The two most important elements of an enterprise IT system are security and performance. There are many ways that a hacker can target and attack and there are potential bugs in the system that can lead to performance problems. You need tools that identify the problems that hackers can take advantage of and make them less vulnerable. You also need software that isolates performance issues within the system and fixes them.
One company that has these tools is Ziften. Created in 2009 with U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas, Ziften understands the problems and how to fix them.
Ziften points out that problems within your system that can make it more vulnerable to hackers include:
• More processes working than are necessary
• Outdated applications
• Security software that is not running or uninstalled
• Browser Help Objects
A business computer system can have hundreds of thousands or even millions of active processes running when only a small percentage of them are necessary. Hackers can actually hide malware behind them making it difficult for security tools to detect. Ziften minimizes the risk by stopping unnecessary processes.
Ziften uses forensic analysis to identify outdated applications and alerts you to the problem so you can delete them.
Ziften handles the security software issue by monitoring and reporting on the status of the software for each device in your system so you know if systems are compliant.
Browser Help Objects (BHO) can become a problem because they have access to the Document Object Model (DOM) of browsed forms as well as the confidential data in those forms. Moreover, the BHO has access to the network so hackers can find and transfer bulk data. Ziften alleviates this problem and enhances the performance of the Cloud app/browser by simply removing the BHO.
Ziften is also aware of problems that can affect the performance of your enterprise system. They include:
• Applications that compete for a restricted amount of resources
• Underperforming applications
• Unnecessary applications interfering with more important applications
• The state of health of devices
• IT integration
• How much applications are being used
Applications that compete for resources results in a decline of productivity. Ziften solves this problem by monitoring all applications and allocating the appropriate amount of resources.
Ziften handles underperforming applications by using sophisticated algorithms to identify them and re-allocates resources so that they perform normally.
Ziften deals with unnecessary applications by removing them, resulting in the availability of more system resources.
The state of health of the devices in your IT system can determine when something needs to be replaced. Ziften monitors all devices to determine their health and help you decide when to refresh hardware.
IT systems are stocked with hardware and applications created by different companies. Being able to integrate with everything is essential. The Ziften API integrates with all existing hardware and applications.
Knowing how much applications are being used can help reduce costs on application licensing fees.
The Ziften solution features a management console that monitors the condition of all devices in the system. It shows with visible graphics what applications are running, how they are performing, and how they are affecting the end-user. Moreover, it provides information about applications that are failing as well as why they are failing. This permits IT specialists at your business to determine what devices, applications, and users should be watched. The intelligent alerting capability of the solution allows your IT specialist to know what is happening in real time.
The Ziften website includes resource information in the form of solution sheets, white papers, case studies, videos, events, and a blog.
For more details visit the Ziften website.