Nlyte Software has announced the Department of Homeland Security has approved its DCIM solution as a tool to help mitigate hardware and software cybersecurity risks. The Nlyte software suite now becomes the first DCIM solution to meet the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program’s, Phase 1 criteria to manage and control devices (HWAM) and software (SWAM) on government networks. 

Consistent with the Federal Government's deployment of Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM), the CDM Program was created to provide adequate, risk-based, and cost-effective cybersecurity as well as more efficiently allocate cybersecurity resources. Nlyte Enterprise Edition and Nlyte Discovery have both demonstrated the ability to provide organizations with complete visibility and control over the assets in their compute environments — making it a natural fit to CDM requirements for helping to ensure the integrity of hardware and software assets.

“Nlyte has always been at the forefront of helping all types of companies and agencies meet compliance and security goals,” said Andrew Ryan, vice president of federal accounts, Nlyte software. “By using our DCIM solution, organizations can adhere to CDM requirements by discovering all network-connected hardware and associated software, as well as being alerted to any configuration changes that may impose vulnerabilities. Without the ability to easily view and understand this vital information, across all computing infrastructure, IT personnel remain unaware of many potential security risks. We are honored to provide the first DCIM solution to meet these rigorous and important requirements.”   

Over 35 federal agencies across civilian, intelligence and defense organizations are using, or currently deploying the Nlyte DCOI platform. DCOI On-Demand is helping federal agencies more easily attain compliance with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), while also supporting the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act.