AlgoSec Debuts Business Application Mapping Platform
Auto-Discovery automates the whole process of identifying and mapping application connectivity, and gathers this information into an intuitive map.Security policy management specialist AlgoSec debuted its AutoDiscovery platform, which automatically discovers all business applications, traffic flows and interdependencies across enterprise networks using IP probes or existing packet-sniffing tools. The platform generates an up-to-date connectivity map for all business applications, without needing any prior knowledge or manual configuration by security, network or application experts. "Any organization will benefit from being able to automatically and accurately map their business applications and connectivity flows, especially those that are preparing to migrate applications to the cloud or to a micro-segmented software-defined network environment," Joanne Godfrey, AlgoSec's director of communications and strategy, told eWEEK. "In order to ensure a smooth, secure and successful migration, you need to be able to first identify and map your applications and all interdependencies." Only after businesses have this information can they effectively migrate and adjust existing connectivity flows for the new virtual environment, she said. Mapping is critical when business applications are moved or migrated in data centers or to private or public cloud infrastructures.
"Companies typically struggle to identify their applications and their dependent network traffic flows across today's complex enterprise environments, because they have little to no up-to-date documentation on application connectivity and it can take months to gather this information," she said. "Even the most minor of mistakes in reconfiguring network traffic flows during a migration can cause an outage or a security hole."