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  • 1.  CCS 10.5.1 FISMA standards

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Nov 07, 2012 04:01 PM

    I know FISMA is built off of NIST but are there specific standards for FISMA and can I download them to run in 10.5 or do I need to upgrade to 11? 


    also how painful is the upgrade.  May last 3 upgrades were from hell.. Im an original bindview owner and seems there was a lack of expert integration when symantec took over.  Since things are running fine I hesitate to upgrade.



  • 2.  RE: CCS 10.5.1 FISMA standards

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Nov 07, 2012 05:19 PM

    In CCS 10.5.1, FISMA Regulations (Section 301- Information Security) are included in the Content Studio (see page 850 of the User Guide), under Mandates.  Regulations are a subset of Mandates.  Instructions are provided on how to manage and activate the content.

    Excerpt from p 850 of CCS 10.5.1 User Guide...

    A mandate is a regulation or framework with which you must comply. The

    Symantec Content Studio includes predefined mandates you can use as a model

    for your custom mandates. The Content Studio also lets you create the custom

    mandates that fit your specific needs. You can also map custom mandates to

    Symantec-created or custom control statements in the Content Studio. Any

    regulation or framework is a mandate.

    You can activate or deactivate a mandate as per your organizational requirements.

    Only an active mandate is taken into consideration for metric calculation for

    Policy Manager, reports, and dashboards. However,whenyou deactivate a mandate,

    the entry of the mandate is not deleted from the reporting database. An inactive

    mandate is still used for the trending panels.

    You can activate or deactivate a mandate by selecting the relevant option from

    the right-click menu. The right-click menu also contains the options to view all

    the mandates or only the active mandates in your organization.