Censys Has Launched An Attack Surface Visibility Platform

By Amit Chowdhry ● November 3, 2019
  • Censys, a leading provider of continuous digital asset tracking and detection, recently announced it launched the Censys SaaS Platform

Censys — a leading provider of continuous digital asset tracking and detection trusted by government departments such as The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and over 25% of Fortune 500 companies — announced recently that it launched the Censys SaaS Platform. The Censys SaaS Platform is an enterprise-level attack surface management platform. 

The Censys “outside-in” attack-surface scanning service creates the broadest, deepest, and most relevant data set — which provides customers greater visibility into vulnerabilities and the most comprehensive view of their Internet-exposed infrastructure.

The Censys Platform uses this data for providing real-time monitoring infrastructure change auditing, vulnerability enrichment, security risk assessment, and software inventory. And it also integrates with existing security infrastructure such as alerting capabilities.

And the Censys Platform — which is available now — enables security and IT personnel from enterprise organizations to automatically detect, view, and monitor all external assets and infrastructure including hosts, software, domains, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in order to mitigate exposures and threats and proactively prevent attacks before it causes brand damage and data breach. 

“As connectivity increases and online infrastructures continue to become more complex and move outside traditional data centers, an up-to-date inventory of assets and IoT devices used by employees, contractors, and third-party vendors is essential to preventing critical security risks,” said Censys CEO and co-founder David Corcoran in a statement. “The challenge security teams face in keeping track of servers, domains, and online assets isn’t getting any easier, and the volume of vulnerabilities and security threats are far more widespread than most corporations realize. And while many organizations already track inventory of their internal assets – it’s those outside their four walls that present the lowest hanging fruit for attackers. Our platform gives security teams up to date visibility of hosts, software, and services running outside the firewall providing key perspective on their cybersecurity risk exposure.”

The Censys Platform features an easy-to-use dashboard that gives users real-time visibility of risks, vulnerabilities, and exposures from an attacker’s perspective. And it notifies users when they should investigate changes in assets and anomalous behavior. And a network changelog displays a timeline of security events such as certificate and domain issue and expiration dates, and when new services were exposed to the Internet. Plus the Censys Platform also features the largest global repository of certificates and allows users to view every single certificate associated with their organization.