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Growing Visibility Gap Threatens Government Data and Public Safety

The U.S. Federal Government is currently facing a serious threat. Government entities have consistently been prime targets for cyberattacks, and the recent escalation in geopolitical tensions, coupled with the growing vulnerability of our digital infrastructure, has elevated the level of risk to unprecedented heights. Due to the explosion of unmanaged assets in recent years, many federal agencies are experiencing a “visibility gap” where IT and security leaders can’t see all of the vulnerable assets within their environment.

With limited funding and internal resources, as well as stringent compliance requirements, agency IT teams need a solution that is easy to deploy and provides visibility into ALL assets connected to the network – managed, unmanaged, IoT, and OT. Armis Centrix™ closes the visibility gap and protects the mission.

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Armis Centrix™ – A FedRAMP Authorized Solution for the U.S. Federal Government

Addressing the Unique Challenges of the U.S. Federal Government

Enhancing overall cybersecurity and resilience is at the core of every agency’s mission. Being able to see and protect your entire attack surface is key. But with the growing complexity of IT environments and strict regulation and compliance requirements – coupled with limited funding and internal resources – achieving this mission can be challenging. Government agencies can’t defend against threats they can’t see.

Armis Centrix™ can help your agency quickly remove visibility gaps and give you a holistic picture of your risk posture with real-time visibility into all connected assets in your environment. This includes everything—IT, OT, IoT, and IoMT. Through one pane of glass, your agency can proactively manage risks and strengthen your security posture with a single, comprehensive, and accurate inventory of everything on your network.

Attack Surface - 100% Visibility

Many Federal agencies experience a “visibility gap” when IT and security leaders can’t see all the vulnerable assets within their environment. Continued migration to the cloud, the convergence of IT/OT/IoT, and the sharp increase in telework have changed how agencies need to approach cybersecurity. Government organizations can’t defend against threats they can’t see, and visibility is a prerequisite for stronger security, but it isn’t enough. Agency IT leaders need to know which assets may pose a threat.

Compliance - Zero Trust

If there is one thing the entire federal government can agree on, it’s that Zero Trust is the best approach for stronger cybersecurity. It is critically important that ALL assets and systems are accounted for in a Zero Trust approach. The need to include every asset in a Zero Trust approach is made clear in language from NIST Special Publication 800-207, a foundational document meant to provide an implementation roadmap for Zero Trust security concepts.

Legacy Systems and Outdated Infrastructure

Many federal agencies still rely on legacy systems and outdated IT infrastructure that may be vulnerable to cyberattacks. Transitioning to more secure and up-to-date technologies is essential to reduce vulnerabilities and enhance cybersecurity. Programs like the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program aim to address this challenge as legacy solutions cannot address the inherent risks that come with not having full visibility and contextual intelligence of all assets. The bold changes the government has called for require a collaborative and inclusive procurement directive that does not rely on legacy models, contracts, or solutions. What worked in years past will not suffice.

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Vulnerability Prioritization

Prioritization of mitigation efforts by threat level helps agency Security and IT Operations teams focus their efforts on the most pressing vulnerabilities. When your teams know exactly which critical assets are affected by precisely which vulnerabilities, they can act quickly to remediate the issues that pose the biggest threat to the mission.

Bridge IT/OT Gap

The convergence of IT and OT environments has rendered traditional security measures ineffective in the protection of complex, expanding attack surfaces like those of federal agencies. There has been an explosion of unmanaged endpoints on federal IT environments, and legacy security tools can only see managed – not unmanaged – assets. Addressing the risks associated with the interconnectivity of OT and IT environments requires a continuous and integrated view to safeguard the mission.

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Compliance Reporting

When it comes to regulatory compliance, you need all the help you can get, especially when failure can mean a costly data breach or a ransomware attack. The federal government is pushing agencies toward Zero Trust architectures, as demonstrated by directives such as:

EO 14028
Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 23-01 and 23-02
NIST 800-207
CDM
C2C

Contract Vehicles

Armis participates in a number of contract vehicles that simplify and streamline the procurement process. To better serve our customers, we are currently listed on the following contract vehicles:

GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)
GS-35F-0119Y
December 20, 2011- December 19, 2026

GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract (MAS)
47QSWA18D008F
August 22, 2018- August 21, 2023

NASA SEWP V
NNG15SC03B/NNG15SC27B
May 01, 2015- April 30, 2025

CDM
47QSWA18D008F
August 22, 2018- August 21, 2023

Fast-Growing Georgia County Finds a Better Way to Discover Devices and Secure the Network

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Armis Becomes an Indispensable Tool for Boosting the County’s Security Posture

The Henry County IT department in the Atlanta area was working overtime to stay on top of security updates and patches for the many assets on their network. Armis provided the IT team with an easy way to manage software updates, greatly reducing the burden on their team. Armis’s centralized dashboard has expanded visibility and has provided detailed insights into devices for the team—something that was not possible before.

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Additional Resources

Armis Achieves Final FedRAMP Authorization

Armis Centrix™ has achieved final “Authorized” status from the United States government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

Armis Achieves U.S. Department of Defense Impact Level 4 Authorization

Today marks an important milestone for our company. Armis Centrix™ has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) “In Process” designation.