How it's Used
Cascade users effectively manage change in their IT infrastructures. Organizations employing Cascade ensure the availability, performance, and security of business services, reduce costs and satisfy regulatory requirements. Specifically, customers use Cascade for:
- Application Performance Management
Administrators use behavioral analytics to define policies that proactively assure quality service delivery. They can use contextual alerts to resolve issues before users start to complain.
- Improved Security
Detailed analytics expose hard-to-detect security threats like zero-day attacks, "boutique" malware, and phishing expeditions by falsely credentialed assailants. Behavior analysis enables technicians to detect security threats before they even know what to watch for.
- Visibility into WAN and Virtualized Environments
Analysts acquire full visibility into traditionally "blind" environments like optimized WANs and virtualized systems.
- Automated Regulatory Compliance
Visibility and reporting capabilities support automated planning and policy enforcement. They reduce the cost and effort required to support audits.
- Data Center Consolidations and Moves
Application dependency mapping provides the information needed for accurate planning. Change impact information ensures smooth implementation.
- CMDB Discovery
Pervasive, continuous, passive discovery and dependency mapping yield accurate, cost-effective, and enterprise-wide configuration management database coverage.
- Forensics and Troubleshooting
Archived network activity provides historical views and data that support rapid identification of root cause. Detailed forensic records fulfill regulatory requirements.
One-Click Views and Reports
Cascade provides one-click access to a number of management and operational summary reports of hosts, interfaces, security events, and performance and availability events. It also gives you right-click access to see packet-level detail. This streamlined access to data provides increased efficiency to IT teams by providing fast and easy access to contextual data and management reports.