You might have grown up in a time or place where the family car was left unlocked in the driveway. Or you didn’t have a password on your computer. Or your cellphone didn’t even have an option to lock it. Times have changed.
We now have doorbells with cameras, mandatory passwords, two-factor authentication, and even best practices for Internet of Things (IoT) devices on the home network (hint: Use your guest SSID). Security is a big deal — especially in corporate IT, and for good reason.
The ever-prevalent digital threats that span today’s landscape present an organization with unique challenges for protecting its most valuable asset: data. The advanced, dynamic threats and vulnerabilities that we face are constantly increasing in sophistication. System administrators must address the security of data in a proactive manner.
NetApp is an industry leader in developing products with the latest security standards and certifications. This leadership includes everything from encryption and authentication to best practices for protecting against ransomware.
One of the hardest areas in which to stay current — across industries and technologies — is security vulnerabilities. Exploitation of vulnerabilities can lead to disclosure of sensitive information, addition or modification of data, denial of service (DoS), or any number of other issues. Because new security vulnerabilities are discovered daily, it can be hard to know whether they affect your products and what actions you need to take.
The good news is that you have help: NetApp® Active IQ® Digital Advisor.
Think of Active IQ as your personal digital advisor. It makes your job easier by keeping an eye on your environment and providing clear, smart advice when action is needed. Fueled by telemetry data from our highly diverse customer base, Active IQ uses artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) to create insights, guidance, and actions that will improve system availability, security, and health.
Rip Wilson is a principal product marketing manager at NetApp with over 20 years of experience developing compelling messaging and content that communicates our unique business value. Rip holds a degree in business management from Georgia Tech. He is based in Colorado and enjoys golf, tennis, and poker.