Cybersecurity Asset Management

How Poly gained asset visibility with Axonius

Creating a comprehensive view of network data and maximizing asset visibility were top priorities for global communications company Poly. 

But uniting disparate data from various sources within the organization posed a barrier.  

While each contributor had their own system to collect and store information, no one had a sweeping view into every asset.  

The result?  

Misaligned teams and information silos. 

“If you don’t know what you have on the network, you’re not managing it — and it’s almost surely vulnerable,” Steve Kjaer, then-chief information security officer at Poly, said. 

Simply put, you can’t manage or protect what you can’t see. 

The asset visibility problem intensified when Plantronics and Polycom came together to form Poly. The merger accelerated his team’s need to identify systems, ensure they were properly managed, and consolidate platforms, Kjaer explained. 

These factors heightened Poly’s need for: 

  • Gaining comprehensive asset visibility   
  • Understanding how assets were being managed 
  • Investing in a reliable asset management platform 

Boosting Data, Asset Visibility With Axonius 

Poly conducted a proof of concept to demonstrate the value Axonius could provide. 

Today, the Axonius platform enables the Poly security team to gain a complete view into their network assets and key data systems. This helps the Poly team track down anomalies and maintain visibility into software installations, endpoints, licensing, and more.  

The Axonius platform provides clear visibility into Poly’s vast network of data, which in turn allows Poly’s infosec team to assess gaps in compliance coverage. This ensures “assets are being properly managed and fully accounted for,” Kjaer said. 

Today, Poly’s infosec team has access to a complete library of system data, giving everyone visibility into network activities.  

The Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform allows Poly to: 

  • Identify cybersecurity risks and troubleshoot system alerts 
  • Find and resolve errors quickly, with a clear understanding of what’s happening on their network 
  • See who’s taking action and how it impacts network performance and security 

“Axonius has given us the visibility that previously would have required us to take multiple outputs from different sources, correlate them to glean results. Axonius greatly reduced the time we would have spent and increased our accuracy,” he added. 

The platform’s robust capabilities also maximized use cases for Poly. 

“We have it tied with our vulnerability management system so that we can provide some vulnerability scoring for key devices. That’s added another layer of value for us,” Kjaer said. 

Axonius has transcended beyond being just an asset management tool for Poly. It’s a security and vulnerability assessment tool that has helped the team get answers “more quickly and completely,” he explained.  

“I would recommend Axonius because I believe in it … It’s helped us answer some basic questions that are typically difficult to answer,” Kjaer added. 

Interested in learning more? Check out the full case study here for a look at how Poly leveraged the Axonius platform and the results they achieved. 

By Mekhala Roy 

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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