Network Frontiers’ Unified Compliance Framework Licensed By TruOps GRC Hub

UCF Strengthens TruOps Risk, Compliance, and Policy offering

LAFAYETTE, CA, April 25, 2012 - Network Frontiers, the premier provider of IT Compliance mapping and creators of the Unified Compliance Framework™ (UCF) is pleased to announce that SDG will be licensing the UCF for use in its TruOps GRC Hub, Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) platform.

Usage of the UCF, the only industry-vetted compliance database, continues to grow as businesses increasingly see the financial and productivity value of harmonizing intersecting IT controls to cope with the ever-increasing complexity of regulatory demands. With more than 30 leading regulatory management solutions providers now licensing the UCF, Network Frontiers continues to strengthen its leadership position.

By partnering with Network Frontiers, SDG provides another outstanding return on investment for its customers. TruOps GRC Hub provides a unified information platform that collates and correlates data from “siloed” security solutions, turning raw data into actionable insights. With the TruOps’ workflow-driven policy and compliance solution, customers no longer have to rely on collating disparate documents or accept the resultant lapses in compliance, service levels and security. TruOps’ comprehensive Risk Management combines Qualitative and Quantitative risk analysis and supports the end-to-end process from risk scoring to mitigation and reporting.

“By leveraging the UCF, TruOps can build composite compliance assessment questionnaires that work across multiple control sets with no redundancy, enabling a ‘test-once, comply-to-many’ standard. Unified compliance, unified data – it’s a great way to leverage the UCF to provide outstanding ROI for customers," said Craig Isaacs, CEO of Network Frontiers. 

The UCF maps IT controls from over 400 international regulatory requirements, standards and guidelines, and is updated quarterly. Network Frontier's unique methodology transforms this massive compilation of data into a single set of straightforward requirements that clearly show the many points where multiple regulations overlap, enabling businesses to quickly create a customized set of controls that fully leverage their existing compliance policies, processes and tools.

“With the integration of UCF content into TruOps GRC Hub, clients will be able to reduce the cost associated with managing the overwhelming complexity of IT risk and compliance by standardizing on a common set of controls that map to all the regulations and policy mandates they need to comply with. In addition, the controls from UCF when mapped to the TruOps’ Risk catalogue will provide customers with an even stronger risk management framework,” said Naresh Podila, Vice President Products and Platforms for TruOps.

UCF licensees include Akibia, ANX, RSA Archer, BWise, eGestalt, IBM OpenPages, LockPath, Lumension, MetricStream, Microsoft, netIQ, NitroSecurity, Prevari, Qualys, SDG Corp., Symantec, and Wolters Kluwer. The UCF is also available for direct purchase in spreadsheet format from Network Frontiers. To request a free UCF spreadsheet sample, email sales@unifiedcompliance.com. More information can be found at www.unifiedcompliance.com.

About Network Frontiers and the UCF

Since 1992, Network Frontiers has developed ground-breaking tools to support IT best practices, with a focus on solutions and processes that further the science of compliance, including harmonization methods, metrics, systems continuity and governance. The Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) is Network Frontiers' flagship product.

The UCF was created by Dorian Cougias and his research partner, Marcelo Halpern of the international law firm Perkins Coie, which oversees all legal aspects of the UCF.

About the Science of Compliance

By applying the scientific method to compliance -- rigorously testing best practices and methodologies as well as analyzing and organizing information into a rational format -- Network Frontiers has developed a logical approach to IT compliance that reduces cost, limits liability, simplifies the compliance process and leverages the value of related technologies and services across the enterprise.

About TruOps

TruOps is a product from SDG Corporation. SDG Corporation has been providing IT security, risk and compliance solutions to leading global corporations for over two decades and was an early pioneer in identity and access management. Borne of this expertise and experience, TruOps is an innovative and truly compelling GRC platform. SDG Corporation is headquartered in Norwalk, CT and has operations in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

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For further information, contact:

Kerry MacInnes
Network Frontiers
kmacinnes@unifiedcompliance.com
Phone:  (510) 962-5192
www.unifiedcompliance.com

Naresh Podila
TruOps
naresh.podila@sdgc.com
Phone: (203) 919-0508
http://www.sdgc.com