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Armis and Viakoo announce partnership

Joint solution enables users to automatically discover and remediate connected device risks

February 19, 2021  By  SP&T Staff

Armis and Viakoo announced a partnership that brings together IoT device discovery and remediation.

Experts say that by 2025, we should expect more than 40 billion connected Enterprise IoT devices will be interwoven into everyday lives. And although these devices help improve efficiency and reliability, they lack the management and security needed to keep them safe from cyberattacks. Most enterprise IoT, operational technology (OT), and biomedical devices have limited onboard security controls. Traditional asset management and security products can’t see unmanaged and IoT devices that can’t host software agents. Active network scanners can cause sensitive OT equipment or critical patient-connected devices to malfunction. And misconfigured or unpatched devices can expose vulnerabilities that create a massive attack surface and considerable risk.

When an out-of-compliance device is found, the best outcome is to remediate potential risks and to return the device to service. Armis detects such out-of-compliance devices, and Viakoo can trigger certain actions on them, like firmware updates, configuration modifications, certificate refresh, and password changes, which can remediate risk.

“Making distributed IoT devices both visible and secure is one of the most difficult tasks in cyber security”, said Daniel Schmelzer, director, Global Security, Cardinal Health, in a statement. “The Armis and Viakoo combination eases that burden by providing a trusted, scalable and automated solution that we rely on to reduce risk.”

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