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.