Censys Launches Attack Surface Visibility Platform
Automatic Attack Surface Monitoring and Real-time Alerts Protect Against Attackers and Data Breaches
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (10/31/19) — — Censys, Inc., the leading provider of continuous digital asset tracking and detection trusted by government departments like The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and over 25% of the Fortune 500 companies, today announced the launch of the Censys SaaS Platform, an enterprise-level attack surface management platform.
The company’s “outside-in” attack-surface scanning creates the broadest, deepest, and most relevant data set, providing customers greater visibility into vulnerabilities and the most comprehensive view of their Internet-exposed infrastructure. The Censys Platform uses this data to provide real-time monitoring, infrastructure change auditing, vulnerability enrichment, security risk assessment, and software inventory. It also integrates with existing security infrastructure, including alerting capabilities.
Available now, the Censys Platform enables security and IT personnel from enterprise organizations to automatically detect, view and monitor all external assets and infrastructure including hosts, software, domains, and IOT devices, in order to mitigate exposures and threats, and to proactively prevent attacks before they lead to brand damage and data breach.
At launch, Censys Platform users include Fortune 100 companies, retailers, telecom providers, bank and credit card companies along with multiple government entities.
The platform’s easy-to-use dashboard gives users real-time visibility of risks, vulnerabilities and exposures from an attacker’s perspective, and notifies users when they should investigate changes in assets and anomalous behavior. A network changelog displays a timeline of security events such as certificate and domain issue and expiration dates, and when new services were exposed to the Internet. The Censys Platform also features the largest global repository of certificates and allows users to view every single certificate associated with their organization.
“As connectivity increases and online infrastructures continue to become more complex and move outside traditional data centers, an up-to-date inventory of assets and IoT devices used by employees, contractors and third-party vendors is essential to preventing critical security risks,” said Censys CEO and co-founder David Corcoran. “The challenge security teams face in keeping track of servers, domains and online assets isn’t getting any easier, and the volume of vulnerabilities and security threats are far more widespread than most corporations realize. And while many organizations already track inventory of their internal assets – it’s those outside their four walls that present the lowest hanging fruit for attackers. Our platform gives security teams up to date visibility of hosts, software, and services running outside the firewall providing key perspective on their cybersecurity risk exposure.”
To receive a demo of the Censys Platform, contact Ben Pavlovic at [email protected] or 312-961-3919.
Censys, Inc.™ is the leading provider of continuous digital asset tracking and detection which enables customers to discover, analyze, and monitor Internet-facing resources. Since 2017, Censys has continually scanned the entire Internet with its “outside-in” attack-surface scanning. The new Censys Platform provides real-time monitoring, infrastructure change auditing, vulnerability enrichment, security risk assessment, and software inventory in order to mitigate exposures and threats, and to proactively prevent attacks before they lead to brand damage and data breach. Censys was recognized by CB Insights as a 2019 Cyber Defender for pioneering technology with the potential to transform the cybersecurity industry. To learn more, visit censys.io and follow Censys on Twitter.