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Compliance 360 Announces IT Governance Product

(February 08, 2006)
Compliance 360, a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance management software, today announced it has deployed a comprehensive IT governance suite complete with controls, standards, guidelines, policy templates and best practices. The product includes content sets for the internationally recognized security standard ISO/IEC 17799:2005, along with COBIT 4.0 and other industry security specifications from bodies such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The ISO/IEC 17799:2005 product set contains security control clauses, control objectives and recommended controls along with implementation guidelines and other information useful for implementing the security standards. The COBIT 4.0 set contains core components, broad and detailed control objectives, management guidelines and the maturity model. A third specialty content set from Principle Logic, a consulting firm focusing on IT governance, combines IT security methodologies from ISO/IEC 17799:2005 and COBIT as well as other recognized security standards in addition to providing detailed policy and procedure reviews, vulnerability and risk assessment tools, audits and policy templates.


Utilizing the Compliance 360 IT governance product, customers are able to cross-reference requirements among different security methodologies, perform assessments of compliance, create and manage policies related to compliance and implement remediation projects. Integrated with other components of the Compliance 360 product suite, the IT governance product gives users a unique solution for proving compliance by linking documentation of compliance evidence with requirements and providing the ability to audit and review processes online.

"Compliance 360 will provide us a central repository for managing all information security content and compliance activities, while allowing the ability to quickly access and cross-reference various methodologies and standards," says Paul ONeill, Information Security Administrator, Edfinancial Services. "This product will help us to maintain a continual state of preparedness for all audits and assessments."

"Most companies need help understanding how regulatory requirements impact their IT security strategies and how their organization measures up to industry standards and best practices," says Kevin Beaver, Principle Logic founder and principal. "Combining Principle Logic's proven methodologies and content for assessing and managing information security risks along with Compliance 360's suite of products gives customers a comprehensive solution for finding gaps in IT security, mitigating those vulnerabilities and continually improving compliance."

"Compliance 360's solutions have helped hundreds of companies manage compliance and governance activities associated with the world's most complex laws and regulations such as HIPAA, the Graham Leach Bliley Act, the US Patriot Act and Sarbanes Oxley where IT controls are an integral part of sustainable compliance" says Steve McGraw, Compliance 360 CEO. "The addition of the IT Governance product suite helps our clients better align compliance and governance processes for measurement, remediation and accountability with key IT security standards and establish a more effective span of control across the entire enterprise."

About Compliance 360
Compliance 360 helps companies in regulated industries address the most important facets of a comprehensive governance, risk and compliance management program?reducing risks, reducing costs, improving efficiencies and enhancing global visibility of compliance activities. Compliance 360 has headquarters in Atlanta, GA and serves over 200 customers in healthcare, financial services, managed care, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and other complex business environments. For more information, visit Compliance 360 at www.compliance360.com.


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