Frequently Asked Questions
YES!, the BCube Compliance Delivery Platform (CDP) is an enterprise solution. It can be used by any regulated firm irrespective of its size. Firms of different sizes and number of users may want to deploy it in a different type of cloud based on their needs and preferences. The BCube CDP can be deployed in a data center managed by BCube or your preferred infrastructure services partner or in your private enterprise network.
YES! Any regulated firm, irrespective of size, can use the BCube CDP to increase productivity save time, money and to better manage and demonstrate their compliance. It can be deployed in a data center managed by BCube or your preferred infrastructure services partner or in your private enterprise network. Use the CDP and gain all the performance, security and operation efficiencies with no wories of large capital investments.
YES!. When a rule is published by the agency in the Federal Register under the Administrative Procedures Act, it will be automatically available in 10 business days or less. The CDP automatically updates the eCFR text on the date a final rule becomes effective.
YES! The CDP segments a rule at the section level. This level of granularity is both actionable and how Agencies normally review a rule. The CDP provides several types of 1-click "navigators' to help you access any section of the rule. The solution also provides a number of apps and tools to evaluate requirements, create gaps and remediations, link evidence, assign resources and input/export data to other systems.
YES! The rule is segmented at the section level and all commentary and guidance is linked from various sources and presented on a single screen display. In addition, the CDP provides several navigators' to help users access any section of a rule in a single click.
This how a Federal Register document looks like.
The same document in the CDP, including all the supporting authority is shown below.
A CDP RULE PROJECT is a collection of all the rules published by all the federal agencies for a given rule. This includes the current eCFR, and all previous Federal Register publications. In addition, guidance and supervisory pronouncements and other supporting authority are added as they become available.
For example, the Electronic Funds Transfer rule has been published by the CFPB (12 CFR 1005) and the Federal Reserve (12 CFR 229). The CDP Rule Project for Electronic Funds Transfer will include these publications and the current eCFR text (Electronic Code of Federal Regulations) for all the agencies you have subscribed. Any NPR's and Final Rule(s) (rule history), Supporting Authority, Guidance and any other information published by the agencies are also included. A CDP rule project provides all the information you need to research a rule, develop a response, and conduct validation, independent and ongoing validations reviews. Related State and International rules can be made available upon request.
YES!. The CDP addresses the entire lifecycle of a rule. When a rule is published in the Federal Register (proposed rule i.e. NPR, final rule or guidance) and is related to a rule project, it will be automatically included.
State and International regulations are not included by default, but can be added upon requested.
The BCube Managed Service delivers a secure shared cloud-based service for the CDP which can be accessed from any internet-enabled device. It delivers all the security, performance and disaster recovery hosted in a class IV data center. It is an economical way for a firm to gain access to the CDP and improve your compliance. The CDP can be hosted in a data center of your preferred infrastructure services partner or in your private enterprise network as well.
It is very easy to get a BCube Account for your firm. Use the following steps to contact the BCube sales team.
- Click "Contact Sales".
- This will redirect you to the registration page where you may enter all the mandatory fields. After submitting the form, you will receive an email with acknowledgement.
- A BCube sales representative will contact you within the next 24 to 48 hours and help you in setting up your account.
The CDP is available as a subscription deployed in a data center managed by BCube or your preferred infrastructure services partner or in your private enterprise network. It delivers all the rules for the agency of your choice. Rules from more than one agency can be delivered upon request. Related rules from State(s) or related International rules in specific countries can also be delivered upon request. Your subscription is delivered as a managed service so you do not worry about hardware and its management, software or upgrades, rule content updates, etc. Login to access your solution while BCube takes care of the entire solution.
A basic BCube subscription includes all the rules pertaining to your primary regulating agency. You can subscribe to as many additional agencies as you need. For any agency, a CDP RULE PROJECT is a collection of all the rules published by all the federal agencies for a given rule. This includes the current eCFR, and all previous Federal Register publications. In addition, guidance and supervisory pronouncements and other supporting authority are added as they become available.
The basic BCube CDP subscription includes 10 user licenses for every agency subscribed. For every agency, 10 users are included. The system has unlimited scalability so any number of users can be added.
Application and data security is of paramount importance. To satisfy these critical requirements the CDP employs the highest security standards in the industry:
- Application and Data security:
- Security for data in transit - SSLs provide secure, encrypted communications between your browser and servers.
- Security for data in storage - Encryption with HIPAA compliant applications, access privilege controls and protocols.
- Section level access control - Assign and manage access at a section-level. Every CDP app provides tiered permissioning to give you the control to restrict access to sensitive information.
- ISO 27001 guidelines to manage and control data.
- OWASP guidelines for application security and handling external ingests.
- PCI Compliant Servers: Strongest industry standard access control mechanisms to protect any confidential data.
- Daily malware scanning & Continual monitoring of programs and data against external threats.
- Multiple Secured Server Backup: Explicit Secured Data Backup to ensure data availability and fail safe disaster recovery.
- ISO 27001 & ISO 9001 compliant implementation: Highest standards of global information security management and software development provides the highest levels of Industry security.
- Class 4 Data Center deployment ensures all cloud components are fully fault-tolerant and security zones are compartmentalized.
Your data is always secure with the CDP but for added security we can deploy any customized security measures to meet your additional requirements.
BCube CDP subscriptions and renewals are Annual. Once the subscription is renewed, it cannot be cancelled until the renewal date.
The cost of a basic CDP subscription is subject to change based on market conditions and your specific needs. A basic subscription, requires a onetime initial configuration cost, an annual resource allocation fee and a per agency annual fee. Excluding the initial configuration cost, the first year subscription, for 1 agency and 10 users in a BCube data center will be about $20K-$25K.
To get a more precise estimate for your specific subscription, contact us and our sales representative will provide you accurate details.
YES! The initial account configuration and resource allocation fee is due when you receive your account logins, the subscription fee(s) can be paid in quarterly installments. Contact your BCube representative for details and payment options.
NO! The BCube CDP uses a managed service model to deliver subscriptions so there is no hidden cost. The total cost consists of the Annual Account Management Fee and Individual Agency Subscription Fee(s) (per agency). The CDP delivers the information to any authorized device on your network, so there is no additional hardware needed and all software, upgrades, content and updates are included.
The cost of adding a state rule to a agency subscription will vary depending the nature of request. Addition of State rules for any rule project for the Federal Agency you have subscribed to costs $3K per state. If the State Agency rules are required as a complete agency subscription, it will be similar to an agency subscription. Contact your BCube representative to discuss your specific needs.
The cost of adding an International rule to a project will also vary depending on several factors like the number of countries to be added and the specific regulation(s) requested. Contact your BCube representative to discuss your specific needs.
The CDP provides a suite of apps to help you address the entire lifecycle of compliance which includes assessing your compliance, managing the rule implemention and demonstration your compliance. Your subscription includes all the apps available in the CDP and their upgrades, maintenance, etc. In addition, any new release will be automatically added to your subscription without any additional cost. Just another way BCube provides unmatched value for it valued customers.
YES! Your subscription is automatically upgraded with the latest version of the of the CDP and all the latest rule content for the agency you have subscribed. You do not need to take any action and all upgrades are fully compliant with earlier releases so there is no need to modify data.
YES! Requests for new features and or applications are always appreciated. Contact your BCube representative and we will be glad to discuss your needs. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs. At BCube the needs of our customers is always a priority.
The BCube CDP can be deployed in a data center managed by BCube or your preferred infrastructure services partner or in your private enterprise network.
YES!. With BCube CDP, customizations can be provided in any configuration. The requirements need to be evaluated for feasibility. BCube makes every attempt to provide best practice solutions to all customers. Some customizations may require private installation.
YES! The BCube CDP in a shared managed service mode provides open standard APIs that enable you to easily integrate and transfer data to or from your existing systems.
YES!. With the BCube CDP in a shared managed service mode, you can integrate your systems and transfer data using spreadsheets or ReSTful API's.
YES! Customizations can always be delivered in a shared managed service. The requirements need to be evaluated for feasibility. BCube makes every attempt to provide best practice solutions to all customers. Some customizations may require private installation.
YES! In a private deployment the BCube CDP is deployed in your infrastructure. This type of deployment provides the greatest level of flexibility and control over all aspects of customization and integration. Contact your BCube representative for details.
YES!, The CDP is a single ecosystem for regulated firms, consultants, service providers, agencies and academia. It provides the structured rule content and the tools they needs to perform their business function.
A consulting company can partner with BCube to jointly market the CDP to the clients. Consultants' are provided free CDP licenses to deliver assessment and other services to clients.