System Integration & Consulting

FAMA Technologies has unique project methodologies, strategies, and approaches on how to design, deploy implement, and integrate solutions into your new or existing ITC infrastructures and civil structures. Our service offering covers planning, design, procurement, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and support.Our portfolio of System Integration Solutions Include:

  • Data Networking
  • Outside Plant cabling (OSP works)
  • Inside Plant Cabling (ISP works-Premises Distribution System, Structured Cabling System)
  • Communication and Transmission

Today’s distributed applications create new business challenges for organizations and the technology professionals who support them. FAMA Technologies networking solutions allow businesses to develop and implement strategic networks that facilitate the requisite control, predictability and scalability to give them a competitive advantage.
Our networking solutions are designed to meet diverse business requirements, from a simple solution for a specific business need to complete integrated enterprise-wide solutions. This includes designing, installing, and maintaining all types of communication network systems. FAMA Technologies has executed a number of projects in the area of network implementations.

FAMA Technologies portfolio of Data Networking includes solution-offerings in the following domains:

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • LAN/WAN Backbone
  • Frame Relay/Token Ring/Ethernet/Fast Ethernet Networks
  • SDH/SONET/PDH/VSAT/Microwave /ISDN/DSL
  • Video Conferencing & Telemedicine
  • Wireless Network Systems
  • Network Security
  • IP networking (IP Telephony, IPTV, VPN’s, Wireless IP services)
  • WAN Optimizers (Application Acceleration Platforms)
  • Internet Solutions ( Secure access, Bandwidth Management)
  • CCTV (Closed Circuit Television)
  • Legacy Voice Solutions (PABX)

Business Continuity Management Consulting

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is an elaborate exercise which ensures the continuance of mission critical business processes in spite of interruptions. In line with BCM, BS 25999-1 is a formal standard (code of practice) released by the British Standards Institute. It provides guidelines on the system, response strategies, maintenance, improvements, and implementation of business continuity plans. BS 25999-2 provides the requirements for a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on BCM best practice.

FAMA Technologies provides services to plan, design, implement, and test business continuity plans. FAMA Technologies follows a phased approach to design a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) as per BS 25999 for an organization.

Benefits of Implementing Business Continuity Management

Some of the benefits of implementing the BS 25999 standard are as follows:

  • Provides stakeholders with assurance that risks from potential disasters have been reasonably mitigated.
  • Provides company personnel with proper procedures in case of disaster.
  • Ensures a faster and more effective recovery of business operations.
  • Reduces risk of business and infrastructure loss.
  • Provides insurance underwriters evidence that the company has properly assessed the risks of conducting business.
  • Attain the BS 25999 certification.
  • Ensure compliance with standards such as ISO 27001.

FAMA Technologies follows a phased approach to design a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) as per BS 25999 for an organization. The phases are outlined below.

  • We begin with understanding the business and mission critical activities and single point of failures.
  • Next we carry out a Business Impact Analysis (BIA).
  • We then carry out a Risk/Threat Analysis to identify single point of failures and critical dependencies.
  • Next comes identifying a suitable BCM strategy which can be implemented at various levels in the organization.
  • An integral part of the approach is the Response phase. Here, the FAMA Technologies team will help develop and implement a business continuity management response based on the Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO).
  • Next comes the BCM Training and Awareness session which will help all the employees to get aquainted to the BCM.
  • Finally, the whole BCP is put to test and different types of walkthroughs and simulations are conducted. The BCM is evaluated and improved upon on the basis of the results from these tests/audits.

FAMA Technologies offers managed security services, which can be either remote, onsite or a combination of the two. The level of the service can begin with something as simple as periodic log analysis, going right up to the use of Security Information Management (SIM) products. Again, the monitoring could be limited to once a week, or 24/7. We support an extensive list of security devices and systems, using a combination of simple syslog exports, Windows log extraction, Perl scripts, and SIM modules.

FAMA Our security monitoring experts possess GCIA and GCFA certifications, providing the capability to analyze incidents, deal with false positives, and respond appropriately to critical events.

As part of Network Monitoring we will help you

  • Identify your online information assets to evaluate their importance.
  • Measure your current network security effectiveness.
  • Implement Managed Security Monitoring.
  • Commence 24×7 Real-time Information Security Surveillance of your network.
  • Secure your network with real-time countermeasures.

Security Implementation

Designing a secure network architecture, by determining threats, isolating secure and insecure elements, and deploying network segregation and attack monitoring solutions. Implement essential security controls such as proper Active Directory design, Anti-virus deployment, VLAN configuration, and hardening of servers and network components.

Systems Hardening

Systems hardening is a process of identifying all the assets that are critical to the company, evaluating the present security configuration of the asset, understanding the applications depending on the infrastructure and their constraints, as well as constraints of the network architecture, and then deploying appropriate hardening guidelines for all the critical resources.

Products Provisioning

Determine the right security technologies to be deployed, and aid procurement and deployment of these. Our expertise includes firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, UTMs, SSL VPNs, anti-virus, and security assessment software.

Security Operations Center

Design and implement a security operations center for network and security management, including physical layout, technology deployment, manpower resourcing and training.

Data Leakage Prevention

Introduction
Protecting data leakage for any organization has been primary concern in today’s world which has rapidly increased the need for DLP solutions in market. However, the term DLP itself is used in different ways by different vendors. FAMA Technologies helps you demystify the jargon and select the apt DLP solution for your organization. At the same time, just procuring and implementing a DLP solution is not the complete answer. DLP solutions are highly involved technologies and have intense implementation cycles. So a successful DLP implementation requires the right planning, resourcing, configuration, management, and monitoring to help it really protect data leakage.
How does DLP work?
Following are the various methods how data leakage protection helps your organization to protect your valuable or sensitive information which is in transit, at rest or in use.
DLP provides a robust solution to protect data in transit [network actions] by sniffing network traffic of emails, chat messages, etc to discover content being sent across the communication channel.
It also provides a solution to protect data at rest by scanning storage area content like USB drives, hard drives, etc and discover content from it. It is also termed as Content Discovery.
It also provides a solution to protect data in use [endpoint actions] i.e., it protects the data which is in use by the user for example if a user has connected USB drives to the computer.
Most DLP solutions do this in combinations of the following:

  • Rule-based Regular Expressions.
  • Database Fingerprinting.
  • Exact File Matching.
  • Partial Document Matching.
  • Statistical Analysis.
  • Conceptual/Lexicon.
  • Categories.

How we help?
Experts at FAMA Technologies will help organizations to evaluate risk of sensitive and confidential data and protect data by helping you select appropriate DLP solution on basis of:

  • Identify all organization’s assets and find out the critical and sensitive information.
  • Analyze and evaluate the risk of the critical and sensitive data.
  • Evaluate data leakage avenues.
  • Decide how this data should be protected and these avenues need to be plugged.
  • Recommend a cost effective DLP solution as per your requirement and our analysis

Challenges
Typical challenges that you are likely to face when implementing a DLP are:

  • User resistance – yet another solution from the IT team.
  • Over-optimism – this is it, it is going to solve all our security issues.
  • Under-estimation of the time and effort involved.
  • Lack of trained resources.
  • Absence of policy and procedure framework, i.e. an overdependence on technology.
  • Perception that ownership resides with IT.
  • Underestimation of the expense (TCO) involved.
  • False positives.
  • Ignoring the legal & regulatory framework.

Preventing and securing sensitive data from unauthorized access has been the primary concern for all organizations. To reduce risk of data loss and misuse, recently IRM solutions are gaining significant importance for securing information and access rights of the document.
How does IRM work?
Following are the various methods how an Information Rights Management solution helps your organization to protect documents and emails.
Applying rights to automate the access control and usage of the content i.e., mapping business classification to the information.
Implementing policies and procedures to track and secure information from viewing, printing, editing and exchanging along with access control list in place.
It also provides a solution to protect data in use [endpoint actions] i.e., it protects the data which is in use by the user for example if a user has connected USB drives to the computer.
Most IRM solutions do this in combinations of the following:

  • Strong user authentication and authorization.
  • Restriction of content being copied or retyped and transmitted by malicious programs.
  • Protecting documents from within and outside the organization.
  • Audit and secure documents as per compliance standard.

How we help?
Experts at FAMA Technologies can help organizations to evaluate risk of data theft and misuse of intellectual information of the organization by helping to you select appropriate and cost effective IRM solution on basis of:
Identify what needs to be protected i.e., documents or emails residing inside or outside of an organization.

Identify usage policies of the document.

  • Who can use the information (people, group).
  • What a user can do with that information (read, write, print or forward).
  • When can the user access the information (time duration and dates).
  • Where can the information be accessed from (in office, home,..).

Challenges
Typical challenges that you are likely to face when implementing a ILM are:

  • Strong user authentication and authorization.
  • Restriction of content being copied or retyped and transmitted by malicious programs.
  • Protecting documents from within and outside the organization.
  • Audit and secure documents as per compliance standard.

The plethora of critical applications in the enterprise combined with the need to comply with regulatory requirements and controls for access control, has increased the need for managing identity and access to enterprise resources in a secure environment. Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions help an organization to ensure that the right people access the right resources at the right time in an efficient way and prevent any manner of unauthorized access.

We at FAMA Technologies understands the criticality of identity and access management and its impact on the business, so our experts help you to select and deploy the right solution.
How does IAM work?
IAM is a security system which enables companies to manage their user identity and secure sensitive data. It helps to reduce the effort of IT administration and thereby increases the productivity of the organization. It checks the access request of users against the authorized policies of an organization. IAM can help to

control cost and complexity of user access and authentication. Most IAM solutions do this in combinations of the following:

  • User Provisioning.
  • Single Sign On.
  • Web Access Management.
  • Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • Identity Lifecycle Management.

How we help?
FAMA Technologies experts can help your organization by aligning your requirements to IAM’s four key components –identification, authentication, authorization and privacy.
Identification
Identification is the process of identifying the individual who claims to be i.e., the person who is identified by the unique identification code. IAM solutions provide web access management to identify the user or the individual by a unique identifier.
Authentication
Authentication is the process used to verify the identity of a person or entity. Some IAM solutions also provide Single Sign On process where users are required to authenticate once by entering their password and thereafter users are authorized to access multiple protected resources across domains.
Authorization
Authorization is the process which permits a user to access a particular resource. It could provide access control on the basis of information or policies of the organization.
Privacy
Privacy is the process to identify whether the information about you or your organization is secured or not. IAM helps organization to implement policies and procedures for protecting information.

Critical Success Factors

FAMA Technologies understands complexity and challenges of selecting and deploying the right IAM solution, and can help you overcome these. Critical success factors that need to be kept in mind to ensure that the IAM solution is deployed to obtain maximum ROI:

Identify Business Unit Champions.

  • Foundation of IAM Project.
  • Enterprise Applications or BU’s most likely to improve (SAP, Core Banking, etc.) through IAM.
  • Business owner who has fully bought into the project.

Perform Vendor Analysis.

  • Vendor’s Financial Stability.
  • Usability without Vendor Presence.
  • Revenue Growth.
  • Customer Base – Similar Size/Industry.
  • Strategic Partners.
  • Product Vision & Roadmap.

Define project requirements.

Functional Requirements

  • User administration.
  • Delegation of user administration.
  • Role-based access control.
  • User self-service.
  • Customization of user interface.

Non – Functional Requirements

  • Non-Functional Requirements.
  • Scalability & Performance (# of users per server).
  • Fault Tolerance.
  • Disaster Recovery – Geographically Diversified.

Thorough Knowledge of Technical Features.

Architecture

  • Does it fit with your architecture.
  • Is it cohesive or put together.
  • Ability to adapt and improve your business processes.
  • Integration with your technology – AS400, SAP, Core Banking Solution, Windows, Unix, etc.
  • Password Management capabilities
  • Policy Management – Canned policies, policy wizards

Bring business into the picture centrally.

  • Did it meet the business requirements
  • Can you quantify the benefits from the solution
  • Constantly communicate project expectations and benefits to business units
  • Not just another vendor/solution

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