Modern enterprise organizations rely heavily on their Configuration Management Database (CMDB) to collect, consolidate, and curate asset configuration information in one place. However, data in current CMDB tools is heavily IT-oriented and mostly only catalogs data and configuration information about known physical assets such as desktops, laptops, servers, etc. Configuration information about unknown assets such as OT, IoT, IoMT, virtual and cloud assets limit its effectiveness as a comprehensive tool. This leads to incomplete asset records that lack valuable data, making it challenging for security teams to use this existing information for the purpose of improving the security posture of an organization.
The Armis Solution
The Armis Asset Intelligence & Security Platform is the solution to the problems associated with incomplete CMDB asset records. By providing complete asset visibility across all asset types, Armis gives IT and security teams complete control over their assets. It allows them to pull asset-related data from relevant IT and security tools to obtain rich, contextual intelligence about each asset in the inventory. The data is not only aggregated, but also deduplicated and normalized. Armis then pushes this data to the CMDB to create an updated, accurate, and comprehensive view of all assets, complete with enriched data such as user, classification, location, etc.