ConfigureTek has implemented HP UCMDB, CMS and security-related solutions for hundreds of organizations across North America. We have broad experience in leveraging the UCMDB’s capabilities to provide automated reports that address high priority security concerns. Below is a list of 10 powerful and effective security reports identified by our team of industry-leading professionals:
Security Concern: Servers have different hardware specifications
UCMDB Solution: Configure a similarity policy to monitor for hardware specifications that deviate from approved standards
Security Concern: Software was installed in an incorrect directory
UCMDB Solution: Setup a report that will routinely scan for the incorrect install path
Security Concern: Business application requires at least an active PROD server and more than one failover servers.
UCMDB Solution: Create a topology policy that identifies failover relationships and notifies application owners of insufficient failover capacity
Security Concern: Failover infrastructure should not be located in the same data center.
UCMDB Solution: Create a geo-redundancy report that is applied to all critical applications
Security Concern: Servers are communicating to unauthorized IPs and ports
UCMDB Solution: Weekly report to identify these IPs and ports and automatically email security personnel
Security Concern: Server status is unknown
UCMDB Solution: Automated report to highlight servers not set to a recognized status such as Active/Dispose/Cool Down/etc.
Security Concern: Check if a specific process (e.g. Antivirus) is running, or when it was last run.
UCMDB Solution: Setup a baseline policy to report on the dates that critical processes were last run
Security Concern: Databases should not use default ports (SOX)
UCMDB Solution: Setup a baseline policy that highlights use of default ports and any deviation form approved database standards
Security Concern: Some WebSphere applications use more resources than what they should.
UCMDB Solution: Configure a baseline policy to monitor the JVMs of each WebSphere instance
Security Concern: Removing a software/hardware might impact other servers and applications might cause downtime or temporarily create security loopholes.
UCMDB Solution: Use the uCMDB’s Impact Analysis to trace the severity of the proposed removal, and to see which servers or other applications might be affected.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information around the security reports presented in this article, as well as for inquires around the HP UCMDB and related Policy, Audit and Compliance solutions.