Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

Symantec Introduces New Compliance Management Software

  • 12 April, 2006 17:18

<p>Symantec BindView Policy Manager to Help Customers Reduce Costs Associated With Achieving Compliance</p>
<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney. - 12 April 2006 - Symantec Corp., today announced new compliance management software designed to help customers lower the cost of compliance through automated assessment of policies against industry regulations and best practices. Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 assists customers with policy creation, policy mapping and proof of compliance. Scheduled to be available this month, Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 automates management of the policy lifecycle to effectively assure coverage of regulatory and framework objectives. Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 provides out-of-the-box integration with Symantec Compliance Manager 3.0, which delivers automation to help businesses implement, measure and maintain compliance with security configuration standards.</p>
<p>"Large organisations often have many regulations with which they must demonstrate compliance," said Eric Ogren, security analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. "Security teams must match alerts of policy violations with specific regulatory clauses and make recommendations to efficiently bring the enterprise back into compliance. Symantec clientless technology effectively lowers the administrative costs of corporate compliance programs."</p>
<p>Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 offers customers the ability to fulfill regulatory obligations by enabling them to create and disseminate IT and non-IT policy throughout their organisations. Customers are provided the option to create new policy from scratch, leverage pre-written sample policies, or import existing policies into the database. Symantec BindView Policy Manager also provides the ability to report and trend policy acceptance by users and rates of policy adoption. Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 has the ability to track policy approval as well as manage requests for policy exceptions and clarifications.</p>
<p>Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 reduces duplicative work by assessing compliance across regulations using one set of universal controls. For example, a single antivirus policy can help meet malicious software prevention control objectives within both HIPPA/ISO 17799 and SOX/CobiT. Customers are able to perform compliance analysis across regulations, without performing multiple assessments, by leveraging nearly 1500 control statements that provide pre-defined mappings between best practice frameworks and industry regulations. These control statements help translate vague regulatory and framework objectives into actionable policy, in order to reduce the costs associated with achieving compliance. Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 supports FISMA, GLBA, HIPAA, SOX, CobiT, ISO17799 and NIST SP800-53.</p>
<p>"As customers strive to try and meet the requirements of a multi-regulatory environment, Symantec is positioned to help them define, control and sustain a high level of compliance," said Sharon Ruckman, vice president, product management, Symantec Corp. "Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 dramatically reduces the time and costs associated with managing the policy lifecycle, from policy creation to regulatory mapping and compliance assessment."</p>
<p>An ongoing problem businesses face today is effectively assessing compliance to written policy. Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 provides proof of compliance by mapping written policy to compliance evidence feeds provided through integration with Symantec and third party infrastructure assessment software. In addition, the Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 outlines specific steps for addressing non-compliant servers or workstations located anywhere in the world.</p>
<p>With the ability to collect information from multiple products, such as Symantec Sygate Enterprise Protection, NetBackup and Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition, Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 dramatically reduces the need for internal auditors to go to multiple contacts within an organisation to gather compliance information. Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 allows IT auditors to focus only on what is required to meet compliance and not spend a lot of time on IT operations that require a greater level of information for systems management.</p>
<p>Licensing and Availability</p>
<p>Symantec BindView Policy Manager 3.0 and Symantec Compliance Manager 3.0 are scheduled to be available in March 2006 through Symantec's worldwide network of value-added resellers, distributors and systems integrators. Organisations seeking a reseller or distributor should contact Symantec at</p>
<p>About Symantec</p>
<p>Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at</p>
<p>NOTE TO EDITORS: If you would like additional information on Symantec Corporation and its products, please visit the Symantec News Room at All prices noted are in US dollars and are valid only in the United States.</p>
<p>Symantec, the Symantec logo, VERITAS, and the VERITAS logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.</p>
<p>Antoinette Trovato
Symantec Australia
+612 8879 1173</p>
<p>Anastasia Jones
Max Australia
+612 9954 3492</p>

Most Popular

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Jack Jeffries


As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr


The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?