Axonius cybersecurity asset management introduction

Axonius cybersecurity asset management introduction
The Axonius cybersecurity asset management platform provides IT and security teams with a comprehensive and automated view of an organization’s assets. In this article, we provide a briefing for IT Security practioners who are researching the area of security asset management and are learning where Axonius fits into the landscape.

How does Axonius cybersecurity asset management work?

Axonius is a platform designed to help IT and security teams manage their assets and address cybersecurity challenges. It works by connecting to hundreds of data sources to create an up-to-date inventory of devices, users, and SaaS apps. This comprehensive inventory helps uncover gaps and identify deviations from policies, controls, and expectations. The platform then triggers automated response actions to address any identified issues.  Axonius applies a simple approach to address a decades-old challenge of cybersecurity asset management by correlating asset data from existing solutions. The platform also helps with SaaS management and Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM).   In addition to the platform, Axonius has a team of ambitious, hard-working, and driven people who are dedicated to addressing the biggest challenges in IT and security. The team collaborates to solve foundational challenges and provide comprehensive solutions to customers.  In summary, Axonius works by creating a comprehensive inventory of assets, identifying gaps and deviations from policies, and triggering automated response actions. The platform applies a simple approach to address cybersecurity asset management and also provides solutions for SaaS management and Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management. The platform is supported by a dedicated team of professionals who work to solve foundational challenges in IT and security.  Axonius cybersecurity asset management Central Core Platform architecture diagram Read more about the Axonius Central Core Platform.

Axonius cybersecurity asset management features and benefits

Axonius offers several features that benefit IT and security teams by providing a comprehensive view of an organization’s assets, uncovering gaps, and triggering automated response actions whenever devices, users, and SaaS apps deviate from policies, controls, and expectations [1].  Some of the key features of Axonius include: 
  • Automated inventory and discovery of assets 
  • Continuous monitoring and reporting of asset data 
  • Integration with other security and IT management solutions 
  • Customizable dashboards and reports 
  • Remediation workflow automation 
  • Policy enforcement and compliance monitoring 
  • User behavior and risk analysis 
Axonius’s platform offers several advantages, including: 
  • Streamlined communication between IT and security teams 
  • Consolidation of asset data from multiple sources 
  • Quick and easy deployment 
  • Customizable and intuitive dashboards and reports 
  • Automation of response actions 
The benefits of Axonius’s platform include: 
  • Enhanced cybersecurity posture 
  • Increased operational efficiency 
  • Reduced risk and exposure to threats 
  • Compliance with industry and regulatory standards 
  • Cost savings through automation and streamlining of processes 
In summary, Axonius’s platform offers several features, advantages, and benefits that help IT and security teams to control complexity, gain actionable visibility into all assets, and improve cyber hygiene and IT operations.  Axionus features

Who uses Axonius cybersecurity asset management?

The Axonius cybersecurity asset management platform is designed to help organizations control complexity by correlating asset data from existing solutions, providing an always up-to-date inventory, and uncovering gaps to automate actions. The platform can be deployed in minutes, providing actionable visibility into all assets to improve cyber hygiene and IT operations. 

Which companies use Axonius?

Axonius has a lot of industry and customer-specific case studies on their Resources page.
  • One example is a case study of how Cimpress, a global e-commerce company, used Axonius to double their endpoint detection and response coverage and reduce their incident response time. 
  • Another case study showcases how a global energy management company used Axonius to manage their complex, multinational environment and improve their cybersecurity posture. 
Overall, Axonius’s case studies provide real-world examples of how their platform has helped organizations improve their asset management and security operations, and they can be useful for those considering implementing the platform in their own organization.  Here are two examples of Axonius case studies:
  • Lionbridge
  • Exclusive Networks.

Lionbridge Powers a Strong Security Program With Axonius

Axonius cybersecurity asset management testimonal by Lionbridge

How Exclusive Networks Achieved Automated Asset Intelligence With Axonius

Axonius cybersecurity asset management testimonal by Exclusive Networks

Which people and roles use Axonius?

Job roles that use Axonius include Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), IT Security Managers, Security Analysts, Network Administrators, and Compliance Officers.  By connecting to hundreds of data sources, Axonius gives IT and security teams a comprehensive inventory, uncovers gaps, and triggers automated response actions whenever devices, users, and SaaS apps deviate from policies, controls, and expectations.


Chief Information Officers are tasked with providing the infrastructure, systems, and tools needed to run the business. This often means future-proofing the IT strategy with procurement and lifecycle management policies, developing success metrics, and balancing business responsibilities with tools, vendors, and processes. See how Axonius helps balance these goals.


Chief Information Security Officers face an increasingly difficult set of responsibilities. They need complete asset visibility, but information is spread across disparate tools and data sources. They have to implement and ensure policies that minimize risk and deploy security controls using valuable resources that are often overwhelmed and reactive. Trust Axonius to ensure that investments in tools, people, and controls are aligned with strategic priorities.

IT and Infrastructure Teams

Fragmented data sources, multiple device types and operating systems, and decentralized ownership mean visibility challenges for IT and infrastructure teams. Use Axonius to unify data from multiple sources on-premise and in the cloud. From alerts to CMDB reconciliation, data enrichment, and ticket automation, Axonius reduces manual work with custom response actions.

Security Operations

In SecOps, time is the enemy. Time triaging alerts, gathering asset data, and understanding vulnerabilities, patch level, access, ownership, and configuration changes. Use Axonius to get immediate, comprehensive context to inform investigations and respond with confidence.

Does Axonius map to any industry or security standards?

How does the Axonius cybersecurity asset management platform map to standards such as CISA and NIST?

CISA: Improving asset visibility and vulnerability detection on federal networks

Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 23-01: “The binding operational directive issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) requires civilian agencies to identify and inventory assets and vulnerabilities on federal networks for the purpose of safeguarding federal information systems and they information they collect, process, and store.”

NIST: Reach FISMA and FedRAMP With NIST 800-53 With Axonius

The NIST 800-53 guidance is the backbone of FISMA and FedRAMP, mandated compliance efforts aimed at reducing federal agencies’ (and non-government agencies doing business with federal agencies) attack surfaces and risk profiles. Mapping technical controls to NIST 8000-53 helps organizations move more swiftly and systematically toward compliance. With over 1,000 controls to map, NIST 800-53 can seem laborious. But we’re here to help. Learn how to reach FISMA and FedRAMP more easily and accurately using Axonius. In this white paper, you’ll learn:
  • How NIST 800-53 improves security and privacy controls for organizations dealing with sprawling attack surfaces.
  • How cyber asset management is a key to meeting NIST 800-53 and therefore FISMA and FedRAMP.
  • How Axonius provides easy meets 800-53 standards.
Get the white paper: How to achieve NIST 800-53 compliance with Axonius

What do analysts say about Axonius cybersecurity asset management?

Gartner Hype Cycle for Security Operations, 2022

Learn Why Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM) is on the Rise.
  • Why CAASM solutions are an emerging technology.
  • How IT and security teams benefit from CAASM.
  • How CAASM links to vulnerability assessment, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and more
2022 Gartner Hype Cycle Security Operations CAASM

451 Research Report: Axonius

Axonius looks to help CISOs identify and manage asset fleets.
While security teams are rightfully concerned with the increasing sophistication of modern threats, there is also another key area to track: which assets do they need to protect? As enterprises increase deployment across cloud, IoT and other environments, understanding which devices exist becomes difficult.

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More Axonius resources for your research

Axonius cybersecurity asset management introduction webinar

Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform Overview | Axonius+

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