Integrations to Drive Deeper IoT Cybersecurity Efficiencies and Cross-functional Workflows

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an increasing part of modern healthcare, with experts predicting that each smart hospital will soon have nearly 4,000 connected devices. They may even help keep healthcare costs lower since their prices rise slower than in other parts of the economy.

However, all connected IoT devices come with heavy security concerns. Malicious actors can easily exploit poorly protected IoMT devices, putting patient safety and the efficiency of your operations at risk.

Integrating your IoT security solutions into a cohesive whole that communicates across multiple dimensions is absolutely crucial for holistic security. IT and security teams should be able to access data across multiple solutions and dimensions for risk analysis, incident response, security triage, and more.

Let’s explore the most common security solution integrations and their benefits.

IoT Security Integrations

The benefits of IoMT device management integration are numerous. Integrating Asimily gives your IT team enhanced network control and makes it easier to monitor and respond to both compliance and adverse security events.

Integrations also provide holistic visibility across your entire network, ensuring that resources get allocated where they are needed most and that weak points in your infrastructure are identified early on. With Asimily and the appropriate device location integration, you can track device locations alongside security work. For example, devices that are located near each other can be patched by the same person, at the same time – all tracked in Asimily.

A Closer Look At Asimily’s Integration Ecosystem

Asimily integrates with a range of common software that each play a unique role in amplifying your IoMT device management. Here’s a closer look at the integration types available:

Identity & Access Management (IAM) Integration

Identity and access management (IAM) integrations provide an additional layer of security through a framework of technologies and processes that help organizations limit access to sensitive data. IAM protocols control user permissions, authenticate devices and access points, and enable secure remote work.

When connected to Asimily, IAM integrations let your team use Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication. Leveraging IAM protocols within Asimily’s gateway secures your IoMT devices while simplifying user access procedures.

IP Address Management (IPAM) & DHCP Integration

IPAM, or IP Address Management, controls IP space within a network, while DHCP tools automatically assign IP addresses to each device.

Organizations integrating DHCP/IPAM systems with Asimily can optimize network allocations through better tracking as devices move throughout the system. The granular view also improves device classification.

You can identify, secure, and monitor thousands of devices across multiple dynamic networks.

IT Service Management (ITSM) Integration

IT service management is handled by your IT department. It involves the entire IT workflow, from implementing and delivering IT services to resolving issues.

Connecting your ITSM system with Asimily improves vulnerability tracking, as you can automatically create tickets for new issues. Suppose your organization relies on a CMMS to track IoMT device issues. In that case, you can still glean value from an ITSM integration if you have connected devices not monitored by CMMS solutions.

Vulnerability Management (VM) Integration

Vulnerability management (VM) systems help detect and prioritize security vulnerabilities. The systems perform “active scanning” and can identify features like the OS version.

This kind of integration strengthens Asimily’s capabilities. The platform will scan the data provided by the VM integration and filter out irrelevant data so you can work more efficiently.

If you have devices that should not undergo an active scan, Asimily can add them to a ‘no-scan’ list, further protecting your devices. Active scanning can cause severe problems if performed indiscriminately, and using fixed IP range exclusions is unlikely to be sufficient. Further, their inventory data can be used to augment Asimily’s data to get an even better inventory of devices.

CMMS, EAM & CMDB Integration

CMMS, or Computerized Maintenance Management System, is a software package designed to help with all maintenance needs. It lets you track and optimize asset performance while streamlining the work order process.

An EAM system — Enterprise Asset Management — takes the concept of CMMS several steps further by managing all operations related to physical assets, including the financial aspects.

A CMDB, or Configuration Management Database, is a repository of information about your IT system’s components. The database offers advanced inventory management capabilities, providing a comprehensive picture of each asset and its relationship within the network.

Integration between Asimily and CMMS, EAM, and CMDB systems helps to improve insight into device lifecycle management by syncing data and automating work orders. You will receive actionable insights into how your organization manages its IoMT devices and a better understanding of where each device stands.

You will also eliminate the most prominent problem associated with CMMS and EAM tools- they’re updated manually and can easily fall out of date. The integration with Asimily keeps them fresh.

SIEM & SOC Integration

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software collates incident logs across systems and presents a single view to your Security Operations Center (SOC) team. Your SOC comprises the personnel, technologies, and policies that detect and respond to malicious IT events.

Integrating Asimily with SIEM/SOC systems enhances threat detection and response capabilities. With the integration, you can capitalize on Asimily’s advanced analytics and gain context for every threat.

If your team still needs to implement SIEM software, you can utilize the Asimily anomaly alerts.

Network Access Control (NAC) Integration

Network access control (NAC) enables your team to restrict unauthorized access to IoT networks by upholding authentication and security protocols. By integrating the system with Asimily, you can distinguish between authorized and unauthorized access while receiving alerts when suspicious activity occurs.

Integration with NAC systems also promotes streamlined device segmentation, as classifying devices by factors such as risk score becomes easier.

Threat Intelligence Integration

Cyber security teams consume data from multiple sources to widen their view. Threat Intelligence software provides information about malicious behaviors, techniques, and high-risk vulnerabilities.

An integration with Asimily broadens the software’s scope. You can dissect Asimily’s insights and new threat intelligence on the screen. The combination may help your team see further into your IT environment.

The Synergy of Asimily’s Integrations: Real-World Benefits

Integrating Asimily with the outlined systems introduces real-world benefits. MemorialCare, a four-hospital system headquartered in California, leveraged Asimily integrations with its McAfee SIEM and CMM.

The McAfee SIEM integration provides anomalous event alerts that focus on where it matters, while the CMMS integration generates work orders and reconciles assets.

MemorialCare’s improved visibility into its systems and environment has led to a 98% coverage rate for its medical devices, a dramatic improvement over the industry standard of 56%. These integrations offer an opportunity for organizations that wish to improve their IoT security posture and enable rapid decision-making.

Collaborating with Asimily’s Experts to Implement Integrations Effectively

Before integrating your systems with Asimily, work through these steps to ensure safety:

  1. Look at what you’re doing now and identify opportunities for integration. Are you using an outdated CMMS? Do you need real-time threat alerts displayed on a central screen?
  2. When you’ve identified integration opportunities, it’s time to set clear goals. For example, a goal could be a unified system that eliminates the need to juggle platforms.
  3. You’ll then have to decide on the changes needed for full adoption. Consider the kinds of training and resources you need and possible resistance from stakeholders.
  4. Don’t forget about your team! Empower them with the knowledge to utilize the capabilities granted by integration effectively.
  5. Once implemented, regularly check your systems’ performance and ensure the integration meets you goals.

Asimily’s team of experts is always ready to assist throughout the integration process, providing guidance and support where needed. Whether it’s a tailored product solution for your business or help with integration setup, we are dedicated to helping your organization achieve its goals.

Elevate Your IoMT Security with Asimily

You need the best tools to protect your IoMT devices fully. Asimily is a comprehensive solution that covers the whole IoMT device lifecycle.  Asimily on its own is powerful; Asimily integrated with systems like SIEM/SOC, CMMS, and NAC is unbeatable.

To learn more about the Asimily risk remediation platform, download our Total Cost of Ownership Analysis on Connected Device Cybersecurity Risk whitepaper or contact us today.

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