SOURCE: Allgress


June 26, 2012 08:00 ET

Allgress Business Risk Intelligence Allows CISOs to Align Security With Top Business Priorities

eBay, Electronic Arts, Early Warning Systems, BBVA Bancomer Rely on Allgress to Manage Security Risk

LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 26, 2012) - Allgress, a provider of Business Risk Intelligence solutions, today announced the availability of Allgress Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) 4.0. Allgress BRI provides security and risk professionals with an immediate and intuitive picture of overall enterprise security risk. With Allgress, customers are aligning security with top business priorities and making cost-effective investment decisions that close security gaps. Highly visual heat maps and data-rich reports allow users to translate security into the language of business, communicate the value of security to board members and the C-suite, and obtain the resources needed to manage risk.

"CISOs are struggling to manage risk and to communicate the impact it can have on business. Until they deploy solutions that give them immediate insight into where security gaps are, they are going to continue to be plagued by incidents, be left out of the business decision-making process, and fail to gain the resources needed to effectively manage risk," said Dave Cullinane, respected industry luminary and former CISO of eBay. "At eBay, Allgress allowed us to gain an organization-wide view into our overall security posture, which enhanced our ability to reduce risk and helped us to convince the company's top decision-makers that security is a critical priority."

Allgress BRI brings to market an advanced level of operationally efficient risk management that traditional IT governance, risk and compliance (IT GRC) solutions do not provide. With Allgress, enterprise security and risk professionals are:

  • Converging disparate risk silos and gaining immediate, intuitive and comprehensive pictures of enterprise-wide security risk through highly visual heat maps and best-in-class graphics
  • Gaining actionable insight through meaningful risk data that allows them to make smart and effective security investment decisions
  • Communicating the impact of risk and the value of security to top decision makers
  • Gaining the resources needed to manage risk
  • Performing scenario risk-modeling and getting insight into the impact of their security decisions
  • Deploying the Allgress solution rapidly and going into production within a week, allowing them to accelerate ROI

"CISOs consistently comment that nothing gets board-level attention quite like regulatory compliance, or better yet, an actual security breach -- or as one might say, the 'laws' and the 'lawless,'" said Derek Brink, vice president and research fellow for IT Security and IT GRC, Aberdeen Group. "But information security leaders don't rely on more regulations, or more successful criminals, or the natural replacement cycles of corporate boards to be heard. The evidence from Aberdeen's research is that enterprise risk management technologies are in fact invaluable business tools, which leading companies are increasingly using to help manage successfully in the face of uncertainty and risk."

The Allgress BRI 4.0 solution-set includes the following modules: Allgress Risk Analysis, Allgress Security and Compliance Assessment, Allgress Vulnerability Management, Allgress Incident Management, and Allgress Policy and Procedures. Powered by the patented Allgress BRI engine, users can deploy modules separately or as an integrated solution. When deployed separately, they provide insight into the areas of risk most important to your organization. Whether it is gaining insight into where the biggest security gaps are within your organization's global business units, or a need to simplify the audit and reporting process for PCI, HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA or NIST, Allgress BRI can provide the actionable data your company needs.

"Allgress is recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor and is at work within 50 of the world's leading enterprises, including known brands such as Early Warning Systems, eBay, and EA (Electronic Arts). Within each of these organizations, we are empowering CISOs, providing them with the information they need to get the resources required to effectively manage security risk," said Jeff Bennett, Allgress founder and COO. "Our team is proud to unveil our BRI solution to the world; we know it will continue to provide proven benefits that allow security and risk professionals to do their jobs and accomplish their goals."

Allgress, a Gartner Cool Vendor, provides Business Risk Intelligence solutions that automate governance, risk and compliance management processes and converge disparate risk silos across global enterprise networks. Powered by the patented Allgress Business Risk Intelligence engine, its products and solutions provide customers with heat maps and compliance reports that reveal a comprehensive, immediate and intuitive picture of their organizations' security and compliance risk posture. With Allgress, users make effective decisions that align security and compliance with top business priorities, communicate the value of those decisions to senior executives and board members, demonstrate compliance with industry and government compliance regulations, and manage risk, fines and brand damage. Allgress provides the most operationally efficient method to manage security and compliance, allowing you to assess once and manage and report on many industry and government regulations. Allgress deploys faster than competing solutions and provides rapid ROI. For more information visit:

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