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Agiliance, Sunnyvale, CA

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Company: Agiliance, Sunnyvale, CA
Company Description: Agiliance is the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs. Agiliance RiskVision enables Global 2000 companies and government agencies to automate their GRC management processes; and the same platform orchestrates incident, threat, and vulnerability actions in real time.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees

Nomination Title: Agiliance

1. Tell the story about what this nominated organization achieved since January 1 2013 (up to 525 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:

Organizations today operate in a dynamically changing risk ecosystem characterized by cyber-attacks, insider threats, monetary fraud, and data breaches. At the same time, mushrooming government regulations, such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, call into question antiquated, assessment-based risk and governance practices that are primarily based on managerial opinion. This creates an imperative for organizations to strategically align business objectives with data-driven analysis of risks from business units, suppliers, as well as cloud and datacenter operations and to optimize risk intelligence, prioritization, remediation, and audit reporting. To address this complex, interlocking problem, organizations require a context-aware, scalable big data risk management solution that makes risk visible, measurable, and actionable across financial, operational, and security domains.

Agiliance is re-shaping the industry by automating risk management on an enterprise scale. The company has disrupted the established practice of performing risk management as continuous consulting and replaced it with continuous, automated software-based monitoring. Known as the "Big Data Risk Company", providing integrated solutions for Operational and Security Risk programs, the company helps organizations use their knowledge of risk to optimize business investments and performance. Its RiskVision platform enables Global 2000 companies and government agencies to manage enterprise risk by making it visible, actionable, and measurable across business units, IT operations, and security management in near real time.

Agiliance unifies security and compliance in one integrated enterprise platform that enables companies to move from a reactive, threat-driven approach to a proactive, risk-aware posture. Since its inception, Agiliance has pioneered advancements in technology to help customers simplify compliance complexities and evolve risk management practices, while cutting costs and improving productivity. Agiliance has pioneered a new market and established a software segment called Big Data Risk Management. Currently, organizations must perform continuous (security) monitoring and frequent data assessments with disconnected, best-of-breed tools.

Agiliance has developed an integrated and scalable Managed Risk-as-a-Service that integrates security data discovery, analytics, and risk prioritization on an enterprise scale - which vendors in configuration management, vulnerability assessment, and event management are trying to copy.

Agiliance's innovation in the market has been validated and affirmed by the company’s winning bell-weather customers in multi-million dollar deals against many public and private competitors. For example, RiskVision was selected over its competition by two global financial services firms funding mid-seven-figure transformation projects for line of business, third-party, and application risks. Proof of concepts (POCs) showed RiskVision's modern architecture was 10 to 25 times better in scalability and sustainability, with an ROI and solution success rate deemed best-in-class. In the public sector, Agiliance has become the de-facto standard for "continuous diagnostics and mitigation", which is propagated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Agiliance has achieved record business recognition and industry accolades including the 2014 Cyber Defense Magazine Award for Most Innovative Risk Management Product, 2014 Info Security Products Guide’s Global Excellence Gold Award for Most Innovative Security Product, Deloitte 2013 Technology Fast 500 Honoree, GSN 2013 Homeland Security Awards Winner for Best Compliance / Vulnerability Assessment Solution, 5-Star Rating in 2013 SC Magazine’s Risk and Policy Management Group Test, 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Honoree, and 2013 GOVTek Award for Best Transparency Solution.

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Provide a brief (up to 125 words) biography about the leader of this nominated organization:

As President and CEO, Joe Fantuzzi drives Agiliance's overall business direction, strategy, and execution. Previously, Joe was CEO at Workshare™, where he expanded the customer base from 3,500 to 11,000. He was also CEO of Liquid Engines™, now a division of Thomson Reuters™. Joe was co-founder and CEO at NetDialog™, which was acquired by KANA™ for $100 million in 1999. Prior to NetDialog, he was GM at Autodesk® Discreet™, and grew that business unit’s market share from 20% to 65% over 3 years. Joe was also VP of Marketing at Macromedia®. Prior, he was Director of International Sales and Marketing at Interleaf™. Joe holds a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University.