Continuous Monitoring

Continuous monitoring enables awareness capabilities to quickly access a stream of real-time data reflecting the state of risk to your security posture, the network, end points and even cloud devices and applications. This empowers IT security teams, Security Operations Centers and analysts to plug security gaps, eliminate known threats and vulnerabilities, deny unnecessary connections, keep security policies up to date and more effectively enforce security policies.

Advanced profiling techniques, such as active scanning and passive listening, detect newly connected devices, previously unmanaged assets and the network perimeter. Real-time continuous monitoring means you’ll be able to ask a question about your network and have current data readily available to accurately answer it. In short, you’ll have a real-time dynamic view of your complete IT infrastructure.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework and NIST SP800-171 for small to medium-sized businesses outlines cyber practices through vulnerability scanning, or real-time cyber monitoring to identify and reduce the attack surfaces.
Cytellix uses enterprise-grade monitoring tools installed at the U.S. Department of Defense, the world’s largest banks, and top-tier healthcare providers to deliver 24-7 real-time monitoring of the network without fail. Here’s an overview:

Steady State

Upon initial deployment, a baseline and profiling of normal network behavior is established over a short time period. This baseline describes the network’s steady state, or range of behavior that indicates network health and normalcy. Cytellix then continuously monitors and flags any departure from one or more parameters as anomalous.

Endpoint and Perimeter Security Management

This enables devices such as PCs, laptops, smartphones, IoT devices and tablets that do not comply with your enterprise and network policy to be rapidly identified. Security management allows you to identify all ingress and egress points on your network, including rogue and unauthorized Internet connectivity.

Perimeter Breach Detection

An enterprise-grade, cross-zone leak detection service, not available with any other tool or solution, enables testing for unintended or unauthorized connectivity between your network and others on a completely validated network map.

Progress to Auto-Pilot

As new infrastructure elements are discovered, results are automatically tuned and refined. Discoveries also trigger new threads of collection activity. The raw data backing map nodes is automatically updated, and maps refresh to display newly discovered entities. IT professionals, SOC, and analysts are then alerted only to those network events that merit attention. All of this happens on a continuous, real-time basis.

Reporting, Mapping and Visualization

Discovery results are mapped to a tiered conceptual model that originates in your organization and is understood by its members. Your enterprise receives a broad, comprehensive and navigable representation of its current IT infrastructure. This visual expression of your network serves as an invaluable tool that facilitates communication across disciplines and business units.

Alerts, Warnings and Information

Notifications are sent by the system, by email and text messaging, on occurrences and anomalies that fall outside your company’s policy and parameters. You decide, we enable, which events warrant an alert, and can prioritize the level of urgency associated with each category of event. This feature makes it easier to channel resources and attention to events that matter most.

Network and Device Discovery

Receive visibility of every device, and every connection, on your network, so you have a complete and accurate inventory of all routes and appliances that run on it. Monitoring discovery results on an ongoing basis aids in optimization of system health, and mitigation of risk. The network and device yield becomes even more valuable as a precursor to other discovery methods that reveal other facets of your network ecosystem. “

To learn more, contact us to speak to a Cytellix team member able to answer your questions, and arrange an assessment at your convenience.

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