IT asset discovery tools automate the identification and cataloging of an organization’s digital assets. These solutions work by gathering information through a combination of network discovery methods (agent-based vs agentless).
IT asset management discovery tools are crucial for modern enterprise cybersecurity, which is marked by an expanding attack surface due to a proliferation of cloud computing, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, and interconnected systems. Operational technology (OT), which used to be isolated in air-gapped networks, has now converged with information technology (IT) systems and introduced new asset visibility and security challenges.
Read the IT/OT convergence playbook for insights on adapting to modern industrial cybersecurity requirements.
Enterprises need IT asset discovery as a part of the larger IT asset management (ITAM) process that aims to manage and optimize all assets across the enterprise system. Since you can only secure and optimize what you can see, ITAM always starts with discovering assets and gaining comprehensive network visibility.
IT discovery tools have the following benefits for enterprises:
The Armis platform makes antiquated asset discovery tools obsolete. Armis provides businesses with a real-time view of their managed and unmanaged assets, including IT, OT, and IoT, discovering up to five times more assets than traditional methods. The Armis Asset Management solution provides a single trusted source of asset information, helps organizations manage their technical debt, and improves security hygiene by identifying security gaps
Discover security gaps in your IT environments by taking the Armis Quick Asset Visibility Assessment.