Southern Cross Launches IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance Practice Built on Agiliance RiskVision Platform

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Customers Can Now Make Risks Visible, Measureable and Actionable for Business, IT, and Security Operations

Southern Cross Computer Systems, a leading Australian IT infrastructure consultancy, and Agiliance® Inc., the leading independent provider of Security and Operational Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs, today announced a channel partnership that will enable Southern Cross to extend its services business by adding a GRC practice. The new service offering will take advantage of Agiliance RiskVision™, the leading IT GRC platform in the marketplace.

IT GRC platforms offer an integrated approach to manage the ICT environment and enable business risk / opportunity decision making on a continuous basis. By leveraging the power of Agiliance’s IT GRC platform, businesses can quickly gain value from their Governance, Risk, and Compliance efforts with fewer audit failures, improved resource output, effective decision-making, and enhanced visibility of their risk posture.

“We see this as a huge market opportunity in the Asia-Pacific region and have invested significantly in this partnership, including a state-of-the-art lab,” said Mark Kalmus, managing director of Southern Cross. “IT GRC has the power to bring together unique disciplines of ICT Governance, Risk Management, Business Continuity, Technology and Infrastructure Management, Compliance and Information Security into one unified model allowing more visibility into an organisation.”

Southern Cross will provide this new service offering in collaboration with Agiliance. The company’s flagship product, Agiliance RiskVision, is a scalable, purpose-built GRC platform that offers an agile, modular approach to managing enterprise risk. Agiliance RiskVision features plug-and-play applications for Risk, Policy, Compliance, Vendor, Threat and Incident Management, and has earned the highest possible rating by technology analysts such as Gartner® and Forrester® Research.

"We are delighted to appoint Southern Cross as a channel partner that will build its IT GRC practice on our award-winning Agiliance RiskVision platform,” said Michael Sayer, vice president of worldwide sales and services at Agiliance. “Knowledgeable, well-connected, and successful companies like Southern Cross are the type of partners we are seeking."

Vasant Rao, principal consultant within the Consulting Services Group of Southern Cross leads this new service offering. Vasant brings a wealth of experience in IT, security, risk management, audit and compliance and before joining Southern Cross, Vasant worked for Agiliance in their US head-office, leading their content development team. Vasant has a Masters degree in Technology Management and is a CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, and GSNA.

About Southern Cross Computer Systems Pty Ltd.

For over 30 years Southern Cross has delivered end-to-end IT infrastructure and business solutions that have helped customers keep pace with the demands of their ever-changing business environments. The company’s customers value the long-term experience in providing leadership, advice, IT infrastructure solutions and services. Today, Southern Cross brings together diverse technologies, multiple manufacturers, consulting expertise, and provides customer focused solutions. The firm’s proven methodologies, best of breed products, and renowned business ethics ultimately result in improved customer satisfaction, productivity, and profitability. The Consulting Services division specialises in advisory services in the areas of Risk Management, Business Continuity, ICT Strategy, ICT Governance, Compliance and Information Security. For more information, please visit http://www.sccs.com.au.

About Agiliance Inc.

Agiliance is the leading independent provider of Security and Operational Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs. Delivered on-demand or on-premise, Agiliance GRC technology minimizes manual auditing through scalable automation to enable closed loop risk management and continuous compliance. Agiliance customers use real-time risk analysis to optimize business performance and make better investment decisions. Unlike legacy offerings that can take nearly a year to deploy, Agiliance's Global 2000 and public sector customers deploying the Agiliance RiskVision™ platform achieve demonstrable value within 30 days on-demand, and within 90 days on-premise, made possible by Agiliance's extensive library of technology integrations and GRC content. Agiliance RiskVision scales with businesses, effectively managing data, assets, people and processes to achieve 100 percent risk and compliance coverage. For more information, please visit http://www.agiliance.com.

Media Contacts

Mark Kalmus
Managing Director
Southern Cross
T +61 (03) 9804.1700
mkalmus(at)sccs(dot)com(dot)au

Samantha Sok
Schwartz Communications for Agiliance, Inc.
T +1 415.512.0770
agiliance(at)schwartzcomm(dot)com

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