CMDB - Configuration Management Database Home Cybersecurity Dictionary CMDB - Configuration Management Database CMDB provides the ability to log devices that move in and out of an environment, which facilitates easier targeting and patching of any potential security vulnerabilities. This tool centralizes configuration data and dependencies for IT infrastructure, applications, and services used by an organization. They can be used for business intelligence, software and hardware builds, inventory, impact analysis, change management and incident management. With an accurate inventory of critical assets, a CMBD tool can support IT planning, security, compliance, and auditing. CMDBs help organizations understand the relationship between components of a system and track configurations. Related TermsSIEM - Security Information and Event ManagementVulnerability Management Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS BLOG November 20, 2017 PCI Compliance Every Day – Requirement 5 In this latest post of my PCI compliance blog series, we will explore Requirement 5, which has four distinct requirements that imply they need to be a... See Details Read more about PCI Compliance Every Day – Requirement 5 How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.