insights into OT environments.

User-friendly platform: Armis’ SaaS platform is praised for its modern graphical user interface (GUI), which is designed with a clean and organized layout, making information easily accessible. Armis received high marks for its documentation and onboarding processes, indicating a user-friendly experience overall.

Dynamic network segmentation: The report recognizes that dynamic network segmentation is a significant concern for customers, as it can introduce change within sensitive OT environments. Armis’ solution addresses this by providing deep visibility into existing network segments and offering automated network segmentation based on detected threats or anomalies. The ability to toggle this feature on or off provides flexibility to cater to individual customer preferences.

Managed platform: Armis offers a fully managed platform where all maintenance activities, such as patching, upgrading, and troubleshooting, are performed by Armis with the customer’s consent. This approach reduces the operational burden on the customer and ensures that the platform remains up-to-date and secure. The report highlights the use of encrypted communications and data encryption, emphasizing the security measures taken by Armis.

Integration of AI and machine learning: Armis leverages artificial intelligence (AI), particularly machine learning (ML), throughout its platform. ML enables Armis to combine disparate pieces of data and identify potential relationships, enhancing the effectiveness of threat detection and analysis.

Overall, the report’s analysis positions Armis as a leader in the OT security market. These positive attributes contribute to Armis’ overall value and execution in the OT security space.

Armis’ Role in Strengthening Operational Technology

As a leading provider of OT security solutions, our platform provides visibility into all OT assets, regardless of vendor or protocol. It also includes risk assessment and threat detection capabilities, as well as incident response capabilities. Armis uses diverse methods to protect OT assets, including:

Asset discovery

Armis discovers all OT assets on a network, including devices, networks, and applications. This is essential for identifying vulnerabilities and threats.

Risk assessment

The Armis platform assesses the risk of cyberattacks against OT assets. This assessment is helpful for prioritizing security investments.

Threat detection

Armis’ platform detects potential cyberattacks against OT assets. This helps prevent cyberattacks from succeeding.

Incident response

Armis’ platform helps organizations respond to cyberattacks against their OT assets. Incident response can help organizations minimize the damage caused by a cyberattack.

More importantly, the Armis platform is used by organizations across diverse industries, including energy, manufacturing, and healthcare. Armis is committed to continuous innovation and has a strong track record of delivering new features and capabilities to its customers.

Tips for Strengthening Your OT Security

Here are five steps to strengthening your OT security:

Implement a comprehensive OT security solution

Deploy an OT security solution to provide visibility into all OT assets, risk assessment and threat detection capabilities, and incident response capabilities.

Train employees on OT security best practices

Employees should be trained to identify and report potential security threats, including creating and maintaining strong passwords and other security controls.

Keep OT systems up to date.

Organizations should work with vendors to keep their OT systems up to date with the latest qualified security patches and updates.

Segment OT networks from IT networks

This will help to reduce the risk of a cyberattack on an OT system spreading to other systems on the IT network.

Implement a layered security approach

A layered security approach will help protect OT assets from various threats. This approach should include a combination of technical controls, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, as well as administrative controls, such as access control lists and security policies.

Adopting a cybersecurity framework

Following cybersecurity frameworks can help in the journey of securing OT networks. When selecting a framework, consider the specific OT network requirements, industry regulations, and the level of expertise within the organization. It’s also important to stay updated on any industry-specific standards or regulations that may apply to the organization.

By following these steps, organizations can help to improve their OT security posture and protect their critical infrastructure from cyberattacks.

Closing Thoughts: Securing the Future of OT

As organizations continue to rely on operational technology (OT) systems to control critical infrastructure, the importance of OT security has never been greater. OT systems are often not designed with security in mind, which makes them vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Being named a Leader in the GigaOm Radar Report for Operational Technology (OT) Security is a testament to Armis’ commitment to providing organizations with the most comprehensive and effective OT security solutions. We are proud to be recognized by GigaOm for our platform’s ability to provide visibility, risk assessment, threat detection, and incident response capabilities across all OT assets, regardless of vendor or protocol.

Learn more about how Armis is securing the future of operational technology.

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