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1. (WO2018085289) COMPLIANCE ENFORCEMENT TOOL FOR COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/085289    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/059370
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G21C 17/00
G06F 11/30
G06F 11/07
Applicants: CHEF SOFTWARE, INC.
RICHTER, Christian, Dominik
HARTMANN, Christoph, Thomas
Inventors: RICHTER, Christian, Dominik
HARTMANN, Christoph, Thomas
Title: COMPLIANCE ENFORCEMENT TOOL FOR COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS
Abstract:
Techniques are described for managing creation and/or implementation of compliance-based procedures and policies for computing environments executing software programs using computing resources. In at least some situations, the described techniques include performing one or more defined compliance tests on a target computing environment by employing user-defined and/or predefined compliance profiles to test one or more computing resources in the target computing environment. Profiles typically include one or more user-defined or predefined controls that each includes one or more compliance tests, which in turn utilize one or more user-defined or predefined testing-implementation modules to execute the tests. Profiles can introduce dependencies so that one profile can access and utilize the controls or testing-implementation modules in other profiles. A user can dynamically execute a profile, and/or profiles can be scheduled for execution (e.g., so that multiple target computing environments can be tested simultaneously or at different times).