The recent release of ConsoleWorks Version 4.7 includes a number of new and improved features, including new functionality added to ConsoleWorks Privileged Access Management, Monitoring, and Logging Platform for ensuring auditable security-centered operations of heterogeneous IT environments.
Today I want to talk about the ConsoleWorks Baseline Configuration Management solution. This solution automates the collection of device configurations, allowing administrators to define a master baseline. The current configuration, which can be checked manually or scheduled, is automatically compared to the master – if there are any changes, administrators are automatically alerted. This new feature eliminates the majority of human errors and minimizes the impact of both intentional and unintentional erroneous activity.
The ConsoleWorks Baseline Configuration Management solution addresses key security regulations pertaining to notification of device configuration changes. It can be configured to monitor active ports, services enabled, account & account permissions, installed software & patches, configuration files, and more. Of course, everything that’s monitored is also logged, providing records of changes to the defined baselines that can be used in the event of an audit.
For more information and to see the new Baseline Configuration Management solution in action, check out this recording of the “ConsoleWorks 4.7 – What’s New” webinar.
ConsoleWorks is an enterprise-class solution that monitors and manages computer and network infrastructure. It watches information coming from all parts of a networked environment and, in real time, extracts key events and notifies support staff. Furthermore, ConsoleWorks can respond to these events by connecting staff to the problem source and/or launching utilities to resolve many issues without human intervention.
ConsoleWorks maintains a persistent connection to devices and brings all console information, status updates, error messages – basically everything in the data stream – back to a single, web-enabled server. All of this information is monitored and logged and ConsoleWorks responds to the data intelligently.
ConsoleWorks also implements various levels of physical and logical security to provide necessary – and often required – protective measures. It can be customized to trigger pre-defined, real-time, enterprise-wide responses to security incidents. Finally, ConsoleWorks supports a robust task-based/role-based privileged model based on user-defined Access Control Rules, which provides administrators with granular and graduated control over what actions specific users can perform within ConsoleWorks.
For more information, read The ConsoleWorks® Difference for Monitoring & Management
ConsoleWorks is an enterprise-level privileged access portal that monitors, manages, logs, remediates, reports, and secures physical (routers, switches, servers, etc.), logical (SANs and applications, for example), and virtual infrastructure at the lowest level, in all machine states, including operating, service, configuration, and maintenance modes.
Instead of putting agents on your systems, ConsoleWorks uses a unique blend of connectors, centralized web servers, and out-of-band technologies to implement a robust, high availability, lights-out management solution. ConsoleWorks is designed to minimize operational disruption and mean-time-to-repair, and includes the following features:
- Agentless Monitoring
- Log Aggregation
- Audit & Compliance Reporting
- Session management
- Command Control
- Event Management
- And many more…
For more information on managing privileged access with ConsoleWorks, download the free data sheet: ConsoleWorks® Privileged Actor Portal