As a business transforms itself into a digital enterprise by consuming cloud services, the IT department may feel as if they are being dragged along for the ride. Gone are the days when an IT department’s sole concern was the management of firewalls, email, VPN’s, and more.
Today’s IT departments are now being asked to not only evaluate digital services but also determine the risks that those services may pose to the enterprise. With the services running through a ‘pinhole’ in a firewall or via some encrypted, tunneling technology, the IT department must secure the access while also understanding the underlying data that is being exposed.
Every digital service that an enterprise exposes itself to causes the corporate IT staff to become an expert in a new application domain. An enterprise either chooses to assign staff to help IT understand the applications (“give the man a fish…”) or begin the process of training the IT staff on the applications (“teach them to fish…”).
We’ve found that when it comes to our customer’s digital services, they don’t want to deal with fishing at all. They instead want to sit down to enjoy a nice trout almandine. The Trapize Digital Services Broker can make that a reality with built-in service intelligence.
The built-in tokenizing data vault allows the network management and IT staff teams to monitor and control application performance without being exposed to any sensitive business data. The Trapize inline proxy delivers profiles of popular digital services that allows the IT department to both monitor the performance of the service at the application level and enforce compliance and governance controls without becoming application experts.