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5.1 Organization profile
The financial accounting company is a leading financial services organization
with headquarters in London. It operates on the continents of Europe, Asia, and
the Americas. The financial accounting company offers private banking and
insurance products.
The financial accounting company started as a privately held organization and
was acquired by a large universal bank in England. This bank made an initial
public offering for the financial accounting company six months ago on the New
York Stock Exchange.
The financial accounting company is expanding its worlwide operations quickly,
opening many new branch offices in the last two years. The company currently
employs approximately 80,000 employees and 40,000 contractors. The company
provides insurance products to more than 800,000 households and performs
wealth management for more than 135,000 private investors.
5.1.1 Current IT infrastructure
The financial accounting company uses mirrored and resilient data centers in
London for the European and worldwide operations. These centers also host the
mainframe system and a mirrored storage area network (SAN) for 250 TB of
data. The organization hosts a small local data center in each main office on
each continent where it operates. The data centers are in these cities:
򐂰 Newark to support North American operations
򐂰 Sao Paulo to support Latin American operations
򐂰 Taipei to support Asian operations
򐂰 Zurich, because of the regulatory restrictions in exporting banking customer
data outside of Switzerland
The financial accounting company has four satellite offices to support strategic
sales and geographical expansion:
򐂰 Toronto, Canada
򐂰 Tokyo, Japan
Information security sample: In the following sections, we describe
organization information that is relevant to an endpoint security and
compliance management solution. It is not intended to provide a complete
description of the organization, and the subsequent sections do not cover all
necessary activities related to information security in detail.
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򐂰 Austin, United States
򐂰 Krakow, Poland
Figure 5-1 shows the current geographical distribution.
Figure 5-1 Geographical distribution of the financial accounting company
The financial accounting company uses an IT environment with common
elements for financial services institutions. The company uses mainframes to
perform its most critical core business banking data processing, and a distributed
environment to provide IT services to customers, employees, contractors, and
business partners.
The distributed environment consists of these components:
򐂰 Workstations and notebooks, which use Microsoft Windows XP and Windows
7, that are deployed in all branches
򐂰 File and print servers that run on Windows Server 2003 and 2008, which are
deployed in data centers and satellite offices as departmental servers
򐂰 Web servers and application servers that run on Linux Red Hat Enterprise
Server and that are deployed in data centers
򐂰 Anti-virus Relay that runs on Linux Red Hat Enterprise Server and is
deployed in each location
򐂰 Database servers that run on IBM AIX and that are deployed in data centers
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The financial accounting company estimates that it deployed approximately
120,000 endpoints, including servers, workstations, and notebooks.
Table 5-1 shows how these endpoints are distributed among the locations.
Table 5-1 Endpoint distribution
Working remotely: We consider small offices and home offices, which are in
the same country, part of the main offices or satellite office locations. Small
offices and home offices are called
remote offices.
Endpoint location Platform Amount
London, UK Windows XP and 7 25,000
Windows Server 2003 and 2008 80
Linux Red Hat Enterprise Server 5 140
IBM AIX 6.1 14
Krakow, Poland Windows XP and 7 4,000
Windows Server 2003 12
Linux Red Hat Enterprise Server 5 8
Zurich, Switzerland Windows XP and 7 500
Windows Server 2003 7
Linux Red Hat Enterprise Server 5 4
IBM AIX 6.1 2
Newark, US Windows XP and 7 18,000
Windows Server 2003 10
Linux Red Hat Enterprise Server 5 20
Austin, US Windows XP and 7 5,000
Windows Server 2003 20
Linux Red Hat Enterprise Server 5 10
Toronto, Canada Windows XP and 7 10,000
Windows Server 2003 18
Linux Red Hat Enterprise Server 5 25

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