Real-time visibility, control and remediation on a single platform
IT teams need real-time visibility and control of its endpoints. Tanium is enterprise platform that empowers security and IT operations teams with quick visibility and control to secure and manage every endpoint, even across the largest global networks. At the heart of this platform is Tanium’s patented linear-chain architecture.
Knowing what is going on in your environment at any moment.
Lock Your Doors and Windows: achieving and maintaining high standards of cyber hygiene, including keeping software, operating systems and applications patched and up to date across the entire organization.
Respond Faster: have accurate security and operational data that allows threats to be detected, located and eliminated quickly.
Tanium as a part of IT Ops and Cybersec management landscape
In big picture of IT operations and security tools, tanium provides inventory data and ability to react to ITSM tools and SIEM. IT Operations teams can have realtime updated view of configurations, with very efficient queries you can store time stamped configuration cross section of your environment. IT Security shares the same accurate view on all operating systems. Strong Role-Based Access Control, can every Tanium user provided with rights to query or execute actions based on his role in organization. This is especially helpful for vulnerability detection and patching process. Vast amount of data can be streamed to log management system or any bigdata platform for compliance, or analytics purposes.
Here are six main reasons, why we picked Tanium to be our platform of choice for XEM projects as well as delivery of our managed services.
Tanium communication architecture - Look under the hood
Tanium transcends the inherent limitations of hub-andspoke architectures by decentralizing management directly onto individual endpoints through a single, lightweight agent. Each managed endpoint maintains an awareness of nearby machines on the network by contacting the Tanium Server periodically to get update on the current state of its neighbors.
This is patented communications architecture that is faster and more reliable than current approaches.
Leverages the speed of LAN and reduces the reliance on congested WAN.
Navigates around offline clients or network blockages to maintain high availability.
Zone servers enable all roaming clients to stay connected with Tanium.
This simple interaction automatically pairs each endpoint with the optimal client to receive information from, while then passing this information to a different endpoint. Therefore, this process forms a series of efficiently chained endpoints.
Efficient communication architecture of Tanium Agent-Server makes possible management from single VM (16 vcpu and 48 GB of RAM) to manage up to 30.000 endpoints. Tanium could be also deployed as distributed solution in complex network architectures as fully managed SaaS service by Tanium, on-prem installation connected to public internet and also as fully airgapped solution.
Tanium uses one agent for all queries and actions across functional modules. Configuration allows very granular tuning of performance impact on cpu, network and I/O to make sure, users and applications are not impacted. Agents by default perform number of system configuration checks, so that key data about environment are available even in case of connectivity loss.
Tanium is valuble source of data for CMDB. Provides frequent updates and audit trail of configuration item changes. Identifies unauthorized changes and provides audit data on how changes were executed. Incident managers and support teams have real time data about environment for incident investigation. Regular export of config state to Elastic or Splunk provides "3D view" on infrastructure and application landscape.
Our team of certified professionals is ready to get you most value out of Tanium. We are proud to achieve Tanium Certified Administrator, Tanium Certified Operator and Tanium Certified Support Champion.