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Top 10 reasons for decision makers to recommend Network Infrastructure Security management (NISM) Solution

Network Infrastucture Security Management solutions (NISM) can continuously provide network vizualisation and identify critical attack risks and non compliance in the complex security infrastructure. It provides security, risk and network teams with a firm understanding of where security is working, where investment is needed and where the greatest cyber attack lies.

Knowing the network, knowing the assets, knowing the security, mapping the topology, prioritize and fixing, continuous monitoring, change management and workflow build are the steps companies must take to provide an adequate network security.

Here are some useful top of mind recall areas for decision makers to go for NISM solution.

1. Visualize the network infrastructure

A. Shows network access and vulnerability paths, determine connectivity, view device details and evaluate any path
B. Visibility solves problems and can prevent thousands of cyber threats.

2. Control

A. Prioritize the vulnerabilities. The bank has say 100,000 vulnerabilities; this system will prioritize to say 100 or 200 for your attention. Over a period this exercise will optimize the security posture.
B. Highlight issues on your network path, quickly spot trouble areas and drill down to identify specific issues
C. Ensure all the access controls are correctly configured

3. Prevent

A. Proactively prevent next attack
B. Integrates knowledge of your own network, evaluates all paths to and from your critical data so you can prevent attacks and significantly reduce risk to your business.

4. Compliance

A. Solution gives you information regarding network security standards and implementations so that you can verify you are in compliance.
B. You can prove that your network follows applicable regulations and maintains those standards at all times during the time period in question.

5. Security is about systems
A. Help you to understand the interaction between the devices
B. It’s not enough to understand each element in isolation; what’s important is how these elements work together as one system.

6. Network complexities exceeds human ability to analyses

A. You need automation to properly assess the complex and quick-moving changes in your network, because you can’t handle it otherwise
B. Attackers use automation to find the holes, so you must need an automation tool as response
C. Even a 1-percent error rate in your security implementation can lead to problems affecting hundreds of changes, so using automation helps you pick out the errors and make your fixes as soon as possible.
D. Multiple points of access mean multiple opportunities for threats. You can use automation to close these holes.

7. Inconsistent IT implementations

A. Ensuring each and every access point uses the most effective and appropriate rules and regulations.
B. Even a large and attentive IT team can face an overwhelming challenge in trying to identify all security needs and provide a good remedy for each problem

8. Automation

A. No matter how many security people you have (or how skilled they are), your network security plans must include automation. Automation is simply better and faster at testing than humans can ever be.

9. Testing

A. NISM solutions can typically run over 100 basic tests for each device. Such tests include testing for whether the vendor-supplier default password is in use, whether insecure management protocols or services are enabled, and similar industry-wide best practice checks. These tests are oriented towards individual devices.
B. System test tells how the system works under the normal condition as well as when fault occurs and will verify connectivity between network zones, such as DMZ or cardholder data

10. Metrics

A. With the meaningful metrics with trending data, you can have meaningful discussions about attack risk with senior management in your organization
B. Metrics will be able to answer questions including: Where is security working, and where is additional investment needed? Where are the security holes? Are we as compliant today as we were when we passed the audit? How does our security posture compare to a month ago? A year ago?

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99 CAN DO’s of Microsoft SharePoint

99 CAN DOs of SharePoint
99 CAN DOs of SharePoint

Vision of a SharePoint Implementation Decision maker

“We wanted one work-force platform to pull our global company closer together, enable complex collaboration, automate business processes, provide BI, and facilitate innovation,”

Nancy Blankenship, Vice President of IT at First Data.

Value Proposition to organizations

Organize, Discover, Build & Manage

SharePoint Benefits

Manage Cost

Manage Risk

Manage Time

100 CAN DO’s of Microsoft SharePoint

  1. Automation of the workflow process
  2. Can get your employees on board to discuss their views & valuable feedbacks
  3. Develop your corporate website
  4. Social collaboration through internal site like uploading personal information, news headlines and insights
  5. Setting up the internal communication unit to filter the right information
  6. No need to send large attachments to congest emails as these can be easily downloaded from the site
  7. Different Departments can be engaged in to make sure that the solution is answered to all queries
  8. Custom applications can be created catering specific needs
  9. Departments can have libraries where docs are stored and people can access those information as quickly as possible
  10. Partner extranet, contract management and human resource self-service processes can initiate
  11. Supports manager resource review and product explorer
  12. The solution delivers an IT command center and innovation-management tools
  13. Works as a global-learning university
  14. Works as an opportunity management and product development processes
  15. Gives access to advanced tools like Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, business intelligence software and SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services.
  16. Facilitate complex collaboration
  17. Facilitate internal business intelligence reporting
  18. Shared service application platform
  19. Adhere Compliance
  20. Creating dynamic sites
  21. Community building
  22. Mobile Access
  23. Blogs
  24. Yammer
  25. Role Based Security Rights
  26. Multilingual SharePoint tools
  27. Improves corporate identity
  28. Single entry point
  29. Connecting Microsoft Dynamics CRM system with SharePoint adds another opportunity to improve company-wide productivity.
  30. Can surface Line-of-Business (LOB) data through SharePoint 2013
  31. Functionality included transformation of records, notifications, approvals and on demand archiving.
  32. Capability to avoid redundancy of multiple documents with the same information and multiple data entry.
  33. Audit readiness can be significantly improved. Use of technology to manage, store and search for records and their related content.   Retention requirements will be proven and related content to samples will be available on demand for a period of 10 years.
  34. Contract Management Business App is available for SharePoint
  35. Optimization of the strategic processes  like Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) practices
  36. SharePoint dashboards on self-service basis
  37. SharePoint with LOB connection: Provides a positive user experience with reduced amount of data entry, more accurate data results throughout the processes and a faster return on investment (ROI)
  38. SharePoint Designer: A free, client-side customization and configuration tool for SharePoint. With SharePoint Designer, you can create data-rich Web pages, build powerful workflow-enabled solutions, and design the look and feel of your site. The sites you create can range from small project management team sites to dashboard-driven portal solutions for large enterprises.
  39. Office Web apps: Web-based, online, cross-browser compatible versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote. These integrate directly into SharePoint’s document management functionality.
  40. Project Server: An extension to SharePoint providing integration with Microsoft Project and other features such as Enterprise Content Management, business intelligence, enterprise search, personal sites and Newsfeed.
  41. Excel Services: A server technology included in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2007 that enables users to load, calculate, and display excel 2010 workbooks on SharePoint Server 2010
  42. Team foundation server: A free download of core SharePoint functionality, without all of the Server functionality Microsoft Office Access, Visio, Excel & InfoPath Forms services
  43. Power Pivot: It extends the capabilities of the PivotTable data summarization and cross-tabulation feature with new features such as expanded data capacity, advanced calculations, ability to import data from multiple sources, and the ability to publish the workbooks as interactive web applications.
  44. Performance Point Server – business intelligence software: PerformancePoint Server also provided a planning and budgeting component directly integrated with Excel.
  45. Audience Targeting
  46. Governance Tools
  47. Enterprise Wikis
  48. Organization Hierarchy Browser
  49. Managed Metadata
  50. OS Search integration
  51. Extranet Portal
  52. Used to provide password-protected, web-facing access to people outside an organization
  53. Information from any part of the organization can be surfaced inside useful contexts, providing information that can improve effectiveness.
  54. App Catalog
  55. PowerView
  56. A new visualization experience, easy to use dash boarding tool that allows self-service business intelligence.
  57. Business Continuity Services
  58. Access Services
  59. Helps you to create deskstop databases. Has easy to use tools for quickly creating the browser based database application that help you to run your business.
  60. Visio Services
  61. Enables you to load, display, and interact programmatically with Visio .vsdx, .vsdm files and Visio Web Drawings (.vdw)
  62. eDiscovery
  63. Topic Pages
  64. Cross Site Publishing
  65. Language Translation
  66. Custom design for internet
  67. Custom Development
  68. Multiple Domains
  69. Discovery & Risk Assessment
  70. Audit and contol management ( ACM) automates discovery and risk assessment for business critical excel and Access database
  71. Distributed Cache Services
  72. Shredded Storage
  73. Translation services
  74. Minimal download
  75. New Navigation Framework
  76. Information Management policies
  77. Granular Control
  78. Secure Delegation
  79. Request Management
  80. Systems Status Notifications
  81. Cross device experience
  82. Integrated cross platform Data portability made easy
  83. Site Mail boxes
  84. Drill Down
  85. Browser Editing
  86. Socialized Insight
  87. Structured view of request details
  88. Cross servers & applications
  89. PowerShell & central administration
  90. Simplified & remote
  91. Cross Premise synchronization
  92. Windows server 2012 Active Directory
  93. Data Safety Services
  94. Secure Updates
  95. Developer App Model fully compatible with Office 365
  96. No licenses required for external users
  97. Free External users for online SKUs
  98. One Drive for Business Folder Sync: A desktop program that you can use to sync an offline version of a team site or OneDrive for Business library to a folder on your computer.
  99. SharePoint Work Space: A desktop program that you can use to take SharePoint site content offline and collaborate on the content with others while you are disconnected from the network.