As the digital landscape expands, organizations are confronted with an ever-increasing array of cybersecurity threats. Achieving asset visibility, the ability to identify and monitor all devices within a network, is paramount for effective cybersecurity. However, attaining comprehensive asset visibility poses significant complexities. In this blog post, we will explore the challenges associated with asset visibility and introduce a solution that addresses these complexities head-on.
1. Expanding Enterprise Infrastructure:
The incorporation of new assets into the enterprise infrastructure makes it challenging to keep track of the entire ecosystem. The rise of IoT, OT, and IT components, combined with shadow IT and BYOD policies, further complicates asset visibility. Traditional security solutions often lack physical layer visibility, leaving vulnerabilities undetected. To overcome this, organizations need to leverage new data sources, such as the physical layer, to identify assets and ensure comprehensive visibility.
2. The Importance of Physical Layer Visibility:
While security tools play a crucial role in managing assets, their limitations in the hardware domain pose risks. Unmanaged switches, passive taps, out-of-band devices, and even spoofed devices can go unnoticed without physical layer visibility. Achieving complete asset visibility requires delving into the physical layer, ensuring that all hardware assets are accounted for. By incorporating physical layer data, organizations can accurately identify, detect, and manage IT/OT/IoT devices, bolstering their overall security posture.
3. Effective Asset Management:
To mitigate vulnerabilities, effective asset management is essential. It involves real-time asset identification, inventory creation, and understanding the risk posture of assets. With the proliferation of IoT devices, managing assets has become even more complex. However, traditional asset management approaches fall short without 100% visibility. The lack of physical layer visibility undermines security policies, access controls, and incident response, leaving enterprises susceptible to breaches and cyberattacks.
Introducing Sepio’s Solution
Sepio offers a comprehensive solution to address asset visibility gaps by incorporating the physical layer. With Sepio, no asset goes unmanaged. The solution identifies, detects, and handles all IT/OT/IoT devices, providing complete asset visibility. By gathering physical layer data parameters, Sepio generates a digital AssetDNA for each hardware asset, accurately identifying assets based on their true characteristics, not just their claims. Sepio also assesses the risk posture of assets, instantly detecting vulnerabilities and leveraging its built-in threat intelligence database for up-to-date protection.
“Power boost” with Axonius
Sepio’s seamless integration with Axonius, enhances CAASM (Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management), ITAM (IT Asset Management), and CMDB (Configuration Management Database) capabilities. The deep visibility provided by Sepio acts as an additional data source, coupled with over 750 other data sources from commonly used security solutions like Snowflake, Wiz and Fortinet, in Axonius. Together, filling gaps in information and improving data integrity for a complete and accurate asset inventory spanning all devices, users, cloud assets, installed software, vulnerabilities and SaaS applications anywhere they reside. Moreover, Sepio leverages asset visibility to safeguard enterprises from hardware-based attacks. The combined solutions automate mitigation against unauthorized and malicious devices, bolstering overall security posture.
Asset visibility complexities pose significant challenges to organizations aiming for comprehensive cybersecurity. By embracing combined solutions like Sepio and Axonius, that leverage physical layer visibility and integrate seamlessly with existing infrastructure, enterprises can bridge the gap and achieve complete asset visibility. With Sepio, organizations can manage assets effectively, identify vulnerabilities, and enhance their overall cybersecurity posture, safeguarding their digital ecosystem from potential threats.