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Agiliance, Inc.

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Company: Agiliance, Inc.
Entry Submitted By: Schwartz Communications
Company Description: Agiliance (San Jose, CA) is the leading independent provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions. Delivered on-demand or on-premise, Agiliance GRC technology minimizes manual auditing through scalable automation to enable closed loop risk management and continuous compliance.
Nomination Category: New Product Awards & Product Management Categories
Nomination Sub Category: New Product or Service of the Year - Computer Software - Software as a Service

Nomination Title: Agiliance Continuous Compliance Service™ for PCI / PA DSS 2.0 / 1.2.1

    Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 500 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and sales to date. You may include hyperlinks to product photos and data sheets. IMPORTANT: Begin each link with http://, and enclose each link in square brackets; for example, []:

        Agiliance Continuous Compliance Service™ (CCS) for PCI / PA DSS 2.0 / 1.2.1,
released in February, 2011, is the only cloud solution on the market today that
provides a complete set of content, tools and reports that an organization
requires for all five stages of the PCI compliance life cycle: Scoping, Gap
Analysis, Remediation, Certification and Maintenance. With Agiliance CCS for
PCI, organizations can complete PCI certifications over 60 percent faster than
traditional means and at half the cost. In addition to fast and easy
certification, CCS for PCI ensures consistent and ongoing compliance as well as
real time monitoring of PCI compliance status.

        In October 2010, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council,
which creates standards with which anyone handling credit card data must comply,
released the second version of its Data Security Standard (PCI DSS 2.0). PCI 2.0
governance requires companies to improve existing security policies by including
virtualized environments, risk remediation, and 100 percent asset coverage.
Defining, managing, and understanding the impact of virtualization on the
Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) impacts the entire PCI life cycle from scoping
to certification and beyond. Risk at the center of the remediation process
brings the concept of business criticality to the compliance process. Making
existing and new assets available to scan at all times is beyond current
scanning methods. These PCI 2.0 requirements bring organizations face-to-face
with a new set of rules that change the game.

        Agiliance CCS for PCI encompasses the entire PCI program life cycle and breaks
it down into five logical stages: Scoping, Gap Analysis, Remediation,
Certification and another stage which was previously not possible, Maintenance.
Each of these stages represents a corresponding segment in the CCS for PCI
solution and contains rich content, easy-to-use tools, and a complete set of
audit-ready reports serving stakeholders in the process. By following this
five-stage methodology, customers can accomplish their compliance goals in an
efficient and sustainable fashion.

        Agiliance CCS is built on the award-winning RiskVision GRC Platform, which
received a "Strong Positive," the highest possible rating, in Gartner's April
29, 2010 report entitled "MarketScope for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance
Management, 2010."

        Agiliance CCS for PCI has been covered by numerous technology news outlets and
was chosen by CRN as one of their “25 Head-Turning Security Products to See at
RSA Conference 2011.”

    List hyperlinks to any online news stories, press releases, product reviews, or other documents that support the claims made in the section above. IMPORTANT: Begin each link with http://, and enclose each link in square brackets; for example, []:;jsessionid=9Z5duRdSJ1bDEqCN9DZCcg**.ecappj03?pgno=16

    Provide a brief (up to 100 words) biography about the leader(s) of the team that developed this nominated product or service:

        Arti heads a team responsible for product planning, design, and management, plus
partner and advisor programs for the Company.
Arti joined Agiliance from Critical Research Group (CRG), a firm she founded in
2005 to help young companies receive product and market feedback from senior
executives at F500 companies. Prior to CRG, Arti co-founded Liquid Engines with
Dr. Edward Lazear (Chief Economist at the White House, Professor at Stanford
University). There Arti's team designed the first multi-year tax and cash flow
optimization application for legal entities, and she attracted renowned tax
luminaries and two Noble Prize economists as advisors.
Arti received her MBA from the William E Simon Graduate School of Business and
her Bachelors in Economics from Delhi University, India.