Author Matt Altieri

November 30, 2016 5:55pm

The Traditional CMDB Is Dead, Long Live Continuous Discovery

The traditional CMDB was doomed from the start. In days past, CMDB projects were a never-ending cost sink. To get a CMDB project started, CI’s and... Read More

November 29, 2016 4:43pm

Preventing DDoS attacks: How Device42 can help

A new DDoS Attack Strategy DDoS (Distributed Denial Of Service) attacks have been a concern for a long time, but have received significantly more attention in... Read More

November 15, 2016 12:20pm

A Zapier automation example featuring Device42 Webhooks

tl;dr— This post features a Zapier automation example, harnessing the power of Device42’s webhooks to drive things. This time around, we demonstrate how we can use... Read More

November 8, 2016 9:45am

ITAM vs. CMDB —The next generation data center relies on more than just ‘audit data’

What is the difference between an IT Asset Management (ITAM) product and a modern CMDB product like Device42?  What features are you missing if you choose... Read More


November 2, 2016 2:44pm

Automating a workflow with Device42’s continuous discovery and StackStorm

tl;dr – This is a quick post to demonstrate the power of Device42’s webhooks. Here we show you how you can utilize events in Device42 to... Read More

October 19, 2016 5:09pm

Device42 StackStorm Integration Pack Released

We recently released an integration pack that interfaces Device42 with StackStorm. If you are already using StackStorm in your environment, or are planning to use it,... Read More

September 8, 2016 4:54pm

Network Security: Critical Security Controls

  Companies getting hacked and the resultant massive data breaches are constantly in the news, and are becoming more common. You’ve probably read about one recently,... Read More


August 30, 2016 11:34am

Dissecting The New Audit Logs

The internal Change History / Audit Log code has been completely revamped. Why? – This provides a needed capability for the upcoming webhooks feature Not every transaction... Read More


August 30, 2016 10:09am

Agent Based Discovery – Why & How?

Agent based discovery is here!  Why did we do it, and how? Let’s start with why – three reasons: A variation on the traveling salesman problem... Read More

August 11, 2016 2:38pm

Know What’s Impacted When The Plug Gets Pulled: What we can learn from Delta’s technical outage

In 2016, a thunderstrike from Thor – let alone a “power outage” or a “router failure” should not be enough to bring one of the world’s... Read More