Observability-Security Convergence: The Enduring Reality for Cisco, Dynatrace, and ServiceNow
Observability and security are the two pillars that support modern IT operations and digital transformation. While observability is driven by actionable insights derived from machine data, security is driven by threat intelligence and risk management. These two domains have traditionally been siloed, but they are converging rapidly in the wake of increasing cyberattacks, digital sprawl, and compliance requirements. This blog post explores how three industry leaders, Cisco, Dynatrace, and ServiceNow, are embracing this convergence to deliver value for their customers.
What is observability-security convergence?
Observability-security convergence is the process of integrating observability and security tools, data, and processes to achieve better visibility, insights, and resilience across IT operations and security domains. This convergence is driven by the need to address three major trends:
– Digital transformation is accelerating business innovation and agility but also increasing IT complexity and risk
– Cybersecurity threats are becoming more sophisticated, frequent, and potent, exploiting vulnerabilities in applications, infrastructure, and people
– Compliance regulations are getting stricter and more complex, requiring organizations to demonstrate transparency, accountability, and resilience
The observability-security convergence aims to provide a unified view of IT operations and security posture, enabling proactive detection, prevention, and remediation of issues, and improving overall business outcomes.
What are Cisco, Dynatrace, and ServiceNow’s perspectives on this convergence?
Cisco, Dynatrace, and ServiceNow are three leading providers of observability and security solutions. They recognize the importance of observability-security convergence and are actively pursuing it through various initiatives.
Cisco has recently announced its SecureX platform, which integrates Cisco’s observability and security products into a single dashboard and workflow. This platform enables customers to simplify threat detection and response, accelerate incident investigation and resolution, and improve compliance. The SecureX platform integrates Cisco’s network, endpoint, cloud, and application observability capabilities with its security portfolio, including threat intelligence, detection, and response tools.
Dynatrace, a leading observability provider, has launched its Application Security Module, which is built on top of its AI-powered observability platform. This module enables customers to automatically detect and remediate application security vulnerabilities in real-time, without the need for manual intervention. By integrating observability and security in a single platform, Dynatrace aims to reduce the time and effort required for securing modern applications, which often span across multiple cloud environments and technologies.
ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow provider, has acquired two security companies, Sweagle and Loom Systems, to enhance its security and observability capabilities. Sweagle provides configuration management capabilities that help customers ensure compliance and avoid misconfigurations that can lead to security incidents. Loom Systems provides AI-powered log analysis capabilities that help customers detect and resolve security incidents faster. ServiceNow plans to integrate these capabilities into its Now Platform, which provides a unified view of IT operations, security, and business processes.
Why should organizations care about observability-security convergence?
Observability-security convergence can provide several benefits for organizations, including:
– Better visibility and insights into IT operations and security posture
– Proactive detection, prevention, and remediation of issues
– Improved business outcomes, such as uptime, performance, and compliance
– Reduced time and effort required for managing observability and security tools
– Greater collaboration and alignment between IT operations and security teams
– Enhanced customer trust and loyalty, through a more secure and resilient digital experience
Observability-security convergence can also help organizations stay ahead of emerging threats and compliance requirements, by leveraging advanced analytics, automation, and artificial intelligence.
Observability and security are no longer independent functions in modern IT operations. They are interdependent and require a convergent approach to deliver value for organizations. Cisco, Dynatrace, and ServiceNow are leading the way in this convergence, by integrating observability and security tools, data, and processes, and delivering better outcomes for their customers. Organizations should embrace this convergence and explore how it can help them stay ahead of digital risks and opportunities.
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Summary: Observability and security are converging rapidly in the wake of increasing cyberattacks, digital sprawl, and compliance requirements. Cisco, Dynatrace, and ServiceNow are embracing this convergence to deliver value for their customers. Observability-security convergence aims to provide a unified view of IT operations and security posture, enabling proactive detection, prevention, and remediation of issues, and improving overall business outcomes. Observability-security convergence can provide several benefits for organizations, including better visibility and insights into IT operations and security posture, proactive detection, prevention, and remediation of issues, and improved business outcomes. #BUSINESS