Security Architecture, UTM and Roadmaps

Ascendants (‘Ascend Consultants) often are called up to provide leadership and implementation guidance in following service offerings:

  • Security and Risks Assessment Reviews
  • Unified Threat Management
  • CISO Support
  • Disaster Recovery and BCP Planning/review
  • Identity and Access Management

Our services often involve reviewing the current state and establishing an actionable roadmap that is suited to your organizational and process maturity.

We help establish architectural maturity scorecard, baseline to best practices for your industry. We help in driving technology or process consolidation plays, strategy and design leading to lower TCO. Often Ascend helps identify newer compliance projects, particularly with an event driven focus (liquidation or exit plan)

Our Implementation is grounded in leveraging best practice security frameworks (ISO27002, COBIT, NIST) and integrated approach include a comprehensive scorecard of Architecture/Compliance/Risk Management with setting multi-year Technology and Security Remediation Roadmaps with balanced quick-hits with long-term strategies.

On the Identity and Access management initiatives, we often define the end-to-end IAM strategy and roadmap from driving SSO requirements with application integration to rules-based access controls and instrument the implementation with practical Identity Management parallel to Access management. Our consultants have in-depth experience in deploying IBM, Oracle/Sun and other leading IAM solutions.