Situational awareness is a basic requirement for modern IT and security operations, yet many federal agencies still lack centralized visibility and operational control over their networks. They cannot answer questions as straightforward as “what are all of my IPs,” “how many endpoints or servers do I have,” and “what is the software running on them?”
They need a unified common operating picture of all the networks they are responsible for defending so they can proactively manage their networks and are not left scrambling for ground truth when new vulnerabilities occur.
Solving this problem is possible with existing Internet operations management (IOM) technology. IOM technology continuously discovers and monitors all Internet-facing federal assets; transforms every endpoint into a sensor for extended detection and response; and orchestrates, automates, and enforces IT operations. When effectively implemented, IOM allows decision-makers to be outcome-oriented and able to respond to attacks at machine-speed.
Palo Alto Networks