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Xacta.io 1.5 Expands Support for Scanning and Compliance of AWS Cloud Resources

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Telos Corporation launches Xacta.io 1.5, the latest version of its cyber risk and compliance analytics platform.

FREMONT, CA: Telos Corporation, a provider of cyber, cloud, and enterprise security solutions for the world’s most security-conscious firms, announces Xacta.io 1.5, the latest version of its cyber risk and compliance analytics platform. Xacta.io 1.5 provides full vulnerability and asset management help for AWS cloud resources, increasing the value of security risk and compliance data to derive intelligence needed to actively manage cyber risk in both on-premises and multi-cloud environments. Xacta.io’s potential to ingest cloud data for faster and concise analysis of vulnerabilities in the cloud reduces this transition burden.

With Xacta.io 1.5, users can now scan their AWS cloud resources and import the outcomes into Xacta.io to include their vulnerability analysis alongside their on-premises assets. Information collected by Xacta.io can help in making decisions about system authorization, remediation prioritization, process and status reporting, resource investments, risk avoidance, and many more. The latest version of Xacta.io also features a few new scanner integrations, which further develop support for cloud resources, including Splunk Integration, Amazon Inspector, and XactaHostInfo.

Splunk is a data platform for gathering and analyzing data from scanners and devices. It is now available at both the site and system level for more granular control of data, offering a common information model (CIM) to support normalize data match a common standard. Amazon Inspector tests the network accessibility of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances and the security state of applications that run on those instances, assessing cloud applications for exposure, vulnerabilities, and deviations from configuration best practices. XactaHostInfo is a data-collecting application developed by Telos that can be deployed as an agent or a utility tool from a host computer or a cloud environment.

The latest release of Xacta.io offers customers’ options to ingest data required to automate asset inventory, vulnerability management, compliance validation, and continuous monitoring across AWS cloud resources. These are vital functions of comprehensive cyber risk and compliance management program for complex environments that span on-premises and cloud.

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