Accelerate Your Ability to Meet FISMA Compliance with USM
Every federal agency (as well as their contractors, providers, and those who do business with the federal government) are required to meet FISMA compliance by developing, documenting, and implementing an agency-wide information security program. The goal of FISMA is to strengthen the government information security systems and reduce the information technology risks to an acceptable level. Complying with FISMA security requirements can be an all-consuming activity due to its extensive requirements and far-reaching scope.
Fortunately, the Unified Security Management (USM) platform can accelerate your ability to implement your FISMA security initiatives while reducing complexity by putting essential security controls and threat intelligence at your fingertips.
With USM you can deploy a single platform that delivers:
- Cost-effective security with unified essential security controls that continuously monitor your network for malicious activity and policy compliance
- A single management console that quickly provides the insight you need to document your security status and manage all your security controls for completing your Risk Management Assessment
- Continuous monitoring of security controls and threat detection
The Path to ‘Cost-Effective Security’ Begins with a Single Platform: USM
The goal of FISMA is for you to develop a ‘risk-based policy for cost-effective security.’ To do so, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) states that an effective information security program should include periodic risk assessments, policies and procedures based on those assessments, periodic testing and evaluation of the effectiveness of those policies… the list goes on.
Creating a cost-effective information system is one of the greatest challenges related to FISMA compliance. IT teams often lack the budget, staffing, or time to deploy separate point-products to monitor their network and document compliance.
USM delivers the essential security controls IT teams with limited resources need in a single cost-effective platform, accelerating and simplifying your path to FISMA compliance.
- Asset discovery
- Vulnerability assessment
- Intrusion detection
- Behavioral monitoring
- SIEM and log management
- FISMA reporting
Risk Management for IT Teams with Limited Resources
FISMA compliance starts with understanding the core components of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) created by NIST:
- Categorize the information system and the information
- Select initial security controls
- Implement controls & document
- Assess controls
- Authorize information systems operation
- Monitor and assess security controls
The USM platform, with its built-in security controls and FISMA reporting, puts much of the information you need to complete an RMA and demonstrate compliance in a single console.
We designed USM specifically for IT teams with limited resources, and it’s used by thousands of companies around the world to:
- Categorize the devices and data on their networks
- Deploy a diverse set of security controls to monitor policy compliance and detect malicious activity
- Continually monitor security controls, detect and respond to malicious activity
Continuous Monitoring of Security Controls and Threat Detection
FISMA compliance is a potentially complex process. To simplify your compliance initiatives and threat detection efforts you need to be able to continuously monitor your network and provide actionable information.
The USM platform delivers a single solution that automatically and continuously monitors your network for audit events, generates alarms on those events that require immediate attention, and provides reports that satisfy your FISMA auditor. USM offers you a complete solution to help you demonstrate FISMA compliance by continuously monitoring your network and devices.
Threat intelligence delivered by Alien Labs keeps your network instrumented against the latest threats, and eliminates the need for you to spend precious time conducting your own research on emerging threats, instrumenting your security controls, or creating your own correlation directives to link and prioritize events triggered.
USM quickly delivers the actionable insight you need to understand the location and compliance status of critical assets, changes to access privileges, files, and services on those assets.
The USM platform puts up-to-the-minute security and threat information about systems, data, and users at your fingertips, giving you complete, actionable security visibility and provides you with a unified threat detection and FISMA compliance management solution that is both easy-to-use and affordable.