Tanium: EDR Product Overview and Insight

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Company description: Founded in 2007, Tanium views itself as the central nervous system of enterprises. Total funding to date is $407 million.

Product description: Tanium’s endpoint communications architecture offers a suite of tools for detection and response that include threat detection, investigation, remediation, and ongoing enforcement, using both historical and current-state endpoint data. Custom content can be deployed to interrogate systems, collect new sources of data, or take corrective action at scale.

Markets and use cases: Tanium protects 12 of the top 15 banks; 6 of the top 10 retailers; has and strong penetration in the Fortune 100 as well as many agencies of the US Federal Government. It is expanding into manufacturing and healthcare.

Agents: Agents are used

Applicable metrics: Tanium’s architecture scales to millions of endpoints without requiring ongoing infrastructure additions. It provides 15-second visibility and control across every endpoint on the network.
Security qualifications: PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, PCI-DSS, NERC-CIP, CIS Critical Security Controls, FIPS 140-2 certified cryptography.

Intelligence: Tanium supports all major endpoint intelligence sharing formats and mechanisms, including OpenIOC, STIX, CyBOX, TAXII, and Yara. It includes automation workflows for collecting data and taking corrective actions.

Delivery: Tanium can run as an appliance, virtual machine, or standalone server, depending on the scale and needs of an environment. A single server can be used to monitor, interrogate, and take action on hundreds of thousands of systems in seconds, without the need for horizontal scaling.

Pricing: Tanium doesn’t disclose pricing.

Drew Robb
Drew Robb
Drew Robb has been a full-time professional writer and editor for more than twenty years. He currently works freelance for a number of IT publications, including ServerWatch and CIO Insight. He is also the editor-in-chief of an international engineering magazine.

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