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Posted Aug 15, 2005

Compliance Center 2.1, now with added support for Oracle and MS SQL

By Linda Cole

BindView Corp. today announced the availability of Compliance Center 2.1, with added support for Oracle, MS SQL and MS Exchange. The ability to correlate information against regulatory requirements was limited to operating systems in previous releases of Compliance Center. This ability has now been extended to include views of Oracle and MS SQL databases as well as MS Exchange, providing organizations the capability to translate regulatory mandates into specific IT security controls that can be documented and enforced.

Compliance Center focuses on security quality compliance--helping organizations implement the tools, processes and best practices they need in order to comply with the regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley, FISMA, GLBA, and HIPAA among others. In addition, Compliance Center assists organizations to build processes around frameworks, such as COBIT and ISO 17799.

Chris Smith, Vice President of Field Marketing for BindView sees compliance as a three-step process. "Step one is defining which regulations you want to be compliant with, be it CIS, NSA, or another. Step two is to implement the controls required to be compliant and step three is to sustain that compliance posture. Compliance Center facilitates this three-step process." In addition, Compliance Center generates reports that both the business and technical user can understand.

A key feature of Compliance Center is that it integrates deeply into existing help desk systems, generating remediation assignments automatically for IT operations based on criticality and re-evaluates out-of-compliance systems to confirm that tasks are completed.

Compliance Center content updates on a continuous basis, providing customers the ability to update information through what BindView refers to as Rapid Fire Update, or RFU. The RAZOR Team watches for security bulletins, translates those alerts to the platforms supported by Compliance Center and makes them available to users.

Compliance Center Features

  • Provides Database and Messaging Application Support
  • Integration of Shavlik Patch Management
  • Generates Executive Level View
  • Develops Compliance Templates
  • Unique Mapping Capabilities
  • Provides Comprehensive Evaluations
  • Supports HP Service Desk and Remedy Help Desk

Compliance Center 2.1 is scheduled to be available at the end of the third quarter of 2005.

BindView Corporation, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA and Theale, Berkshire, United Kingdom, provides IT security compliance software.

For additional information, please visit http://www.bindview.com

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