(formerly CA Cohesion Application Configuration Manager)
CA Configuration Automation automates resource-intensive and error prone configuration and compliance management processes in the datacenter. The solution automatically discovers network devices, servers, operating systems, applications, databases and middleware running in your infrastructure, inventories their configuration settings, and maps discovered components to dependent IT services for change impact analysis. CA Configuration Automation captures data and dependency information into snapshots that let you establish configuration baselines and gold standard for continuous change tracking and to detect configuration drifts. Detected configuration changes are reconciled with baselines and authorized change manifest for manual or automated remediation based on best practice change management lifecycle processes.
CA Configuration Automation also includes 1000s of rules and compliance blueprints to help you enforce and audit your environment for compliance with industry benchmarks and to meet standards such as PCI and DISA.