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Tanium Benchmarks Endpoint Risk Assessment Solution

Tanium, a converged endpoint management (XEM) specialist, has launched Tanium Benchmark, a solution that delivers real-time, holistic assessments of the security and operational risks associated with connected endpoints, the company announced in a prepared statement.

XEM platforms are those that consolidate the functionality of dozens of point tools into a single dashboard where teams can see, control and trust everything happening on their endpoints.

Real-Time Risk Scores

Powered by the Tanium XEM platform, Benchmark determines real-time risk scores by analyzing up-to-date, comprehensive data from millions of endpoints across Tanium’s global customer base. The tool compares a customer’s endpoint metrics against their industry peers to establish a baseline for ongoing measurement and evaluation, the company explained.

Benchmark empowers teams to prioritize efforts, collaborate effectively and take risk-mitigation action, while reducing IT costs and complexity, the company said. Additionally, Benchmark enables IT operations, risk and security teams to provide corporate board members and executive leadership with just-in-time data to make more informed decisions.

Industry Game-Changer?

Tanium notes that customer IT and operations teams can utilize Tanium Benchmark findings to manage and track the current state of endpoints and mitigate risk. These assessments are based on more than 20 different metrics including vulnerability, outstanding patches and lateral movement risk.

As Nic Surpatanu, Tanium chief product officer, explained:

“Without accurate real-time data, you are flying blind and unable to make the best decisions from a security and risk perspective. Tanium Benchmark is a game-changer with its unprecedented insight that instantly assesses the very heart of your most important functions — IT, risk and compliance. And it delivers the ability to compare and contrast scores with similar organizations, bringing unique clarity to what is working and where there are areas for improvement. Benchmark enables you to make accurate and effective decisions on where to invest to improve your risk posture.”

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.