F5Wizard

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F5Wizard

Eximo Project is a Polish manufacturer of software used for monitoring IT infrastructure in companies in many sectors of economy.

System F5Wizard successfully performs control and management functions, providing complex protection of IT services, applications and systems significant from the perspective of businesses.

The monitoring functionalities of F5Wizard are used e.g. by manufacturers of railroad vehicles, leaders of FMCG industry as well as companies in the insurance industry and public administration units.

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The expanded and fully scaled system functionalities allow precise monitoring of specific parameters. F5Wizard is excellent as a tool for improving administration of IT infrastructure in a company as well as a system thanks to which the management staff and board are provided with full and clear information concerning the ongoing utilisation of systems and applications.

F5Wizard is distinguished in the monitoring system market by its capability to correlate historic events. The individuals directly responsible for infrastructure development gain the opportunity to observe and diagnose the forecast system operation in a company.

The correlation of events has a significant impact on the application security and failure-free operation level, providing a clear signal for the administrator that there might be a problem with accessing critical resources, which may occur within the date specified on the basis of data comparison.


Benefits resulting
from the use of 
system F5Wizard:

  • Clear information on the status of your systems, devices and applications all in one place.
  • With our system, you can indyvidually configure agents assigned to specific application or system.
  • Easy monitoring of applications and systems from your internal IT structure and public Internet network.
  • Measurable increase the security level of your IT infrastructure.
  • Modification of user's responsibilities - broadcasting roles, create groups of contacts and management of duties.
  • F5Wizard can monitor the security of applications by performing periodic penetration tests, identifying various vulnerabilities of applications and systems.
  • F5Wizard provides vulnerability assessment performed according to OWASP.
  • F5Wizard is provided in the Software as a Service (SaaS) model.

OWASP - Open Web Application Security Project

OWASP

Open Web Application Security Project is an international non-profit organisation promoting knowledge about application security. Through promotion of knowledge about the methods, practices, tools and technologies of particular solutions available on the IT market, it educates information security specialists around the world, while maintaining at the same time independence and autonomy with regard to any technological company.

What is OWASP TOP 10?

This is a set of 10 most critical risks for internet applications, which constitutes the basis for developing methods for production of secure software.

Each risk includes the following:

  • Description
  • Examples of exposures
  • Examples of attack attempts
  • Guidelines of how to avoid risks
  • References to OWASP and related resources

SaaS - Software as a Service

Software as a Service is a distribution model consisting in providing remote access to software online. Access to application is possible through a web browser interface. The software is located on the server, which eliminates the necessity to launch the application on the user's computer.

Advantages of distributing software in SaaS model:

  • No expensive licence fees; payment in the form of a monthly subscription.
  • No long-lasting application implementation processes.
  • Usefulness – the application is designed with respect to maximum usefulness in the remote service model.
  • No requirement to install the application on the user computers.
  • Responsiveness – possibility to use the application on any mobile device.
  • Savings in servicing – no requirement to maintain workplaces in internal IT departments dedicated for application operation.
  • No equipment costs related to infrastructure development.
  • Service scalability – a possibility to determine precisely the demand for particular functionalities on the part of the customer.
  • High availability and guaranteed level of IT security.

Applications - control quickly and intuitively.

F5Wizard monitoring has a functionality which groups selected components into a single logical entity, forming uniform applications. This type of management allows to distinguish monitored resources in a legible and easy to control manner. 

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How does it work?

Development of an application monitoring the condition of an e-mail service system.

The functionality consists in concentrating in one place monitors controlling the functioning of routers, firewalls, mail servers and DNS servers. The application of pre-defined rules allows to obtain a clear message warning against a potential problem within the application: E-mail.

Thanks to the ready-made rules, it is possible to specify the manner of verifying particular parameters, including availability of ports, presence on spam lists or response time of DNS server. F5Wizard also allows to create individual rules using own scripts. Automatic analysis of resource status significantly helps support administrators, especially in large and complex IT environments.

In order to facilitate viewing the events log, the Applications functionality was equipped with a time axis, which presents historic data that determine the Application status chronologically. Particular statuses are also presented in the form of a chart indicating the Application status over time.

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Proactive response of F5Wizard.

The F5Wizard monitoring system offers a functionality making it possible to proactively response to changes in the customer’s IT infrastructure.

Thanks to the possibility of configuring specific parameters and the system of internal and external agents, F5Wizard forecasts and predicts the risk of excessive overload of the monitored system at the customer.

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How does it work?

If there is a risk of failure of physical servers or virtual machines due to excessive traffic, such as rapidly increasing number of purchase transactions, properly configured F5Wizard monitoring system autonomously decides to add additional virtual machines.

As the resources are proactively increased, the system prevents situations where the monitored performance of the infrastructure reaches a critical level. This functionality is an ideal solution in the case of monitored e-commerce platforms where every inconvenience on the part of prospective customers affects their decision to purchase using a selected platform.

Automatic response of the F5Wizard monitoring system prevents slowing down of the handling of incoming orders or making it impossible to handle the incoming orders. Thanks to autonomous and timely decisions to add additional resources to the system, the sales process goes smoothly. Any inconvenience that may occur in the case of late action on the part of the system administrator is eliminated and goes completely unnoticed by the users making transactions via a sales platform.

The response involving adding additional virtual machines, increasing memory or adding additional vCPUs is one of many possible responses of the F5Wizard system. In other situations it is possible to disable/enable the switch port, restart the process, change firewall configuration or run a script associated with the SQL database. The options to response to a change in the status of a business application are practically unlimited!

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Moreover,
the Applications
functionality allows
the following:

  • Generation of legible information for the business concerning the current status without technical details.
  • Response – through the system of notifications – to changes of statuses of particular resources and entire the Applications.
  • Control of the data analysis process by the customer, taking into consideration the relations between particular application elements.

The F5wizard service is executed on the basis of ITIL.

To support the management staff and board, F5Wizard provides them with the opportunity to configure periodic reports, taking into consideration the specified data and to assign them to user groups selected according to their respective authorisations.

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References

Meet the opinions of our customers.

"For the internal Technical Support Department, swift processing of incidents reported by our employees is the priority. Trend analysis and verification of incoming data, both made possible thanks to the F5Wizard monitoring, significantly streamlined the workflow at our call centre."

Damian Wierzyński, Deputy Head of IT Department
PESA Bydgoszcz SA

"The diversity of IT systems and the need to maintain high performance present our IT staff with a real challenge. Implementation of the F5Wizard system and round-the-clock monitoring allowed us to forecast the directions of infrastructure development. Thanks to the considerable increase in the availability of key systems, we can now achieve goals set for our unit more effectively."

Jacek Makarewicz, Head of the IT Department
NFZ Bydgoszcz

"As an e-commerce company, we attach great importance to the quality of communication with our customers. For us, the certainty that e-mail correspondence goes smoothly is indispensable. Thanks to the F5Wizard monitoring, our e-mail infrastructure is under constant surveillance; thus the sources of problems are identified on the spot."

Maciej Karpusiewicz, Member of the Management Board, Head of the IT Department
OPONEO.PL SA

"For our business, high availability of the CUK Ubezpieczenia web application is a matter of life and death. In my opinion, a situation where agents cannot quote and sell policies to customers is beyond imagination. F5Wizard with technical support of the manufacturer is a perfect choice for those, who want to be on the safe side."

Przemysław Grabowski, Development Director, Member of the Management Board
CUK Ubezpieczenia

"Manufacturing on a three-shift basis is an organisational and technical challenge for the whole Company. Round-the-clock surveillance with the F5Wizard monitoring devices means that we are able to control our assembly lines comprehensively and in every detail."

Benedykt Kulesza, IT Specialist
SKIBA Zakłady Mięsne