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Accuvant's New Compliance Program for VMware Helps Organizations Meet Business Compliance Needs

Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise and federal clients, today announced a new end-to-end set of capabilities designed to help clients achieve business compliance in cloud and virtual environments. Accuvant’s Compliance Program for VMware directly supports VMware’s Compliance Reference Architectures, a set of resources including solution guides and design architectures intended to simplify compliance for business-critical applications in the cloud era.

“VMware recognizes that security and compliance are critical areas that must be addressed by all organizations,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “By standardizing an approach and including services from key partners like Accuvant, we are providing a solution that enables customers to address their compliance needs. This approach offers management, IT architects, administrators and auditors a degree of transparency into risks, solutions, and mitigation strategies for moving critical applications to the cloud in a secure and compliant manner.”

Accuvant’s Compliance Program for VMware Includes Four Key Components:

1. Compliance-Specific Consulting – As a leading QSA, Accuvant has embraced VMware’s compliance strategy and PCI guidance to deliver virtualization and cloud-specific services such as gap assessments, validations, audits, and remediation. Accuvant capabilities extend into other compliance areas such as HIPAA/HITECH, ISO, GLBA, and FISMA, among others.

2. State-of-the-Art Security and Compliance Lab for VMware – Accuvant’s Security and Compliance Lab for VMware is designed to 1) assist VMware in building compliance reference guides, architecture and toolkits; 2) enable vendors to validate virtual and cloud products and provide reference for how they fit into VMware’s architecture; and, 3) allow clients to test technology and architectures in a pre-production environment to speed up implementation, reduce costs, and mitigate risk.

3. A Broad Array of VMware-Specific Security and Compliance Tools and Technologies – Accuvant today announced a new partnership with HyTrust to become its primary enterprise security integrator. Accuvant combines premier partnerships with leading secure virtualization and compliance manufacturers such as HyTrust, which provides a very important tool set for VMware compliance, with security-specific and virtualization expertise. As a result, Accuvant leads the industry in depth and breadth of skill in all of the relevant technical solutions and controls necessary for any compliance environment.

4. Compliance Alliance Program for VMware – Also today, Accuvant announced a new partnership with Coalfire Systems, Inc. Clients often need more than one player to achieve their PCI goals. This strategic alliance between Accuvant and Coalfire brings together two leaders in the compliance space around the VMware framework, and provides clients with a total solution that addresses auditing, validating and assessment, as well as the design and implementation of technical controls.

“Compliance and security continue to be top concerns for organizations that plan to move their environments to cloud computing,” said Steve Perkins, director of security virtualization for Accuvant. “VMware’s compliance program represents an important step forward for clients to build and maintain compliance covering business-critical applications deployed to and operated by VMware-based cloud IT environments. Accuvant is pleased to partner with VMware, HyTrust and Coalfire to make secure virtualization and cloud a reality.”

Published Thursday, October 04, 2012 4:30 PM by David Marshall
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