4 Sep, 2012 11:00 CET
Innovative Compliance-as-a-Service approach in BCS & Computing Awards
London, 4 September 2012, COMPLIANCEngine, the Compliance-as-a-Service IT security service from specialists CNS, has been nominated for awards two BCS & Computing UK IT Industry categories: Security Innovation of the Year and UK Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award. The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence.
Director, Shannon Simpson comments, “We’re very pleased to be included in the shortlist as we think our COMPLIANCEngine is a new and innovative approach to compliance and IT security. Before, clients used a variety of products and tools and had to manage and administer these separately to obtain visibility across all compliance issues. In addition existing tools were often overly complex for the task of compliance monitoring. The CNS COMPLIANCEngine changes this by providing all the necessary compliance services with a bespoke 24/7 managed service”.
This is also the first time a company has set about designing and delivering a compliance product and service from the ground up, without the significant overhead and baggage of previous approaches. CNS used its own scripting engine, which means it’s completely customisable to customer applications, systems, IT Estate and risk management methodology. Simpson continues, “Because it’s a service there is a low cost of ownership. There’s no hefty capital expenditure. It’s our code, our fix, our problem. The customer just gets the information they need to make the decisions the business requires”.
David Clarke MBE, Chief Executive Officer, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, says,
“Congratulations to the finalists; they can be proud of their achievements in reaching this stage of our prestigious Awards. Through the Awards we aim to demonstrate not only the innovation and professionalism of those working in IT but also the importance of IT in delivering business and social benefit.”
Stuart Sumner, Editor of Computing comments: “The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and to be announced as a finalist is a great achievement.”
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The CNS COMPLIANCEngine is a suite of services, delivered on CNS’s own proprietary code, which provides pioneering Compliance-as-a Service for organisations needing to achieve compliance to single or multiple levels of Information Security standards or regulation. The Managed Service provides Vulnerability, Patch & Change Management, Build & Configuration Validation along with Security Incident and Event Monitoring that complies with standards such as GSx CoCo, PCI DSS, CIS, ISO27001. CNS is a privately owned British IT Security Consultancy based in London.
As a managed service, the COMPLIANCEngine frees up time for the internal team by delivering the information needed by regulations such as PCI-DSS, GPG-13 and others.
Flexible rule engine that allows the end-user to filter interesting log-events in real time for compliance or security monitoring.The ability to detect credit card information in customer traffic.Flexible policy engine that allows the end-user to check various build parameters on remote devices. This works with many platforms and they all use the same underlying engine. Capability to treat devices transparently, regardless of the underlying platform Ability to bridge the gap between various other tools on the market Ability to schedule various kind of scans using one central view Ability to scan across multiple network segments in a distributed manner. There is one CE node per network segment, all reporting back to a management centre for data storage.An easy to use portal that makes all information available to authorised users within the clientFull managed service for all queries and updates to the COMPLIANCEngine
All provide by the innovative rule engine and the distributed nature of the product.