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Cloud Security Leader Unveils Best Practices to Make Regulatory Compliance Easier

CloudAccess presents new white paper that explores the strategic advantages of applying unified and collaborative security options to cost-effectively and efficiently manage compliance requirements.

Los Angeles, CA, July 01, 2013 --( As regulatory compliance remains a critical and strategic business requirement, many companies struggle with online security aspects because of the expense, complexity and demands on resources. CloudAccess, a leading provider of cloud security has released a new white paper that documents several best practices and tactics obligated organizations may follow to ease the burdens of compliance.

The key concept of “Making Compliance Easier: Mapping Requirements to an Integrated Cloud Security Platform” is that the complexities of compliance require more than a single security solution and the dedication of significant resources to collect, analyze and process the requirements to satisfy multiple agencies can be improved through a holistic approach using cloud security assets.

The complimentary white paper is available directly from the CloudAccess website:

This level of complication forces many companies to struggle with compliance audits and divert assets away from core competencies. Furthermore, the paper promotes an integrated and unified, cloud-based approach to solve many of the issues.

“Compliance doesn’t make you secure, but secure makes you compliant,” said CloudAccess CEO Kevin Nikkhoo and chief author of the paper. “I have found that way too many organizations do the absolute minimum to meet compliance. But with the advancements in cloud-based security it doesn’t have to be that way.”

Nikkhoo notes, and includes in the paper, that despite the 300-plus compliance bodies out there demanding audits, there are only about 12-15 common security actions. If these common practices are satisfactorily addressed, the burden of compliance can be cut down significantly; especially when companies like financial institutions, credit unions, health care companies and retail organizations typically have multiple agencies to satisfy.

“Because compliance is more than log management; more than SIEM; more than identity and access management-it is best achieved by a collaborative and integrated model. And that model is best acquired, deployed and managed via the cloud because of the cost savings, manageability and ability to centralize reporting under a single pane of glass,” Nikkhoo added.

Some of the compliance agencies addressed in the white paper include HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) among others. These agencies regulate privacy, data management and security for a variety of different industries and business practices.

According to Nikkhoo, the white paper is a strong road map to reducing the burden and creating better visibility across an enterprise.

CloudAccess specializes in a unique unified security platform that leverages the capabilities of intrusion detection, log archiving, user credentialing, provisioning, application authorization, automations, web access management, single sign-on and compliance reporting. In that this is 100% deployed and managed from the cloud creates better real time visibility, scalability, agility and affordability for any sized organization. REACT is the only cloud-managed offering on the market that incorporates all these key security capabilities (SIEM, Log Management, Identity Management and Access Management) from a multi-tenant configuration.
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