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Tanium XEM and ROI: A Powerful Duo for Government Cybersecurity

How Forrester Consulting's insights helped Tanium develop an analysis tool that can shed light into the economic impact of XEM for state and local government


In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, ensuring the security and efficiency of IT operations is paramount for any public sector organization, especially state and local government agencies. However, the challenges of limited resources, mounting cyber threats, and the need to make informed decisions often create barriers for these organizations. This is where the Tanium Converged Endpoint Management (XEM) platform, backed by an ROI assessment tool built on a framework developed by Forrester Consulting, emerges as a powerful solution to drive IT operations security and success.

Unveiling the Challenge

As a former public sector CIO, I understand the daunting task that technology leaders in government agencies face. Balancing data-driven decision-making with constrained resources is no easy feat. Tanium’s XEM platform, which focuses on visibility, control, and protection of sensitive data and digital services, steps in as a vital partner to overcome these challenges. The value of partnering with Tanium is backed up by ROI research and a complex data framework that we’ve commissioned from Forrester Consulting, which enables agencies to make well-justified cost decisions.

Empowering Decision-Making with the Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ study

The cornerstone of Tanium’s value lies in the ability to provide visibility management and control to state and local government CIOs and CISOs. The Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ study’s analysis of the Tanium XEM platform acts as a beacon of clarity and unbiased truth, helping organizations identify the advantages of tool displacement, software license reclamation, and process efficiencies through automation.

Using the Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ study as a framework, we’ve created a software ROI analysis tool to help, government technology leaders forecast and measure key aspects, such as ROI and cost justifications for software investments, optimizing IT budgets, and opportunities for tool consolidation. This means not only reducing expenditure but also streamlining operations for enhanced efficiency.

Unlocking Tangible Benefits

At its core, the Tanium platform ensures that public sector technology leaders can effectively manage and evaluate risk. Imagine having dashboard capabilities for vulnerability management and asset data, allowing you to ensure all potential entry points are secure. This proactive approach aligns with the principles of education, training, and awareness, fostering a security-conscious culture.

A significant highlight of Tanium’s value proposition is its capability to provide real-time visibility and management control at the endpoint. This real-time data empowers agencies to patch vulnerabilities promptly, address third-party products, and prevent unauthorized access, all while maintaining an iron grip on their technology portfolio.

Trust in Tanium’s ROI calculator

The question of trust in data and calculations is a crucial one, especially for government agencies handling sensitive information. Tanium addresses this by ensuring that the ROI insights are derived directly from the Tanium console and dashboard. This real-time data originates from your own IP or point of origin, enhancing the level of trust and aligning with a zero-trust security approach.

The accuracy of our software ROI calculator is a testament to its data sources, which include vulnerability management, patching, and asset information. It paints an accurate picture of your environment, showcasing how risks are being managed and mitigated.

In a digital landscape fraught with challenges, the Tanium endpoint security management platform, backed by proven ROI analysis, stands as a beacon of hope for state and local government agencies. By simplifying tooling, reducing costs, and providing unparalleled visibility and control, Tanium empowers technology leaders to make informed decisions that drive cybersecurity and operational success. Through this partnership, agencies can confidently chart their course in an ever-evolving digital era, ensuring the safety and security of their digital assets and sensitive data.

Analyze the effectiveness of your technology investments with a complementary Tanium ROI assessment report.

The underlying financial model for the Tanium ROI assessment has been commissioned by Tanium and delivered by Forrester Consulting based on its Total Economic Impact™ methodology. Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the model used in this report, Tanium and Forrester are unable to accept any legal responsibility for any actions taken on the basis of the information contained herein. The report is provided ‘AS IS’ and Tanium and Forrester make no warranties of any kind.

Chris Cruz

Chris Cruz is Tanium’s Chief Information Officer, Public Sector. A recognized executive leader, he helps organizations transform their cybersecurity strategy and practices.

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