6 Steps for Ensuring Continuous Compliance in a Complex, Hybrid IT Environment

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End-to-End Visibility

Gain end-to-end visibility into the enterprise requirements.

You can't manage what you can't see, and the first step to compliance is to gain visibility into the entire network. This means an accurate, real-time view across all business applications, including their connectivity and dependencies, and the security policies across vendors and platforms. Does your IT team know what's happening across all network segments – including your on-premise, cloud and hybrid networks? Are you aware of all changes made in the entire environment? The ideal scenario would be to have all of this information in one convenient place and manage it from one console — one that is not a manual spreadsheet.

CISOs and their network security teams are under increasing pressure to adhere to an expanding "alphabet soup" of regulatory requirements that have a direct impact on the enterprise network. On top of that, every business has its own internal policies and best practice workflows to follow. One way to reduce the compliance enforcement and audit-readiness burden is to work toward the goal of continuous compliance — attaining a state where all compliance requirements are met, and then continuously maintaining that state.

Even with the many challenges of managing today's complex IT environment, it's possible to achieve continuous compliance through proper organization, thorough processes and technology automation. In this slideshow, Ellen Fischl Bodner, Tufin, has identified six steps that are critical to ensuring continuous compliance.

 

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