HUNTINGTON BEACH, California, Sept. 29, 2009 — FireScope, a leading developer of IT Service Management solutions today announced the release of FireScope Compliance, an innovative offering designed to slash the cost and labor spent on compliance and audit preparation.
The traditional approach to IT compliance forces users down a narrow path of what the vendors have identified as candidates for administrative or automated controls. This leaves major gaps in coverage, particularly in areas that can’t be automatically evaluated, such as business processes, policies and more.
FireScope takes a new approach by being the first to combine administrative as well as operational CCM into a single interface. This complete package for managing compliance is achieved through five key features – automated monitoring of key controls, real-time dashboards, intuitive checklists, an extensible architecture, and powerful inline reporting. The result is faster turn-around time for remediation, less cost and time spent determining control effectiveness and audits, and greater efficiency and quality in IT security and administration.
“Audits are never a happy time for IT,” says Mark Lynd, President of FireScope. “Important business-driving projects get delayed as everyone scrambles to produce reports and evidence – all while the auditor’s meter is ticking. Typically it takes three or four products to achieve the same level of functionality found in FireScope Compliance.”
Deploy With Ease
FireScope’s approach is further distinguished by the way it is deployed. First of all, no additional software or configuration is required beyond uploading a Compliance Feature license into FireScope BSM. Then, each IT General Control is presented with advice from FireScope experts that have thousands of successful audits under their belts to help IT operators comprehend specifically what auditors will be looking for. Armed with this information, users then have total control to either automatically monitor compliance or administratively evaluate through interactive checklists.
In addition to all the IT controls for SOX, HIPAA, SAS 70, PCI, FireScope Compliance also includes customization capabilities that enable users to create or modify their own compliance controls or classes. This extensibility means FireScope is able to support additional industry or governmental regulations without the need for additional software or components.