Based on its recent analysis of the North American enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) device security market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Armis with the 2019 North American Technology Innovation Award for its agentless device security platform. The company’s passive approach, combined with its device knowledge base, offers visibility and security for all devices connected to the enterprise network. Being an agentless device security platform, it can solve the issues enterprises face when employing IoT devices.
“Armis’ security platform can distinguish between good and bad device behavior in real time, anywhere on the network or even in wireless environments such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi,” said Naga Avinash.G, research analyst. “It passively monitors traffic by tracking and analyzing the behavior and risk of every device in the enterprise environment. It covers laptops, smartphones, tablets, printers, smart TVs, webcams, and even HVAC systems, as well as manufacturing robots and medical devices such as CT scanners, blood infusers, and medical tablets.”
Armis has developed a leading Device Knowledgebase, with algorithms that present a high level of granularity in tracking data. Currently, this Device Knowledgebase contains more than 80 million devices and 8 million individual device profiles, including information on device type, manufacturer, and model type; OS and software running on the device; network connections including domains, traffic patterns, traffic intensity, ports, and protocols; known vulnerabilities; and FDA classification. The platform can be deployed as a virtual appliance that plugs into a switch on the customer’s network to discover all managed and unmanaged devices.
Significantly, the Armis platform helps enterprises comply with various security regulatory frameworks, including the CIS Critical Security Controls, NIST, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), with regard to IoT devices. In manufacturing, temperature and humidity sensors installed in factories are potential attack entry points, as are robots on assembly lines. At the first sign that a device has been compromised, Armis can take automated action to quarantine the device, thereby protecting the patient or shop floor and the organization.
“Enterprise IoT security has come of age, with CIOs and CISOs across industries prioritizing it as they realize the significant risk these connected devices pose,” said Yevgeny Dibrov, CEO and co-founder of Armis. “Our platform is purpose-built to address these new insecure endpoints, what we call ‘un-agentable’ devices. But beyond the technology, it’s how we partner closely with our customers to secure this new attack landscape. We are honored to be recognized by Frost and Sullivan as a leader in this space.”
“Armis integrates with security solutions from Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, Cisco, Aruba, ForeScout, Splunk, and Qualys, among others,” noted Naga Avinash.G. “Its wide application scope and IoT-readiness have placed it ideally to make the most of the emerging opportunities in the enterprise IoT device security market.”
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Armis (armis.com) is the first agentless, enterprise-class security platform to address the new threat landscape of unmanaged and IoT devices. Fortune 1000 companies trust our unique out-of-band sensing technology to discover and analyze all managed, unmanaged, and IoT devices from traditional devices like laptops and smartphones to new unmanaged smart devices like smart TVs, webcams, printers, HVAC systems, industrial robots, medical devices and more. Armis discovers devices on and off the network, continuously analyzes endpoint behavior to identify risks and attacks, and protects critical information and systems by identifying suspicious or malicious devices and quarantining them. Armis is a privately held company and headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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