Continuous compliance for networks

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BMC Network Automation is a leading platform for the management, control, and enforcement of configuration changes for network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, and load-balancers. Part of Compliance Automation, the BMC Continuous Compliance for Network Automation solution increases the efficiency of enforcing operational, security, best practices, and regulatory compliance.

Overview of the solution

BMC Continuous Compliance for Network Automation is a solution that increases the value of BMC Network Automation. This solution provides an easy to implement integration with BMC Remedy ITSM applications and the BMC Atrium CMDB enabling an automated coordination of configuration management processes with other Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes.

BMC Atrium Orchestrator automates the interaction of BMC Network Automation with BMC Remedy ITSM incident ticketing and change control processes. Flexible and customizable BMC Remedy ITSM workflows extend the capabilities of BMC Network Automation enabling the delivery of improved change control process and compliance, together with increased staff productivity.

The BMC Continuous Compliance for Network Automation solution provides to the enterprise these benefits:

  • Lowers the cost, and increases the efficiency, of enforcing operational, security, best practices, and regulatory compliance.
  • Provides time-saving and flexible workflows integrating BMC Network Automation with BMC Remedy ITSM change and incident management.
  • Enables data center engineers, and help desk staff to devote their valuable time resources to providing other needed business services in the enterprise.

The following figures outlines the main use cases for the solution:


 
When you implement the BMC Continuous Compliance for Network Automation solution, you can implement the following use cases:

For descriptions of how to execute the key use cases described above, see Executing continuous compliance for networks use cases.

Prior to executing these use cases, the data center technical personnel who are responsible for setting up the Continuous Compliance for Network Automation solution must complete the installation process and configuration procedures required to implement the solution.

Where to go from here

To enable the Continuous Compliance for Networks use cases, you must perform the following tasks:

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