Nyansa Raises the Bar for IoT analytics and security

With complete IoT operational assurance, enterprises now have security lifecycle management, automation, performance management, and business ROI for networked IoT devices.

Nyansa, (“knee-ans-sah”), a fast-growing innovator of AIOps solutions, today unveiled Voyance IoT, the industry’s first comprehensive AI-based solution to integrate IoT security and device performance analytics within a single platform. Voyance IoT automatically classifies, secures, and analyzes the behavior of IoT devices from end-to-end across enterprise wired and wireless access networks.

As organizations deploy non-traditional networked devices to address business critical initiatives, they face new challenges of how to codify and control the behavior, performance and security of these devices. For instance, connected infusion pumps, EKG machines, and smart temperature sensors in healthcare; smart robots, connected tools and barcode scanners in manufacturing and distribution, and even esoteric connected devices such as smart lights, speakers, digital frames, 3D-printers, etc. in any industry. These modern IoT devices create unique threats that differ from other connected devices, rendering traditional security tools ineffective.

Voyance IoT represents a new approach to IoT operational assurance that leverages sophisticated AIOps technology to help IT, cybersecurity, and line of business proactively address key issues triggered by IoT, including:

  • Continuous discovery, inventory & classification of every critical IoT device
  • Baselining IoT device behavior for risk assessment and threat-detection in real-time
  • Automating security enforcement to restrict access to malicious or compromised devices
  • Ensuring policy adherence of critical IoT devices via micro segmentation
  • Detecting and providing root cause for any IoT devices having connectivity problems
  • Enabling global industry views into IoT threats, behaviors and performance benchmarks
  • Tracking utilization, risk and performance of IoT devices to provide key operational insights

“Companies are spending billions on new non-traditional connected devices to drive specific business outcomes and need assurance that they are achieving the highest possible return on these investments as well as the peace of mind of knowing unmistakably, that these systems are secure,” said Abe Ankumah Co-Founder and CEO of Nyansa. “With Voyance IoT, Nyansa is addressing these pressing industry performance and security concerns on a proven AIOPs platform that has become the de facto standard for big data IT analytics.”

Currently the world’s largest enterprise edge AIOps platform deployed by hundreds of enterprises, Voyance today analyzes the end-to-end behavior of more than 20 million end devices. The benefits of this vast data combined with threat intelligence feeds yield unique value to all Voyance customers.

BEYOND BASIC IOT SECURITY

As the industry’s only vendor-agnostic analytics solution, Voyance goes beyond simple security to give IT, cybersecurity, and line of business owners rare insight into IoT operational assurance. This includes asset inventory, connectivity, performance and root cause analysis, vulnerability management, risk assessment, and policy compliance. It also helps organizations extend their cybersecurity programs by aligning its core features to the NIST 800-53 and ISO 27K Cyber Security frameworks.

Voyance IoT now allows enterprises to automatically inventory and classify IoT devices, employing a machine learning based, hierarchical device classification system that uses the detailed behavioral signature of each detected device. Beyond automatic classification, customers are also afforded the flexibility of tagging critical devices and assets for continuous analysis within the Voyance IoT security lifecycle management framework. 

Once identified, customers immediately have detailed knowledge of every single IoT device in their environment, where they are located and their level of use. They also gain insight into problematic devices that are having any kind of issues connecting to their application with insight into the root cause of the issue.

All IoT devices are fully characterized with an historic baseline of their ‘normal’ behavior. If an abnormality is detected, Voyance IoT seamlessly integrates into a customer’s cybersecurity workflow via their SIEM or other security operations system.  This allows customers to enact corrective action directly within Voyance as such quarantining, revoking access, or other customer defined actions through direct integrations to their existing infrastructure.

With patented cloud-native technology that provides anonymized insights for all customers into their IoT devices’ global behavior and threat data, Voyance IoT allows our customers to compare device behavior to other anonymous Voyance customers to gain objective answers to questions surrounding IoT performance and security.

By uniquely analyzing IoT data in full context with all other infrastructure data, IT staff can now proactively find and fix performance issues, automatically identify potential threats and actively enforce policies to ensure the highest levels of security without having to purchase and deploy disparate IoT point products that represent yet another vendor IT tool to master.

A RICH SET OF INTEGRATIONS

The Voyance AIOps platform includes an extensive set of vendor and technology integrations, allowing customers to get the most out of their existing infrastructure and software investments.

  • Network Access Control (NAC) and identity systems: Cisco ISE, Aruba/HPE ClearPass, FreeRADIUS, Microsoft RADIUS
  • Security threat control platforms: Cisco’s Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid). Voyance is a certified solution on the Cisco pxGrid ecosystem
  • Wireless LAN: Cisco, Aruba/HPE, and Extreme Networks
  • CMDB: ServiceNow native integration
  • SIEM: Splunk and others via extensible Voyance platform APIs
  • Netflow: for wired infrastructure

PRICING AND AVAILBILITY

Available immediately, Voyance IoT is offered as a public SaaS or private cloud solution and priced on annual subscription basis, based on the number of network nodes under observations within the Voyance platform.

Starting at $16,000/year for a one-year subscription, Voyance IoT is a completely agentless and software-only service requiring zero changes to existing network infrastructure. Current Nyansa customers receive Voyance IoT for a limited number of devices at no cost.

ABOUT NYANSA
Nyansa is a fast-growing, Silicon Valley based innovator of advanced IT analytics software technology. Venture-backed by Intel Capital and Formation |8, the company was founded in September 2013. Nyansa is credited with developing the first full-stack, vendor-agnostic, cloud-based user performance management platform called Voyance. With it, organizations are able to automate the end-to-end analysis and correlation or critical infrastructure data to improve the productivity and performance of end devices on the wired/wireless network.

The world’s largest and only public SaaS IT analytics service available today, Voyance currently analyzes user network traffic from over 12 million client devices across over 100 customer sites such as Tesla, Uber, Lululemon, Home Depot, MuleSoft, SF International Airport, Stanford, Mission Healthcare and many others.

Purpose-built for quantifying the user experience within increasingly mobile enterprise network environments. Voyance is the only analytics system that analyzes every wired and wireless client network transaction in real time and over time. With Voyance, organizations can now proactively predict client problems, optimize their network and justify infrastructure changes based on actual user, network and application data. This serves to improve user productivity while radically reducing the time and expense related to optimizing IT network operations from the client to the cloud.

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Nyansa, Inc.
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