Automation, Security and Acceleration
The large amount of data made available by modern information systems, IoT and their use raises the need to automate many of the necessary operations and above all that they are performed in a safe environment. Safeguarding data and systems is one of the primary challenges of our time and future.
Automation: from problem to growth opportunity
Automating repetitive activities and standardizing environments is a problem that affects the IT world both from the systems management side (Ops) and from the development side (Dev). The proliferation of platforms and in particular the use of Cloud solutions has accentuated the problem, making it necessary to have fast, reliable and easy tools for managing configurations and for the continuous release of code.
Ansible: our solution
Ansible is a tool for orchestrating the installation and configuration of systems and applications: it allows you to define the status of one or more servers in a predictable, replicable and consistent way. Similar in this to software such as Puppet, Chef, Saltstack or CFEngine, it bases its philosophy on a key word: ease of use.
Unlike other systems, Ansible requires nothing more than an SSH connection between the machine acting as controller and the servers to be controlled, and everything is managed with simple configuration directives contained in text files. Again: it is an agentless solution for which it is not necessary to install any client on the hosts to be configured, but only Python and – which is not bad – it is also a product that has a very easy learning curve.
A little curiosity: the word “ansible” refers to the device of the same name that in the science fiction novel “The Ender Game” by Orson Scott Card allowed you to remotely control spaceships.
Security: the challenge of the future
Our proposal is mainly based on the products of the Enterprise family of Sophos and ForcePoint both characterized by high availability, remote control and maintenance – through centralized and secure consoles.
In addition to locally protecting the devices, it is necessary to monitor the behavior of the systems through remote consoles which can in some cases also recognize (through Artificial Intelligence algorithms) the emergence of harmful and / or malicious situations and then intervene automatically according to the indicated security protocols. .
The security that one’s systems and data are safe from unwanted incursions by individuals (individuals or corporations – competition), guarantees the possibility of being able to dedicate oneself to one’s business in total tranquility.
- Remote and secure administration console
- Continuous monitoring of systems and their state of efficiency
- Certainty of the result in the execution of the processes
- Reliability and scalability as needed
- Fast and safe delivery of new processes
- Prevention of malicious behavior
- Predictive behavioral analysis to avoid dangerous situations not yet in place
- 360 ° protection at both hardware and software / application levels