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Webinar: Improving your FITARA Scorecard

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In this interactive webinar, our Government sales engineer discussed how to reduce the time and cost of IT operations and advance your modernization efforts to help improve your agency’s FITARA scorecard. Our sales engineer reviewed modernization details and demonstrate how to leverage performance monitoring tools to improve your FITARA scorecard. He also discussed why agencies should consolidate their IT tools and show how SolarWinds products can be used to support successful modernization efforts.



During this interactive webinar, attendees learned about:

Basic steps of modernization and consolidation
How consolidated IT tools increase visibility and provide a unified view of your infrastructure
How monitoring and management tools provide the data to improve modernization decisions and help improve your FITARA scores
How SolarWinds® network management products help with device discovery, utilization rates, tracking, and bandwidth utilization
How Network Configuration Manager (NCM) helps automate device configuration for new or redeployed devices
How Server & Application Monitor (SAM) helps map dependencies and understands server and application performance to facilitate modernization
How SAM also monitors apps in the cloud to provide a unified view of your apps
How Virtualization Manager (VMAN) offers recommendations based on VM performance data

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Webinar: Improving your FITARA Scorecard

  1. 1. @solarwinds Improving Your FITARA Scorecard Federal Webinar July 23, 2019
  2. 2. @solarwinds 2 Speaker Introduction Yuli Mikolenko Sr. Federal Sales Engineer yuli.mikolenko@solarwinds.com 703.386.2649 (office) © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. @solarwinds 3 • SolarWinds overview • FITARA overview • Improving your FITARA scorecard • IT tools consolidation • Modernize and consolidate • Improve compliance • Additional resources • Demonstration • Q&A Agenda © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. @solarwinds 4 SolarWinds at a Glance 1. Customers are defined as individuals or entities that have an active subscription for our subscription products or that have purchased one or more of our perpetual license products since our inception under a unique customer identification number. We may have multiple purchasers of our products within a single organization, each of which may be assigned a unique customer identification number and deemed a separate customer. 2. IDC defined Network Management Software functional market, IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker, April 2019. 3. Source: Gartner, Market Share Analysis: ITOM: Performance Analysis Software, Worldwide, 2017. July 9, 2018. (AIOps/ITIM/Other Monitoring Tools Software Market). SolarWinds term, Systems Management, refers to the AIOps/ITIM/Other Monitoring Tools Software Market Taxonomy referenced in the Gartner report. All statements in this report attributable to Gartner represent SolarWinds interpretation of data, research opinion or viewpoints published as part of a syndicated subscription service by Gartner, Inc., and have not been reviewed by Gartner. Each Gartner publication speaks as of its original publication date (and not as of the date of this presentation). The opinions expressed in Gartner publications are not representations of fact and are subject to change without notice. #1 in Network Management2 300,000+ customers in 190 countries1 50+ IT management products 22,000+ MSPs serving 450,000+ organizations Every branch of the DoD, and nearly every civilian and intelligence agency 150,000+ registered members of THWACK®, our global IT community Founded in 1999 More than 2,500 employees globally Austin, TX, headquarters Herndon, VA, government office 30+ offices globally Leader in remote monitoring and management #4 in Systems Management3 Growing security portfolio 499 of Fortune 500® © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. @solarwinds 5 Building Great Products That Simply Work Is at Our Core © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. End User-Driven Product Strategy With a Constantly Growing OfferingFocused on Ease and Efficiency Geekbuilt.® Roadmap driven by end-users and products developed by IT Professionals who understand today’s IT environment Massive User Community 150K+ registered THWACK members; in 2017, THWACK averaged over 7,000 daily unique visitors 22K+ MSPs access the MSP Institute and Customer Success Center Solve clearly identified problems Orion® Platform Hybrid IT management Application Management Affordable full-stack monitoring for hybrid and cloud-native IT environments SolarWinds MSP Remote monitoring and management platforms, backup, and email security Easy to try, find, and buy Ready to use Security Security, simplified
  6. 6. @solarwinds 6 Our Approach to ProductOurCorePrinciplesNotableExamples Simple and powerful Deliver complete visibility for hybrid IT Grow with our customers Enable application- centric management •Quick value after install •Seamless UX across product portfolio •Native support of the major on-premises and public clouds •Unified, integrated experience •Start small, solve the first problem, and be ready for the next •Add new capabilities quickly • AppStack™ – manage the entire app, not just components • PerfStack™ – real-time troubleshooting across the modern app and infrastructure stack • NetPath™ – manage the network, not just elements • Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring – AWS® and Azure® infrastructure monitoring •Support management of traditional and modern apps • Network Insight™ – deep visibility for the modern network stack across performance and configuration • AppInsight™ – deep visibility for packaged application performance • Increased scale – support for 400,000 NPM elements in a single instance • Simplified multiproduct installer – single installer to automatically resolve upgrade and install dependencies © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. @solarwinds SolarWinds Orion Platform • Be in control with automatic discovery of, and rich insights into, your entire hybrid environment • Optimize performance across even the most complex of environments using integrated guidance across the IT stack • Simple to deploy and use, helping you to quickly understand the health of your IT environment • Respond to performance issues quickly using contextually-relevant and actionable alerts • Monitor and manage your physical, virtualized, and cloud IT environment in one unified view © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. The Orion Platform is designed to deliver unified visibility and control across your on-premises, hosted, and public cloud IT environments On-premises Hosted / SaaS Cloud 7
  8. 8. @solarwinds Improving Your FITARA Scorecard
  9. 9. @solarwinds 9 FITARA Scorecard 8.0 © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. Source: https://fcw.com/blogs/fcw-insider/2019/06/~/media/93FBBC679E3C4531A6528C7ACAFEE357.ashx
  10. 10. @solarwinds 10 FITARA Scorecard 8.0 • Agencies are rated on seven initiatives • CIO authority enhancements • Transparency and risk management • Portfolio review • Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) • Software licensing (MEGABYTE) • Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) • Cyber (FISMA) © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. @solarwinds 11 FITARA Scorecard Breakdown by Initiative © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. Source: https://fitara.meritalk.com/
  12. 12. @solarwinds 12 Initiatives Where SolarWinds Can Help • Agencies are rated on seven initiatives • CIO authority enhancements • Transparency and risk management • Portfolio review • Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) • Software licensing (MEGABYTE) • Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) • Cyber (FISMA) © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. @solarwinds 13 Improving Your FITARA Scorecard •Consolidate monitoring tools • Optimize licensing and lower costs • Get all the performance metrics in the same place to optimize IT ops •Use the tools to modernize and consolidate • Make data driven decisions about optimizing your network and data centers •Use the tools to increase cyber security compliance © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. Three ways SolarWinds can help
  14. 14. @solarwinds 14 Benefits of IT Tools Consolidation Benefit Description Reduced Cost Consolidated purchases produce discounts and drive contract vehicles that leverage your government buying power Out-of-the-box Integrations Context sensitive and correlated data improves troubleshooting without the need for customizations Consolidated Dashboard Streamlining your monitoring tools allows for a NOC view that provides visibility across your entire enterprise Familiar User Interface Common look and feel simplifies complexity, increases usability, and reduces the need and time for training Easier Support One support desk for your monitoring and management tools © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. @solarwinds 15 Benefits of IT Tools Consolidation (cont’d) Benefit Description Improved Compliance Reporting Consolidating agency logs, configurations, and patch data improves the reliability of compliance reporting Improved Security Fewer vendors means reduced patching and configuration management Enhanced Alerting Centrally managed alerting eliminates redundant or related alerts and lessens alert fatigue Simplified Administration Easier maintenance renewals and capacity planning © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. @solarwinds 16 Why Consolidate on SolarWinds? • SolarWinds is a large, diversified, and growing software company • SolarWinds is one of the most affordable in the industry • Our software is easy to implement, configure, and use • Our modular approach allows agencies to get the specific tools they need, which generates a faster ROI, and also allows for a phased consolidation • Our customizable role-based access control is designed to increase internal security • We have a large federal installed base and security is important to us; our software has Common Criteria and other certifications • Our online THWACK user community drives innovation and adds value by sharing scripts, templates, and user experiences © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. @solarwinds 17 Why Modernize Infrastructure? • Key driver is achieving operational efficiencies • Reduced hardware, software, and support costs helps meet the mandates • Also enables delivery of modern services (cloud, mobile, social, etc.) • Modernized networks • Modernized networks to help comply with laws, mandates, and executive orders • Reducing the number of unknown network connections to improve security • Consolidated data centers • Increase infrastructure utilization and improve operational efficiency • Provide modern infrastructure to sustain growth and deliver value • Improve manageability, resiliency, and flexibility © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. @solarwinds 18 • Device discovery and bandwidth analysis • Gather performance metrics and capacity trends on network devices and systems • Phased approach based on priorities and budget • Replace outdated infrastructure • Virtualize servers and consolidate data centers • Use performance data to formulate server placement and monitor impacts • The goal is to balance resources to meet infrastructure needs at minimum cost • Monitor performance metrics and capacity trends • Revise plans and continue with the next phase Modernization and Consolidation © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. Basic steps
  19. 19. @solarwinds 19 Gather Device, Utilization, and Dependency Data • Network Performance Monitor (NPM) discovers network devices and computers and offers capacity planning • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) monitors network traffic, bandwidth utilization, and throughput, and analyzes network traffic patterns • Network Configuration Manager (NCM) helps obtain and maintain device data, tracks which network devices are operating and their locations, and includes lifecycle management reports • Server & Application Monitor (SAM) discovers applications, creates dependency maps, monitors server utilization, and creates an asset inventory • User Device Tracker (UDT) monitors connected devices, discovers and stores MAC addresses that are connected to your network, and maintains histories • AppStack maps application dependencies to underlying server, virtualization, storage, and database layers © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. @solarwinds 20 Network Modernization • Network modernization requires manual planning, based on priorities and budgets • NCM backs up device configurations, automates configuration change management, and leverages baselines to increase compliance • NetPath (NPM feature) provides critical path visualization for on-premises, hybrid, and cloud services © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. @solarwinds 21 • Server and data center consolidation requires manual planning, based on existing plans, priorities, and budgets • Virtualization Manager (VMAN) provides virtual machine capacity planning • Virtual machine (VM) resource planning • Run what-if modeling scenarios • Optimize VM placement Server and Data Center Consolidation © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. @solarwinds 22 Improve Compliance • NCM produces FISMA and DISA STIGs reports from configuration templates, produces audit documentation and reports, and can be used to configure security controls • Security Event Manager (SEM) produces FISMA and DISA STIGs compliance reports from templates, monitors effectiveness of security controls, and produces audit documentation and reports • Patch Manager (PM) automates patching of Microsoft® and third-party applications to help improve compliance © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. @solarwinds 23 SolarWinds is all about infrastructure performance monitoring and troubleshooting Monitor Infrastructure for Impacts and Start Next Phase • NPM provides comprehensive network fault monitoring and performance management • SAM provides comprehensive server monitoring software for Microsoft applications, systems, hypervisor, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services • VMAN provides comprehensive VM monitoring, performance management, capacity planning, and optimization • NetPath (NPM feature) provides critical path visualization for on-premises, hybrid, and cloud services • PerfStack (Orion Platform feature) accelerates problem identification with cross-stack IT data correlation and visualization • Gather updated network and server utilization data to verify assumptions and adjust plans before proceeding to the next phase © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. @solarwinds DEMO 24© 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. @solarwinds 25 Additional Resources © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. • View web topics pages on modernization and compliance • Data Center Management Solutions • Multi-Vendor Network Inventory • Network Utilization • VM Capacity Planning and Virtual Machine Recommendations • Compliance Network Audit • Read THWACK postings on IT modernization • Balancing Innovative Modernization with Reality • Avoiding the Pitfalls of IT Modernization • 4 Steps to Managing Risk While Driving IT Modernization • Finding the Right Balance Between Modernization and Security • View a webpage on Compliance Reporting Software for IT • Download a whitepaper Compliance Guide for Federal Security and IT Pros
  26. 26. @solarwinds Q&A 26 Call federal sales: 877.946.3751 Email your sales team: federalsales@solarwinds.com © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. @solarwinds 27 Let Us Know How We Can Help You © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. • Visit our THWACK government group: http://thwack.com/government • Watch a short demo video: http://demo.solarwinds.com/sedemo/ • Download a free trial: http://www.solarwinds.com/downloads/ • Visit our federal website: http://www.solarwinds.com/federal • Call government sales: 877.946.3751 • Email SolarWinds federal government sales: federalsales@solarwinds.com • Follow us on LinkedIn®: https://www.linkedin.com/company/solarwinds-government
  28. 28. @solarwinds The SolarWinds, SolarWinds & Design, Orion, and THWACK trademarks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC or its affiliates, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other SolarWinds trademarks, service marks, and logos may be common law marks or are registered or pending registration. All other trademarks mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and are trademarks of (and may be registered trademarks) of their respective companies.

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