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Armis Helps State Legislature Tighten Up Security Gaps and Save Time for IT Staff

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With data streaming in from multiple sources in the security stack, the IT team at this state government department was finding itself having to constantly correlate multiple data sets to track down device discrepancies.

The manual process was time-consuming and inefficient. Armis integrated various systems and sources of data to provide a single source of truth. The team now has a shared, consolidated dashboard that greatly speeds up everyday tasks, prioritizes vulnerabilities, and tightens security gaps before they become a problem.

With 350 total staff members, this U.S. state government department has a team of 15 people dedicated to providing IT services in the state capital building. The security team monitors approximately 1,500 devices. The team’s security analyst has been with the department for 18 years and is responsible for security, wireless network access controls, firewalls, and networking. As a relatively small and agile department, the IT team is constantly evaluating new technologies that could potentially be a good fit for its needs.

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Challenges
  • challenges iconCorrelating disparate sources of data
  • challenges iconInefficient process to manually compare data sets
  • challenges iconIncomplete or inaccurate information on software update and patch status
  • challenges iconNo single view for team to view data
  • challenges iconPrioritizing vulnerabilities
Results
  • result iconSignificant time savings on previously manual day-to-day tasks
  • result iconA single dashboard to view data from different systems
  • result iconPrioritization of vulnerabilities and threats
  • result iconPinpointing security gaps, such as misconfigurations or unpatched systems, before they become a problem
  • result iconIdentifying legacy systems that could pose a risk and need to be phased out