NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit opening today, Telos® Corporation, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious agencies and organizations, announced the integration of the premier mapping capabilities of Unified Compliance Framework® (UCF) into Xacta®, its IT governance, risk and compliance (IT GRC) platform.
"The UCF team is thrilled to work with Telos and the latest release of Xacta,” said Craig Isaacs, CEO of Unified Compliance. “Since 70% of organizations use spreadsheets to manage some parts of their GRC efforts, it's important to make it as easy as possible for them to switch – and Xacta makes it very easy to do so."
As regulations are constantly shifting, organizations need to be fast and agile in responding to changing risks, regulations, laws and situations. Xacta provides an efficient approach to automating compliance, and UCF provides a common language for discussing security compliance in business terms. UCF’s Common Controls Hub is connected to original mandates, enabling organizations to easily understand what specific steps must be met in order to meet regulations.
“Xacta is increasingly in demand globally, and this integration with UCF enables us to better serve clients across many commercial verticals,” said Katie Sheldon Hammler, Xacta product manager at Telos. “Offering relevant risk and compliance content and frameworks to our clients is critical to ensure they remain compliant in the face of changing regulations.”
GRC pundit and founder of GRC 20/20 Research Michael Rasmussen added, “UCF has become the standard in control mapping. With this integration of UCF content, Telos takes a significant leap forward in establishing itself as a solid IT GRC platform for the commercial sector.”
The UCF information architecture is based on the examination, mining and mapping of more than 800 authority documents, which define external standards, frameworks or regulations, resulting in usable governance materials. The ability to integrate all of UCF’s authority documents, understand each specific control and harmonize the controls seamlessly into the Xacta IT GRC platform eliminates the need to manage compliance requirements manually or through ad hoc processes.
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of a major product update for Xacta. Based on extensive customer feedback and testing, Telos developed the advanced version to meet the needs of security professionals, compliance officers and executives alike.
To learn more about Telos, visit www.telos.com.
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation empowers and protects the world’s most security-conscious agencies and organizations with solutions and services for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems and information. Telos’ offerings include cyber security solutions and services for IT risk management and information security; secure mobility to protect globally connected organizations; and identity management to establish trust in personnel and continuously monitor for insider threats. Its flagship product suite, Xacta, is an advanced IT governance, risk and compliance (IT GRC) platform with an intuitive interface for managing tasks and configurable executive dashboard for situation awareness. The company serves military, intelligence and civilian agencies of the federal government, allied nations and commercial organizations around the world. For more information, visit www.telos.com and follow on Twitter @TelosNews.