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External Attack Surface Management Makes Its Gartner® Debut


September 23, 2021

When considering your security strategy and arsenal of relevant tools, the goal of keeping your organization safe from a possible breach or attack can be a moving target. You have to consider cloud security, asset management, shadow IT, and more, all with a zero trust mindset. As hackers and cybercriminals advance in their approach, you too must continuously modernize your response. Enter attack surface management.

Attack Surface Management, or External Attack Surface Management (EASM), is still a relatively new technology in the security world and for its practitioners. Gartner® took a deeper look at EASM in its Hype Cycle™ for Security Operations, 2021 report, naming Censys as one of its Sample Vendors.

We believe Gartner’s® key insights can help organization leaders understand more thoroughly the difference between EASM and other security products that may claim to have similar benefits. In its report, Gartner® gives readers a taste of where new technologies are at in their maturity stages. It also confirms what we at Censys already know: EASM is a tool your organization is going to want to have to keep up with a modernizing security landscape.

The good news is that while EASM is in its newest stages, Censys is poised to take on the discovery and monitoring of your organization’s assets. According to Gartner®, “EASM tools deliver five primary capabilities: monitoring, asset discovery, analysis, prioritization of risks and vulnerabilities, and remediation.”

Censys’ ASM Platform utilizes the most comprehensive dataset from its own scanning technology to produce a high-resolution map of the public Internet. Within the platform, organizations can see their own inventory of digital assets and whether they are in need of remediation due to possible misconfiguration or other existing risks.

The platform can also be used to combat shadow IT issues and facilitate a productive zero trust IT environment. Regardless of current IT processes, the Censys ASM Platform will tell stakeholders of any potential “hidden” assets, or assets that were not previously known by the security team, and features integrations for quick, cross-team remediation and on-demand validation.

The tools are available to keep up with your organization’s security vulnerabilities and risks. To learn more about how EASM differs from other security tools and how the Censys ASM Platform can best fit your company’s needs, download the report now.

Gartner, Hype Cycle for Security Operations, 2021, By Pete ShoardShilpi Handa, 23 July 2021 

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