SecureAware Automates IT SOX Compliance

Building and communicating IT SOX compliance policies and conducting audits cheaper, easier

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Lightwave Security has added the COBIT framework to the SecureAware v3.7.0 IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance (IT GRC) system to help companies comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and manage the compliance lifecycle. Lightwave Security has licensed the COBIT IT governance framework from ISACA, a global organization for information governance, control, security, and audit professionals.

Complying with industry and government regulations is expensive and has led many companies to adopt IT GRC solutions to automate the process. SecureAware takes IT GRC a step further by incorporating standards and that automate policy and compliance management. The solution has long incorporated frameworks for Payment Card Industry (PCI) and ISO standards. Adding the COBIT framework extends SecureAware to provide automated IT SOX compliance support and also enables organizations to easily build business continuity plans and align corporate risk assessment and mitigation processes with the stringent requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

SecureAware is an IT GRC system that helps organizations manage business risks and comply with PCI security standards as well as governmental regulations such as SEC, SOX, and others while utilizing ISO 27000 best practices. Used by more than 200 companies, municipalities, and government agencies, it is an all-in-one platform for compliance, best practices, and security awareness that incorporates an automated compliance workflow system built to ISO 27001 international standards. SecureAware allows organizations to comply with multiple mandates while establishing one defensible standard of care to simplify ongoing compliance management and reduce compliance costs.

In addition to helping organizations manage multiple compliance mandates, SecureAware also helps compliance managers create policy management efficiencies, conduct security awareness training, and to identify, mitigate, and reduce business risks. SecureAware collects policies, IT controls, and risk information that are located in disparate locations throughout the enterprise, automates repeatable processes and allows organizations to respond rapidly to new compliance mandates, audit requests, and evolving business risks.

SecureAware 3.7.0, which includes the COBIT framework, is a no-cost upgrade for current customers. It is available as enterprise software or software-as-a-service (SaaS) in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America from Lightwave Security channel partners. More information is available at www.lightwavesecurity.com.