Manual security will soon be impossible. Enterprises already span on-premises datacenters, on-premises virtualized datacenters, colocation centers, public clouds, etc. Security automation tools mean that engineers can escape manual configuration work on individual servers.
As security is abstracted away from the underlying infrastructure, we have the opportunity to improve our overall security posture. This is the next frontier: security as code.
♦ Secure Complex Systems
Security automation maintains standard conventions across complex, hybrid environments and hundreds of systems.
♦ Reduce Human Error
Manual security patching is both risky and time-consuming. Automation tools never "forget."
♦ Maintain Templates, Not Instances
Patch vulnerabilities once, maintain a central record of changes, and get quick insight into instances that do not conform to standards.
♦ Protect Against Historical Vulnerabilities
Guarantee that any new instances are protected against all historical vulnerabilities.