Agiliance Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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Company: Agiliance Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA
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. For more information, visit www.agiliance.com.
Nomination Category: Products & Product Management Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Security Solution

Nomination Title: RiskVision 7

Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 525 words). Describe its functions, features, benefits, and performance to date:

Agiliance with its RiskVision software platform is re-shaping the security industry by automating security data discovery, analytics, and prioritization on an enterprise scale. RiskVision enables true continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) - reducing manual efforts costing $10ms, and making security risk posture trending possible to report transparently to internal stakeholders and regulators. Some of the largest Global 2000 companies and U.S. government agencies rely on Agiliance for real-time, end-to-end security risk warning, prevention, and remediation. With RiskVision organizations are finally able to gain near real time insight into their state of risk and align it with business objectives.

Cyber-attacks, insider threats, monetary fraud, and data breaches make headlines every day, even as business struggles with the worst economic downturn since the 1930s. And yet most organizations continue to follow inadequate (security) risk management and governance practices. Agiliance realized the key to addressing this complex, interlocking problem is to provide a context-aware, scalable big data risk management solution that makes security risk visible, measurable, and actionable across financial, operational, and security domains.

RiskVision is a purpose-built, context-aware software platform that transforms security risk management into a pro-active, collaborative, and real-time discipline. Risk is influenced by three key factors: compliance posture, threats and vulnerabilities, and business impact. RiskVision aggregates critical intelligence about risk and compliance postures with current, new, and emerging threat information to calculate impacts on business operations and prioritize remediation actions. To provide organizations with a holistic view of risk, RiskVision harmonizes multiple frameworks to marry top-down risk modeling with bottom-up controls automation. It enables ongoing risk measurement across financial, operational, and security domains.

RiskVision uses patented technology to identify, monitor, and mitigate risks by correlating security posture, assessing business unit criticality, and remediating physical and virtual assets within an organization's infrastructure. It preserves investments in best-of-breed IT and security tools, using flat files, XML feeds, Web Services APIs, and 55+ connectors to leading asset and configuration management tools, threat feeds, vulnerability scanners, SIEM and DLP systems, plus privileged identity, ticketing, and patch management tools.

RiskVision solves a big data analytics problem with a discovery-based risk management database, time-proven data schema, and dynamic risk grouping. RiskVision has field-proven success in scaling with key performance indicators covering tens of thousands of live assessments, threats, and incidents and hundreds of thousands of continuously monitored assets, vulnerabilities, and configurations, conducting more than 67 million daily control checks.

Agiliance has been granted four patents; five additional are pending – all of which are a reflection of the innovative character of the RiskVision platform. The analyst community (e.g., Gartner and Forrester Research) describes RiskVision as the leading product in its category. Further evidence for its innovative character can be found in the numerous industry accolades the company and its RiskVision software received over the last 16 months, 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, 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(s) of the team that developed the nominated product or service:

Torsten George is Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Products is responsible for driving company growth through marketing, positioning, and product innovation.

Prior, Torsten was VP Marketing at ActivIdentity (now part of HID Global), where he repositioned the company as the leader in the strong authentication and credential management space. He initially joined ActivIdentity to assist in building a new business unit from ground up. Before ActivIdentity, Torsten served nearly six years as Chief Marketing Officer for Digital Link. Before his tenure at Digital Link, he was Senior Director of Marketing for Everdream Corporation (acquired by Dell). Previously, Torsten held a variety of marketing leadership roles for high-tech companies.

Torsten holds a Doctorate in Economics and a Master of Business Administration degree.