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Red Hat Insights Enhanced

December 19, 2022

Red Hat made several enhancements to Red Hat Insights, its predictive analytics offering. This includes integrations for ServiceNow and Slack, as well as expanded monitoring capabilities to identify known threats in Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

According to an IDC survey, “ease of deployment (33.5%), speed (31.9%), and vulnerability prioritization (30.4%) were the top three capabilities sought in DevSecOps tools. Taken together, this data suggests DevSecOps vendors must offer solutions that are a seamless part of the developer workflow and provide accurate and actionable results, while also communicating to CSO’s and upper management how the solution reduces the overall risk for the organization and fits as part of their comprehensive security strategy.”

With the convenience of bringing Insights’ analytics directly into ticketing and workflow systems, customers can use the tools they are already familiar with while more easily adopting analytics into their existing operations. In addition, enhanced threat visibility in foundational technologies such as Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux enables customers to reduce risks in their hybrid cloud operating environments for a more secure IT framework.

Brent Midwood, Director, Global Product Management at Red Hat said, “When it comes to managing wide-ranging hybrid cloud environments, flexibility, speed and visibility are keys to success. Customers leveraging a more integrated experience to access Red Hat Insights in existing IT processes, from deployment to use in day-2 operations, enables them to reduce process complexity and take faster action. Whether it’s greater visibility for alerts in third party applications or greater visibility into known threats for IT infrastructure, integrating Red Hat Insights with existing tools enables awareness and the confidence necessary to effectively mitigate security and operational risks, wherever your organization is running across the open hybrid cloud.”

According to Akshay Sharma, CTO, Kovair Software, and former Gartner Analyst, “As a Red Hat Openshift certified partner, Kovair’s VSDP: Value Stream Delivery Platform supports process automation and real-time management — as developers leverage modern solutions like pipeline-as-code, Helm charts, and support for increased workflow automation, with WFH: work from home supported. Newer solutions are needed like unified visibility across platforms and services, enabling teams to manage holistically, to integrated Cybersecurity Shift-Left Testing, to Role-based Access Controls for everything, secure iPaaS: integrated Platform as a Service solutions, OPA-Open Policy Agent for Policy-based Governance, and Applications Performance Monitoring with Security dashboards and controls, which Kovair provides Red Hat.”

Access valuable knowledge about your applications, in your applications

As organizations expand cloud-native operations and introduce new platforms, notifications from varying, fragmented tools can be distracting and difficult to oversee, which can lead to alert fatigue and unaddressed critical issues.

Insights provides unified visibility across platforms and services, enabling teams to manage holistically. Bringing Insights directly to service providers like Splunk this summer and now ServiceNow and Slack simplifies the procurement of a validated solution, while integrating Insights into the services that customers already use provides seamless access to results. Bespoke integrations help organizations proactively remediate a variety of potential software security and configuration issues by more quickly putting these alerts in front of decision makers, encouraging remediations before there’s downtime, a cluster failure or a failed upgrade. By extending Insights to service providers, Red Hat aims to reduce friction across IT and business organizations responsible for supporting the systems needed to run the business today while also building the services and applications to fuel growth tomorrow.

Better protect OpenShift clusters by identifying known threats

In addition to streamlining management across service providers, Red Hat is also enhancing capabilities to better manage and track vulnerabilities in Red Hat OpenShift. Insights’ vulnerability capabilities for Red Hat OpenShift provides a list of OpenShift clusters that are affected by unaddressed Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs), enabling triaging and prioritization of critical issues. The service helps keep systems up-and-running, complementing Red Hat’s existing hybrid cloud security portfolio while helping OpenShift users get the most out of their Red Hat subscription.

Reduce malware risk in your IT infrastructure

For most comprehensive security programs, threat hunting and malware detection are problems that Red Hat Enterprise Linux administrators face every day.

Red Hat is providing more visibility into potentially active malware running on systems. The Insights malware detection service monitors and assesses Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems for the presence of malware, utilizing over 175 signatures of known Linux malware provided in collaboration with the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence team. Users can access the list of signatures scanned against their Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with analysis reports, and view results for individual system scans and aggregated results for all of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. The addition of malware detection enables a multi-layered security approach to further drive infrastructure security and limit potential threats in their operating system.

Availability

The ServiceNow integration is available in the ServiceNow Store; the Slack integration is available within Red Hat Insights. The vulnerability capabilities for Red Hat OpenShift and malware for Red Hat Enterprise Linux are both included in your Red Hat subscriptions.

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