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Configuration security & compliance at scale

Zero Trust Network Segmentation

Continuously verify that networks are adequately segmented

Zero Trust (ZT) assumes a hostile environment, where networks have been breached and are under attack. It’s why preventing lateral movement (with deny all/permit by exception configurations) inside the perimeter - where 80% of network traffic exists - is considered a ‘baseline protection’ for ZT. And why secure routers and switches are as fundamental to ZT segmentation, as firewalls are.

Zero Trust Segmentation is critical in attack prevention and prevention of attack proliferation – reducing the attack surface, containerizing the threat and preventing unwanted privilege escalation & lateral movement.

Nipper and Nipper Enterprise automate the accurate assessments of router, switch and firewall security and compliance, enabling organizations to validate that their network infrastructure is effectively segmented.

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Continuously assure ZT segmentation

Assure networks are effectively segmented with advanced contextualization of device settings to detect misconfigurations that allow unauthorized access to critical data and systems.

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Minimize attack surface

View and remediate misconfigurations through an attacker’s lens to help prevent incidents, respond to the most critical ones first, and analyze levels of compromise.

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Prioritize findings by risk

Protect networks from the inside-out, with risk-prioritized misconfiguration findings and mitigating advice to inform remediation workflows and prevent lateral movement.

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Configuration Security Fundamentals

Stopping configuration drift before it compromises.

Federal agencies face several challenges as they transition towards Zero Trust. Recent research highlights the current approach to configuration security is a major one.

Adopt a ‘Never trust, always verify’ approach

Validate the security of every router, switch, and firewall, every day, with Nipper Enterprise

Assess ZT Readiness

Quickly and accurately check devices are configured according to vendor hardening guides and comply with organizational/ regulatory security policies.

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Evidence Compliance with STIGs and DISA RMF

Accurately report whether configurations pass/fail to comply with STIG and RMF controls, with drill down to the detail of the checks performed.

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Proactively Manage Configuration Drift

Automatically detect when configurations drift away from their ZT secure and compliant state and alert investigators to Indicators of Compromise.

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Insights for Incident Response

Forensically analyze security and compliance posture trends to understand the extent to which a network has been compromised following signs of an attack.

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Continuous Network Security &
Compliance, at Scale

Nipper Enterprise provides configuration security analysis
that is foundational to a Zero Trust approach.

Explore Related Resources

The transition to zero trust: How prepared are federal agencies?

The transition to zero trust: How prepared are federal agencies?

The impact of exploitable misconfigurations on network security within US Federal organizations

The impact of exploitable misconfigurations on network security within US Federal organizations

What is Zero Trust and how can it be achieved?
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What is Zero Trust and how can it be achieved?


Looking for an automated way to:

  • Assess network infrastructure readiness for Zero Trust?
  • Validate the security of every router, switch and firewall, every day?
  • Assure compliance with DISA STIGs and NIST SP 800-53?