Armis®

The Challenge

With the explosion of managed, unmanaged and IT/OT devices in the workplace, growing cloud instances, and extensive work-from-home becoming a reality, the problem is only getting worse for IT and security professionals. Poor or missing security features in laptops, smartphones, smart TVs, webcams, printers, HVAC systems and industrial control systems are hard or impossible to update, and businesses have no way to identify or manage them. But they need a reliable solution to identify all the devices on their networks, manage their risk, and secure their environments.
Now they can.

Armis – the solution from NetDescribe

Learn how to monitor all assets and devices in your IT infrastructure, close gaps, identify vulnerabilities and automate security policy enforcement. Armis, the leading security platform for agentless IoT- and OT-devices, is the solution for your real-time inventory and asset management.

1 Armis Device Knowledge Base

Armis is the first agentless, enterprise-class security platform to address the new threat landscape of managed, unmanaged and IoT- and OT-devices. We passively monitor wired and wireless traffic on your network and in your airspace to identify every device and to understand each device’s behavior without disruption.
Then we analyze this data in our Risk Engine. The engine uses device profiles and characteristics from the Armis Device Knowledgebase to identify each device, assess its risks, detect threats, and recommend remediation actions.

The Armis Device Knowledgebase is the core to our platform. It is the world’s largest cloud-based, crowd-source device behavior knowledgebase tracking 280 millions devices, and growing. Armis tracks device behavior, connections, and history, letting us compare real-time device behavior to “known-good” baseline, identifying policy violations, misconfigurations, or abnormal behavior. When a device acts suspiciously or maliciously, Armis can disconnect or quarantine the device.

2 Features

Risk Management
Armis goes beyond device and risk identification. The Armis Threat Detection Engine continuously monitors the behavior of every device on your network and in your airspace for behavioral anomalies. Working with our Device Knowledgebase, Armis compares the real-time behavior of each device with:

  • Historical device behavior
  • The behavior of similar devices in your environment
  • The behavior of similar devices in other environments
  • Common attack techniques
  • Information from threat intelligence feeds

    With these types of critical device and behavioral insights, Armis is uniquely positioned to take action to identify threats and attacks.

Detection & Response
When Armis detects a threat, it can alert your security team and trigger automated action to stop an attack. Through integration with your switches and wireless LAN controllers, as well as your existing security enforcement points like Cisco and Palo Alto Networks firewalls, and network access control (NAC) products such as Cisco ISE and Aruba ClearPass, Armis can restrict access or quarantine suspicious or malicious devices. This automation gives you peace of mind that an attack on any device — managed or unmanaged — will be stopped, even if your security team is busy with other priorities.

Frictionless Integration
Armis requires no agents or additional hardware to deploy, so it can be up and running in very short time. Not only does it integrate with your firewall or NAC, but Armis also integrates with your security management systems like your SIEM, ticketing systems, and asset databases to allow these systems and incident responders to leverage the rich information Armis provides.

3 Performance characteristics

COMPREHENSIVE: Discovers and classifies all devices in your environment, on or off your network.

AGENTLESS: Nothing to install on devices, no configuration, no device disruption.

PASSIVE: No impact on your organization’s network, no device scanning.

FRICTIONLESS: Installs in minutes using the infrastructure you already have.

4 Business Benefits - Asset Management at its best

Visibility is an essential component of any security strategy for every organization. And if your organization needs to comply with frameworks like PCI, HIPAA, NIST, or the CIS Critical Security Controls, you are required to maintain an accurate inventory of hardware and software in your environment. That’s easy to say, but much harder to do.

Armis discovers and classifies every managed, unmanaged, and IoT device in your environment including servers, laptops, smartphones, VoIP phones, smart TVs, IP cameras, printers, HVAC controls, medical devices, industrial controls, and more.

Armis can even identify off-network devices using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other IoT protocols in your environment — a capability no other security product offers without additional hardware.

Armis can even identify off-network devices using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other IoT protocols in your environment — a capability no other security product offers without additional hardware. The comprehensive device inventory that Armis generates includes critical information like device manufacturer, model, serial number, location, username, operating system, installed applications, and connections made over time. In addition to discovering and classifying a device, Armis calculates its risk score based on factors like vulnerabilities, known attack patterns, and the behaviors observed of each device on your network.

This risk score helps your security team understand your attack surface and meet compliance with regulatory frameworks that require identification and prioritization of vulnerabilities.

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