CompassLearning Odyssey

Security Measures

The CompassLearning® security supplier is Intensive Hosting. Intensive Hosting operates on Microsoft-only platforms, managing complex Windows configurations. Intensive Hosting installs, configures, patches and monitors Microsoft's core set of Internet applications and operating systems. The security is structured in the following way:

  1. Security and Patching
  2. Managed Backup
  3. Server Administration
  4. Trending and Reporting
  5. Deep Monitoring
  6. Rapid Deployment and Scaling
  7. Managed Superstructure

1. Security and Patching

Security features include round-the-clock security personnel, video surveillance, proximity-based access cards, and biometric hand scanners to address hacker attacks and software vulnerabilities.


2. Managed Backup

Intensive Hosting uses best practices in tandem with the most reliable storage devices in the industry that ensure that data is secured. Full weekly and daily differential backups of the hosting environment are conducted without affecting network performance. Backup verification assures that the process has been completed correctly and data integrity is maintained. Should any problems surface, the backup process will immediately be replicated and tested until the results are successful. In the event that data is lost or there is a need to retrieve historical data, Intensive Hosting will provide restorations twice a month at no charge.


3. Server Administration

Intensive Hosting actively manages the network, hardware, and Microsoft's core set of Internet applications that comprise the infrastructure on an ongoing basis. Monitoring tools anticipate and resolve hardware issues before they become a problem. Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft applications such as SQL Server 2000, Commerce Server 2002, and BizTalk Server 2002, to name a few, are supported.


4. Trending and Reporting

Reporting services provides metrics that accurately track platform performance and reports easy-to-understand metrics on the following:

  • Bandwidth
  • Hardware
  • Web Reporting

5. Deep Monitoring

Extensive monitoring, using the monitoring technologies from Dell and Microsoft, ensure the comprehensive monitoring of your systems. The following systems and processes are monitored:

  • Hardware Monitoring
  • Operating System/Platform Monitoring
  • Application and Content Monitoring
  • Network Monitoring
  • Data Center/Facilities Monitoring

6. Rapid Deployment and Scaling

The CompassLearning system is designed for rapid deployment and scaling. Services include:

  • Capacity Planning
  • Instant Scaling

7. Managed Superstructure

Intensive Hosting's Managed Superstructure service manages the Internet infrastructure.

  • Uninterruptible Power
  • HVAC and Fire Suppression
  • Network
  • Sophisticated Routing and Extra Capacity for Speed
  • Server Deployment and Management

Key aspects of server deployment and management include:

  • System Hardware Procurement and Deployment
    A complex series of hardware tests ensures that the network performs to specification.
  • Microsoft OS Application Installation and Testing
    Windows Server 2003 and core Microsoft applications are used. Automated, up to the date service packs and hot fixes are run regularly.
  • System Monitoring and Maintenance
    Intensive Hosting provides routine maintenance on all system components. Should a hardware problem occur, the failed device or component is immediately replaced.