Comprehensive and automatic asset inventory
Real-time and continuous
An outdated inventory is very frustrating and impedes the velocity of business. Unfortunately, applying manual effort to keep inventory updated is very time and resource intensive and does not work at scale. Enterprise security teams don’t often control all assets, which makes the task of understanding your assets and gathering insights about them even more difficult.
Balbix allows enterprises to track their assets in real-time through automatic discovery and continuous updates. This enables you to stay current, with an up-to-date inventory.
Coverage and categorization
Traditional inventory tools typically only track managed assets. Non-traditional assets like IoT are either left undiscovered or partially tracked by a motley collection of specialized tools, one for each asset category.
Balbix automatically discovers, analyzes, and categorizes all devices, apps and services including managed and unmanaged, infrastructure, on-prem and cloud, fixed and mobile, IoT, ICS, etc. After deploying Balbix, customers have generally found between 15% and 35% more assets than they thought they had.
With Balbix, assets are automatically categorized into core or perimeter assets, and into their specific asset type. The relationship between assets and users (including administrators) is discovered and tracked. In addition, Balbix also surfaces all relevant details for each asset, e.g., software and hardware version, open ports, usage, etc.
Not everything in the enterprise network is equally important. Traditional methods of inventory are not very good at tracking the business context and impact of enterprise assets.
Balbix predicts business criticality for each asset based on an analysis of usage and network traffic. The platform allows the user to see a partial rank-order of all assets in the network including infrastructure assets that the various business systems rely on. This information can then be further enhanced via input from risk owners.
Balbix also supports business criticality attributes via search including queries like: “critical assets in Mountain View” and “most important web servers”.
If you needed to quickly list all your enterprise assets susceptible to wannacry, how long would it take your team to do it?
With Balbix, you can get answers to questions about your inventory, security posture or breach risk using natural language search. For example, you can query your inventory using IT vocabulary, e.g., “windows servers in London”, or “security cameras”. Your queries can combine security and IT terms like “unpatched switches in NYC”. You can search by CVE number, e.g., “CVE-2017-0144”, or its common name “wannacry”. You can also use higher level queries like “critical”, “assets with intellectual property”, and “risk to customer data”.
Align with your business
The Balbix inventory and risk model can be customized based on your specific business needs. For example, if you care about intellectual property more than anything else, you can configure Balbix to automatically keep tabs of assets that create, store or consume intellectual property and continuously calculate “risk to intellectual property” as well as “overall risk”.
Balbix lets you to define risk areas appropriate for your business using natural language search, and then maps the automatic calculation and tracking of these metrics to your actual on-network asset state.
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