The thing to remember about network discovery is that not all technologies and tools are created equally. A company might promise ‘network discovery’ as part of its offering, but the reality of that functionality is something quite different from what you might imagine.
The only network discovery worth having is full and without blind spots. That means it needs to cover legacy systems and on-premises technology, all the way through to workloads and applications running on the cloud. It’s also essential to make sure that your network discovery tool doesn’t use snapshots of activity which could well be inaccurate, but instead has real-time communication discovery of all flows.
Once you’ve chosen the right solution, there are many use cases for network discovery that could make a marked difference to your operation. Think about a full business map of your whole IT ecosystem, or a change management tool that can help you simulate a business shift like the retiring of old systems or machines. Network discovery can also help with root cause analysis, or give you a way to proactively troubleshoot and create a more intelligent incident response plan.
If you are planning network discovery on this year’s roadmap, or you already have a tool in place and don’t know how to get the best out of it – you’re in the right place. These blogs will give you the down-low on everything network discovery, from the tips and tricks you might not be aware of, through to the trends in the industry that are truly making waves. If you like what you read, and want to hear more about network discovery for your organization, give us a call.