Ayehu is working to bridge the gap between IT Operations and Security Operations. We expect to see more vendor product offerings follow suit.
A key element of Ayehu’s value proposition is to bridge the gap between the Network Operations Center (NOC) and the Security Operations Center (SOC) with a single solution.
Traditional security operations relies on a number of manual hand-offs between various systems. A tier one analyst sits looking at a dashboard and evaluating alerts, then opens a ticket in the ITSM tool whenever they perceive an anomaly.
SOCs have traditionally relied on using a combination of various tools along with skilled personnel to provide the visibility and remediation necessary for security operations.
Security Ops usually consist of the following elements:
For security, Ayehu handles everything except aggregation. For aggregation, it integrates with the organization’s security information and event management (SIEM) tool.
But Ayehu’s focus isn’t solely on security. It also integrates with common IT and business tools such as ServiceNow, Salesforce, SolarWinds, VMware, and AWS services.
By sitting in the middle of the IT operations tools, Ayehu aims to provide an end-to-end solution that can stretch across IT Ops and Sec Ops.
Ayehu's workflow designer. Source: Ayehu.
As enterprise IT environments become more complex, especially with the move to hybrid and multi-cloud, IT Ops and Sec Ops will be deluged with an ever-increasing stream of data.
The natural next step for DevSecOps is end-to-end integration of IT Ops and Sec Ops. NOC and SOC functions will both be essential, but the barrier between the two will break down over time.
Info-Tech expects that other automation vendors will follow suit in attempting to provide solutions that effectively integrate IT Ops with Sec Ops.
The Morpheus cloud management platform (CMP) has moved beyond its original focus on DevOps automation and self-service. Morpheus provides a management control plane to enable users to deploy workloads anywhere. Such a control plane is the way of the future for managing complex enterprise technology stacks.
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
VMware has issued the highest Common Vulnerability Scoring System 3 (CVSSv3) rating, 10.0, on a vulnerability (CVE-2020-3952) found on its VMware vCenter Server version 6.7 software. VMware now has a patch to address this vulnerability, and administrators are urged to install the patch as soon as possible.
TietoEVRY is using Ayehu NG to automate activities in applications such as SAP. SAP automation has great potential to free up resources in applications teams.
TietoEVRY is using Ayehu for IT automation to avoid locking in its customers. TietoEVRY is betting on its relationship building and quality of service to retain accounts.
Ayehu is leveraging quality of service as a differentiator. Info-Tech expects that service will continue to become more important among software vendors.
Ayehu is expanding its footprint in automation in the applications space. Info-Tech expects that automation vendors will compete based on their application automation capabilities.
TietoEVRY and Ayehu have announced a partnership. This partnership aligns with the strategic priorities of both companies.
Ayehu announced that it will be collaborating with Automation Anywhere, a robotic process automation (RPA) solution provider. This collaboration is a complementary marriage of opposites with the potential to benefit both vendors.