There’s no doubt that IoT has had a profound impact on the way enterprises communicate, collaborate and operate. It’s enabled businesses to gain better insights to improve efficiencies and productivity. Unfortunately, IoT devices open another door for cyberhackers. Unknown and unmanaged IT, IoT and IoMT devices account for at least two-thirds of all endpoints on an organization’s network.
Great Bay Software offers a tool to alleviate security concerns of every device on an IT work—the Great Bay Risk Intelligence, a new module released with version 6.2 of its Network Intelligence Platform. The innovative risk scoring technology arms enterprises with a highly relevant assessment of network-connected IT, IoT and IoMT devices, while enabling security teams to quickly obtain granular device context in order to speed risk remediation.
“The proliferation of unknown and unmanaged IT, IoT and IoMT devices has expanded the attack surface in organizations of all sizes, and the vast majority are still blind to the threats on their network,” says Abed Lawabni, vice president of product engineering at Great Bay Software. “Our Network Intelligence Platform is designed to deliver intuitive device visibility and control at scale throughout the device lifecycle – and we saw an unmet industry-wide need for accurate and relevant risk scoring. Our Risk Intelligence module uses robust methods that assess risks based on each organization’s unique security needs, delivering relevant results that enable teams to quickly see, understand and manage threats.”
The Great Bay Network Intelligence Platform provides real-time visibility and control into all connected devices — and the new Great Bay Risk Intelligence module supplies security professionals with a configurable, fully transparent and reliable risk scoring that enables team to quickly see, understand and manage threats in real time.
Unlike legacy one-size scoring tools that deliver static “black box” reports, risk scores are calculated for each individual device and across all connected IoT devices, based on four critical endpoint factors: Operating Systems, Profile Identities, Device Communications, and ingested risk data from a company’s third-party Integrations. Each factor can be weighted according to your distinct needs and security considerations.
In addition to the Risk Intelligence module, the 6.2 version of the Great Bay Network Intelligence Platform includes several new security and operational capabilities designed to deliver critical device visibility and enforcement, including:
- Ecosystem Integration & Orchestration– Great Bay’s open platform, APIs and data connectors enable bi-directional integration with other enterprise applications and security systems – an approach has the power to make all systems more efficient and effective, with a lower overall TCO.
- Crowdsourced device detection and profiling capabilities– Powered by machine learning and advanced profiling capabilities, 6.2 customers have the opportunity to participate in a crowdsource network for faster identification and profiling of new device types.
- Reporting & Analytics Server– Arms analysts with near real-time replication of production data for advanced risk modeling and testing, with no impact to production systems.