IT management software provider SolarWinds has launched Hybrid Cloud Observability to help organizations address issues across cloud and hybrid environments.\nThe software and services package can monitor network performance, servers and applications; analyze logs; manage IP addresses; track user devices; and manage network quality to support real-time IP applications including VoIP and video, the company says.\n\nWith all these capabilities brought together on a common interface, Hybrid Cloud Observability can simplify optimizing performance, improving availability, and reducing the time to fix problems it spots, the company says.\nSecurity benefits\nHybrid Cloud Observability can provide cloud-security including identifying vulnerabilities and flagging them to security teams. As part of this process, the platform taps the National Vulnerability Database to inform what flaws to look for. The software can also check whether device configurations comply with best practices. \u201cThe solution also provides the ability to push firmware out in bulk once you\u2019ve identified which devices are vulnerable,\u201d says SolarWinds Group Vice President Brandon Shopp.\n\u201cWe also have capabilities around flow analysis,\u201d he says. \u201cThis provides a way to analyze what traffic is doing, giving an X-ray vision of what\u2019s going on, looking for abnormal or anomalous traffic patterns or behaviors.\u201d\nThe company says Hybrid Cloud Observability is designed to make useful input gathered by siloed monitoring and management tools more accessible with less manual effort. \u201cThe level of IT complexity organizations face is growing at an unprecedented scale due to tool sprawl, rising costs, security threats, and siloed operations,\u201d said Rohini Kasturi, chief product officer, SolarWinds, in a press release. \u201cCustomers have told us clearly, they need help to meet today\u2019s challenges and reduce operational noise so their teams can scale to address a broad range of business needs faster, maximize budget outcomes, and drive business results.\u201d\nHybrid Cloud Observability is available for free 30-day trials, and after that is sold in two tiers at $5 and $9 per node per month.