Automatic Detection and Enhanced Alerting on the Wireless and Wired Devices Currently Putting Your Network at Risk

Pwnie Express’ Pwn Pulse™ Delivers Device Protection To Detect the Phone or the Drone, with Risk Analysis  Reports Even The Board Can Understand

Boston, MA – January 19, 2016 – IT security teams are working to understand and see all the wireless and wired devices that are on and even around their network. The ability to visualize, fingerprint, and analyze the behavior of these devices is critical for threat detection, BYOD policy enforcement, remote vulnerability assessment, resource inventory management, bandwidth optimization, and more.  Today, Pwnie Express introduced new and updated real-time, automatic detection capabilities to help IT security teams pinpoint and report on the specific wired or wireless devices on or around their networks that are putting their organization at risk – whether it be potential drones, misconfigured phones, open ports, card skimmers, or unauthorized Bluetooth-enabled devices.

The Pwn Pulse SaaS Platform provides comprehensive visibility and real-time reporting, giving IT security teams the granular device intelligence needed to prioritize security response, such as device type, operating system, MAC address, device connection history, etc. By automating 30+ new rules in addition to existing built-in rules and alerts, Pwn Pulse allows organizations to “set them and forget them,” by continuously monitoring and providing real-time alerts and daily trend reports on the metrics that matter most. By seamlessly integrating with SIEM/WIPS systems, Pwn Pulse also enables the implementation of real-time remediation efforts, such as helping organizations quickly “track and disable” the devices posing threats to the organization.

This enhanced Pwn Pulse functionality helps to address a number of key business challenges organizations face, including:

  • Trend Analysis: Pwn Pulse trend reports are easy for non-technical users to understand, and give organizations a high-level view of their overall device landscape. This helps businesses to determine threat levels based on numbers of rogue or misconfigured devices on or near the network over time, and also correlate time periods to prepare for future spikes in device use (i.e. the surge in new employee-owned devices after the holiday season).
  • BYOD Policy Creation and Enforcement: By providing ongoing trend analysis of the overall device landscape, Pwn Pulse helps organizations to create or fine-tune BYOD programs that possess the critical and comprehensive visibility needed to effectively enforce policies.
  • Enterprise Resource Allocation and Inventory Management: By continuously monitoring and reporting on all devices in and around the network, large organizations can more effectively determine resource needs – such as whether or not a business division actually requires two new printers when they already have 10 – and continuously manage inventory.
  • Customized Reporting: Every organization is unique. Pwn Pulse gives organizations the option of custom-building their own rules and reports, which can be easily updated and modified over time based on user input.
  • Trend Analysis: Pwn Pulse trend reports are easy for non-technical users to understand, and give organizations a high-level view of their overall device landscape. This helps businesses to determine threat levels based on numbers of rogue or misconfigured devices on or near the network over time, and also correlate time periods to prepare for future spikes in device use (i.e. the surge in new employee-owned devices after the holiday season).

“Organizations from around the world have deployed our Pwn Pulse SaaS platform to detect rogue, misconfigured, and unauthorized devices across wired and wireless spectrums and achieve visibility across their distributed and often global network,” said Edwin Marin, Vice President of Engineering, Pwnie Express. “Our collaborative relationship with our customers has fueled the continued evolution of our product line. Based on their valuable feedback, we’ve taken the platform to the next level by automatically detecting the devices creating the most risk to an organization at any point in time.  Within minutes of deployment, Pwnie’s new alerting capabilities immediately show not only the purpose of the features, but also the direct value.”

About Pwn Pulse

Pwn Pulse continuously detects all of the devices putting an organization’s workplace at risk. The SaaS platform detects devices connected to or even around a network, helping to replace legacy, expensive, on-site, manual point-in-time assessments. Pwn Pulse finds unidentified, open attack paths including: mobile phones, Wi-Fi Printers, Access Points, Smart Devices, and more, while working to amplify an organization’s existing IT and security tools, people, and workflow.

Enhanced reporting functionality will be generally available at the end of the first quarter of 2016.

About Pwnie Express

Pwnie Express provides threat detection of the billions of devices in and around your workplace. By automating wireless and wired device detection, Pwnie solutions continuously detect the devices on or around your network that are open pathways for attackers. Pwnie arms your security team to win the BYOD battle with the ability to detect and fingerprint any device, from phone to thermostat, in order to prioritize your security response, reduce alert fatigue, and provide situational intelligence. See all the things you’re missing at pwnieexpress.com or @PwnieExpress.

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