PRETORIA – 7 April, 2008 – Local supplier of ITSM related services Nterprise Network Solutions (NNS) has been appointed as the first South African Metacompliance Gold Level partner.
With its international headquarters based in London and software development centre in Ireland, Metacompliance focuses on making security compliance easier for its customers through the development of software aimed at business and government that assists in the automation of compliance regulations and IT security awareness.
The Metacompliance suite of policy management software is designed to ensure that compliance awareness campaigns and IT security initiatives are adopted, understood and available to management in the event of a compliance failure or IT security breach. The software aims to allow companies to easily implement and sustain the communication of policies, company guidelines, regulatory imperatives and IT security standards and controls.
As a MetaPartner Gold Partner, NNS has demonstrated proven expertise in delivering compliance and security solutions to medium to large enterprises as well as high sales and technical capabilities and a commitment to further investment by gaining certification in Metacompliance Compliance Security solutions.
“At NNS, our greatest focus is to promote process management maturity,” says Peter Harms, managing director of NNS. “We do so through the discovery and documentation of a client’s IT infrastructure, including all of the attributes necessary to understand the role and management requirements of individual components within the infrastructure. Whilst we have always had the best infrastructure inventory and performance tools at our disposal, enabling us to stabilise the environment and move on to leveraging the investments which our clients have made in their infrastructure, we often find that our efforts are derailed by the inability of the organisation to enforce the necessary behaviour to make IT function as it should. Many of our clients have understood the necessity of bringing policies to bear on the behaviour of users and have, consequently, invested significant amounts in getting initiatives under way to institutionalise IT policies. However, there are many hurdles impeding the enforcement of IT policies and most of these initiatives eventually succumb to the difficulties and wither away."
“MetaCompliance range of solutions is designed to breathe new life into such initiatives as well as enabling those businesses embarking on the policy journey to plan and deliver a sorely needed facet of IT best management,” Harms explains. “It has been amazing to observe the positive effect that an enforceable policy has had on the conservation of precious bandwidth. We are now able to offer our clients a well rounded solution, ensuring that their efforts to maintain framework and statutory compliance stay firmly on track.”
“We believe that data protection and IT security best practice is a global issue, and has certainly become more important in the South African market in recent years,” says Robbie O’Brien, CEO and founder of Metacompliance. “Metacompliance and Nterprise Network Solutions share a similar vision of providing clients with best in class solutions underpinned by knowledge and expertise. We are delighted that our IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) software is supported in the South African market by experienced IT specialists.”
About Nterprise Network Solutions:
Nterprise Network Solutions (NNS) is an innovative supplier of ITSM related services, enabling its clients to meet the challenge of end-to-end service management through the provision of a one-of-a-kind product and service offering called Integrity Management. The focus of the solutions is on the delivery of efficient end-to-end IT service availability through the management of configuration integrity drift.
Metacompliance has a focus on making Security Compliance easier for its customers. A key driver for the Metacompliance solutions is our design requirement to reduce the complexity of Compliance and improve the effectiveness of I.T Security. Metacompliance develops solutions to meet the needs of all sizes of organisations in terms of complexity and scale. The MetaCompliance suite of Security Compliance products makes the automation of Policy communication and the generation of a best practice culture easier to obtain. Thus allowing companies to demonstrate compliance, build better I.T Security defenses and show significant cost saving’s over existing manual internal processes. Web: www.metacompliance.com
NNS: Peter Harms, +27 (0) 12 345 6609, email@example.com
icomm: Nicola Knight, +27 (0) 83 269 2227, firstname.lastname@example.org
Metacompliance: Tara Hutton +44 (0) 0207 917 9527