Top UK investment platform boosts compliance auditing and reporting

Xtravirt delivers integrated solution leveraging VMware vRealize
Top UK investment platform boosts compliance auditing and reporting - Case Study

The customer

This leading UK investment platform is a wholly owned subsidiary of a FTSE 100 company, working with more than 17,500 advisers to help run their business and support their clients. They provide the technology, tools and services to help 800,000 people in the UK manage their investments in one place, with access to over 4,500 funds from the platform.

The situation

  • Customer requirement to provide change management auditing and policy compliance reporting
  • Existing operational estate toolsets such as Solar Winds and vRealize Operations Manager to be supplemented with vRealize Configuration Manager (VRCM)

Our approach

  • Initial assessment of existing vCenter Manager deployment
  • Configured VRCM server based on VMware best practices
  • Created hardened template based on VMware’s hardening guidelines
  • Integrated VRCM into vRealize Operations Manager
  • Performed tactical security review of Vodafone Avaya appliances, examining existing segregation within VMware infrastructure
  • Performed thorough knowledge transfer with customer

Outcomes achieved

  • VRCM fully configured to provide change and compliance auditing and reporting
  • Customer team able to manage change and compliance auditing, easily modify template hardening settings to enable or disable vSphere functionality, and generate reports
  • Any potential security concerns with Vodafone Avaya appliances identified and addressed