Information technology governance and controls methods and apparatuses

  • US 10,264,022 B2
  • Filed: 02/05/2016
  • Issued: 04/16/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/09/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
  • ×
    • Pin
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A method for performing preventative, detective, and corrective control of an information technology (IT) infrastructure, comprising:

  • detecting a change of state in at least one of a plurality of data processing devices in the information technology (IT) infrastructure, wherein the detecting is performed by comparing a baseline state for the at least one of the plurality of data processing devices to a current state of the at least one of the plurality of data processing devices and wherein the detecting is performed without knowledge of a source of the change of state;

    performing an enrichment operation by correlating the detected change of state to one or more events identified in a separate event or audit log, and supplementing the detected change of state with the correlated one or more events;

    after the detecting, reconciling the detected change of state as an authorized and planned change of state by determining whether the change of state is associated with a work ticket or maintenance window for the at least one of the plurality of data processing devices; and

    if the detected change of state is not an authorized and planned change of state, generating a notification to a system administrator reporting the detected change of state.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×