Temmuz, 2008 için arşivler

ISO/IEC 27005 Çıktı !

ISO/IEC 27005 will assist organizations in their information security risk management

Organizations of all types are very concerned by threats that could compromise their information security and managing this aspect has become a primary concern for their information technology (IT) departments. The new International Standard ISO/IEC 27005:2008, which describes the information security risk management process and associated actions, will help them to manage risks.

Threats may be deliberate or accidental, and may relate to either the use and application of IT systems or to IT’s physical and environmental aspects. These threats may take any form from identity theft, risks of doing business More >

MOF Continuous Improvement Roadmap

If IT service providers want to meet the business needs of the organizations they support, they have to get better at what they do, and then keep on getting better. In short, they have to learn how to continuously improve.

That process of continuous improvement is not a destination, but rather a journey directed toward sustained quality of IT services.

Start here if you want to understand the full life cycle of continuous improvement, as well as the elements of the MOF Service Management Toolkit and how they can be used to effect high business value service management improvements.

Businesses are increasingly dependent More >

MOF Self-Assessment Tool

Microsoft Operations Framework Self-Assessment Tool 2.0

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/moftool.mspx

Tool Overview

The Microsoft Operations Framework Self-Assessment Tool is based on the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices. It guides you through the development of a detailed problem-and-impact analysis of a targeted IT service or operational process. This tool is designed to enable you to:

Better understand the effectiveness of the IT services and processes in your organization.

Define a specific problem or opportunity regarding your IT services and/or processes

Identify a variety of follow-up actions based on information you provide.

Once you complete a 15- to 20-minute assessment, you receive a More >

Build an Open Source CMDB, The Open Source Software List

The toolsets selected are detailed below:

  • UBUNTU Linux 6.06 An excellent Debian based release of Linux. Many nice features
  • NMAP Port scanning and auto discovery of network devices. Database output accessable from web pages and exported to several formats.
  • NAGIOS Systems monitoring and Service host monitoring
  • Oreon NAGIOS Configuration Web Front End. Configuration of NAGIOS config files is a difficult task. This graphical front end allows for easy defintion of all conf files and uploads to NAGIOS
  • OCS Inventory A enterprise ready agent reporting Asset system. Load agents on windows and linux devices and have them report WMI based data to a More >

Defining an Effective Governance, Risk and Compliance Platform

  http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/gc/webletter/ca/govern/issue2/index.html The Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platform Defined Many enterprises are consolidating their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) activities and are taking a team approach to compliance and risk management. GRC management vendors that offered solutions focused on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance or operational risk management now offer platform-based enterprise GRC management solutions. These support multiple types of compliance, operational risk management, audit management and policy management, as well as the ability to integrate with the general ledger and other business applications, and to collect and aggregate automated controls information.

Key Findings

  • Enterprises are evaluating the effectiveness of GRC management solutions for multiple More >

Microsoft System Center Product Demos

Product Demos

Microsoft System Center comprehensive line of IT Management products.

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Beklenen Ürün Geliyor ! MS Service Manager

The IT Service Desk functions as the primary point of contact between end users and the IT organization or service provider. Often, its goal is described as “to restore service to and to fulfill requests from users as quickly as possible.” However, best practices suggest that the Service Desk be given a broader role—beyond that of the traditional Help Desk—a role that spans the processes of incident, problem, change, and asset and configuration management. Organizations looking to adopt this approach using traditional technologies face the realities that these technologies are often not flexible enough to meet their needs, lack integration More >

Data Classification and Protection

Microsoft Resources

Microsoft provides several resources for data classification and data protection. For example, the combined use of Information Rights Management (IRM), which extends the Windows Rights Management Services in Microsoft Office 2003 applications and in Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) technologies help you to both classify and help protect the data in your organization. RMS applies encryption-based, policy-driven protection that travels with the information wherever it goes.

Additional data protection technology solution examples include Internet Protocol security (IPsec) and Encrypting File System (EFS). IPsec provides data integrity and encryption to IP traffic, whereas EFS More >

Microsoft Ürün Konumlandırma

Security

Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS)

Microsoft Windows® Rights Management Services

Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

IT Compliance and Governance

Microsoft® SharePoint® Portal Server

Microsoft® BizTalk® Server

Microsoft Office InfoPath

Groove Virtual Office

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Kolay ve Ekonomik Applications Manager

http://demo.appmanager.com/ ManageEngine® Applications Manager is an enterprise-ready, easy-to-use, and affordable application management solution that helps enterprises monitor their mission-critical applications and data centers effectively. It enables you to monitor web applications, web servers, application servers, databases, services, and systems which are the lifeline of businesses.

ManageEngine® Applications Manager enables IT administrators and Operators to have a holistic view of their heterogeneous business environment and help them detect problems before they affect end users. It also helps reduce the time to repair with an integrated management solution.

With ManageEngine® Applications Manager, Enterprise IT and data center groups can monitor the performance of their More >