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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability Detection – Using HP Universal Discovery & UCMDB

Heartbleed figure 4.pngOn April 7, 2014, a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library went viral across multiple media outlets and news organizations.

 

This vulnerability allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications and steal data directly from services and users, including the ability to impersonate services and users.

 

Sounds pretty bad, right? Read on further if you want to know how HP Universal Discovery is already ahead of the curve to handle this issue.

 

With assistance from Wei, Wei (Xeric, HPSW-R&D-SH) & Yue, Song (Ben, CMS R&D)

and Brian T. Miller (Sr. Product Marketing Manager)

CMS Pitfalls – 4 to navigate around (or through)

Let’s face it, implementing a Configuration Management System (CMS) or a

Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is a Pitfall.pngdaunting challenge—even for the most experienced IT professional.

 

The problem is that they can become too large in scope too fast. Obtaining access to the right data is challenging at times—to say the least. Executive ownership and sponsoring can be complicated. And, creating the right Configuration Management team takes tenacity.

 

There are four major areas of potential disaster to navigate if you want your initiative to be successful: Scope Creep, Security, Politics and Organization Structure.

 

Read further if you can relate to these issues and want to know what you can do about them.

Happy New Year! Consider it a fresh start

HP Run.jpgSometimes the data you have in your Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is not the data your organization needs. And, when this happens, some tough decisions have to be made on whether you should continue down your current track or if it is best to just refresh.

 

As we start 2014 I have a question for you: Is it time to dump the data you have and start over with discovery? Read on if you have any question in your mind as to the value of the current data in your CMDB.

HP Universal CMDB (UCMDB) and HP Service Anywhere (SAW): What the Integration Means for You

Did you know that HP Universal CMDB (UCMDB) and HP Service Anywhere (SAW) can work together to give you the perfect solution to elevate the investment you make for an on-premise Configuration Management System, to be used also on the cloud with HP Service Anywhere?

 

Welcome to the new configuration management system blog!

Isn't it about time for the configuration management system to have its own space for blogging? Today is your lucky day, because here we are. Join us to discuss configuration management, cmdb, discovery and more

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About the Author(s)
  • I am the PM of UCMDB and CM. I have a lot of background in configuration management, discovery, integrations, and delivery. I have been involved with the products for 12 years in R&D and product management.
  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • Jody Roberts is a researcher, author, and customer advocate in the Product Foundation Services (PFS) group in HP Software. Jody has worked with the UCMDB product line since 2004, and currently takes care of the top 100 HP Software customers, the CMS Best Practices library, and has hosted a weekly CMDB Practitioner's Forum since 2006.
  • Karan Chhina is the Product Manager for HP Universal Discovery and has worked with discovery & dependency mapping and configuration management product line for the past eight years.
  • Evangelist for IT Financial Management (ITFM), IT Governance and IT Portfolio Management, consulting IT organisations for Close to 15 years on principles of good governance.
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