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Configuresoft Explores Virtualization, Provisioning and other IT Challenges in Original Podcast Series
Organizations planning to implement technologies to help simplify their IT infrastructures, such as virtualization and service oriented architectures (SOA), may end up compromising security, compliance and overall systems management. Explore delivery strategies and best practices to ensure rapid, smooth adoption of these tools in the IT Infrastructure Insider podcast series from Configuresoft, an innovator in systems management technology. Complete series information is available at www.configuresoft.com/News/podcasts.aspx.

Configuresofts original five-part series with CTO Dennis Moreau, Ph.D. highlights issues that challenge IT architectures and service delivery strategies including configuration management, virtualization, building security into SOAs and provisioning to meet tomorrows vulnerabilities and exposures. The podcast series will also explain the benefits of Configuration Intelligence, an advanced set of IT analytics that correlates and reports system behaviors.

The IT Infrastructure Insider podcast series, which explores emerging topics that significantly challenge IT architectures and service delivery strategies, features:

  • Configuration Management - Hard Facts and Dangerous Truths about Configuration Gaps
  • Virtualization Understanding the Potential Exposures
  • Powerbuilding Security and Operational Considerations into Service Oriented Architectures
  • Transcending Provisioning to Meet Tomorrows Vulnerabilities and Exposures
  • Evolving to Configuration Intelligence, the New IT Frontier

Following the popularity of Configuresofts bimonthly customer Webinar series Tuesdays@10 User Forum, the IT Infrastructure Insider podcast program is an evolutionary step toward educating the market about configuration challenges posed by current and emerging IT technologies.

Todays IT organizations are challenged with deploying new technologies that offer significant cost savings, such as virtualization, into production environments supported by complex, heterogeneous and often disparate computing infrastructure, said Andrew Bird, vice president, Configuresoft. This unique podcast series responds to the demand for trusted expertise on how to successfully deploy and validate newer technologies, such as virtualization and SOA, and current methodologies, such as provisioning. We welcome an ongoing dialogue on these and future issues.

About Dennis Moreau, Ph.D.

As a Founder and the Chief Technology Officer for Configuresoft, Dennis Moreau specializes in the application of leading edge technologies to the solution of complex problems in the Information Technology management domain. His primary focus is in developing enterprise scale solutions to improve IT efficiency and effectiveness for systems management, security compliance and configuration optimization. He works actively with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and MITRE on the development of security configuration policy compliance standards, serving on MITREs OVAL Advisory Board. Dr. Moreau holds a doctorate in Computer Science and speaks regularly at IT management and security conferences worldwide.

About Configuresoft

Configuresoft is an innovator in systems management technology, delivering the enterprise Configuration Intelligence to effectively and efficiently manage todays heterogeneous computing infrastructures. Spanning both security and operations, the Companys configuration management, compliance and remediation products are used by 12 of the worlds 25 largest companies to keep their critical systems properly configured, while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, FISMA, GLBA, Basel II, HIPAA and DISA, and industry standards such as ISO 27001, PCI DSS and Microsoft Security Hardening Guides. To contact Configuresoft, please call (888) U-CONFIG or visit www.configuresoft.com.

Published Monday, January 08, 2007 9:25 PM by David Marshall
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