Partnership to Deliver Consolidated Compliance Mapping Framework to Manage Regulatory Madness
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & OAKLAND, Calif., April 20, 2009 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) and Network Frontiers, the leader in IT regulatory compliance management, announced today that McAfee has licensed Network Frontiers’ Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) to further help McAfee’s clients navigate the increasingly complex compliance maze.
The partnership between McAfee and Network Frontiers will enable large enterprises and heavily regulated industries such as utilities, healthcare, education, government, and finance to easily identify common control requirements across multiple regulations. Many organizations are unaware that there is currently a 70 percent or more commonality in regulation requirements. By identifying these commonalities, organizations can consolidate the time and IT investment required for compliance and audit activities – potentially realizing significant cost savings. This also enables businesses to leverage existing McAfee security technology investment and reduce policy processes into a unified plan to achieve and maintain continuous compliance across the enterprise.
“For the first time customers will be able to leverage their entire gamut of existing protection and security technologies for demonstrating compliance in a unified way,” said George Kurtz, senior vice president and general manager of McAfee’s Risk and Compliance Business Unit. “In today’s fragmented security landscape, multiple vendors with niche product offerings claim to solve companies’ PCI challenges when they can only cover a piece of the puzzle. McAfee, along with its SIA partner ecosystem, will be able to deliver a unified compliance scorecard for best practices, regulations and standards worldwide, offering a far more complete IT GRC solution.”
Network Frontiers’ United Compliance Framework (UCF) harmonizes IT controls from over 400 international regulatory requirements, standards and guidelines into a single set of straightforward requirements that clearly show the many points where global, state and industry regulations overlap. McAfee will utilize the UCF data framework to deliver a comprehensive worldwide compliance matrix of over 3,000 regulations applied across a complete range of security technologies and into a matrix tool specifically mapped to McAfee customers’ needs.
“By taking a full view of compliance and a broad look at security McAfee is clearly taking a proactive leadership position in the security technology space. And they’re making it easy for customers looking for both security and compliance solutions to satisfy both requirements,” says Craig Isaacs, CEO of Network Frontiers.
Some of the most familiar regulations and guidelines harmonized by the UCF include: Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), International Variants, Basel II, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), EU Data Privacy Act, NASD Manual, HIPAA, TIPEDA, FERC Security Program, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), FIPS 191, GAO Financial Audit Manual, IRS Revenue Procedure and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
About the UCF
By focusing on commonalities across regulations, standards-based development, and simplified architectures, the UCF supports a strategic approach to IT compliance that reduces cost, limits liability, and leverages the value of compliance-related technologies and services across the enterprise. The UCF’s content and methodology is the direct result of Network Frontiers deep understanding of IT regulations and standards and decades of experience consulting for clients, publications, and vendors in the mission-critical IT arena.
The UCF was created by Dorian Cougias and his research partner, Marcelo Halpern of the international law firm Latham and Watkins, which oversees all legal aspects of the UCF. More information can be found at www.unifiedcompliance.com.
About Network Frontiers
Since 1992 Network Frontiers has developed ground-breaking tools to support IT best practices with a special focus on regulatory compliance, metrics, systems continuity and governance. Dorian Cougias, founder and Lead Analyst, is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and has authored numerous articles and books, including The Compliance Book and the award-winning Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center. Network Frontiers was recently cited by information technology research and advisory company Gartner as one of their five leading Cool Vendors in Risk Management and Compliance for 2009.
About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is relentlessly committed to tackling the world's toughest security challenges. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the web more securely. Backed by an award-winning research team, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com
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