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Delivering Compliance Peace of Mind: HPE Managed Cloud Controls – Continuous Compliance

This HPE GreenLake service gives you an enterprise-level view of more than 1,500 IT compliance, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance controls, as well as real-time monitoring and recommendations.

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by Ed Khouri, GreenLake Management Services - Worldwide Business Development

Even in today’s hybrid IT environments, the full value of cloud is yet to be realized. In many businesses, potentially high-value cloud initiatives are held back by worries around compliance. How do you ensure that your applications are meeting security and governance requirements? How do you manage and regularly evaluate your documentation, policies and procedures and prepare for regulatory audits?

To help companies address these concerns and get the most out their cloud strategies, HPE offers HPE Managed Cloud Controls (MCC), an entirely new category of cloud managed services solutions that gives you unified visibility into and control over your cloud estate. We’ve unveiled two HPE MCC options: Continuous Compliance, and Continuous Cost Control. I’ll cover the first one in this blog, and the second in an upcoming post.

Removing the complexity from compliance

With HPE Managed Cloud Controls – Continuous Compliance, we deliver a comprehensive view of over 1,500 IT compliance, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance controls. We’ve adopted what I’d call a top-down approach to compliance; we start with the requirements for the various regulatory areas. HPE manages the technical checks that are needed to make sure your IT operation is compliant from a public cloud perspective – for example, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework and the ISO/IEC 27001 international standard for information security management.

In addition, we manage the process rules that are relevant for your business – the controls that you need to have in place to demonstrate to regulators that you have comprehensive policies, a reliable change management process, a process for auditing user accounts and so on. This helps you answer questions such as: Do we have the appropriate policies and security measures in place to ensure that only required personal data is collected? Are personal data breach policies and supporting notification procedures documented? Is there a method of communicating data breaches to affected clients that's documented and maintained internally?

We also manage the reference rules that are relevant to your industry, legal frameworks such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the HIPAA laws that protect patient records and other healthcare information in the U.S. We’ve made the solution broad enough to encompass data that’s needed by departments across the organization, not just the technologists who are focusing on one portion of the environment.

We coupled this broad coverage with two technical frameworks: one that’s proprietary to HPE, and the industry-standard Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark. We bring it all together to provide you with the necessary guardrails around your cloud estate. It’s a single-pane-of-glass view into compliance that can be consumed across the entire organization.

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HPE Managed Cloud Controls – Continuous Compliance gives you a customized tool and user interface designed by HPE experts, who collect data and monitor your cloud environment based on your company’s security policies and regulatory standards. That means:

  • Reduced time, cost and complexity of audit preparation. We onboard and configure your cloud accounts and identify ideal process and technical control frameworks to help you achieve more predictable audit results and ensure that you’re audit-ready at all times.
  • Continuous monitoring and alerting of out-of-compliance situations. This is a true end-to-end solution that provides expert monitoring, intervention and remediation to reduce risk. HPE delivers monthly/quarterly performance reporting and recommendations, enabling you to provide detailed compliance reporting at all levels of the organization. We monitor business events for compliance status. We maintain the most up-to-date policies from regulators, and we ensure that all new cloud services and capabilities are covered by compliance frameworks.
  • Unified visibility and continuous optimization. Executive and operational dashboards provide enterprise-level compliance visibility and a single source of truth across your cloud estate. We provide quarterly security, risk and compliance reviews and architectural reviews with HPE experts.

With HPE Managed Cloud Controls – Continuous Compliance, you’re leveraging HPE's deep cloud expertise and extensive software tool set, as well as the best practices that we’ve gained from over 1,000 cloud transformation projects. You get the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’re meeting your compliance requirements as you move forward with your own digital transformation programs.

We continue to add to our portfolio of HPE managed security, risk and compliance solutions. Keep an eye on this blog, and don’t miss my upcoming discussion of the second HPE MCC offering that I mentioned above, our powerful Continuous Cost Control solution.

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