The WebLayers Policy Manager™ is a collaborative system that helps define, manage, and share governance policies. Policy makers can quickly and easily define and deploy SOA, Java, .Net, COBOL, C,C#, C++, PL1, DISA security STIGs, and other policies using an intuitive wizard-based policy-editing interface.
As the center for policy organization, authoring, and project management, the Policy Manager:
- Provides enterprise access and management for all software policies through a single, logically organized hierarchical system of domains and libraries.
- Establishes the infrastructure for reporting policy compliance and defines relationships between business organizations and projects.
- Offers extensive support for artifacts created throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC), from design documents to source code to service artifacts.
- Selects and generates configurable, classified policy libraries that apply to specific artifact types.
- Creates policy domains that represent the structure of the organization and the hierarchy of governance responsibility, providing resolution rules when conflicts are detected.
The WebLayers Policy Manager™ also provides:
Dynamic Policy Association and Classification: Policy makers can organize collections of governance policies into policy libraries. The libraries are classified so they apply to specific artifact types via a configurable classification system.
Federated Policy Management: Governance policies can be created for use by specific groups or across the enterprise. Known as policy domains, these targeted uses are configurable conflict resolution rules that specify which domains take precedence when policy conflicts are detected.
Extensive Support for Artifacts: Governance policies can be defined for the variety of assets and artifacts created at each phase of the SDLC – from design documents to source code to service artifacts.
Enriched Service Metadata: When governance policies are defined, quality scores may be assigned that quantify the impact of non-conformance based on user-defined criteria such as security, performance, and interoperability etc.
Certified Services: Services that conform to an organization’s governance policies can be certified before they are put into production. The quality scores are added to the service metadata in the registry/repository and provide better decision making for runtime systems.
Testing Capabilities Prior to Production: Policy makers can assess the business impact of new or changed policies against the current artifacts, services, projects, and systems. WebLayers provides an impact simulation environment to analyze policy compliance results against a new set of policies without interfering with the production environment.
Extended Infrastructure Capabilities: Decoupling policy management from end point enforcement enables organizations to define policies once, and deploy where needed.