Ivanti, the company that unifies IT to better manage and secure the digital workplace, today announced availability of Ivanti Automation. The new product automates tasks and provides integration across third party technologies and Ivanti’s unified IT portfolio of operational security, unified endpoint management, IT asset management and service management products in addition to its identity management products. Free for new and existing Ivanti customers integrating Ivanti products, Ivanti Automation empowers IT operations and security teams to automate routine and manual tasks, unifying them across IT silos, so that organizations may accelerate the return on investment from existing technology and resources.
“IT organizations are managing increasingly complex hybrid environments with more limited resources than ever,” said Ian Aitchison, Senior Product Director, Ivanti. “With Ivanti Automation, we’re helping them to break free of those manual, time consuming tasks that limit their ability to focus on strategic projects. And, by unifying processes across the IT organization, we’re improving overall IT collaboration and productivity, transforming business performance, enabling greater process alignment and lowering risk. By providing the standard version of Ivanti Automation to all Ivanti customers at no charge, our customers can quickly and easily gain from the transformational benefits of automation.”
Ivanti Automation simplifies the infrastructure, cloud and workspace processes required to support and deliver IT services to the business, on a single platform. The solution spans Ivanti products, providing automated workflows across IT departments for unified IT management. The shared environment can also automate many on-premises infrastructure processes and tools, as well as multiple public cloud services, including Amazon and Microsoft Azure, where rules and policies for provisioning services and granting user permission to access cloud services can be quickly defined. Integration with third-party technologies is supported through pre-built connectors and add-ons available in the Ivanti Marketplace.
Using Ivanti Automation, organizations are able to:
Automate routine configuration, provisioning and upgrades using more than 300 built-in automation tasks
Transform request fulfillment and incident resolution times, no longer waiting on human decision and availability to perform required actions across toolsets
Simplify the management of complex hybrid environments through simple creation of powerful runbook sequences
Mitigate risk and increase security through predictable and audit-friendly processes that enforce policies and help avoid human error
According to Gartner, “Automation can lower the cost and improve the effectiveness of I&O (Infrastructure & Operations). Initially, organizations focus on lowering their own costs (or shifting internal resources to more valuable activities) and improving their own efficiencies. As automation capabilities become more mature and established, organizations increasingly consider how automation can improve the quality of their services, for example, speed (processing transactions more quickly) and standardization (building greater reliability into the IT infrastructure)."