Configuring data collectors for raw data based data collection
In Control Compliance Suite, the CCS Manager component is configured as a data collector. The CCS Manager in the role of a data collector collects data from the data collection components such as RMS, ESM, and CSV files.
The RMS data collection component comprises the RMS Console and Information Server into which snap-in modules of predefined platforms are registered. The snap-in modules are equipped to collect data from the computers that are installed with any of the predefined platforms. RMS Console and Information Server supports data collection from the computers that are installed with the predefined platforms such as Windows, UNIX, SQL, and Oracle. In Control Compliance Suite, for every predefined platform a predefined data collector is defined. The data collector routes the Control Compliance Suite data collection query through the Information Server and collects the data that is queried and gathered by the snap-in module. The collected data is routed through the data collector to the Control Compliance Suite infrastructure.
The ESM data collection components comprise the ESM Manager and the ESMagent.
The ESM Manager does the following:
Controls and stores policy data and passes the data to the agents or to the console.
Gathers and stores security data from the agents and passes the data to the console.
The manager uses the control information files (CIF) server to communicate with the agents and the ESM Console. The control information files (CIF) server is the primary component of the manager and is an important part of the ESM information exchange process. Control Compliance Suite defines an ESM data collector that routes the query through the ESM Manager to collect data from the agents. The collected data is routed through the ESM data collector to the Control Compliance Suite infrastructure.
A CSV file or an ODBC compliant database are defined as data collection components that facilitate import of any custom application data. In Control Compliance Suite, a CSV data collector is defined and configured to collect data of the application from the CSV files. An ODBC data collector is defined and configured to collect data from the ODBC compliant databases.
Table: Predefined platforms and the corresponding data collectors