Tanium gives the world’s largest enterprises and government organizations the unique power to secure, control and manage millions of endpoints across the enterprise within seconds. Serving as the “central nervous system” for enterprises, Tanium empowers security and IT operations teams to ask questions about the state of every endpoint across the enterprise in plain English, retrieve data on their current state and execute change as necessary, all within seconds. With the unprecedented speed, scale and simplicity of Tanium, organizations now have complete and accurate information on the state of endpoints at all times to more effectively protect against modern day threats and realize new levels of cost efficiency in IT operations.
The Tanium Endpoint Platform is the first enterprise platform that provides security and IT operations teams with 15-second visibility and control to secure and manage every endpoint on the network, regardless of the size. At the heart of this platform is Tanium’s patented linear-chaining architecture.
Tanium transcends the inherent limitations of hub-and-spoke architectures by decentralizing management intelligence directly onto individual endpoints through a single, lightweight agent. Each managed endpoint maintains an awareness of nearby machines on the network by contacting the Tanium Server periodically to get a concise update on the current state of its neighbors. This simple interaction automatically pairs each endpoint with the optimal client to receive information from and a different one to pass information to, thereby deliberately forming a series of efficiently chained endpoints.
To propagate queries or actions to every endpoint throughout the entire network, the server simply sends information to a small set of endpoints along these linear chains, and collects aggregated results back from the endpoints at the end of these chains. This innovative approach fundamentally resolves the most egregious shortcomings of hub-and-spoke architectures, and is the foundation for the Tanium Endpoint Platform’s unparalleled speed and scalability.