UpGuard Brings Better Vulnerability Detection to ServiceNow

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UpGuard_Scriptrock_homepage_June2016UpGuard, which rebranded from ScriptRock at the beginning of the year, has announced an integration with ServiceNow that will make it easier for customers to spot and fix security vulnerabilities.

“Enterprise and service management has so many layers to its infrastructure, it can be difficult to keep track while also effectively securing your network,” UpGuard CEO Mike Baukes explained. “Integrating our technology with ServiceNow allows us to provide joint customers deep visibility into the status of their stack, and fix anything down to the most specific lines of code.”

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Pictured: UpGuard co-founder and co-CEO Alan Sharp-Paul during his presentation “Integrity in the Age of DevOps” at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.

While ServiceNow is a powerful and scalable ITSM platform, the UpGuard integration produces a solution that provides context and granular detail on specific IT asset and configuration changes. The goal is to be able to answer the questions: “How do we know what the change did?” and “How do we know if the change was successful?” in often complex and multi-layered IT infrastructures.

In a video, UpGuard Marketing Manager John Chang explains the challenge this way:

“On a high level we see there are really two sides of change. There is planned change and there’s actual change, what actually occurs within your environment. Now when you plan something, i.e. you have a change record for it, it goes through the proper change process, but you fail to execute it properly, this is what we call ‘failed change.’

“When something happens that wasn’t planned and wasn’t authorized, we call that ‘unauthorized change’. So there are two processes monitoring and managing this: the change validation process and the unauthorized change detection process. These are the things that are basically activated and enabled with UpGuard/ServiceNow integration.”

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Headquartered in Mountain View, California and founded in 2012 as Scriptrock, the company rebranded as UpGuard in January 2016. That same month, UpGuard unveiled CSTAR, a comprehensive, FICO-like cybersecurity and compliance readiness score for businesses. The company has raised more than $9 million in funding, with its most recent raise a $8.7 million Series A in 2014. UpGuard includes August Capital, 500 Startups, Square Peg Capital, Starfish Ventures, and Valar Ventures among its investors.

Recent headlines for UpGuard include earning a spot on the CyberSecurity 500 roster of the top cybersecurity firms last month, as well as meriting inclusion in Merlin’s list of  seven tools for server management. The company announced a deal in March that would make its technology available through Ingram Micro value-added distributor, Promark Technology. Forbes profiled UpGuard and its plans to bring its CSTAR technology to the “$7.5 billion global cybersecurity insurance market” in February.

FinDEVr Live: ScriptRock Provides Systems Integrity in the Age of DevOps

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scriptrock.com | scriptrock.com/blog | @scriptrock

ScriptRock_FinDEVr2015_logoScriptRock is the brainchild of two longtime IT veterans who recognized a common problem inherent in IT and set out to build a solution. The result is a powerful configuration integrity monitoring platform in use by companies around the world. Thanks in part to the platform’s flexibility and scalability, ScriptRock has become integral to workflows in high finance, banking, healthcare, retail, and other industries.

Integrity in the Age of DevOps
The chips have fallen and DevOps is here to stay, but many companies are still falling short in testing their infrastructure throughout the development cycle. Automation platforms like Chef and Puppet are great, but they’re not enough to guarantee systems integrity. See why Continuous Testing can mean the difference between profit and PR disaster.

Key Takeaways:

  • Continuous Delivery is great, but without proper testing, your project can quickly go off the rails.
  • How recent high-profile outages such as the NYSE, Apple’s App Store, and United Airlines could have been prevented.
  • Compliance monitoring doesn’t have to be a long, arduous, and expensive process.

Presenter:

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Alan Sharp-Paul, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
LinkedIn | @asharppaul

Sharp-Paul is an experienced veteran of corporate IT, a relentless entrepreneur, and a self-described perfectionist with an emphasis on usability, elegance, and efficiency. As co-founder of ScriptRock, he seeks to solve many of the problems that – until now – have been inherent to IT, and specifically DevOps.

FinDEVr Live: ScriptRock Provides Systems Integrity in the Age of DevOps

This post has been superseded at finovate.com.

ScriptRock_homepage_FinDEVr2015

scriptrock.com | scriptrock.com/blog | @scriptrock

ScriptRock_FinDEVr2015_logoScriptRock is the brainchild of two longtime IT veterans who recognized a common problem inherent in IT and set out to build a solution. The result is a powerful configuration integrity monitoring platform in use by companies around the world. Thanks in part to the platform’s flexibility and scalability, ScriptRock has become integral to workflows in high finance, banking, healthcare, retail, and other industries.

Integrity in the Age of DevOps
The chips have fallen and DevOps is here to stay, but many companies are still falling short in testing their infrastructure throughout the development cycle. Automation platforms like Chef and Puppet are great, but they’re not enough to guarantee systems integrity. See why Continuous Testing can mean the difference between profit and PR disaster.

Key Takeaways:

  • Continuous Delivery is great, but without proper testing, your project can quickly go off the rails.
  • How recent high-profile outages such as the NYSE, Apple’s App Store, and United Airlines could have been prevented.
  • Compliance monitoring doesn’t have to be a long, arduous, and expensive process.

Presenter:

scriptrock2_findevr

Alan Sharp-Paul, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
LinkedIn | @asharppaul

Sharp-Paul is an experienced veteran of corporate IT, a relentless entrepreneur, and a self-described perfectionist with an emphasis on usability, elegance, and efficiency. As co-founder of ScriptRock, he seeks to solve many of the problems that – until now – have been inherent to IT, and specifically DevOps.

FinDEVr Preview: ScriptRock

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FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateFinDEVr Previews highlight the companies that will present their latest developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco on October 6 and 7. Pick up your ticket before Friday, September 11 and save $100 on an Early Bird ticket!

ScriptRock provides complete visibility into the configuration state of any IT environment. Any stakeholder, from admin to DevOps to CIO, can use this information to quickly ensure consistency and compliance, identify misconfigurations, and painlessly scan their entire infrastructure for potential vulnerabilities.

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Why it’s a must-see:

In an era where IT security and stability are critical in finserv, having visibility and validating what you’ve got are key to success. Previously this task was laborious, tedious, difficult, and sometimes impossible. We’ve built a platform which handles all of it with ease, allowing you to deploy faster and safer than ever before.


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