January 13, 2022

Clear Visibility Into Your Cloud Asset Changes Over Time

Introducing Tenacity’s newest feature, which gives users a better look at the assets they have created and destroyed throughout the history of their AWS environment.

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Here at Tenacity, we talk a lot about achieving visibility when it comes to the public cloud, mainly because it’s an issue we see our community struggle to get a grip on over and over again.

“What assets do I own? Where do they live? How much are they costing me?” 

(Then times that by multiple accounts, or even multiple clouds.)

After all, you can’t protect or fix what you can’t see. And in a world where you’re constantly trying to stay ahead of breaches or misconfigurations, visibility is everything.

So, how do you go about staying on top of your public cloud assets when they are being created, configured, destroyed, and then spun up again — often within minutes? We’d like to introduce you to a little feature we’re calling Asset Changes.

Meet Tenacity’s new ‘Asset Changes’ feature

This week, we launched a new feature on our Tenacity platform called ‘Asset Changes’ which allows users to easily view, filter, and understand the entirety of their AWS assets over the course of the asset’s lifespan, including Created Assets, Destroyed Assets, and even Transient Assets — items that have been both created and destroyed within a certain specified time frame. 

This feature not only provides one single place where users can get an overview of all of the asset changes happening across their multiple accounts, but it also stores all historical information forever so that you can quickly locate the assets you’re looking for, no matter how many times they’ve been changed or removed.

You’ll also be able to use this feature to filter and group assets by date, services, or tags to get clear visibility into the evolution of how assets have been created and destroyed over time.

How to Utilize ‘Asset Changes’

Thanks to the robust grouping and filtering capabilities within, there are really a ton of useful ways to utilize our new Asset Changes functionality, including selecting a specific timeframe to view your assets, down to a single day. 

So, let’s say that your organization experienced a breach on October 24th. You’ll now be able to log into your Tenacity account, go back to that date and see what specific changes happened within that time frame. Maybe an EC2 Instance was opened and closed within that timeline, and that’s the thing that was compromised. Instead of just having a static view of what your assets look like currently, you now have a historical snapshot of your environment’s history.

You may also utilize this feature after an unexpected configuration change or in preparation of an upcoming compliance audit to see how changes to your assets may have affected your other AWS resources. 

As you can probably tell, we’re pretty excited about this new feature — and we’ll only continue to build out the complexity of its functionality over time.

Ready to see Tenacity’s new Asset Changes feature for yourself? Sign in to your account and head to the ‘Asset Changes’ section within Asset Management to start filtering and sorting your data. Also be sure to check out the Asset Management walkthrough video in our Tenacity Knowledge Hub.

Don’t have a Tenacity account just yet? No problem — just click the ‘Sign Up’ button at the top of the page to get your account set up.

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