SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Agiliance®, Inc., the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance and Security programs, today announced that one of the nation’s top private universities has deployed Agiliance RiskVision™ to manage its governance and security risk processes. The university is using Agiliance’s software platform to manage all risk artifacts in a centralized and automated fashion, which allows the institution’s compliance and risk services team to take a pro-active rather than reactive approach to security management.
“Agiliance RiskVision enables universities to centralize risk management by integrating data feeds from any number of single purpose security tools so they can automate continuous monitoring of threats. Using a single platform makes vulnerability assessments, remediation, and compliance reporting easier, faster, and requires less IT staff.”
Organizations in the higher education field face an overwhelming amount of regulatory requirements that range from federal (e.g., FERPA, FISMA, HIPPA, GLBA, and SOX), state, security (e.g., ISO 27002, PCI DSS 2.0) to their own internal standards and policies. Remaining compliant with changing regulations is costly, time consuming, and resource intensive – something that many institutions cannot afford. In addition, the protection of confidential information belonging to students and faculty members puts further strain on IT departments. The ability to automate and pro-actively manage risk assessments (threats and vulnerabilities), compliance reporting, and regulation management is essential for universities.
One private university, which was among the top 75 national colleges in the most recent 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings, selected Agiliance to implement an integrated approach to risk management. They are using Agiliance RiskVision to harmonize multiple frameworks and marry top-down risk modeling for enterprise domains and regulatory audit compliance (Governance Risk Management) with bottom-up controls automation for closed-loop threat, vulnerability, and incident remediation (Security Risk Management).
Agiliance RiskVision has become the system of record to present actionable audit and threat reports to the university’s executive management team. The application’s Common Control Framework™ allows for easy cross-mapping of NIST SP 800-53 controls to IT controls required by FISMA, FERPA, HIPAA, HITECH, PCI, GLBA, and many other frameworks, eliminating redundancy and enabling a "test-once and comply-to-many" approach. In addition, the Agiliance Threat and Vulnerability Manager application enables the university to gather data from operational security tools to identify key IT assets and their risk posture. Since it aggregates vulnerability data from all of the university’s tools, Agiliance RiskVision can identify critical security gaps and vulnerabilities, and helps prioritize remediation efforts.
"Higher education institutions face unique threats since they operate very open networks and yet must comply with a wide range of regulatory mandates," said Torsten George, vice president of worldwide marketing and products for Agiliance. "Agiliance RiskVision enables universities to centralize risk management by integrating data feeds from any number of single purpose security tools so they can automate continuous monitoring of threats. Using a single platform makes vulnerability assessments, remediation, and compliance reporting easier, faster, and requires less IT staff."
Agiliance is the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance and Security programs. Agiliance RiskVision is automating how Global 2000 companies and government agencies achieve continuous monitoring of big data across financial, operations, and IT domains to orchestrate incident, threat, and vulnerability actions in real time. Agiliance RiskVision customers demonstrate automation use cases within 30 days on-demand, and within 60 days on-premise, made possible by a configurable platform and applications, broad library of technology integrations, and vast domain and regulatory content. Agiliance RiskVision scales with businesses, effectively managing assets, data, people, and processes to achieve 100 percent risk and compliance coverage. Its real-time risk analysis leads to optimized business performance and better investment decisions. For more information, please visit www.agiliance.com.