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In IT Asset Management (ITAM), the integration of Tanium ServiceNow has emerged as a game-changer. This powerful combination addresses the complex challenges of managing hardware and software assets, providing real-time insights and an overview of your enterprise’s inventory. Read more about Tanium and ServiceNow’s partnership on the Tanium website.
The Challenge: Managing IT Assets in a Complex Landscape
The first hurdle many organizations face is the complexity of incorporating hardware and software Asset Management data into a single source Configuration Management Database (CMDB).
The CMDB is the heart of any ITAM strategy, housing all the essential data about the assets within an organization. However, the sheer volume and variety of data sources can make this daunting. Moreover, many customers struggle with utilizing the correct data structure to support workflows connected to the high-class hierarchy in ServiceNow’s CMDB.
The Solution: Tanium ServiceNow Integration
This is where the Tanium ServiceNow integration shines. Tanium complements your investments with ServiceNow, providing real-time insights into servers and bringing in data from remote or off-network devices. This integration allows for a more accurate and up-to-date inventory of all software on endpoints.
Tanium provides a breakdown of asset classes, such as personal computers, which make up a significant portion of all assets sent to the CMDB. This detailed classification aids in better asset management and decision-making.
Tanium’s ability to track software usage is critical for reducing costs and understanding your software inventory. It enables procurement and contracting teams to quickly run reports and determine where different software types are installed. This capability is crucial for detecting the risks and costs around the software.
The Power of Real-Time Data
One of the standout features of Tanium is its ability to provide real-time data. This is particularly useful when it comes to managing disk space on servers. Tanium delivers the power for an asset manager or operations person to understand where disk space is running out quickly.
Tanium offers real-time data about network adapters on each asset, allowing IT managers to monitor data points around bandwidth usage and make informed decisions.
The Benefit: Cost Reduction and Risk Mitigation
The integration of Tanium ServiceNow improves your insights into Asset Management. It helps reduce costs, become compliant, and reduce risk overall. By providing a more accurate and real-time updated inventory of all software, Tanium allows organizations to make informed decisions based on data, thereby reducing cost and risk.
Understanding the device or asset lifecycle is crucial. With insights from Tanium, organizations can proactively determine when servers might run out of space or require upgrades, ensuring smooth IT operations.
Extending the Value: Tanium’s Impact on ITAM
Tanium’s impact on ITAM extends beyond just providing real-time data. It offers a comprehensive solution that addresses the challenges of managing a diverse range of assets. With Tanium, organizations can optimize their ITAM strategy and make informed decisions based on accurate, real-time data.
Tanium’s integration with ServiceNow also enhances the functionality of the CMDB. It allows for a more accurate and up-to-date inventory of all software on endpoints.
This is particularly beneficial for procurement and contracting teams, which can quickly run reports and determine where different software types are installed and the number of devices running specific software.
Demo: Tanium ITAM for ServiceNow
Here is a demo from the official Tanium YouTube channel. This video provides an in-depth look at how Tanium Asset Integration for ServiceNow can help organizations optimize their software, hardware, and cloud costs while reducing risk through real-time asset visibility.
Tanium vs. SCCM: A Comparative Analysis
For those interested in a deeper dive into ITAM solutions, we invite you to visit our blog post comparing Tanium and SCCM. This comprehensive comparison will better understand these two platforms and help you decide which solution best suits your organization’s needs. Read our Tanium vs. SCCM comparison article.
Key Features of Tanium ServiceNow Integration
Tanium ServiceNow Integration offers a range of applications, each designed to address specific IT operations and security management needs. Here are some of the key features:
Service Graph Connector for Tanium
This integration imports data from Tanium Asset into ServiceNow Service Graph, syncing your Tanium Asset data to the ServiceNow Configuration Management Database (CMDB). This affordable solution allows for periodic data synchronization from Tanium, supporting software usage data as well.
Vulnerability Response Patch Orchestration
This feature patches Configuration Items (CIs) through the Vulnerability Response Patch Orchestration module. It can be used in addition to the Tanium Vulnerability Response integration to close the loop from identifying vulnerabilities with Tanium Comply to patching those vulnerabilities with Tanium Patch.
Tanium Integration for Security Operations
This integration aims to increase efficiency in the incident lifecycle by removing the number of manual investigation steps and augmenting ServiceNow processes with the speed and scale of Tanium. This provides a more unified interface in which related incident data is presented meaningfully and actionable.
Tanium Configuration Compliance
This integration pulls endpoint configuration compliance data from the Tanium Comply Module into the ServiceNow Platform. This data will help you prioritize and drive the remediation of issues found within your environment.
You can read more about the available integrations in ServiceNow Store.
Author’s Comment: The Intuitive Interface of the Tanium ServiceNow Integration
As an author and a user of both Tanium and ServiceNow, I can attest to the intuitive nature of these applications. Both platforms have been designed with the user in mind, making the setup and configuration process straightforward and user-friendly. This low barrier to entry is a significant advantage over other competing software in the market.
Tanium and ServiceNow are not just about their functionality; they are about the experience they provide to their users. Both applications’ graphical user interface (GUI) is designed to be intuitive and easy to navigate, making it easier for users to manage their IT assets effectively.
The integration of Tanium and ServiceNow enhances this user experience even further. It allows for real-time data access, increased efficiency, and more effective automation. This integration is a testament to the commitment of both companies to provide solutions that are powerful and easy to use.
In conclusion, the Tanium ServiceNow integration offers a comprehensive solution for IT Asset Management. It addresses the challenges of managing diverse assets, provides real-time insights, and helps reduce cost and risk. With Tanium, organizations can optimize their ITAM strategy and make informed decisions based on accurate, real-time data.
FAQs about Tanium ServiceNow Integration
Does Tanium integrate with ServiceNow?
Yes, Tanium integrates with ServiceNow through a suite of applications known as the Tanium ServiceNow Integration. This suite offers a range of features designed to enhance IT operations and security management.
What can ServiceNow integrate with?
ServiceNow can integrate with various platforms and tools, including Tanium. This integration allows businesses to leverage the power of Tanium’s endpoint management and security platform within the ServiceNow environment.
What is Tanium configuration compliance integration?
Tanium Configuration Compliance is a feature of the Tanium ServiceNow Integration that pulls endpoint configuration compliance data into the ServiceNow Platform from the Tanium Comply Module.
This data helps businesses prioritize and drive the remediation of issues found within their environment.
What is the integration process of ServiceNow?
The integration process of ServiceNow involves connecting ServiceNow with other platforms or tools to enhance its capabilities. In the case of Tanium, the integration allows businesses to leverage the power of Tanium’s endpoint management and security platform within the ServiceNow environment.