WHITE PAPER: ScanCenter – A Premier Continuous Monitoring Platform

Maintaining the security of Federal computing environments, whether on government networks or in the cloud, is an increasingly high stakes challenge. Mandatory cybersecurity compliance standards and frameworks, such as those defined by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), include Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) as a key activity. To implement a successful ConMon program, agencies must typically define and implement an agency-specific process that satisfies the FISMA requirements in their unique environment, and then must capture, decipher, analyze, and store a myriad of ConMon data, often with limited automation. As a result, many agencies struggle to manage their ConMon efforts.

The Noblis ScanCenter is a dynamic, robust network intelligence platform for Continuous Monitoring. It significantly eases the burden faced by agencies in maintaining alignment with federal cybersecurity compliance standards. Its proven automation approach offers a fast, accurate view into the vulnerability and security posture of complex networked information systems, freeing cybersecurity professionals from mundane manual tasks and allowing them to focus on high-value threat assessment activities. ScanCenter can be implemented as a stand-alone solution or as Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) and can be used by any agency that follows a Risk Management Framework such as FedRAMP to improve its Continuous Monitoring process.

ScanCenter is a proven, powerful, secure tool that allows agencies to meet the most stringent ConMon cybersecurity compliance requirements. It gives agencies the ability to optimize, automate, and streamline their ConMon efforts, minimizing risk of human error and reducing the level of effort and cost needed to implement a successful ConMon program. Its automated dashboards and reports increase network-wide visibility and facilitate effective threat detection. Because it accepts data feeds “as is” from 22 industry standard vulnerability scanning tools and leverages existing PIV and CAC cards for user authentication, it is easily integrated into existing operations. ScanCenter also simplifies and speeds achievement of FedRAMP Authorization and scales easily, without corresponding increases in staffing and cost. ScanCenter is a premier solution for low risk, high value automation of agency ConMon activities.