Cloudware Management Platform
Cloudware Data Center Manager
Cloudware as a Service
BUSINESS SERVICES MONITORING
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS
SERVER AND NETWORKS SOLUTIONS
STORAGE AND BACKUP
ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT AND DATA CENTERS
BODY LEASING AND RECRUITMENT
TECHNICAL TRAINING

While implementing the system of the information management, we should always remember about its business objectives. They are most important and the IT infrastructure should provide them with a full support and complex tools. In Cloudware Polska we implement, integrate and maintain data warehouses, decisive systems and systems of basic data management (Master Data Management) or big data volumes (Big Data).

The most significant benefits of an implementation of information management system are:

  • Including all important aspects of business processes
  • Full cooperation with future users at the designing stage
  • Decrease in management costs thanks to a data centralization
  • Automation of processes of data analysis
  • Creation of coherent and legible reports
  • Guidance as to further IT infrastructure development
  • Support in elaboration of good project practice
  • Facilitation of audits performance
The Cloudware Data Management (CDM) is an integrated solution for data and real-time security management. It’s based on various IBM applications and thanks to its deep integration and customization – provides uncial abilities regarding security domain.
CDM is specifically build for big and medium sized companies operating in the following sectors:

  • Financial
  • Insurance
  • Telecoms
  • Hotels
  • Mining industry

With deep knowledge of each industry, the Cloudware experts were able to prepare one integrated solution designed for individual needs.

The CDM consists of the following IBM applications / solutions:

  • AppScan
  • BigFix
  • Guardium
  • i2
  • MaaS360
  • QRadar
  • Resilient Incident Response Platform
  • Security Access Manager
  • Security Identity Governance and Intelligence
  • Security Identity Manager
  • Security Privileged Identity Manager
  • Optim
  • Store IQ
  • Trusteer

The CDM is integrating the chosen IBM applications in unique way to deliver a tailored and well-suited solutions to the customers. Based on CDM integrated approach, the Cloudware will be able to also offer a complex data management and security services.

Cloudware Data Management
To deliver the optimal solutions to the customers, the CDM consists of four offerings dedicated to full fill specific needs in a security domain.

Data discovery and security
Cloudware experts have noticed that one of the main problems of the companies is to gain the knowledge of what data should be secured and then – to know where this data exists and which of the data should be protected (data privacy).
CDM can help the companies make their data secure by simplifying the process of data discovery and categorization. Using Guardium, Store IQ, Optim and i2 applications with integration module, custom dashboards and reports, the CDM will provide the companies with in-depth knowledge of what structured as well as unstructured data exists in organization, is it duplicated, where it is and how it is stored and how it should be protected.
The next step will be the custom report with advices of how the secure the data using the capabilities provided by the CDM.

Continuous organizational security
Making companies secure is a duty of the whole IT staff. Today when almost every device is connected to the Internet and there are many new threats identified by the X-Force team every day, it is necessary for the organizations to have the solutions that provide them with the capability to defend against security attacks and violations. The companies have many applications indeed, but they come from the different vendors and often cannot communicate with each other.
That’s why, the CDM will deliver greater value to the organizations by providing integrated solutions that covers variety of security aspects:

  • Having the data identified, it’s necessary to make them secure by continuously enforcing security policies against data access and manipulation. This can be provided by using custom Guardium, Security Access Manager and Security Privileged Identity Manager applications
  • Having the knowledge about the data, companies using Optim can easy protect privacy data to be complied with EU regulations and rules
  • The companies are using many different IT and automation systems. It’s crucial for IT security staff to get all the information that indicate the potential security breach. The CDM will be using QRadar (including QRadar Network Security) with custom log sources, DSMs and dashboards to deliver a unified solution made for a specific industry (for example: integration with door card readers in hotels)
  • When security incident is detected, CDM – using IBM Resilient Incident Response Platform –will provide the complete workflow to handle all the necessary actions that will lead to bringing back the security to the desired level as well as expand the knowledge of how to handle similar incidents in the future. CDM will also provide custom made knowledge base, prepared specifically for selected industries. Additionally, CDM will provide custom rules to automate response to some security incidents (using BigFix applications)
  • When security incident occurs it’s necessary to gather all available security information that allow the originations to harden their security and that might be useful as an evidence in potential court trails. CDM will provide such capability by using QRadar Incident Forensics and i2 with custom reports and dashboards
  • Specifically, for endpoint monitoring (stationary as well as mobile), CDM will be using MaaS360 and Trusteer.

Security risks mitigation
Besides real-time security monitoring and response, CDM will deliver a class leading tools for detecting and removing potential security breaches and flaws. Because security paradigm applies to both of-the-shelf software and internally developed applications, CDM will offer solutions for both of the worlds:

  • Based on QRadar Vulnerability Manager, QRadar Risk Manager and BigFix Compliance solutions, CDM can help the organizations to pinpoint and remove security holes – regarding system architecture and configuration – before they will be used. CDM will provide a consolidated report that will contain list of identified security problems as well as tips how to remove them
  • Using AppScan applications, CDM will provide a comprehensive solution for analyzing and reporting any security problems regarding source code of the applications developed by the companies. Today the intervals between each application release are shorter and shorter so the CDM ability to automate tests and custom reports will allow the organizations to reduce risks of deploying an untested code

Secure Identity monitoring and management
Secure data means nothing without securing the access to it. Today, thanks to the networks, applications share and exchange data all the time. Securing the hardware and software layer is important, but it will be insufficient if we do not enforce the people to use the data in a secure way. CDM will provide whole spectrum of tools and guarantee that data is accessed by the people in a defined and a controlled way:

  • First, CDM can help to ensure that identity of the users is verified and confirmed. Using Security Identity Manager, CDM can automate the whole process of authentication
  • Next, CDM can provide integrated mechanisms for securing and controlling users access to sensitive data. Using Security Access Manager and Security Privileged Identity Manager, CDM will ensure that only authorized users will access the data with a proper permission
  • Last, CDM will provide in-depth knowledge for identity audits using Security Compliance and Administration. CDM custom rules for business roles and access levels, created for a specific industry will maximize the benefits delivered by compliance reports

Solutions overview
CDM is a solution that uses IBM products in several areas:

  • Cataloging business and technical terms
  • Data mining and their classification
  • Automation and construction of test environments
  • Audit and management of access to data

The aim of the project is to streamline and create a full set of rules and actions for the confidential and sensitive data management area. The client has knowledge about their own processes and storage locations. This knowledge requires systematization, cataloging in a central place. This will allow you to manage metadata, business concepts and enable auditing tools to account for data access.

Area of data sources analysis – exploration
The project assumes the analysis of relational data sources by looking through both the technical and business classification. The ideal solution will be IBM Information Analyzer. On the basis of the data classifiers introduced, the client will ensure the identification of data within the meaning of the RODO Directive and will prepare for the future introduction of data quality management rules. On the basis of detected connections and classification of fields in databases will be created part of the central dictionary of concepts referred to in point: Continuous organizational security

Area of concepts
For the purpose of preparing a central dictionary of business concepts, the customer was offered the IBM Governance Catalog tool.
The Governance Catalog will be powered, among others, by the IBM Information Analyzer. Other information about business owners of data and concepts will be introduced by analysts. In addition, the map of connections with technical areas will be verified, just like classified fields in databases.

Benefits
Considering the possibilities of integration of IBM Information Analyzer, Governance Catalog, the client was offered the opportunity to create environments that were anonymized in the IBM Optim tool. Optim will allow to mask data based on saved classifications in the Directory Governance. The client has a total of 150 databases and the process of preparation of test and development environments is very time-consuming. Optim will allow for the partial automation of this process and the analysis of connections made on this occasion will show how to maintain the consistency of data between environments. In further considerations, this should give rise to a data quality management project. Optim in the first phase will be launched for about 100 databases and only for the area of confidential and personal data in the sense of GDPR.

Audit and management of access to data
Assuming that we have information regarding the location of confidential data, a tool for continuous auditing of data access is necessary. The IBM Guardium tool is used for this purpose. Even the best-secured systems forget to monitor privileged persons such as administrators. The service running on the database server will also monitor this access and inform about an unauthorized attempt to download sensitive data. There are also situations in which confidential data is stored in other places than architects have designed solutions, because the DAM tool allows you to additionally detect sensitive data and provide information about their location.

Summary
CDM will deliver unique set of IBM applications with customizations and extensions that – combined together – will allow Cloudware to offer a solution perfectly tailored for selected industries.
The customizations and extensions include:

  • Reports
  • Own integration module for some IBM applications
  • Dashboards
  • Visualizations
  • Actions
  • Automation definitions
  • Notifications
  • DSMs
  • Knowledge base
  • KPIs
  • Reporting solution for consolidating data from different IBM applications

The information is nowadays a crucial asset that can decide on a competitive advantage on the market. Therefore this is why data architecture became such an important question for contemporary organizations. Moreover: it includes not only point data structure modeling for dedicated systems but also for following questions:

  • Determining of information flow and access to data, also its attribution to the owner
  • Correlation of technical data structures with business initiatives and implemented terminology
  • Preparation of centralized information silos (data warehouses, Hadoop clusters, MDM class solutions)
  • Data life cycle management (archiving, test environments preparation)

In Cloudware Polska we support our Clients in a current information infrastructure audit and its optimization. We also correlate works over implementation of information management new solutions  with business initiatives in progress (e.g. adjustment to the GDPR requirements), introducing good practice based on our project experience.

Deviation from departmental IT systems for their centralized equivalents resulted in the situation when companies have to permanently and securely connect many information resources with one another. For this reason there are numerous integrating platforms on the market, allowing to exchange the information between the systems in a quick, systemized and reusable manner – considering indispensable transformations between them.

Cloudware Polska offers an implementation of integrating platforms, including an installation and advanced products’ configuration and elaboration of good practice for an organization within building the information flow.  We also ensure a direct implementations of data exchange processes.

Information management is not only about data collecting but above of all about its correct interpretation and full understanding of a business significance.

Cloudware Polska implements analytics solutions that enable business units to efficiently identify and monitor key factors of the organization’s condition. Thanks to a business data model and transparent graphic interfaces they also allow individuals competent in other than IT areas are able to comfortably prepare reports and analysis.

Information Managment

The IT infrastructure should provide a full support and complex tools for realization of business goals. In Cloudware Polska we implement, integrate and maintain data warehouses, decisive systems and systems of basic data management (Master Data Management) or big data volumes (Big Data).

Implementation of information management system means:

  • Including all important aspects of business processes
  • Full cooperation with future users at the designing stage
  • Decrease in management costs thanks to a data centralization
  • Automation of processes of data analysis
  • Creation of coherent and legible reports
  • Guidance as to further IT infrastructure development
  • Support in elaboration of good project practice
  • Facilitation of audits performance

 

  • Data Architecture (Information flow, correlation of technical structures with business activities, centralized information siloes, archiving and tests). The information is nowadays a crucial asset that can decide on a competitive advantage on the market. In Cloudware Polska we support Clients in audits of a current information infrastructure and its optimization. We coordinate implementation of new solutions with ongoing business initiatives (e.g. adjustment to the GDPR requirements).
  • Data Integration. We ensure safe connection of data originating from many different sources. We offer an implementation of integrating platforms, including an installation and advanced products’ configuration and elaboration of good practice for an organization within building the information flow.
  • Business Analytics. We implement analytics solutions that enable business units to efficiently identify and monitor key factors of the organization’s condition. Its business data model and transparent graphic interfaces is also accessible for those individuals who are competent in other than IT areas.
Cloudware Management Platform
Cloudware Data Center Manager
Cloudware as a Service
BUSINESS SERVICES MONITORING
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS
SERVER AND NETWORKS SOLUTIONS
STORAGE AND BACKUP
ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT AND DATA CENTERS
BODY LEASING AND RECRUITMENT
TECHNICAL TRAINING