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BMC Helix Discovery is a cloud-native discovery and dependency mapping solution for visibility into hardware, software, and service dependencies across multi-cloud environments.

Dynamically model your asset dependencies

No matter what solutions you use, you need a single trusted source of information to proactively manage your environment.

  • See assets and dependencies in a single pane of glass, whether on premises or in the public or private cloud
  • Empower security operations to perform essential prevention and detection
  • Start mapping from any piece of information—software, hardware, or services
  • Identify and dynamically map resources on AWS EC2 instances easily and securely
  • Reduce service outages with predictable change and configuration management
  • Now delivered as a cloud-native service offering

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Four ways to use BMC Helix Discovery to your advantage

Automated application discovery and dependency mapping is the cornerstone to enable the business

Service Management

Ensure business users can access the applications and services they need, when they need them.

  • Have a single source for your application dependency documentation
  • Improve Change Advisory Board efficiency with trusted data for impact analysis
  • Prioritize and route tickets based on an application's business impact
  • Identify infrastructure weak points to stay ahead of problems
  • Eliminate manual efforts to collect configuration data

Reduce risk exposure with rapid detection and prevention

Security Operations (SecOps)

Leverage the automated discovery of assets and mapping of their technical and business dependencies as the foundation of an integrated SecOps approach, leading to business-aware security and a higher level of automation.

  • Document inventory for compliance requirements
  • Identify servers or workloads that could be back door entry points
  • Understand the business impact of a threat and which assets may be affected
  • Control configuration access rights, encryption, and depth of discovery actions
  • Combine with TrueSight Vulnerability Management for Third-Party Applications to create a remediation plan for previously unknown vulnerability access points

Provide visibility into to how the business depends on IT assets

IT Executive

Sixty-two percent of CIOs don’t believe there is adequate transparency into IT cost, contribution, and performance. Improve governance using included analytics to marry automated discovery and asset management sources with actual cost data.

  • Understand infrastructure cost and trends to proactively manage IT spend to budget
  • Manage application costs and resourcing
  • Optimize run costs and shift savings to innovation projects
  • Prioritize multi-cloud investment decisions
  • Drive shared accountability of IT costs with the business
Solution brief:

Provide current-state visibility and incremental change for transformation projects

Security Operations (SecOps)

Transformation isn’t just about moving to the cloud. The same principles have been used in years past for data center consolidation and expansion, mergers and acquisitions, and other large scale changes in the IT environment. BMC Helix Discovery has played a key role in these transformation projects since its inception 15 years ago and remains a necessity for success.

  • Understand current environment and footprint for transformation planning
  • Group and prioritize what should be transformed or consolidated
  • Execute and establish new baselines


Getting started with BMC Helix Discovery is easy