BMC ITGRC goes enterprise-wide for GRC
ECM Plus – by Paul Quigley – BMC Software has just expanded its Business Service Management (BSM) platform with a new set of automated capabilities enabling an IT-centric approach to governance, risk and compliance.
According to BMC, its IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (ITGRC) software offers automation to orchestrate the ITGRC lifecycle from policy creation to assessment reporting across the enterprise.
BMC said its ITGRC solution includes functionality, including the ability to define and manage policies, manage and automate controls and audits, automate and enforce compliance across infrastructure, suppliers and end-users as well as assuring appropriate user access permissions across the entire IT environment including mainframe, distributed, virtual and cloud.
“By facilitating the mapping of controls to specific IT resources, and by automating the collection and reporting of information on the degree to which those controls are being performed, IT GRCM can strengthen an organization’s position with respect to external audits, and can reduce compliance reporting costs and improve an organization’s capability to address IT risks” write Gartner analysts Mark Nicolett and Paul E. Proctor in their report, Critical Capabilities for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Management, April 30, 2010.
The company added that ITGRC is fully-integrated into its BSM platform, which provides customers with the crucial link between compliance management and compliance execution. This offering constitutes one of the first steps in BMC’s strategy to further develop functionality and products that address the growing customer and industry need to automate these processes.