HOPKINTON, Mass. Feb. 1, 2011
Enabling this transformation, the company also announced the next-generation of its award-winning RSA® Archer® eGRC management platform to support cross functional collaboration across the IT, operations, legal and finance domains. This open platform unifies EMC’s eGRC portfolio allowing organizations to adapt their solution requirements, build additional applications and integrate with existing systems without touching a single line of code.
EMC defines eGRC as an organization’s ability to manage enterprise risk and compliance issues as closely related strategic initiatives that have a direct impact on business objectives — whether in a physical, virtual or cloud-based environment. Successful governance requires clear definitions of the business objectives and applicable regulations, policies, procedures and standards that best define the program. Managing risk requires identification, prioritization and remediation to protect the enterprise from excessive risk while removing barriers to growth. Demonstrating compliance requires the ability to prove adherence to laws, regulations, policies, contractual obligations and industry standards.
EMC’s Four Solution Areas for Building an eGRC Strategy
Leveraging a common management platform, the best-in-industry eGRC content library, EMC’s broad product and consulting services portfolio and third party product integrations, EMC’s eGRC strategy incorporates four primary solution areas. These solutions enable organizations to break down silos and deliver to senior executives a single view of their organization’s risk and compliance posture. They also provide a foundation for assuring compliance in increasingly-virtualized data centers, as well as extending that compliance posture to the cloud, as customers increasingly consume IT resources from cloud providers. EMC will continue to deliver new content, integrations and business solutions in four key areas.
- Business Solutions
- Information Governance
- Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
- Advanced Security Management
EMC Consulting Services
EMC Consulting announces an expanded portfolio to assist organizations with building and implementing sustainable and cost-effective eGRC programs to enable a centralized view into business risk and compliance across the enterprise. Leveraging its worldwide expertise to deliver eGRC strategies, architectures and solutions to more than half of the Global Fortune 500 organizations, EMC Consulting is driving business-focused eGRC program design and execution for its customers built on unparalleled understanding of the EMC and RSA product portfolio.
Expanded eGRC Advisory Services include:
- GRC Strategy, Maturity Assessment and Roadmap services help clients build GRC programs that increase visibility, accountability and efficiencies across the organization.
- GRC program implementation services leveraging the RSA Archer eGRC platform helps clients manage risk and demonstrate compliance to laws, regulations, policies, and contractual obligations for critical enterprise processes such as cloud computing, information governance, security management and business continuity.
RSA’s Archer eGRC Platform
All elements of the eGRC product portfolio will leverage the next-generation RSA Archer eGRC management platform that allows business units to work together using common processes and information. This platform approach allows organizations to have centralized views into enterprise risk, automated and repeatable business processes, integrated systems, and information as well as flexibility to evolve as business needs change.
Key platform enhancements include:
- Better visibility into operational risk
- Refined audit management
- Updated globalization/internationalization
- Advanced search and reporting
- Improved analytics through updated formula building and calculation engine
- Enhanced user interface
- New visual workflow builder
- Updated integration with third parties (data in/data out) with the Archer Data Feed and Publication Manager
Archer eGRC Community
The active and vocal Archer eGRC Community of more than 5,000 eGRC professionals leverage collaboration among clients, partners and product experts. Members actively share ideas, vote for product enhancements, and discuss trends that help guide the RSA Archer product roadmap. The latest release of the platform incorporates over 200 enhancements driven by this community, including a new user interface, enterprise performance and scalability, internationalization/globalization, and third party integrations.
EMC fosters a community of technology partners and system integrators that build and deliver solutions enabling organizations to automate complex eGRC processes as well as integrate third party data into eGRC environments based on an open, common management platform.
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