Tanium and CIS work in collaboration to educate and empower agencies with the right tools to solve their most challenging cybersecurity initiatives
Tanium, the provider of unified endpoint management and security built for the world’s most demanding IT environments, today announced a strategic partnership with the Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®). Through this partnership, Tanium joins the elite CIS CyberMarket®, a collaborative purchasing program that serves U.S. State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) government organizations, nonprofit entities and public health and education institutions to improve cybersecurity through cost-effective group procurement. For the past few years, Tanium also has been a CIS SecureSuite® member, promoting the CIS Benchmarks™ to help organizations follow recommended configurations to secure all IT systems.
“Leaders in the public sector are facing a new world with ever-increasing endpoints, a distributed workforce and increased pressure from state and local decrees,” said Charles Ross, Chief Customer Officer, Tanium. “We are committed to helping agencies assess their risk and establish a solid baseline for endpoint management and control. By following guidelines from CIS and selecting the right technology partners, these organizations can evolve their cybersecurity postures to meet the needs of their staff and citizens, as well as comply with state and local mandates.”
CIS, a community-driven nonprofit dedicated to making the connected world a safer place for public and private organizations, is responsible for the CIS Controls® and CIS Benchmarks™, globally recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data. As a member of CIS CyberMarket, Tanium offers members of Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®) and Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (EI-ISAC®) a complimentary gap assessment, providing visibility into the health of their IT environment. The assessment helps organizations better understand the state of their endpoints, identify critical gaps and provide a cyber risk score so organizations can develop an actionable path to better endpoint management and security. Additionally, MS-ISAC and EI-ISAC members can access a variety of endpoint security management solutions at discounted rates.
Comply, one of eleven solution modules in the Tanium Platform, performs compliance checks and vulnerability scans in real time at scale to boost security hygiene, prepare for audits and improve regulatory compliance. As part of Tanium’s CIS SecureSuite Membership, Comply is certified by CIS to accurately evaluate and report on CIS Benchmarks, consensus-developed secure configuration guidelines for hardening operating systems, servers, cloud environments and more. Tanium also integrates CIS Benchmarks and CIS Controls, a prioritized set of critical security controls and cybersecurity best practices, into its security service offerings.
“CIS Benchmarks provide a consensus-based set of configuration recommendations for IT products, but it’s our partners, like Tanium, that ultimately lead to an organization’s cybersecurity program success,” says Curtis Dukes, CIS Executive Vice President of Security Best Practices & Automation Group. “Each partner in CIS CyberMarket is selected because they provide extraordinary and effective solutions for our members, and we’ve found Tanium’s solutions to be highly effective at providing unified endpoint management and security. We welcome Tanium into CIS CyberMarket to provide cost-effective solutions to the SLTT community.”
Vendors that wish to participate in the CIS CyberMarket are rigorously vetted by both CIS subject-matter experts and a volunteer board of state and local government cybersecurity professionals to ensure the services are the best and most effective solution for members.