RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has announced that Gartner has placed RSA Archer in the Leaders Quadrant for operational risk management.
The report, published at the end of last year, is the first of several reports that will be published by Gartner in the coming months as part of its integrated “OneGRC” research programme.
Gartner’s OneGRC programme adheres to a use case-based methodology for reviewing government, risk management and compliance (GRC) technology, as opposed to the historical all-encompassing “Enterprise GRC Magic Quadrant” approach.
The placement of RSA Archer in the Leaders Quadrant in the Magic Quadrant report extends its previous placement as a leader for operational risk management, and demonstrates continued momentum in GRC and operational risk.
Gartner used RSA customers’ reviews of RSA Archer technology capabilities as part of its evaluation process along with other criteria.
Recent southern African news reports have placed cybercrime within government departments in the spotlight. “Managing risk and monitoring activity are key to keeping data within government departments safe,” says Anton Jacobsz, managing director at Networks Unlimited, the company that distributes RSA solutions throughout southern Africa.
“As such, Networks Unlimited has chosen to offer its southern African customers the RSA Via Access, and RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance portfolio, which provides users with the power to ‘know who has access to what, and the capacity to securely manage access, as well as pinpoint anomalies/unauthorised access changes’.”
Marshall Toburin, GRC Strategist: Enterprise Risk Management at RSA, adds: “We value Gartner’s insight on changes in the practice of risk management because they interact with so many organisations around the world regarding risk management programme activities. Of particular interest to us this year is Gartner’s observation that ‘Chief risk officers and information security officers are seeking to integrate their GRC software solutions to gain a more holistic view of risk across the enterprise’.
“We, too, are hearing this from our customers and see it in analyses via enterprise risk management (ERM) surveys. Organisations globally seem to be moving toward ERM. In fact the practice of ERM has reached critical mass.”