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manageengine

The Building Company: "Building" the future with OpManager

The Building Company serves the full spectrum of the construction industry including the residential, commercial, and industrial markets. The retail activities of the company are provided through 124 outlets throughout Southern Africa. Operations are located in major centers in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Swaziland, and are managed as either corporate, joint venture, or franchise stores.

manageengine

IT security under attack blog series: Instant domain persistence by registering a rogue domain controller

In this blog in the IT security under attack series, we will learn about an advanced Active Directory (AD) domain controller (DC) attack to obtain persistence in AD environments. Dubbed DCShadow, this is a late-stage kill chain attack that allows a threat actor with admin (domain or enterprise admin) credentials to leverage the replication mechanism in AD to register a rogue domain controller in order to inject backdoor changes to an AD domain.

netskope

Here Comes 2021: 5 Safe Bets and 5 Long Shot Predictions

As we learned in 2020, vendors predict, and the universe laughs. But this year we polled our experts at Netskope to get their view of the year to come. Here’s how we see 2021 shaping up for networking and security, in the form of some pretty safe bets, and some harder calls. As more organizations consolidate and move away from appliance-based security technologies, IT and security teams will realize the cost savings and operational efficiencies the move to cloud brings.

puppet

Deployment Rollbacks via FireHydrant Runbook

FireHydrant has a sophisticated set of response actions for coordinating communications, activities, and retrospectives for incidents that affect your services. Relay helps by automating remediations that involve orchestrating actions across your infrastructure. In this example workflow, an incident that affects an application deployed on Kubernetes can trigger a rollback to a previous version automatically.

firehydrant

KubeCon North America 2020 Wrapup

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020 Virtual (say that five times fast) was held online, November 18th to 20th. It was the second virtual KubeCon, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I had a lot of fun attending and saw a lot of great talks. If you weren’t able to participate in real-time, the CNCF will post the talks soon to its YouTube channel.

splunk

Introducing Inputs Data Manager on Splunk Cloud

Splunk Cloud’s ecosystem of apps and technical add-ons boasts a comprehensive set of input sources that enrich customer data insights. Many of these inputs reside in Cloud contexts, such as AWS, Salesforce, Azure, GCP, and many others. The Inputs Data Manager was introduced to aid the ingestion of these cloud data sources. As a result, in many cases, customers no longer need to host their own infrastructure to run scripted and modular inputs.

servicenow

Combine ITSM and ITOM to make your business more resilient

A combined ITSM and ITOM approach can make your business more resilient and proactive in three ways. We’ll start with a stat that most anyone will appreciate: In the average enterprise, about 60% of incidents are generated by machines (servers, storage, network routers, etc.) instead of people, ServiceNow research finds.

m-files

Real World Information Management Use Case: Sharing Information and Documents with Customers

Thanks in no small part to the fast-paced digital world that we’re now living in, companies of all types NEED to be able to share information quickly and efficiently with their customers. It’s no longer a recommendation, but a requirement.

kong

Kong Mesh 1.1 GA Released

After having announced Kuma 1.0 GA with over 70+ new features and improvements (and Kuma 1.0.1 this week), we are finally happy to announce a new major version of Kong Mesh that includes all the latest Kuma features – and more – in a fully supported enterprise package. With Kong Mesh 1.1 we can now deploy the most advanced enterprise service mesh in production across every cloud and private datacenter, on both Kubernetes and virtual machines.

rundeck

Running Operations Is Hard. PagerDuty + Rundeck Are Here to Help

Rundeck has now joined forces with PagerDuty. What pulled us together? Our shared vision for improving the work lives of those who run modern digital services. As a co-founder of Rundeck, I’d like to provide my perspective on why Rundeck becoming part of the PagerDuty family is a perfect fit for our collective user communities. No matter if you are on a “you build it, you run it” DevOps team or part of a centralized Ops team—operations work has always been difficult.