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A Domain by Any Other Name

A Domain by Any Other Name

Know the signs and possible ramifications of domain name distortion.

March 21, 2023

Timothy Rooney

Finding Delegated Permissions in Active Directory

Finding Delegated Permissions in Active Directory

How do you know if your AD delegation is set up correctly? Use Entitlement and Security for AD to simplify collection and reporting of all permissions, including delegations.

February 14, 2023

Morgan Holm

Applying ITIL4 Discipline to DDI

Applying ITIL4 Discipline to DDI

IP addresses and associated DHCP and DNS functions are foundational to IT services and applications running over an IP network; these functions must be prudently managed, just as other critical network infrastructure elements are managed via the centralization of control, monitoring, and provisioning of distributed network elements.

January 27, 2023

Timothy Rooney

The Innumerable DDI Business Benefits

The Innumerable DDI Business Benefits

DNS-DHCP-IPAM (DDI) services are foundational to your network, which is foundational to your business in offering time and money saving features in the form of automation, improved security, high availability, and centrally managing your increasingly diverse network.

January 04, 2023

Timothy Rooney

Are You Dreading Audit Reporting Time?

Are You Dreading Audit Reporting Time?

Do you spend a lot of time creating, running, and distributing audit reports? See how you can simplify the whole process by empowering users with Cygna.

December 20, 2022

Morgan Holm

Is DHCPSEC a Thing?

Is DHCPSEC a Thing?

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and the Domain Name System (DNS) are both foundational IP network services, enabling devices to connect to networks (via automated DHCP address and parameter assignment) and to navigate networks (via DNS name-to-IP resolution).

December 06, 2022

Timothy Rooney

How do you know who has access to what in Active Directory?

How do you know who has access to what in Active Directory?

Active Directory (AD) is the primary method to provide authentication and authorization at 90% of the Global Fortune 1000 companies and the vast majority of organizations of all sizes. AD security issues can result in costly service disruptions and potentially data breaches or even non-compliance.

December 01, 2022

Morgan Holm

Do I need DDI for the Cloud?

Do I need DDI for the Cloud?

As an extension or as the full extent of your enterprise infrastructure, ubiquitous accessibility to compute, database, and application resources in the cloud is imperative. Such accessibility implies network access, albeit with appropriate access controls, for your users to access the cloud services and applications they require.

November 23, 2022

Timothy Rooney

Stop Unwanted Changes

Stop Unwanted Changes

Active Directory (AD) is the primary identity access management solution for most organizations. It is often used for federated access, single sign-on, and or synced with cloud systems so its reach goes well beyond local on-prem systems. This makes it a highly valuable target for bad actors. AD issues can result in costly service disruptions and business-crippling downtime. Data breaches and regulatory non-compliance can cause organizations to incur significant expenses.

October 05, 2022

Morgan Holm

SD-DDI for SD-WAN

SD-DDI for SD-WAN

Software defined WANs (SD-WANs) offer cloud-optimized network performance and agility. Your core network services of DHCP, DNS, and IPAM (DDI) must keep pace with a software-defined DDI (SD-DDI) solution.

October 03, 2022

Timothy Rooney

Revive the Vitality of your VitalQIP deployment

Revive the Vitality of your VitalQIP deployment

Our multi-vendor DDI managed services enable you to extend the lifecycle of your embedded DDI systems without disruptive swapouts.

September 02, 2022

Timothy Rooney

MS Sentinel and Cygna Auditor

MS Sentinel and Cygna Auditor

This post reviews Microsoft Sentinel and the Cygna Auditor platform to highlight some of the main differences and complimentary aspects between the two solutions.

August 09, 2022

Morgan Holm

DNS: It's not just for humans anymore

DNS: It's not just for humans anymore

Using DNS for machine-to-machine communications improves scalability and operational flexibility

August 09, 2022

Timothy Rooney

Inglorious DDI

Inglorious DDI

While keeping your network's foundational DDI services up and running won't garner you many public accolades, you are indeed an unsung hero. DDI is the foundation of your network and if any part of it fails, the entire network will suffer.

July 13, 2022

Timothy Rooney

Hybrid Exchange Auditing

Hybrid Exchange Auditing

Cygna Auditor provides a single correlated view of changes in Exchange Online and Exchange On-Premises.

June 23, 2022

Morgan Holm

Open Your Eyes to Better Network Security

Open Your Eyes to Better Network Security

Visibility is step one to identifying and monitoring network and DDI assets and transactions.

June 21, 2022

Timothy Rooney

DDI as code

DDI as code

IP Address Management (IPAM) and its corollary functions DHCP and DNS, collectively DHCP-DNS-IPAM (DDI), is often considered a necessary evil by most IT and Operations Engineers.

April 25, 2022

Timothy Rooney

Java Vulnerabilities and Exploits

Java Vulnerabilities and Exploits

The Cygna Auditor and PBMS code bases are not susceptible to java vulnerabilities and exploits.

March 31, 2022

Morgan Holm

The Non-Zero Components of a Zero Trust Network

The Non-Zero Components of a Zero Trust Network

In the face of a rising tide of network infiltration attempts via increasingly diversified attack vectors, enterprises must constantly remain vigilant and proactive in managing system monitoring and attack detection solutions.

March 28, 2022

Timothy Rooney

Automate your DDI to Accelerate IT services delivery

Automate your DDI to Accelerate IT services delivery

Automation is among the key motivators for implementing an IP address management (IPAM) system.

February 17, 2022

Arno Therburg

Cygna Extends Multi and Hybrid Cloud Auditing with AWS

Cygna Extends Multi and Hybrid Cloud Auditing with AWS

Cygna Auditor for AWS provides a cost effective and streamlined way to keep and view your AWS audit events.

February 17, 2022

Morgan Holm

Recovery for Azure AD

Recovery for Azure AD

Cygna Recovery for Azure AD allows you to quickly and easily backup your Azure Active Directory data to help eliminate costly downtime.

January 25, 2022

Morgan Holm

Log4j Vulnerability

Log4j Vulnerability

The Cygna Auditor and PBMS code bases are not susceptible to the Log4j vulnerability that is actively being exploited.

December 14, 2021

Morgan Holm

We Put You in Control of Your Data – Database Segmentation

We Put You in Control of Your Data – Database Segmentation

Cygna solutions are designed to put you in control of your data. This post discusses the new database segmentation functionality allowing Cygna Auditor data to be stored on more than one database server for unmatched scalability.

October 26, 2021

Morgan Holm

We put you in control of your data – Purging

We put you in control of your data – Purging

Cygna solutions are designed to put you in control of your data.  There are other new related features coming soon that will be covered in additional blog articles such as database segmentation and archiving.

August 20, 2021

Morgan Holm

Auditing Policies – Cygna Auditor for Active Directory

Auditing Policies – Cygna Auditor for Active Directory

Cygna Auditor for Active Directory auditing policies have two main purposes, to protect objects from being changed or to exclude specified activities from being captured.

July 23, 2021

Morgan Holm

Cygna Identity Feature

Cygna Identity Feature

Organizations are moving some of their workloads to the cloud and embracing SaaS solutions like never before.  However, most organizations will still have key workloads on-prem for some time due to the cost, effort or regulatory / residency issues.

March 21, 2021

Morgan Holm

Active Directory is dead, long live Active Directory

Active Directory is dead, long live Active Directory

If you were to look at topics being covered at Microsoft’s conferences, announcements, or social media one could easily assume that Active Directory (AD) is dead.  It is correct that many organizations are embracing SaaS solutions and are going through digital transformations.

March 17, 2021

Morgan Holm

Cygna Auditor SIEM Event Forwarding

Cygna Auditor SIEM Event Forwarding

Cygna Auditor can now forward events to SIEM systems in a standard syslog format or in a structured view to Splunk.

February 08, 2021

Morgan Holm

Cygna Labs Adds SIEM Event Forwarding and Identity Grouping Features to Cygna Auditor Version 2.0

Cygna Labs Adds SIEM Event Forwarding and Identity Grouping Features to Cygna Auditor Version 2.0

Cygna Labs releases a new version of Cygna Auditor (v 2.0.380) that implements event forwarding to SIEM systems as well as an account mapping feature that allows for the grouping of an individual’s user accounts from multiple on-prem and cloud systems to a searchable identity.

January 25, 2021

Morgan Holm

Delegation in Cygna Auditor

Delegation in Cygna Auditor

The Cygna Labs platform allows you to view and combine audit information from across your hybrid multi-cloud systems in a single web console.

September 20, 2020

Morgan Holm

Configure PBMS as a Data Source in Cygna Auditor

Configure PBMS as a Data Source in Cygna Auditor

Since Cygna Labs took over the BeyondTrust Auditor Suite (PowerBroker Management Suite) at the beginning of this year we have taken on support, maintenance, and enhancements for the products.

August 11, 2020

Morgan Holm

Cloud Computing Demystified – Part 3

Cloud Computing Demystified – Part 3

The Risks & Challenges

September 19, 2019

Arno Therburg

File Server security (Part 3) – Securing your Windows File Servers

File Server security (Part 3) – Securing your Windows File Servers

In this third and final part of “File Server Security”, we will put the final touch on our file server security recipe

December 17, 2018

Arno Therburg

File Server security (Part 2) – Securing your Windows File Servers

File Server security (Part 2) – Securing your Windows File Servers

Protect file servers from unnecessary internet access and make it more difficult for potential attackers to access the server

October 24, 2018

Arno Therburg

File Server Security (Part 1) – Securing your Windows File Servers

File Server Security (Part 1) – Securing your Windows File Servers

A lot of companies are transitioning from file server-based storage to SAN’s, cloud-based storage, or hybrid solutions, depending on what best fit the business needs.

October 09, 2018

Arno Therburg

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard – A safety feature we all benefit from…

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard – A safety feature we all benefit from…

A few months ago, I received a call from American Express…

October 01, 2018

Arno Therburg

Cloud Computing Demystified – Part 2

Cloud Computing Demystified – Part 2

In this second part of the cloud computing series, we continue with discussing some of the benefits of cloud computing.  And there are many benefits, cloud computing could possibly be the best thing since sliced bread.

September 04, 2018

Arno Therburg

HIPAA: The Importance of Your Privacy - Part 2

HIPAA: The Importance of Your Privacy - Part 2

We previously discussed the importance of your privacy, and the fact that we don’t want our personal health information floating around across the internet or exposed to strangers in other ways.

August 27, 2018

Arno Therburg

Cloud Computing Demystified - Part 1

Cloud Computing Demystified - Part 1

I was at a dinner party the other night, and after a while a discussion emerged about the mysterious “Cloud”, it’s interesting how many different “realities” people have about what the cloud is.

August 20, 2018

Arno Therburg

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