Asset Inventory

You Can’t Defend the Assets You Can’t See

Want to Understand Your Cyber Terrain? Start with Your Asset Inventory

When it comes to cybersecurity, you can only defend what you can see. Understanding your cyber terrain is critical to understanding:

  • What rogue assets are on your network
  • Risks to your assets and data
  • Where defenses should be optimized
  • How attackers navigate your terrain

With more data and applications moving to the cloud, IoT and other emerging technologies, the attack surface continues to expand, giving adversaries more blind spots to leverage. It is critical to understand your cyber terrain so that you can modify it with deception decoys to reduce dwell time and the impact a targeted attack can have on your organization.

Asset Inventory to Detect, Classify and Profile Network Assets and Endpoint Software – The Top 2 Critical Controls

Organizations continue to suffer breaches, oftentimes because they do not have continuous, real-time visibility of all their critical assets and software. Ensuring a terrain based cyber defense means you know all of the authorized and unauthorized devices and software within your environment – the Center for Internet Security ranks these as the top two Critical Controls for Effective Cyber Defense.

Fidelis Elevate™ streamlines your security stack, with asset classification and profiling built into the platform (as well as stand-alone product components for Network Traffic Analysis, Endpoint Detection and Response, and Deception) to provide:

Profiling of Assets, Data, Communications and Utilization

  • Assets: servers, workstations, enterprise IoT, and legacy systems
  • Data: operating systems, applications, and ports
  • Communications: shadow IT, application servers, legacy applications, and tools
  • Utilization: FTP, SSH, DNS, and proxies

Advanced Cyber Terrain Visibility

  • Cut through the noise with discovery of human web browsing sessions versus machine activity
  • Map internal versus external activities in visualizations and graphs
  • Correlate known vulnerabilities to endpoint software inventories

Learn How to Gain Visibility of Your Cyber Terrain

You can further enhance and expand on your cyber terrain visibility by importing third party asset profiles and classifications.

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External Scans Are Out - Direct Visibility Is Key

Most cyber security teams do not have an accurate and current inventory of their cyber terrain and often work with blind spots to defend and protect. Either a lack of information or separated solution silos prevents visibility of current assets, software, services, communications and known vulnerabilities.

Progressive use of segmentation prevents full visibility from the outside, often rendering external scans incomplete. By shifting the ability to map cyber terrain information to endpoints and network sensors, you gain a more complete and continuous assessment.

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Learn more about how to establish and maintain an asset inventory including detection, profiling and classification: