The Gartner Compliance and Risk Summit kicked off today in New Orleans, and Novell is there demonstrating how to integrate identity and security management technologies for better compliance management. For customers, better compliance management reduces business risks, while automation of controls improves operational efficiency and reduces the costs of compliance monitoring and reporting.
Demonstrating compliance with internal company policies and government and privacy regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, Basel II, Directive 357, FISMA, ISO 17799, CA SB 1386 and others is no easy task in today's dynamic IT environment. It requires collecting and organizing information from many different network elements–operating systems, applications, security devices, even physical security systems–and then compiling and correlating that data so compliance violations can be identified, addressed and documented. One way Novell is helping customers with their compliance management needs is by working with companies that have the expertise and technology to analyze the data collected by our identity management and event monitoring solutions and frame it in the context of compliance.
Companies, such as DoubleCheck, who announced today they are integrating Novell Identity Manager and Sentinel from Novell into their Governance, Risk, Compliance and Testing (GRC+T) Solution Suite. By integrating Sentinel and Identity Manager, DoubleCheck is giving customers a solution to help them confidently attest to the accuracy of data presented in compliance and financial reports. This combined DoubleCheck and Novell solution maps the identities of users and the logged activities to the IT control framework, thus reducing the cost of proving control of IT operations throughout a reporting period.