Cybersecurity Asset Management

How DCU Leveraged Axonius to Increase Asset Visibility

Gaining network asset visibility isn’t easy —, even for the most dedicated security teams.  

Take the Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) security team, for instance. The team was challenged to understand all their systems, since security asset data was being collected and analyzed from multiple, often siloed, sources.  

To top it off, the process was slow and tedious. 

“You’d have multiple systems that know something about all your assets, like an antivirus — or at least what you thought was all your assets... It was tough to know whether or not everything was fully protected,” Mike Conroy, assistant manager of information security risk management said. 

The implications? The security team often uncovered coverage gaps during routine maintenance. Plus, they lacked confidence in available data, particularly around security solution coverage, Conroy said. 

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Boosting Asset Visibility and Security With Axonius 

The company’s asset visibility problem only worsened when the global pandemic hit in early 2020, forcing the DCU workforce to go fully remote. With many assets now offsite, it became even harder to gain visibility into scattered devices. 

DCU quickly launched the search for an asset management platform. One that could: 

  • Integrate all of their data sources 
  • Consolidate that information and make it easily searchable 

When a DCU team member heard about Axonius on a podcast, the DCU team quickly scheduled a trial — then put together a business case. 

The business case was clear for Conroy: “We have all these different sources. They don’t reconcile very easily. We can’t do it manually. It’s too much data. But this product takes all that information and does it for you with minimal overhead.” 

Axonius enabled the DCU team to swiftly integrate its IT and security systems and view them in one central, searchable console. 

Prior to Axonius, DCU was limited by the accuracy of each individual solution. With Axonius, DCU can correlate different sources of truth to gain insight into its environment and discover unprotected assets.  

Today, the Axonius cybersecurity asset management platform is vital to DCU’s security environment. It helps the DCU security team to: 

  • Gain a thorough understanding of their complete asset inventory and get a full understanding of their asset data 
  • Turn this data into concrete action (from enforcing policies to ensuring all assets adhered to security policies) 
  • Increase the number of protected remote devices by 18% 

“Axonius took what we thought we knew about our assets and gave us something a lot closer to the truth. It was able to take separate pieces of data, combine them together to reconcile that data, and really show us where our gaps were,” Conroy said. 

Check out the full case study here for a look at how DCU leveraged the Axonius platform and the results they achieved. 

Axonius is the cybersecurity asset management platform that correlates asset data from existing solutions to provide an always up-to-date inventory, uncover gaps, and automate action — giving security and IT teams the confidence to control complexity.

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