Enterprises have thousands to hundreds-of-thousands of unmanaged mission-critical IoT devices all over the world. Leaving them unmanaged presents serious cyber security risks. To safely realize the benefit these IoT devices offer, CISOs need a solution that offers remediation of all types of devices, and specifically Tightly Coupled Devices. The Viakoo Action Platform delivers this solution.
Securing Tightly Coupled Devices Takes Intelligence
While Viakoo Action Platform can secure any type of IoT device, understanding the difference between Loosely Coupled and Tightly Coupled is critical. Loosely Coupled Devices are related but individual things, like printers, headsets, or monitors. Tightly Coupled Devices are collections of things that work together as a team to achieve a specific business outcome.
Viakoo Action Platform coordinates with the applications that manage their related Tightly Coupled Devices for remediation to a secure state, verifying interoperability, and creating and tracking an audit trail for all actions.
Quantifying IoT Device Risk
The first thing CISOs need to do is understand the risk for their most important IoT systems. Viakoo interoperates with leading asset discovery solutions, enriching network-based discovery with additional information from Viakoo so you have a more comprehensive view of IoT devices.
The Viakoo Action Platform then goes a level deeper to evaluate the firmware, password and 802.1x/TLS certificate status for IoT devices. Vulnerable devices can then be updated, quickly reducing IoT cyber risk through vulnerability remediation.
Finding vulnerabilities is one thing, remediating them is quite another. This is where the Viakoo Action Platform shines.
Instead of coordinating across multiple sites and locations that contain many different device types and vendors, Viakoo Action provides centralized 1 click vulnerability remediation for firmware, password and 802.1x/TLS certificates. This way, you can move to compliant posture almost instantly.
Maintaining a Secure Risk Posture
Viakoo Action Platform helps maintain your compliant risk posture. Viakoo’s user interface takes a compliance-based approach, highlighting which devices are out of compliance and need updating. Firmware, passwords and certificates can be managed and updated from a single interface. Unlike other one-time manual processes, Viakoo helps keep your IoT devices secure 24x7x365.
Once you have distributed IOT devices secured, CISO’s must maintain compliance and support audits. Viakoo makes this quick and simple with complete logs of all changes to each device and customized reporting to meet your organization’s requirements.
Until now, it was just too expensive to manually track and remediate cyber vulnerabilities across thousands of devices in 100s of locations. For the first time, Viakoo Action Platform centralizes and automates the discovery, remediation and compliance of security for IoT devices. In the past, this work would require manual processes on top of coordinating and configuring 10s to 100s of device management systems. Viakoo Action Platform dramatically reduces the costs associated with IoT device security and makes the impossible not only affordable to enterprises, but so cost effective that CISO can finally close IoT device security risks at an ROI far higher than almost any other security project.