Brabeion Software added Microsoft to its list of strategic relationships that also includes companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the IT Governance Institute. Brabeion will license to Microsoft a baseline of IT Controls for Microsoft platform offerings such as Windows Vista and Microsoft Exchange Server referenced against regulatory compliance frameworks. These controls, when used as part of the Microsoft System Center family of systems management offerings, will allow Microsoft to offer its customers additional tools to help them meet IT regulatory requirements. In addition, Brabeion will work closely with Microsoft as an early adopter program participant to create Brabeion solutions that enhance the regulatory capabilities of future Microsoft System Center offerings, fueling Brabeion’s continued growth as the strategic IT compliance leader.
“This relationship is not only good for Microsoft and Brabeion’s customers, but also for the systems management and regulatory compliance industry as a whole. Brabeion has an intimate knowledge of IT controls and compliance needs. This knowledge, along with our technology, can help our customers streamline IT compliance processes and meet regulatory requirements more efficiently,” said Bill Corrigan, director of product management, System Center Marketing at Microsoft Corp. “We can further enhance the level of visibility and automated control for our customers, something that is greatly needed in highly regulated IT environments and industries dealing with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley.”
Brabeion will license components of its Compliance Knowledgebase to Microsoft.Ã‚Â The Compliance Knowledgebase is one element of the Brabeion Compliance Management Suite that also includes Brabeion Compliance Center (BCC), and Brabeion Compliance Manager (BCM). BCC is Brabeion’s Policy Lifecycle Management product which enables enterprises to define, manage, and disseminate IT policies.Ã‚Â BCM is Brabeion’s Compliance Dashboard that integrates with varying management and assessment technologies to provide a complete view of the IT compliance program “at-a-glance,” and over a period of time to facilitate compliance program optimization and remediation efforts.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Brabeion’s Compliance Management Suite allows organizations to define requirements and manage the people, processes and technologies that make up an enterprise IT compliance program.