Keysight (Ixia) And Armis Centrix

With increasingly more connected assets, ensuring comprehensive visibility across your organization is paramount for robust security.

Using so many devices to manage daily security efforts demands an accurate and up-to-the-minute inventory of managed and unmanaged assets.

These encompass a wide spectrum, including medical devices, industrial robots, intelligent appliances, printers, HVAC systems, and more.

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When not adequately managed, all of these distinct endpoints can pose a significant security risk. The question then arises: how can you safeguard these un-agentable devices?

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Enter Armis and Keysight, offering a brilliant, automated, and agentless solution that revolutionizes device visibility and security. This joint endeavor boasts agentless device discovery and analysis, scalable hybrid network visibility, and support for off-network devices communicating via wireless connections.

Armis: Your Comprehensive Asset Inventory

Armis employs passive network analysis to deliver real-time discovery of all devices within your physical and virtual environments, ensuring you maintain an up-to-date asset inventory. Its reach extends far beyond conventional laptops and smartphones, encompassing an array of devices such as smart TVs, video cameras, printers, HVAC systems, industrial and medical devices, digital assistants, barcode scanners, rogue access points, VoIP phones, point-of-sale devices, and whatever the future may bring. Moreover, Armis leverages behavioral analysis to identify threats and mitigate the risk of potential attacks. This continuous assessment and threat detection empower you to manage the vulnerabilities of virtually any device proactively.

What’s remarkable is that Armis accomplishes all this without needing agents or additional hardware. Virtual collectors gather data from your wired and wireless infrastructure, simplifying the management of IoT and unmanaged devices—many of which were not designed with security in mind, often featuring embedded operating systems that lack hardening, updates, or patches.

Armis Highlights

  • Complete visibility of managed, unmanaged, and IoT devices.
  • Scalable, dynamic data collection across hybrid networks.
  • Automated discovery, classification, behavior analysis, and risk assessment.
  • Seamless integration with your existing cybersecurity framework.

Keysight (Ixia): Enabling Comprehensive Hybrid Network Visibility

Keysight’s visibility solution empowers the Armis platform with the essential network data required for complete hybrid network visibility. This comprehensive approach is achieved through:

  • Physical and virtual taps for seamless data access.
  • Keysight Vision series network packet brokers (NPBs) designed to aggregate, process, and deliver precisely the right data to each security and monitoring tool.
  • Keysight CloudLens and self-hosted visibility solutions that cater to private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.

Keysight’s NPBs load balance traffic for optimal utilization and guarantee that Armis has access to reliable and ubiquitous data. Optionally, Vision NPBs can eliminate duplicate traffic, mask sensitive data to meet compliance requirements, and effortlessly share traffic with all the necessary security tools. In contrast to the past, where a few switch mirror ports might have sufficed, relying on gateway points for monitoring proves unpredictable, static, and insufficient for modern security efforts. With Keysight’s taps, Vision NPBs, and CloudLens visibility solutions, you can embrace a smarter, more reliable, and cost-effective approach to delivering data from the network to each security and monitoring tool that requires it.

The partnership between Armis and Keysight presents a transformative approach to device visibility and security, bolstering your organization’s defenses against evolving threats in an increasingly connected world. By seamlessly integrating these solutions, you gain a comprehensive view of your networked assets and the ability to safeguard your organization from security risks proactively. 

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How it Works: Keysight (Ixia) + Armis

Using the device data supplied by Keysight, the Armis platform not only excels in discovering every managed, unmanaged, and IoT device within your network but also extends its vigilance to devices operating off your network grid. This relentless monitoring is complemented by an in-depth device behavior analysis, enabling Armis to swiftly identify potential risks or threats to your critical business assets and systems. 

Armis operates agentless, seamlessly integrating with your existing security products and leveraging device profiles and characteristics from the Armis Device Knowledgebase. This invaluable resource empowers Armis to identify each device and assess its inherent risks, detect emerging threats, and proactively recommend remediation actions, all in real-time. 

Furthermore, Armis goes beyond device visibility; it integrates seamlessly with your firewall, Network Access Control (NAC), and security management systems, including your Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, ticketing systems, and asset databases. This integration facilitates the enrichment of these systems and empowers incident responders with a wealth of comprehensive information Armis provides, further fortifying your organization’s security posture.

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