Breaking News—CA Announces New "Lean IT" Products

CA today announced new and updated Enterprise IT Management (EITM) products designed to help CIOs achieve "Lean IT" by reducing waste, increasing productivity and improving the customer experience. "Lean IT is a new focus for CA," David Hurwitz, vice president of solutions marketing at CA, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "CA has been talking about and making available a variety of solutions for EITM over the last several years. Lean IT really expresses the purpose and the goal of what you can do with EITM solutions," Hurwitz explains.

In the area of security management, CA Enterprise Log Manager, a new product unveiled by CA at the recent RSA Conference, provides log data management for improved security and compliance across systems, and minimizes costs through automation and increased performance. The product is designed to collect, manage and archive data from systems such as firewalls, operating systems, applications, to streamline security information management, help confirm compliance, and support required security investigations.

For application performance management, CA announced a new version of CA Wily Application Performance Management (APM), intended to show the real-time health of applications, and how customer service quality is impacting the business bottom line. Extension of transaction visibility across the full range of legacy and SOA environments enables problem avoidance, accelerated triage and problem resolution, and increased operational efficiency.

Additionally, in the area of service management, a new version of CA Service Catalog is designed to streamline process changes and speed service provisioning. There are also planned enhancements to CA Service Desk CA IT Client Manager, CA says.

For project and portfolio management, CAN announced enhancements to CA Clarity PPM On Demand, intended to enable tailored functionality to address IT governance processes, new product development, and mandated U.S. federal government accounting procedures such as Earned Value Management.

There is also a new version of CA Workload Automation (formerly CA dSeries Workload Automation), as well as planned Enhancements to CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager and CA eHealth Performance Manager, for infrastructure management requirements. For recovery management, enhanced versions of CA ARCserve Backup and CA XOsoft are available through channel partners. In addition to the new CA Enterprise Log Manager, CA announced two enhanced Security Management products at the recent RSA Conference, including an updated version of CA Data Loss Prevention and planned enhancements to CA Role & Compliance Manager.

CA is targeting its Lean IT offerings at IT operations stressed by tight budgets, Hurwitz says. "Many of our customers are being asked to deal with budget cuts, often coming out of left field. But at the same time, the demands on IT are not diminished for value delivery. Many of the IT systems that our customers are providing to the business are going right out to paying customers or out to suppliers-so they are central to how the organization is bringing in revenue or servicing customers, or managing supply chain costs. Lean IT is an approach to focusing on that customer value, and organizing and providing visibility all the way back through the value chain of what IT does to deliver those systems and key applications."

For details about CA's EITM products, go here.