A tale of two xIoT discovery approaches
Legacy passive discovery solutions are dependent on network monitoring to perform discovery, resulting in limited visibility, inaccurate inventory, long mean-time-to-inventory, and high network performance impact. Legacy active solutions fail with xIoT assets primarily because of their intrusive, brute-force device polling approaches that result in disrupted or dramatically degraded operations.
Overwhelms devices, often causing harm and interruption.
Often results in lower confidence & speculation. Not sufficient for device remediation.
SPANs & TAPs—requiring big network switching investments.
Slow, complex, error-prone, costly, and manual.
No built-in remediation. Can only isolate using VLANs, which is complex & expensive.
No reckless scanning. Only safe and intelligent active xIoT discovery using native device protocols.
No guesswork here. 99% = 0%. 100% device certainty the first time.
Software-based and agentless. Can be deployed on-prem or in the cloud in minutes.
Discovers faster, uses fewer resources, & collects more granular data. Scalable for the largest enterprise environments.
Goes beyond discovery to full risk remediation for passwords, firmware, certificates, insecure configurations.
Fast discovery with immediate results
Time-to-discovery for select xIoT customer environments:
Global 500 machinery & robotics conglomerate
xIoT Discovery across an OT site (1,778 IPs) was accomplished in about 4 minutes.
Leading agricultural machinery manufacturer
xIoT Discovery across a select customer network was accomplished in about 8 minutes.
Leading managed healthcare consortium
xIoT Discovery across a select customer network was accomplished in about 11 minutes.
Large American energy & exploration company
xIoT Discovery across a select customer network was accomplished in about 12 minutes.
Global economic zone and smart city
xIoT Discovery across the 10.1.0.0/16 network (~65k IPs) was accomplished in about 18 minutes.
Global financial services company
xIoT Discovery across a range of 1.2 Million IPs was accomplished in about 6 hours 40 minutes.
Accurate to an x-I-o-T
Have confidence in your network discovery. Phosphorus Intelligent Active Discovery is evidence-based – no guesswork required. By collecting deep, granular device metadata, IAD provides 100% device certainty the first time, every time.
Covers a vendor list a mile long…
- Phosphorus covers more than 500 different IoT, OT, IoMT, and IIoT device vendors and manufacturers.
- The patented Phosphorus “Genus-Species” approach means that more than 1 Million different device models are covered.
- Phosphorus’s extensible xIoT Breach Prevention platform can add net-new capabilities, ultra-fast.
- Net-new xIoT device coverage can be added in a matter of hours, regardless of the type or vendor.
Minimal impact. Maximum results.
Phosphorus Intelligent Active Discovery is far more efficient than legacy solutions that strain network resources. Our IAD solution has no network performance impact and sends a fraction of the traffic compared to legacy passive solutions.
Finally. xIoT discovery that’s safe.
Devices are fully classified with ZERO disruption.
Customized Discovery Agendas for a tiered sequence of probes ensuring safety.
Safely discover even the most sensitive, legacy, and critical OT, ICS, and IoMT devices.
xIoT asset attributes in high resolution
Think fast because we’re throwing a lot at you. Get more device metadata and context than ever, including the make, model, firmware version, and whether or not that device is still supported or end-of-life.
Beyond device detail, you’re going to see the state of things with in-depth Risk Assessment info as part of the device interrogation process.
Device is still running default passwords.
Device is running with an insecure configuration.
The active firmware version has known vulnerabilities.
A newer firmware version is available.
Suspected device tampering as device password was reset to default out of band.
Suspected device tampering as firmware version was changed out of band.
Device has been marked End-of-Life or Discontinued by the manufacturer.
Device certificate needs renewal or replacement.
Device prohibited by the United States Government was discovered.
See Phosphorus in Action
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