Exostar launches new SaaS-based policy management solution

Exostar, the leader in trusted, secure business collaboration in highly-regulated industries including aerospace and defense, life sciences, and healthcare, announced the launch and general availability of Exostar PolicyPro, an innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based policy management solution.

Exostar PolicyPro extends the company’s risk management suite by allowing organizations throughout the DoD supply chain to quickly assess, score, and build policies that comply with the security controls identified in standards such as Special Publication (SP) 800-171 issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

“Many suppliers lack the time or in-house resources needed to create and maintain the security policies mandated by NIST 800-171 and similar standards,” said Stuart Itkin, Exostar’s Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

“Engaging third-party consultants or professional services expertise requires a significant budgetary commitment. Exostar PolicyPro offers an intuitive interface and an intelligent engine that any organization can use to reduce the time, effort, and cost of policy development and assessment.”

Organizations face a significant policy management challenge with potential consequences for non-compliance. NIST SP 800-171 alone identifies 30 distinct policies across 20 security controls needed to protect information from compromise.

Exostar PolicyPro, powered by proprietary technology developed by ISMS Applications, leverages artificial intelligence, machine learning, and semantic technology to help overcome the challenge.

The solution enables suppliers to create new, customizable policies that accelerate the compliance timeline or to evaluate and score existing policies, identifying key elements not included and areas of improvement necessary to achieve compliance.

With Exostar PolicyPro, organizations receive a policy management solution designed to deliver ongoing return-on-investment. Its digital ledger records all transactions chronologically, so organizations can accurately track all policy development and changes over time.

Its SaaS architecture enables organizations to archive all policies in a single repository, promoting consistency and version control as policies are updated and evaluated to keep pace with evolving security requirements and standards, such as the forthcoming NIST SP 800-171 Revision 2.

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