FireMon announced that its real-time network visibility solution, Lumeta, is relaunching as Cyber Asset Manager.
The name Cyber Asset Manager speaks directly to its primary use cases of real-time network threat discovery, identification, and detection. Cyber Asset Manager will help organizations maintain ongoing security and compliance by providing a comprehensive view of all their assets across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
Jodie Brazil, CEO of FireMon, is attending the it-sa Expo & Congress currently underway in Nuremberg, Germany, where he talks to stakeholders at Europe’s leading IT security trade show. Brazil will highlight the importance of real-time active and passive target network and device discovery to protect corporate assets.
The FireMon Cyber Asset Management solution is an evolution of Lumeta technology, a company FireMon acquired in 2018 to advance its mission of intent-based security improvement that bridges the traditional divide between business and security. This is done by enabling network operations and security teams to improve security hygiene by finding and securing unknown, malicious, and phantom clouds, network infrastructure, and endpoints.
According Deloitte, the growing global cyber risk landscape could slow the pace of technological innovation by up to $3 trillion in lost economic value. Even though organizations have increased their investments in cybersecurity over the past decade, the cyber risk gap is widening and significantly hindering the potential of advanced technologies in businesses across all industry verticals. In the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), 99% of companies surveyed admitted to having been the victim of a direct cyberattack due to vulnerabilities in the past year. This illustrates the need to strengthen the cybersecurity environment and achieve complete network visibility.
Simply put, organizations can’t manage what they can’t see. To protect their network with confidence, technology leaders must have a complete and accurate inventory of all devices, connections, routes and appliances running on it. Importantly, this needs to expand beyond on-premises environments to encompass the organization’s hybrid and multi-cloud real estate.
FireMon Cyber Asset Manager offers real-time detection of L2 and L3 devices across on-premises networks and cloud environments. It provides a graphical representation of all devices and connections inside and outside the network.
After all, it only takes one unsecured device to grant an attacker access to the entire corporate network. FireMon Cyber Asset Manager detects threats to cloud, virtual, physical, SDN, endpoint, operational technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It also provides automatic device profile information and can group and highlight devices by attributes, types, operating system or vendors.
FireMon Cyber Asset Manager continuously scans and discovers the entire network infrastructure for every device and every connection. This includes routers, endpoints, and cloud devices. Using advanced behavioral detection techniques, FireMon Cyber Asset Manager builds a base of network patterns and alerts security teams when suspicious activity or compliance violations are detected.
“Security challenges increase exponentially as network complexity increases. Each new device, user, and service requiring connectivity to other resources increases the complexity of the environment. For example, even a seemingly simple environment of 300 firewalls can generate over 1.4 billion firewall rules taking into account IP addresses and services. Managing this is impossible without some form of automated analysis,” said Jody Brazil, CEO of FireMon.
Using FireMon Cyber Asset Manager, businesses can consistently ensure that device policies are enforced and networks are secure. Administrators are instantly notified when devices violate corporate and network policies. And network vulnerability assessments find all authorized and unauthorized entry and exit points on the network, including malicious Internet connectivity. FireMon Cyber Asset Manager also checks connectivity and security between networks to detect leak paths that cross one or more zones.
In addition, it conducts an in-depth investigation of networks and individual elements. FireMon Cyber Asset Manager’s comprehensive dynamic network discovery complements existing vulnerability tools to improve an organization’s defensive posture. And it’s all done with the much-needed automation to view and manage all of the network’s cybersecurity real estate.