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Controlling and Managing Security with Performance Tools

Infrastructure Management

Performance management and monitoring tools are amazingly flexible pieces of engineering. They perform their intended tasks very well, usually with little overhead and simplified administration. These powerful tools can also be repurposed to apply and report on security configurations. And using an existing technology in a new way like this can help many organizations get more bang for their existing IT buck.

When you consider your IT security needs, remember that auditing is a key requirement for most organizations. If your performance management solution can be extended to report on, and enforce, audit requirements, your annual audit process will be far less painful.