Catbird’s VSA helps IT administrators identify and close the potential gaps in security and compliance created in the move from “P to V”. The 30-day assessment includes a security analysis, reports with actionable intelligence and a plan to mitigate risk and protect critical virtual systems, networks, desktops and processes.
The VSA aims to identify the scope and magnitude of the virtualization compliance gap through qualitative and quantitative analysis of the new architecture’s impact on change control, separation of duties, network visibility and segmentation, and secondary validation.
Catbird’s V-Security assessment starts by establishing a scope based on existing controls and best-practices on the physical infrastructure. Once the scope is defined, the team deploys Catbird’s V-Security to passively monitor the networks and check specific assets identified in the scope of work.
Catbird VSA clients receive their first report within 24 hours of setup. For the next four weeks, Catbird’s V-Security monitors and tests all network segments for gaps in security, integrity, management control, configuration and availability. Daily dashboard reports provide snapshots of the test results, which are then aggregated into a comprehensive report presented in an actions workshop by the assessment team. The final report identifies compliance and protection gaps, and contains explicit recommendations based on common best security practices to immediately correct each identified issue.
Catbird’s Virtual Infrastructure Security Assessment is delivered through its partners.