To enable effective deployment, the three levels of continuous monitoring must operate harmoniously. The data provisioning level supplies raw datum for analysis after completing the collection process. This collected data can be extracted from processed and formatted output that is produced by defined processes and/or through direct data access. The extracted datum is commonly stored in a data repository and/or retained in original form. Certain datum may also need to be stored at the information management level. This includes information about the structure of systems being monitored as well as analytic definitions (such as conditional statements). Analysis of the data is performed utilizing various tools and the output is sent to the presentation medium level for evaluation by designated users.
“View Part I of the Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring series here“