In today’s application economy, everyone is in the software business. Auto makers are putting Wi-Fi hotspots in their cars. Watches are trading gears for motherboards. Even
soda fountains have evolved from dumb machines into instrumented devices with touch-screen user interfaces.
This digital transformation is changing the way applications are developed, tested, moved through environments and released into production—and it’s putting new demands on IT teams with which they’re struggling to keep up.
At a high level, this is because the application delivery systems and processes at many enterprises were put in place when IT only had to push out an annual or semi-annual release. But as market pressures and executive mandates have forced teams to deliver innovations faster and more frequently, a new set of development, testing, automation and customer challenges have appeared—acting as obstacles that stand between you and your digital transformation goals.
Issuers need to balance eCommerce payment transaction security and a smooth customer checkout experience. The crux of the matter is how to provide a seamless checkout experience for legitimate customers so they won’t abandon their transaction or use a different form of payment while at the same time stopping illegitimate attempts to transact. The use of behavior-based authentication to determine which transactions should be impacted by requiring the customer to go through additional means of authentication is critical for reducing customer friction while creating better assurance that the transaction is legitimate. Rules are an important component when providing this risk- and behavior-based authentication. When models are added, and used to guide the application of risk-based rules, the impact upon illegitimate authentication attempts can be greatly increased while the impact on legitimate customers is decreased, providing a better experience for the cardholder and loss reduction for
Effective metrics and measurements are critical to running a high performance business. Properly applied, they lead you to better insights, better decisions and better business outcomes. They provide feedback to spark improvement and create learning opportunities. They help you identify the right outcomes that drive you toward your business goals. Unfortunately, many businesses misuse these powerful tools in ways that actively destroy the agility they seek to create. In this paper, we highlight nine mistakes organizations make involving agile measurement at enterprise scale—and how to do it right.
Privileged identity, accounts and credentials are core, critical assets for enterprises that must be highly protected through a combination of technology and processes which are enabled by privileged access management.
Delivering that protection is instrumental in breaking the data breach kill chain, helping to prevent attacks and mitigating the impact of those that do occur.
Mainframes continue to provide high business value by combining efficient transaction processing with high-volume access to critical enterprise data. Business organizations are linking mobile devices to mainframe processing and data to support digital applications and drive business transformation. In this rapidly growing scenario, the importance of providing excellent end-user experience becomes critical for business success.This analyst announcement note covers how CA Technologies is addressing the need for providing high availability and a fast response time by optimizing mainframe performance with new machine learning and analytics capabilities.
e-book which lays out the case for machine learning and artificial intelligence for mainframe operational analytics. The mainframe is now part of a highly complex connected ecosystem driving trillions of mobile and web transactions critical to the functioning of the application economy. The emergence of new workloads and apps on the mainframe means that the status quo isn’t enough when it comes to Mainframe management. IT professionals alone – whether mainframe skilled or not – simply can’t keep up with the onslaught of performance alerts, false alarms. Machine learning deliver mainframe intelligence a more proactive and automated approach to handle this challenge.
The mobile app has become “the” strategic initiative for all digital organizations attempting to drive business forward. “By 2017, mobile apps will be downloaded more than 268 billion times, generating revenue of more than $77 billion — making apps one of the most popular computing tools for users across the globe.”1 The app has become more than a simple method of communication. It is the new critical point of engagement, the face of the organization, and quite possibly the difference maker in customers staying or leaving. Getting the “user experience” (or UX) right in the eyes of the consumer is no longer a nice to have but fundamental to achieving success.
It’s clear: the healthcare industry is in need of change. And today, the system is undergoing a critical transformation as it shifts from a volume-based to a value-based delivery model. Gone are the days of simply treating illness. Now, the focus is on managing the episode of care, containing the costs of delivery, optimizing services and improving patient outcomes.
Understanding, managing and containing risk has become a critical factor for many organizations
as they plot their hybrid architecture strategy. Access by an expanding array of privileged identities
looms large as a risk concern once organizations look beyond tactically using cloud services for cost
and agility efficiencies. Existing approaches developed for static infrastructure can address initial
risk concerns, but fall short in providing consistent policy enforcement and continuous visibility for
dynamic, distributed infrastructure.
Multiple elements factor into how effectively an enterprise can embrace automation and advance the maturity of their transformation. However, security tools are central to enabling a structured and measured approach to managing critical access risks at each stage of the maturity model journey. With the right privileged access platform and set of tools, enterprises can progressively automate and scale access management to align risk
Businesses today must reduce the risk of security breaches to protect the valuable data within their
organizations. At the same time, IT auditors are increasingly enforcing ever more stringent requirements
on the business. The bottom line is that privileged accounts and privileged access are being targeted by
hackers as a new attack surface and focused on by auditors who are insisting on greater controls around
The right privileged access management solution provides comprehensive protection for your missioncritical
servers with powerful, fine-grained controls over operating system-level access and privileged
user actions. Capable of enforcing access controls on powerful native Superuser accounts—like the
UNIX® and Linux® root and Microsoft® Windows® administrator—this system-level, host-based privileged
access management solution controls, monitors and audits privileged user activity, improving security and
simplifying audit and compliance.
Data is the most valuable asset a business has, and the most important data lives on the mainframe. This critical information fuels the new apps and services that differentiate your business.
And it’s rapidly growing, with each new app creating a new source of data. What’s more, usage demands are increasing as developers seek access to mainframe-based data to promote innovation.
The world of computing is changing before our eyes. Industries that had a consistent and predictable business model for generations are being turned upside down. In the digital economy, a seamless customer experience is critical. Whether a retailer is exploring new innovative online selling strategies or a bank is determining how to anticipate customer needs for new services – a high performing and scalable IT ecosystem is key to success. At the end of the day, as an IT leader, you need to help your business anticipate opportunities, drive growth and proactively prevent threats to your company’s revenue.
APIs are a critical component of digital business—empowering developers to build apps across any channel and enabling partners to incorporate your data or services into their offerings. By making it easier for other organizations to access your services, you create value and growth opportunities.
Managing privileged users is a continuous and critical process. First, you must discover where your admin accounts are and eliminate improper privileges and orphan accounts. Next, you must enforce your least-privilege policies for these users and eliminate shared accounts—this is called privileged access management (PAM). Lastly, you must govern privileged access to avoid entitlement creep and to ensure that each user still needs any elevated privileges that they have. If any one of these essential capabilities are weak or missing, your overall risk of breach or insider threat rises significantly.
GDPR compliance can be achieved through a combination of people, processes and technology. This document has described solutions that can help organizations with their GDPR journey. But you can extend that protection and strengthen security controls even further via strong and risk authentication or workload automation for the processing automation of personal data helping you comply with GDPR as well as similar mandates. Regulations tend to set the minimum standards to be required, but in the application economy, open enterprises must ensure due diligence to protect one of the most important and critical assets: private customer information.
For organizations with additional security requirements for high value servers hosting business-critical assets, CA Privileged Access Manager Server Control provides localized, fine-grained access control and protection over operating system-level access and application-level access. Agent-based, kernel-level protection is available for individual files, folders and specific commands based on policy and/or finedgrained controls on specific hosts.
Understanding, managing and containing risk has become a critical factor for many organizations as they plot their hybrid architecture strategy. Access by an expanding array of privileged identities looms large as a risk concern once organizations look beyond tactically using cloud services for cost and agility efficiencies. Existing approaches developed for static infrastructure can address initial risk concerns, but fall short in providing consistent policy enforcement and continuous visibility for dynamic, distributed infrastructure.
Focus on Value.
“The benefits of agile are multidimensional. But the most important change is that it focuses the entire organization on meaningful delivery to the customer. Instead of relying on indirect metrics describing degrees of our software’s quality and progress ... we ask, ‘What percent of critical functionality is included in this release?’ This emphasis on customerperceived value impacts our entire project life cycle pretty significantly.” Vice President of Infrastructure Management BMC Software.
Growing your enterprise is an ongoing priority. And, as the
application economy continues to expand, it’s likely that
you’re looking at digital business initiatives to fuel a significant
portion of that growth. Among the most promising objectives
of such a strategy are:
• Providing superior digital experiences for consumers
• Expanding markets and revenue streams through
• Connecting employees and partners to enterprise
data anywhere, anytime
• Launching innovative new services for the Internet
of Things (IoT)
Successfully executing a digital strategy requires the ability
to launch new apps and coordinate your digital presence with
partners. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) create
the connectivity required to share enterprise data and digital
content with those apps and partners over the Internet.
APIs are a critical component of digital business—empowering
developers to build apps across any channel and enabling
partners to incorporate your dat
In today’s application economy, interaction between a business and
its customers, partners and employees is increasingly through apps.
And omni-channel access to these applications—from anywhere at
any time—is dependent on APIs. These APIs provide an interface for
developers to code against, and must be robust enough to support
As a result, APIs are perhaps the most critical technology in digital
business design today. APIs sit between your application clients
—apps, websites and devices—and application backends. By
leveraging APIs, you can securely stretch the boundaries of your
enterprise by tapping into a broad array of digital businesses, digital
customers and digital devices.
But just as important as the API, is the application backend itself.
Behind the API, the data access layer and application logic layer are
doing the heavy lifting—implementing business rules, maintaining
data consistency and managing interactions with various data
sources. These three com
Increasingly, enterprises are opening their data and applications to partners, developers, mobile apps and cloud
services. APIs provide a standardized way to open up information assets across the web, mobile devices, serviceoriented
architecture (SOA) and the cloud. However, to make API information sharing safe, reliable and cost-effective,
enterprises must deal with critical security, performance management and data adaptation challenges.
CA API Management combines advanced functionality for back-end integration, mobile optimization, cloud
orchestration and developer management. It is unique in its ability to address the full breadth of enterprise
API management challenges.
Suddenly, the network is cool again. Tech trends such as the Internet of Things, software-defined networking and growing end-user expectations all add up to a demand for “dialtone” network performance and reliability. But as the data deluge continues to accelerate, and as organizations continue to rely on multiple clouds to achieve business goals, how can the network keep up, much less meet tomorrow’s demands?
This e-book looks at the trends that are impacting the enterprise network—the modern network—the issues it creates for NetOps professionals, and how organizations can act today to plan for tomorrow.
In too many organizations today, innovation isn’t happening fast enough. Within these businesses, skills are siloed and resources are misaligned. As businesses seek to speed innovation and meet their growth and revenue targets, they have to get maximum utility out of all their investments—including in the areas of IT infrastructure, product development and human resources.
This buyer’s guide is intended to help those decision makers tasked with making this critical buying decision—focusing on the characteristics that help enterprises address both their immediate and long term needs. This guide shows how leveraging a PPM platform that delivers both top-down, strategic portfolio management, as well as bottom-up project management capabilities, helps organizations maximize their ROI over the long term.
Speed is increasingly becoming the most important factor in project execution for a modern business. Of course, it has always been important to deliver projects as quickly as possible—that’s why schedules were developed and managed to. But historically those schedules were usually rather arbitrary. Today, things are very different. Customers expect more functionality more quickly than ever before, and they are unwilling to tolerate delays or missed commitments.
Organizations have recognized the importance of minimizing time to delivery, seeking to leverage opportunities and solve challenges in as little time as possible, but in doing so they have frequently forgotten one critical aspect. They aren’t actively managing those time horizons—they are simply careening headlong toward the end goal. That can introduce significant problems, and that’s what we want to look at in this white paper.
CA Privileged Access Manager protects an organization’s business and empowers its people. The solution protects critical accounts and endpoints while providing a seamless user experience.
CA commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and objectively examine the potential return on investment (ROI) and enterprises may realize by deploying its Privileged Access Manager solution. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the CA Privileged Access Manager solution on their organizations.
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