Product Information

VigilEnt Policy Center

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March 01, 2003
SC Magazine Best Buy
Website:

http://www.netiq.com

Price

from $10,000

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QUICK READ

  • Strengths:

    This solution is both admin. and user friendly, and with over 1,000 pre-set policies it can assure compliance of some pretty meaty regulations.

  • Weaknesses:

    Nothing.

  • Verdict:

    A positive solution that involves all users and maintains a good understanding of policy. It is a live document which changes as and when the need arises, making it an exceptional choice.

Recently acquired by NetIQ, VigilEnt Policy Center provides a policy management tool that ensures users are aware of their responsibilities while providing solid policy control across the company network.

This is a corporate-level security solution and requires a user database to allow you to import users so that user groups can be established. The policies can then be set for these groups, with users being required to answer questions to establish understanding and compliance. Logs are kept to view user input and also to define problem areas. This performance-related system means that users know how to use company data and they learn what is required of them, while the administrator can see statistics and reports. Users not complying can be identified and an email can be sent to them to remind them of its significance. This ensures that not only do your employees comply with your policies, but your company can prove compliance with the regulators and specifically with ISO 17799.

You can stipulate certain user rights to allow for policies to be reviewed prior to publication and distribution. But of course you may use pre-written policies, amend them or create your own, as required by your own particular corporate needs.

Users are able to see their own performance from a web-based interface, and the administrator can ensure that users are educated and fully aware of all policies in force. This cuts administrative time, and also provides more than 1,000 templates from Charles Cresson Wood's Information Security Policies Made Easy.

Rules change, but VigilEnt Policy Center is a policy tool that keeps live documents and can be tweaked and changed as required with relative ease. The solution is very user friendly, and ensures all users have the means to learn about the policies that apply to them.

From the administrative side, it proves easy to maintain and quick to change as the need arises.

Simply put, the product is well thought out and ensures compliance across the board. Version 3 is due out this month.

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