As networks and infrastructures grow and become more complex, automation is needed to ensure that deployments and distributed architectures are secure, compliant, and performing as expected. Inconsistent patching and configurations are hard to manage in this complex, hybrid environment, with Windows and Linux® operating systems, virtualized infrastructure, public and private cloud infrastructures, and containers.
As this mixed environment grows, complexity and risk increase with reduced visibility and control, making manual security and compliance monitoring increasingly difficult. You cannot control or secure what you cannot see. On top of all this, relationships are often strained between development, operations, and security teams, and security teams are often the last to know about configuration changes and issues.