Security Frameworks and Their Pain Points
Nobody has time for manual asset inventory or complicated audits.
Identifying Gaps is Almost Impossible
There are hundreds of security controls, as defined by common security frameworks by organizations such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Center for Internet Security (CIS). However, identifying gaps in security controls can be difficult, if not impossible.
For example, how would you know if a company issued laptop did not have an endpoint security agent installed, or if an asset was not being scanned by a vulnerability scanner as scheduled because it is hidden behind a firewall or in an unknown network segment?
Audits and Reports Can Be a Pain
The average security organization has 76 security tools to manage. Each of these tools generates independent data points, leading to a fragmented view of security.
Without a single source of truth it’s virtually impossible to produce accurate reports for internal use or auditing purposes.
Validate Controls Required by Internal or External Compliance Regulations
Frameworks like Center of Internet Security Critical Security Controls (CIS Controls) and the NIST CyberSecurity Framework (CSF) require detailed information and reports about every device in your environment. Their scope includes managed, unmanaged, and IoT devices that are on your network (both wired and Wi-Fi) as well as off your network and communicating via public Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other peer-to-peer IoT protocols.
Unlike visibility tools that simply tell you a device’s IP and MAC addresses, Armis Centrix™ gives you in-depth information about each device. This visibility is important for compliance and reporting cases, such as ensuring that each device is on the most appropriate network segment. It is also useful for asset management situations, such as when trying to determine if your company has any “banned” devices from manufacturers, like Hikvision, Huawei, Dahua, or ZTE—and if so, where.
Automatically Close Security Control Gaps
By integrating with your existing IT security and management systems, Armis Centrix™ can obtain configuration information for managed devices and use this information to build policies. For example, when the platform identifies outdated software on a managed computer (relative to the prescribed configuration), or when it identifies disabled security agents, it can trigger an alert or take other remediation action, such as blocking a device from the network or triggering a third-party system to take other action.
Premier Irish Healthcare Provider Closes Security Gaps
Hospital Group CIO Deploys Armis to Facilitate Better Patient Care Through Informed Decision-Making
“It has definitely filled in the gaps in our security arsenal by uncovering risks we never knew about previously. At first, I thought Armis was a nice-to-have, but now it’s become an integral part of our cyber defense.”
Dr. Michael Connolly
CIO, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Address the CIS Critical Security Controls with Armis
Armis provides coverage for the majority of CIS Critical Security Controls and addresses the gaps and problems that are often associated with them. Our cybersecurity white paper explains how.
Alignment to NIST CSF
Armis is an agentless solution that is designed to implement many security controls listed in the NIST CSF framework for both managed and unmanaged devices. Read the brief to learn more.