Cognosec using Agiliance M-RaaS for online gaming regulation


Managed Risk-as-a-Service Offering Enables MSSPs to Capitalize on Lack of IT Security Resources and Expertise within Enterprises

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Feb. 14, 2013 – Agiliance®, Inc., the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs, today announced a new dedicated Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program. The Agiliance Managed Risk-as-a-Service (M-RaaS) offering addresses growing demand among service providers to deliver IT and Security Risk Management solutions based on the award-winning Agiliance RiskVision™ platform. Agiliance M-RaaS simplifies compliance complexities and automates threat and vulnerability remediation actions, dramatically reducing mitigation times and improving operational efficiency.

“Agiliance is recognised around the world as a leading provider of IT security risk management technology,” said Ron Borsholm, senior security solutions consultant and qualified security assessor at Bell Canada. “The company’s new Managed Risk-as-a-Service enables us to help existing and new customers that lack the internal IT expertise and resources to address cyber threat remediation, security incident response, and regulatory oversight. Agiliance clearly understands the dynamics of this marketplace and has created a very compelling platform for IT security service providers.”

The rising tide of insider and advanced persistent threats, mounting regulatory pressure, and the impact of big security data on IT operational efficiency is forcing organisations to perform continuous security monitoring and frequent data assessments. MSSPs are benefitting from these new requirements, since many organisations are unable to increase IT headcount, have become more comfortable with outsourcing IT, and need to implement additional security technologies, controls, or layers.

Cognosec, an accredited provider of compliance and audit services to major international companies seeking multi-state or multi-country regulatory licensing, is using Agiliance M-RaaS to deliver their new Online Gaming Regulation Framework package. According to Oliver Eckel, CEO at Cognosec, a division of the UC Group, “Regulations and policies vary by state and by country, which forces companies that offer remote gaming to verify and comply with multiple regulatory requirements. This can be a large and complex undertaking. Agiliance allows our clients to complete all their self-assessment questionnaires in one step to streamline governance processes and reduce compliance costs.”

Agiliance M-RaaS uses patented technology to identify, monitor, and mitigate risks by correlating security posture, assessing the business criticality of threats, and remediating physical and virtual assets within an organisation’s infrastructure. It preserves investments in best-of-breed IT and security tools or already deployed MSSP services. Using 50+ connectors, Agiliance gathers data from leading asset and configuration management tools, threat feeds, vulnerability scanners, SIEM and DLP systems, plus privileged identity, ticketing, and patch management tools. It enables MSSPs to streamline customers’ governance processes for PCI, ISO, FFIEC, FISMA, etc., manage risk-based incident responses, and shorten time-to-remediation by orchestrating threat and vulnerability remediation actions.

Highlights of the Agiliance MSSP Program include:

  • Virtualised, tiered delivery of Agiliance M-RaaS for threat, incident, and compliance needs.
  • Access to Agiliance M-RaaS training offerings, both onsite and online.
  • MSSP certification with Agiliance MSSP branded logo for marketing purposes.
  • Access to 24 x 7 priority technical assistance from Agiliance Support team.
  • Access to password-protected online portal for marketing and support information.
  • Marketing and sales support for initial account development.
  • Low investment starter packages, enabling MSSPs to get up and running quickly.
  • No annual commitment – annual subscriptions are tied to customer usage.

“IT security risk management is now a requirement to protect and govern against advanced threats that bypass silo-based protection technologies,” said Michael Saintcross, vice president of worldwide sales for Agiliance. “However, deploying an infrastructure to perform continuous monitoring is beyond the technical and HR capabilities of many organisations. This is a growing void that MSSPs can fill. The Agiliance M-RaaS offering is a proven, scalable solution that allows service providers to efficiently deliver a must-have service, while their customers enjoy lower risk postures and operating peace of mind.”

The Agiliance MSSP Program will officially be introduced at RSA Conference 2013, February 25 – 28, 2013 in San Francisco. Interested MSSPs are invited to visit Agiliance Booth #317 to discuss how this new program can help them gain a competitive edge and accelerate profitability. To arrange a 1:1 meeting, please email [email protected]