New features in Protect help wrangle often unruly native security controls
Tanium this week made a significant addition to its Protect platform, wrapping in encryption management capabilities for Windows and MacOS machines.
The Lowdown: The new Drive Encryption Management features target users who want to take advantage of native data protection controls and policies built into the operating systems (as opposed to third-party encryption tools), but who often find them difficult and complicated to manage at scale.
The Details: Tanium Protect with Drive Encryption Management lets organizations take advantage of native OS security controls using a single console.
With the updated Tanium Protect, security teams can also:
• Manage and enforce policies on local and remote endpoints
• Create policies to block malicious network connections and applications
• Secure endpoints with AV protection
• Strengthen security posture with full-disk encryption and removable-media control
• Remediate security incidents
The updated Tanium Protect will be available later this summer.
The Buzz: “Encryption of data at rest is essential for securing portable endpoints in the event they are lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned. It isn’t optional; it’s a fundamental security control, and most compliance regulations today, such as HIPAA and PCI, require the use of encryption to protect sensitive data,” wrote Matt Hastings, Tanium’s senior director of product management for security and risk, in a blog post announcing the feature add-ons. “Tanium offers a lightweight approach to managing and enforcing endpoint security policies, avoids agent bloat, minimizes impact to overall performance, and circumvents the challenges common to slower, antiquated management tools.”