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Apptega Announces Launch of Cybersecurity Management Platform
"The Industry’s First SaaS Solution Helping Businesses Build, Manage, and Report Cybersecurity"
ATLANTA – March 1, 2017 – Apptega, the global cybersecurity automation company today announced the launch of its flagship SaaS platform that enables companies of all sizes to build, manage and report their cybersecurity programs. Now companies of all sizes can gain more control of their cybersecurity data.
“Businesses are facing a cybersecurity management problem rooted in complexity and inefficiencies,” said Armistead Whitney, Founder and CEO, Apptega. “The threat landscape is constantly changing putting pressure on IT teams to continually implement best practices, particularly in regulated industries like financial services, healthcare and retail. 360-degree vendor auditing throughout the supply chain is forcing organizations to instantly share their security postures, and businesses are migrating more of their applications to the cloud creating more points of risk and less control of their data. In addition, the global shortage in security talent is preventing organizations from fully implementing their cybersecurity goals.”
Many organizations rely on excel spreadsheets to build, manage and report cybersecurity. This creates severe limitations – excel spreadsheets are one-dimensional, forcing users to create multiple spreadsheets with no intelligence between data sets and limited reporting capabilities. GRC products like RSA Archer primarily serve publicly traded companies and start at $100,000+. The market is ready for something new, innovative, and easy to use on a mass market basis.
Apptega helps organizations easily design, implement and report cybersecurity with a simple and intuitive user experience layered over patent-pending technology. Organizations start by selecting the cybersecurity frameworks they would like to follow such as NIST, ISO, PCI, HIPAA, or SOC 2 and the platform instantly designs their program from start to finish. The platform also provides capabilities to develop custom frameworks based on an organization’s industry, risk appetite and budget. Once a framework is selected, Apptega provides real-time compliance scoring, project lifecycle, task management, calendaring, collaboration, budgeting and vendor management – all in one place giving organizations control of their cybersecurity data. For audits, board meetings and customer requests, Apptega delivers one click reporting – giving confidence in preparedness levels and compliance while eliminating hundreds of hours of admin overload.
“As CIO of several Fortune 500 organizations and high-growth private companies, I’ve been searching for a way to make the complex world of managing cybersecurity easier and more efficient,” said Jay Ferro, an internationally recognized CIO. “Apptega is the perfect solution for any sized IT organization and compliance team to build, manage and report their entire cybersecurity program. The platform is simply brilliant.”
“After spending over a decade working alongside CIOs and compliance officers of hundreds of companies of all sizes, it became clear that an innovative and transformational approach to cybersecurity needed to be developed,” adds Whitney. “With Apptega, we’re making it possible for every company to be more secure and compliant so they can focus on what matters most – growing their business.”
Apptega has launched with the SANS Top 20 and the Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) in conjunction with an expert team of cybersecurity advisors to support the customer throughout their journey. The company plans on rolling out additional frameworks in the coming months for healthcare, retail and other industries.
Apptega is committed to making cybersecurity easier and more accessible for everyone. By using technology to unify, track and report cybersecurity processes, we help organizations of all sizes stay protected and compliant. Apptega was founded in early 2017 by American entrepreneur Armistead Whitney and is headquartered in Atlanta. For more information, visit apptega.com.