Continuous Monitoring and Governance
Effective monitoring improves risk management, compliance, profitability, and sustainability. BDNA delivers the clean, correct data that makes monitoring effective. BDNA provides full visibility into the IT infrastructure by combining consistent, accurate data with the market intelligence necessary to manage risk and compliance.
IT vendors and products change so frequently that your underlying hardware configuration, licensing compliance, and even the dollar value of contracts can quickly become outdated. BDNA normalizes purchase orders to create accurate entitlement profiles that include the most up-to-date information on vendor activity, product lifecycle changes, licensing metrics, and more, ensuring that your organization maintains licensing compliance.
IT Asset Management
To achieve the solid contractual, financial, and inventory management at the heart of good asset management, your organization needs clean, consistent, accurate data — but most ITAM tools can’t provide that across all three functions. BDNA makes all IT asset and procurement data consistent, enriches it with meaningful product attributes and other market intelligence, and creates a consolidated view for better management and decision-making throughout the asset lifecycle.
BDNA automates the identification of security vulnerabilities that would otherwise take months of manual effort to detect. With current information on all IT hardware and software, including CPE/CVE information, BDNA Technopedia Catalog allows your organization to identify and mitigate millions of vulnerabilities before they become active threats. BDNA also automatically identifies unauthorized and unsupported software that poses a potential security risk.
Data Center Consolidation
BDNA enables rapid visibility into an organization’s entire hardware and software infrastructure, regardless of platform. It captures inventory information accurately and normalizes it to a standard format for easy analysis of meaningful data including power ratings, form factor, computing power, temperature ratings, and more. Armed with this information from existing and potential vendors, organizations can better plan to deploy more efficient computing platforms with dramatically reduced energy and real estate footprints.
BDNA develops a federated software portfolio from all the environment’s disparate data sources, then augments it with rich market information including software end of life, support dates, hardware power rating, licensability, and more to create a rich, comprehensive deployment portfolio. It also normalizes purchase orders to create an entitlement profile in the same consistent format. Organizations clearly see what they have, what they need, and what they can decommission.
IT Service Management (ITSM)
BDNA aggregates data from multiple sources and normalizes it to standard format to keep it consistent, accurate, and complete, even during mergers, acquisitions, and new product releases. It then adds market information such as end-of-life dates and hardware specifications to reduce MTTR, increase FCR, and boost ROI on your ITSM implementations.