Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2007
Compliance Spectrum, a leading provider of IT governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions today announced an expansion of its partnering program to include software vendors, service providers and thought leadership organizations to broaden its leadership position and market reach.
Compliance Spectrum is reaching out to partners who have a common vision for compliance automation and whose products, services and domain expertise when integrated with Spectra offer a comprehensive compliance lifecycle management solution for single and multiple regulatory standards.
"As a former IT Compliance program manager, I know that an automated IT GRC solution can help companies manage and control compliance and risk", said Chrisan Herrod, VP Business Development, Compliance Spectrum. "Our partner program is essential to meet the increasing demands of our customers for a timely regulatory compliance solution that delivers on the promise of automation."
The Compliance Spectrum partner program provides GRC expertise in the areas of risk management, regulatory analysis, policy development, evidence provisioning, document management, e-discovery, data retention, learning management systems, and other critical components core to the GRC business process.
Compliance Spectrum strategic partners include thought leaders, educators and training organizations such as the University of Fairfax, who provides domain expertise in a wide variety of IT GRC related areas; the SOX Institute providing domain expertise in Sarbanes-Oxley and other federal mandates; and the PCI Security Standards and PCI Vendor Alliance who are leading payment card security standards.
"With the increased dependence of business on IT, topics like Governance, Risk and Compliance are no longer only in the boardroom and audit committees, but are also finding their way into the IT departments," said Sanjay Anand, Founder of the SOX Institute. "It is about time we realized and recognized the importance of best practices in IT, and adopt suitable frameworks and methodologies to get there in the most efficient and effective manner possible."
Reseller and Marketing partners extend geographic reach and ensure a strong customer relationship. Partners include Novalis, a reseller in France, NetVision, a North American reseller, GNS Inc. a government contractor & reseller, Frost & Sullivan and the IT Compliance Magazine (http://www.itcmonline.com).
Compliance Spectrum is also a member of a variety of leading industry organizations including the Information System Security Association (ISSA), Computer Security Institute (CSI) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Technology partners integrate their technology and provide licensed content to broaden the breadth and depth of the Spectra solution and include Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), JME Software, Service-Now.com and ANSI/ISO standards organization. The most recently signed technology partner is Network Frontiers who provides an extensive regulatory, policy and IT control library.
"Ensuring compliance when information systems are put into service, and maintaining that compliance during their service is complex," says Dorian Cougias, President Network Frontiers." If organizations are going to improve their structure, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability along the way, they must improve accountability. Spectra utilizing our control libraries is delivering on this promise."
Leveraging the domain knowledge and proven success of the Compliance Spectrum partners, Compliance Spectrum provides the broadest and most flexible solution offering available today.
Based upon standard frameworks such as ISO 27001, CMMi, COBIT and ITIL, Spectra, can be customized to an organization's unique requirements to streamline the compliance process while increasing business process efficiency. By automating the compliance/audit processes, Compliance Spectrum's solutions enable companies to conserve valuable resources previously dedicated to managing internal and external audits -- thereby reducing the amount of services required to manually compile information and monitor compliance tools.
About Compliance Spectrum
Compliance Spectrum offers commercial IT governance, risk and compliance software solutions that empower highly regulated and complex organizations to address the complete lifecycle of compliance. Compliance Spectrum's flagship product, Spectra, provides an automation framework that streamlines the compliance process, lowering the cost of compliance while reducing the business risk of non-compliance. Compliance Spectrum has won numerous industry awards for its first generation product, Command Center. The company is headquartered in Austin Texas with offices in Houston, San Diego, Fairfax Va., and London England. For more information, visit http://www.compliancespectrum.com.