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Continuous monitoring at scale

Configuration Drift Monitoring

Continuously assessing the security and compliance status of the entire network

Modern networks contain hundreds of thousands of devices and potentially millions of endpoints. All of which need to maintain a secure configuration that matches both network policy and functional intent. Where configurations change over time – typically as a result of internal network operators altering the configuration – the drift can result in unintended security gaps.

Most of this activity is not malicious in intent but nevertheless results in potentially critical security and operational problems. Largely through the unwitting interaction of configurable items – for example, routing changes or firewall rules. Which is why monitoring configuration drift is now considered a key foundational component of establishing a defendable network and Zero Trust Architecture baselines.

Establish a baseline that is compliant with security policies and Zero Trust architecture

Nipper can deliver a fast and efficient process for establishing a baseline, not only detecting misconfigurations but also prioritizing them by risk to the network and providing remediation advice allowing security gaps to be closed as soon as possible after they appear.

Proactively assess for configuration drift

Achieve continuous asset monitoring by proactively assessing for config changes, between scheduled audits in Nipper Enterprise.

Analyze exposure due to misconfiguration risks

Automate audits against STIGs, CCI, NIST SP 800-53 and/or the MITRE ATT&CK® framework to understand the extent to which the network is exposed due to misconfigurations.

"Human error creates the biggest [security] threat. Technicians can inadvertently misconfigure devices, opening up holes. We need to go back and validate configs." DISA
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Establish a Zero Trust base line

Determine the security and compliance state of every network device, every day, with ‘pass/fail’ evidence of compliance with vendor hardening and security controls.

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Monitor trends in security posture

Detect and monitor network security posture trends over time, including configuration drift critical risk exposure, mean time to remediate, and compliance posture over time.

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Monitor planned configuration changes

Gain assurance that planned network changes have not created new vulnerabilities within the network.

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Alert to unplanned changes

Proactive security with alerts for unplanned changes to the network acting as potential indicators of compromise.

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Continuous network security &
compliance, at scale

Nipper Enterprise provides continuous configuration drift monitoring that is essential to protect your network and foundational for Zero Trust architectural baselines.

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