BMC’s BladeLogic Threat Director Solving Two Biggest Issues In Security

Organizations will now be able to address isolated processes and blind spots, two of the biggest issues in security strategies, thanks to extensions to BladeLogic Threat Director. The dearth of integration and coordination between organizations’ Security and Operations (SecOps) teams is one of the biggest deterrents to their complete defense against vulnerabilities in security. This new solution allows organizations’ leaders to integrate and coordinate these SecOps teams to secure servers and networks through the use of IT automation, which is vital as enterprises move toward fast-tracking digital business.

Created by BMC, BladeLogic Threat Director will enable operations teams to better anticipate the impact on end users. It is the integration with BMC Discovery that will rapidly identify unsecured assets and allow for critical visibility into application dependencies. Organizations will also be able to shut down server and network vulnerabilities since the integration with BMC’s BladeLogic Network Automation will allow them to accelerate and scale security operations.

As the only automation solution that natively connects vulnerability scan data to operations data, BladeLogic Threat Director allows for accelerated, enterprise-grade remediation for both servers and networks. This means the most critical issues are fixed at the start of operations work through an easy checklist to protect uptime and maintain stability while addressing the threat based on impact and policy. Then security teams can see these key insights and updates on the security dashboard to utilize what operations had already accomplished in order to continue the remediation work. This dashboard is vital for both operations and security to align their priorities in a clear cut manner without resorting to unfinished open tickets.

“There is a real disconnect in enterprise security between the identification of issues and taking action. Most organizations approach problems from the traditional perspective: a series of defined starts and stops, with no information sharing between steps,” said Bill Berutti, president, Cloud Management/Data Center Automation at BMC. “At BMC we are seeing first-hand that organizations realize this approach needs to stop. Our integrated BladeLogic Threat Director solution enables enterprises to eliminate risks and blind spots to reduce the attack surface.”

The recent BMC and Forbes Insights survey concluded that 97 percent of executives expected to see a rise in data breach attempts in the next year. “As lack of visibility leaves doors wide open to attacks, there is a continued need for innovation and investment in SecOps solutions to identify unknown assets and dependencies across the entire enterprise ecosystem, while incorporating automation to rapidly prioritize and execute remediation,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “Visibility and simplicity is the key to switch from the current reactive mindset to a proactive security approach.”

Key Takeaways:

-BladeLogic Threat Director allows leaders to integrate and coordinate their security and operations teams to secure servers and networks through the use of IT automation.

-The tool’s dashboard eliminates the need for unfinished open tickets as security teams can see what operations had already accomplished in order to continue the remediation work.

-In a survey, 97 percent of executives expected to see a rise in data breach attempts in the next year so visibility and simplicity will be key assets to battle enterprise security issues.

Kelsey Leljedal

Kelsey Leljedal is a web strategist from Philadelphia. She has enjoyed learning about changes in technology since her first web job in 2012. When she isn’t doing research she takes classes, creates art, reads, travels, and takes in the food and culture in the City of Brotherly Love. Contact Kelsey at [email protected]

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