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Apptega and Ezentria partner with shared mission to strengthen cybersecurity management for small and midsize businesses.
Atlanta – October 10, 2019 – Apptega, the leading cybersecurity management platform, and Ezentria, a national cybersecurity consulting firm, are announcing today a partnership based on a shared mission to make compliance easier and more accessible for small and midsize businesses seeking to strengthen their information security efforts.
Apptega is a key integration with Ezentria’s new product offering, ComplyWise, a comprehensive security compliance program helping small and midsize businesses achieve certification and attestation on industry standards, government regulations and privacy laws. ComplyWise is a proven 14-step process developed by Ezentria’s team to ensure that policies, procedures, and investments made will result in 100% success.
For Ezentria and Apptega, the partnership is an opportunity to enable clients to scale their security programs with fewer internal resources. By streamlining compliance management, Apptega removes the inefficiencies of building a cybersecurity program from scratch, saving businesses hundreds of hours of time and reducing employee overload. Teams can more easily implement and report on real-time cybersecurity compliance with controls, tasks and project lifecycle all managed within the solution.
“There is a point in an organization’s growth and development where a lack of information security compliance may jeopardize winning new contracts. Every small business is part of a larger supply chain and your suppliers and clients want to know that the data they share is secure. Ezentria and Apptega create an environment where small businesses can make that transition from basic security firewalls and virus protection to certification or attestation with industry-leading cybersecurity frameworks,” said Dave Christiansen, Managing Director at Ezentria.
With Ezentria and Apptega both focused on delivering new features and value to Ezentria’s growing customer base, their partnership will continue to meet and exceed the growing needs of small and midsize businesses, offering a previously nonexistent path into managed cybersecurity and compliance.
Christiansen stated, “The bar continues to rise every year, and it’s incredibly difficult to grow your business in today’s security- and privacy-focused world without investing in compliance. The partnership with Apptega is crucial for managing the implementation and maturity of our clients’ compliance programs today and into the future.”
While consumer trust is key, many businesses are still managing their cybersecurity program on one-dimensional Excel spreadsheets that offer little centralized intelligence, workflow, or executive visibility. For example, a small business accepting credit cards must adhere to PCI DSS compliance where there are 300+ compliance standards such as password management, software updates, employee trainings, and more. Without an intuitive, intelligent platform like Apptega, business owners lack the accountability and management tools to efficiently build, manage, and report on their cybersecurity. Ezentria ComplyWise powered by Apptega makes it easy for businesses of all sizes to switch from one-dimensional Excel to an intuitive and easy-to-use platform for cybersecurity management.
Armistead Whitney, CEO of Apptega, said, “As entrepreneurs at heart ourselves, the Apptega team is committed to making security accessible for all organizations. Apptega has built the platform for entrepreneurs to build their cybersecurity playbook, manage security with their team, and report their program to any audience – board members, consumers, their biggest customers, and we’re honored to continue developing new, ground-breaking features with Ezentria to address the growing needs of small and midsize businesses.”
Apptega is committed to making cybersecurity easier and more accessible for everyone. By using technology to unify, track and report cybersecurity processes, Apptega helps organizations of all sizes stay protected and compliant. Apptega is at the intersection of creativity and patent-pending technology, making cybersecurity simple for everyone from small business IT leaders to Fortune 500 companies with dozens of security professionals. Apptega was founded in early 2017 by American entrepreneur Armistead Whitney and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit apptega.com.
Ezentria, Inc. is an information security services provider focused on helping small and midsize companies (under 500 employees) achieve and maintain compliance with industry standards, government regulations, and privacy laws. Since 2009, Ezentria consultants have sustained a 100% success rate of attaining a third-party certification or attestation for their clients. The company packaged its proven procedures, policies, controls, and templates with Apptega to simplify and manage the entire compliance process. Their 14-step Ezentria ComplyWise program can be customized to implement one or more security frameworks simultaneously, including: ISO 27001, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, NIST, FISMA, CIS and more. Ezentria is headquartered in Nashua, NH and delivers its services throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.ezentria.com.