New Version of Risk Management Framework Introduces Controls Profiles and Action Items Page, Enhances POA&M Support and Reporting
ASHBURN, Va. – April 19, 2011 — Telos® Corporation released enhancements Friday to Xacta® IA Manager, the federal government’s premier solution for IT governance, risk management and compliance (IT GRC). Key new features include support for controls profiles, an aggregated IT registry report, an action items page, and Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&M) enhancements.
“We are confident that new and current users will quickly embrace many of the key features in this release, such as the new project actions page, which has the potential to save massive amounts of time when managing a large number of certifications and accreditations (C&A),” said Justin Furniss, director of product management for Telos Corporation. “We are also excited to see how customers with larger deployments take advantage of our new Aggregated IT Registry Report, which provides a high-level view of compliance across multiple Xacta IA Manager installations.”
The new version of Xacta IA Manager implements control profiles, as specified by Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Publication 1253, which allows users to build and select profiles from a pre-determined set of controls meeting specific security needs. It also provides a mechanism to view high-level compliance across multiple installations of Xacta IA Manager, as well as a quick and personalized view of current workflow statuses for a user’s projects, showing what the next action is and who is responsible for completing the action. Finally, POA&M support has been greatly enhanced to show how long an item is overdue and allow users to report based on that metric.
Xacta IA Manager is an industry leader in IT GRC and includes continuous assessment functionality within its feature set. Telos introduced its patented continuous assessment functionality to Xacta IA Manager in November 2002.
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1997 on cybersecurity. Telos solutions ensure that the government’s most security-conscious organizations comply with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Offerings include Xacta® IA Manager for enterprise IT security management, enterprise security consulting services, secure networks, secure enterprise messaging, and secure identity management solutions. Solutions are represented to the federal government on Telos’ GSA schedule. For more information, visit https://www.telos.com/.