SOURCE: Lightwave Security

Lightwave Security

Lightwave Security

September 15, 2009 08:45 ET

Lightwave Security and Neupart Announce Exclusive North American Partnership Agreement

Lightwave Security Becomes Exclusive Partner and Distributor for SecureAware IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Solution

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Lightwave Security, an automated GRC solutions provider, today announced that it has joined forces with Neupart A/S., an ISO 27001 certified company and provider of IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) management solutions. Lightwave Security is now the exclusive North American distributor for SecureAware®, a customer-proven solution for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC).

SecureAware helps organizations comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards; governmental regulations such as SEC, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and others; and ISO 27000 best practices, as well as manage business risks. An all-in-one platform for compliance, best practices and security awareness, it allows organizations to perform full lifecycle management of risk assessments and IT audits while creating one defensible standard of care. The IT GRC system collects policies, IT controls and risk information that are located in disparate locations throughout the enterprise, automates repeatable processes and allows organizations to respond rapidly to new compliance mandates, audit requests and evolving business risks.

"SecureAware is already being used successfully by more than 200 companies, municipalities and government agencies in Europe and we're fortunate to be the ones selected to bring this exceptional IT GRC system to the U.S. and other North American organizations," said Joseph Dell, Lightwave's president. "We are energized about working with Neupart and look forward to helping IT executives and risk managers alleviate their compliance worries and 'future-proof' their compliance programs."

SecureAware provides a single collaborative workflow designed to international standards to make it easier for organizations -- ranging from enterprises to small businesses to governmental agencies -- to manage multiple compliance mandates, create policy management efficiencies, conduct security awareness training and reduce business risks. Delivered as software or Software as a Service (SaaS), SecureAware includes the following modules:

-- SecureAware Policy & Awareness Suite - A comprehensive policy management database for creating, maintaining and communicating security policies, procedures and guidelines across the organization.

-- SecureAware Compliance - An automated compliance workflow system that allows organizations to comply with multiple mandates while establishing one defensible standard of care, simplifying compliance management and reducing compliance costs.

-- SecureAware BCP - Helps organizations to create, manage and maintain a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) that fits exact requirements using editable templates to save time and resources, especially when creating a BCP from scratch.

-- SecureAware Risk - Expedites the risk assessment process with a highly-efficient workflow engine to reduce the time and costs required to complete risk assessments, which are traditionally carried out in complex spreadsheets that produce inconsistent results.

"We are pleased that Lightwave Security is lending their extraordinary experience to represent SecureAware in a relatively untapped region where there's a true need for a better way to manage internal compliance programs," said Lars Neupart, CEO for Neupart. "Our partnership with Lightwave Security will augment our current base of clients in North America by providing a highly competent system for the distribution, support and customer service."

SecureAware is available now in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America from Lightwave Security. For more information, call 800-616-8597 or visit www.lightwavesecurity.com.

About Neupart

Neupart, an ISO 27001 certified company, is the leading provider of IT governance, risk, and compliance management (GRC) solutions. Neupart helps large enterprises manage complex regulatory mandates and operational risk, and provides small businesses with little or no security expertise an all-in-one platform for compliance, best practices and awareness. Neupart generates ROI for its customers by collecting policies, IT controls and risk information that are in disparate locations throughout the enterprise; automating repeatable processes and allowing the organizations to quickly respond to new compliance mandates, audit requests and evolving business risks. More information is located at www.neupart.com.

About Lightwave Security

Lightwave Security is a GRC solution provider whose vast technical and practical experience provides organizations a foundation of assurance in managing business and technology risk. Lightwave Security's unique model of outsourcing compliance with traditionally complex regulatory and technical issues is a cutting edge approach not seen in the security space. Lightwave Security is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with affiliate offices and resources available across the globe. More is information is located at www.lightwavesecurity.com.

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