Vanguard Integrity Professionals, Inc., a leading global provider of enterprise security software solutions, today announced the release of Vanguard Policy Manager(TM). This new software enables organizations to reduce security risks and meet regulatory compliance requirements while providing an immediate return on investment (ROI). Vanguard Policy Manager prevents the issuance of RACF(R) commands by any user if the commands violate corporate and regulatory policies, even if the user otherwise has authority under RACF.

Vanguard Policy Manager prevents intentional, accidental or unauthorized changes that could compromise security controls by enabling enterprises to set hierarchical policies that precisely control which users can issue specific RACF commands and command parameters. The software enforces security policy integrity by preventing commands that do not comply with security policies from being issued. It also ensures that users cannot alter within Vanguard Policy Manager the established security policies.

"Privilege creep (i.e., the gradual accumulation of excessive access privileges) is a problem for many IT security administrators and the firm's compliance auditors," said Christian Christiansen, program vice president of Security Products & Services at IDC. "In the past, IT executives permitted far greater administration rights than were prudent for the sake of convenience and ease of administration. However, this situation can cause security, misconfiguration, compliance, and other problems. Vanguard Policy Manager helps deal with these server protection problems by tightly controlling administrator access privileges."

Vanguard Policy Manager can be configured to ensure compliance with Payment Card Industry security regulations such as user authentication and password management and reporting capabilities to identify potential user account violations. The software can also be configured to modify non-compliant commands to adhere to internal policies or regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley, Gramm Leach Bliley, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act and more.

"Organizations today have a difficult time enforcing policies and complying with regulatory requirements concerning data access and data changes. Vanguard Policy Manager makes it simple," said Jim Yurek, security consultant and former senior manager, identity and access management, at Bank of America. "Plus, Vanguard Policy Manager's incredible ROI is truly unique for most enterprise security software purchases. The software pays for itself many times over within the first year of deployment."

The ROI of Vanguard Policy Manager is based on the software's ability to continuously enforce policy compliance. Vanguard Policy Manager ensures a rapid ROI by reducing profile remediation costs, avoiding litigation resulting from data breaches and decreasing the time spent on audit research and audit findings. The software allows enterprises to implement best practice settings and apply them to all users automatically and is easily configured to enforce specific internal security policies and standards. Log records provided by Vanguard Policy Manager supplement forensic evidence and allow companies to quickly and easily generate regulatory and compliance reports.

Vanguard Policy Manager is available immediately. For more information, visit http://www.go2vanguard.com or call +1-888-547-3976.

About Vanguard Integrity Professionals
Vanguard Integrity Professionals provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges for government agencies and Fortune 500 companies around the world. With solutions for Identity and Access Management, Audit and Compliance, Security Administration and Intrusion Detection, Vanguard automates processes necessary to identify and mitigate the risks customers face. Vanguard's customers receive a rapid return on investment and are able to focus on other critical business needs thereby becoming more productive and more secure. For more information, visit http://www.go2vanguard.com.
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