Risk and Compliance Management (RCMaaS)


As options for enterprise workloads across private and public clouds proliferate, companies face increasing complexity to manage requirements for cybersecurity and compliance across the hybrid cloud. Requirements from global, country-specific, regional, and local authorities in government and industry are continually evolving, with mandates such as GDPR, FISMA, FedRAMP, HIPAA, NESA (in UAE), PCIDSS, ISO 27001 specifications. For companies planning their journey to the cloud, this complexity creates a great deal of friction, slowing their ability to migrate to the cloud and realize its benefits. For companies already dealing with ever-sprawling cloud environments, inconsistent security and policy frameworks across environments could result in widening channels of weakness, vulnerable to attack.

Livewire’s Risk and Compliance Management As a Services (RCMaaS) powered by Caveonix partnered with VMware offers hybrid cloud risk and compliance management solution as a service, making its unified platform available on a subscription basis to enterprise and SMB customers. This turnkey, multitenant solution can be white-labeled by MSPs to their end customers. The service builds on leading solutions from VMware that MSPs and customers already use for modernizing data centers while transforming networking and security in the multi-cloud era.


How does it work?

The RiskForesight Detect module identifies changes in the hybrid cloud infrastructure, tenant workloads, network flows, and security policies with native integration into the cloud orchestration platforms. RiskForesight’s engine, CaveoIQ™, powers the solution’s Predict module. It leverages predictive analytics and machine learning to assess risks and build predictive risk mitigation models specific to tenant workloads, plus infrastructure-level steps for service providers.

The Act module provides protective actions at manual, semi-automated, or fully automated levels, using native application programming interface (API)–level integration. RiskForesight’s Risk Management Control Plane (RMCP) underpins a Protection Plane for proactive or reactive actions at the network, security, and compute control levels of the cloud infrastructure, irrespective of the cloud technology stack.

The RMCP also supports a Reporting Plane for a unified dashboard view of cyberrisk and compliance risk posture across the hybrid cloud environment. The dashboard can be private-labeled by service providers for use by their end customers.

What you can do?

Manual do-it-yourself processes and multiple tools adopted by security engineering teams are no longer a secure or scalable option for protecting your assets in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. With vast quantities of data to collect and analyze, your teams can still miss a comprehensive view of vulnerabilities, security issues, configuration issues and compliance issues.



1) How does an HCI solution make IT teams more efficient?

Eliminating traditional IT silos and managing everything from a single tool means lower OPEX and CAPEX for your IT infrastructure. And with HCI, you don’t have to sacrifice security, flexibility or scalability. But some solutions make capitalizing on HCI efficiency easier than others. Learn why VMware has the most HCI customers in production worldwide in this infographic.

2) Can an HCI solution efficiently and cost-effectively grow when, where and how I need it?

Data center scaling and evolving can be a costly, complicated process. Luckily, a key benefit of HCI is its ability to scale and change as needed. VMware HCI in particular is designed for simplicity and scalability for rapidly changing business needs. Only VMware has the complete set of offerings for a fully software-defined data center in production today.

3) What is the difference between hyperconverged and converged infrastructure?

Hyperconverged and converged IT infrastructures both integrate the four components of a data center: storage, compute, networking and management. While hyperconverged systems accomplish this through software, making it hardware-agnostic, converged solutions rely on hardware. A converged infrastructure data center uses many of the same products as traditional IT, just with a simplified architecture and easier management.

4) When should I use hyperconverged infrastructure?

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• Testing and development: HCI gives developers a cost-effective testing environment that runs similarly to production but without a lot of investment needed.

• Enabling a hybrid cloud environment: HCI can reduce the time and cost involved with transitioning to a hybrid cloud and when moving virtual machines between on-premises servers and private or public clouds.

5) What applications do companies run on hyperconverged infrastructure?

Companies are using hyperconverged infrastructure to run most types of business-critical, or tier-one, applications thanks to its high availability. Other common workloads that run on hyperconverged systems include database software like Oracle, virtual desktop infrastructure, collaboration applications, analytics, remote management, and testing environments.