TraceSecurity Awarded EMA Vendor to Watch for Cloud GRC Solution

Top Quote TraceCSO Praised for Bringing Complex Data Management Functions Into One, Tightly Integrated and Centrally Managed System. End Quote
  • Baton Rouge, LA (1888PressRelease) September 24, 2013 - TraceSecurity, the pioneer in cloud-based IT GRC (governance, risk and compliance) solutions, today announced that it has been named a 'Vendor to Watch' by industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). The EMA profile was created to assist IT professionals in selecting leading-edge information security management products.

    "IT GRC management is a strategic imperative for organizations of all sizes across many industries," noted EMA president and COO Dan Twing, in making the announcement. "Keeping track of best practices, compliance requirements and security mandates can be difficult to coordinate. TraceCSO brings all of the required IT GRC functions together in one place in a tightly integrated and easy-to-manage cloud-based application. Its centralized controls and highly effective dashboards and reports provide easy access to progress and compliance status for line managers and senior executives alike."

    TraceCSO incorporates best practices based on the NIST 800-30 guide for conducting risk assessments and automatically links to the Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) to stay abreast of every IT security-related mandate. TraceCSO supports pre-mapping of common threats to standard controls, which provides a baseline for customizing to specific industry environments, and thus speeds up the process for identifying and assessing controls for appropriate mitigation. A clean user interface, incorporating wizards, dashboards and pre-built reports, makes it easy to communicate results across the entire organization.

    "Our industry is bound by regulations for both the education and healthcare sectors," said Frank Davison, acting director of IT security at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a TraceCSO client. "Historically, we have used in-house developed systems for risk, audit and compliance management. TraceCSO gives us all the IT GRC functions we need to manage our information security program, while centralizing the tools into a single, unified platform. This allows us to leverage our own unique vulnerability data to stay ahead of threats, and to efficiently manage the overall risk and compliance process."

    TraceSecurity also has information security services available for security assessment, risk assessment, IT security audit, penetration testing, social engineering attacks, application testing, wireless assessment and security training. This allows an organization to augment the cloud-based tool with expert assistance.

    The complete EMA report is available for download here.

    About Vendor to Watch
    EMA Vendors to Watch are companies that deliver unique customer value by solving problems that had previously gone unaddressed or provide value in innovative ways. The designation rewards vendors that dare to go off the beaten path and have defined their own market niches.

    About EMA
    Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at or You can also follow EMA on Twitter or Facebook.

    About TraceSecurity
    TraceSecurity, a leading pioneer in cloud-based security solutions, provides IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management solutions. The company's cloud-based services help organizations achieve, maintain and demonstrate security compliance while significantly improving their security posture. With more than 1,500 customers, TraceSecurity supports the security and risk management efforts of organizations in financial services, healthcare, high-tech, insurance, government, education and other regulated sectors. Founded in 2004, the company has executive offices in Silicon Valley and offices in Baton Rouge, La. For more information, call (225) 612-2121 or visit

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