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    Credible CMDB enrichment

    IS YOUR CMDB ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE?

    The Axonius Platform enriches CMDBs with over 800 out-of-the-box data source integrations, improving CMDB credibility and reliability. Axonius gleans asset data straight from the source — no custom probes, agents, or scanning required. We normalize common and key data elements across all sources to deconflict asset data, and help teams reconcile the CMDB inventory against the actual assets that exist across the environment.

    The Cost of CMDB Maintenance

    As IT environments become more complex with growing numbers of devices, users, software, and instances of cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), it becomes harder to maintain good CMDB hygiene. CMDB maintenance requires highly-skilled security professionals.

    Missing Configuration Items

    Missing CIs — which can include valuable information like asset ownership, software, hardware, and configurations — weaken the dependencies between assets, lessening the value of the CMDB as an investigation, analysis, or recovery tool.

    Inaccurate CMDB Data

    Multiple data sources cause duplication, inconsistency, and poor data visibility. This makes it difficult for IT teams to investigate, security and risk teams to explore vulnerabilities, and DevOps and cloud teams to ensure proper configuration.

    CMDB Reconciliation

    Most organizations would benefit from replacing manual CMDB reconciliation processes with automated ones that don’t overlook typically missed assets like laptops, servers, routers, switches, OT, and IoT assets, or additive data sources from tools like IAM, Cloud, MDM/EMM, VA. More correlated data sources enhance the CMDB accuracy while freeing up time for other initiatives.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What is a Configuration Management Database (CMDB)?  

    A configuration management database (CMDB) is a database that contains all of the relevant information about the software and hardware assets used throughout an organization’s IT services. The CMDB also shows the relationship between these components to provide an organized and accurate view of configuration data.

    What type of information is stored in a CMDB?

    CMDBs store information about hardware and software assets, which are commonly referred to as configuration items. A CMDB looks at IT assets from an operational perspective and helps organizations understand their critical assets, track configurations, and map dependencies. 

    What is CMDB Reconciliation?

    CMDB reconciliation refers to the process of comparing data from multiple data systems or providers to create a single, complete and accurate production dataset for an organization.

    What are the challenges of CMDB Reconciliation?

    There are three primary challenges of CMDB reconciliation:  inaccurate CMDB data, missing configuration items, and CMDB maintenance.  Due to the complexity of today’s IT infrastructures, getting an accurate, up-to-date asset inventory is difficult to maintain. 

    How do CMDBs help with security incidents?

    In the event of IT outages or security incidents, CMDBs are used to assess the full scope of the event. 

    What is CMDB Management?

    CMDB management is the process of maintaining and updating the CMDB to ensure that it accurately reflects the current state of an organization's IT assets. 

    How do organizations support CMDB management?

    To support CMDB management, many organizations use specialized software tools that automate the process of updating and maintaining the CMDB. These tools can be configured to automatically discover new assets and update the CMDB with relevant information about those assets. They may also include features, such as reporting and visualization tools, to help administrators better understand and manage their IT assets.

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