- Use Cases
CMDBs are integral to minimizing IT and security incidents. As a centralized repository, they’re often used for tracking and managing IT assets. With today’s complex infrastructures, though, an accurate, up-to-date asset inventory is difficult to maintain and rarely provides a complete picture of all assets at any given time. Enriching a CMDB with Axonius data provides a continuously updated CMDB, deconflicting asset data to provide a singular, credible view into any asset.
Multiple data sources cause duplication, inconsistency, and poor data visibility, making it difficult for IT teams to investigate, security and risk teams to explore vulnerabilities, and DevOps and cloud teams to ensure proper configuration.
Missing CIs, which can include valuable information such as asset ownership, software, hardware, and configurations, weaken the dependencies between assets, lessening the value of the CMDB as an investigation, analysis, or recovery tool.
As IT environments become more complex with growing numbers of devices, users, software, and instances of cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), it becomes more difficult to maintain good CMDB hygiene. Axonius improves maintenance by reconciling gaps, enriching CMDBs with credible, comprehensive asset data, and automating updates.
Maintaining a CMDB is a struggle — but not with Axonius. Here's how our platform helps you ensure you have the credible, comprehensive, and actionable asset data you need to make informed decisions with confidence.
Axonius enriches CMDBs with data that is aggregated, correlated, and deduplicated, improving CMDB credibility and reliability.
CMDBs are fed data from multiple sources, which is why it's hard to feel confident in the asset information you get from them. Axonius offers hundreds of adapters that glean asset data straight from the source — no custom probes, agents, or scanning required. With Axonius, a comprehensive asset inventory is attainable in hours.Learn About Adapters
Data inputs in CMDBs often have a variety of naming conventions. Even fields like OS Type, OS Version, Full OS String, and Host Name differ. Axonius aggregates and normalizes common and key data elements (asset name, device name, host name, serial numbers, device IDs, and many more) across all sources to deconflict asset data — providing a singular, credible view into any asset.Learn About Asset Correlation
CMDB data is often manually updated on an intermittent basis. Minimize service disruption and the impact of security incidents with near-real-time data from Axonius. Because Axonius data collection is extremely lightweight, discovery cycles can occur frequently (several times a day), to capture an environment's dynamic change and deliver up-to-date asset information.Learn More
Axonius fetches data from multiple adapter sources, enabling you to see asset data that is often missed. We enrich CMDBs with data that is aggregated, correlated, deduplicated, and normalized, providing a comprehensive view of assets and configuration items.
Even for traditional IT assets, data is often missing from CMDBs — and that doesn’t even include cloud assets, IoT devices, or other asset types. Axonius provides a comprehensive inventory of all assets, including laptops, desktops, users, mobile devices, servers, routers, switches, virtual machines, OT assets, cloud assets, and IoT and other unmanaged devices.See How
The more adapters you have connected in Axonius, the more data you’ll receive about each asset. We recommend using adapters with different categories of tools you’re already using, including CMDB platforms themselves, identity access management tools, MDM/EMM, configuration patch management, endpoint protection, networking, vulnerability assessment tools, and cloud and virtualization adapters.Learn More
Some assets can only be found in a single source of data and nowhere else — meaning they're unlikely to be known to the CMDB. That's why Axonius connects to hundreds of adapters, providing comprehensive and credible asset data.Read More
Erroneous CMDB data delays incident resolution. Credible, comprehensive CMDB data reduces alert triage time and prioritizes response based on asset criticality. Axonius pushes fully correlated asset data to the CMDBs, allowing SecOps incident responders to gain more context and respond more quickly.Read More
Axonius enriches CMDBs with credible, comprehensive data that automatically reconciles gaps.
Inaccurate, out-of-date, missing data, or even unrecorded changes in data can hinder incident resolution. Axonius aggregates and deconflicts asset data to provide a singular, credible view into any asset so users can reconcile gaps or perform routine maintenance. Compare device details in your CMDB to the Axonius comprehensive asset inventory for missing assets and CIs or devices that have been marked missing or disposed in the CMDB, but that are still seen in Axonius.Learn More
When devices that should be added to your CMDB are found in Axonius, you can add them to your CMDB using the Axonius to CMDB Field Mapping Wizard. CMDB enrichment improves the overall health of the CMDB, benefiting all stakeholders — including security operations, IT and infrastructure, DevOps and cloud, risk, and compliance.Learn More
Manual CMDB updates take resources and time that are often in short supply. Axonius automates CMDB reconciliation, freeing up your time for other initiatives. Automatically fetch, compare, and update data on a frequency that suits your business needs using the Axonius Security Policy Enforcement Center.Watch Now
Asset configurations can change over time and new policies around IoT, cloud and virtual devices are still emerging. Ensure proper configurations and policies across the CI/CD environment. Axonius discovers cloud assets from all major IAAS providers to easily show how cloud assets are managed and secured in your CMDB.Learn More
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