Gartner Research

IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management Solutions

Published: 28 December 2011

ID: G00224672

Analyst(s): Trent Henry


By coordinating policies, risks, and both technical and nontechnical control assessment, IT governance, risk, and compliance (IT-GRC) solutions provide IT and security organizations with a more efficient means to monitor compliance and risk. Maturing tools provide improved value, but the market is slowly converging with enterprise GRC capabilities, resulting in a still-evolving space.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • Driving Questions
  • Risk, Compliance, and Process
  • Solution Features
    • Organizational Security Policy Management
    • Knowledgebase of Regulations and Control Standards
    • Controls and Policy Mapping
    • Technical Infrastructure Assessment
    • IT Control Self-Assessment and Measurement
    • Remediation and Exception Management
    • IT Compliance Dashboards and Reporting
    • IT Risk Evaluation
  • IT-GRC Architecture
  • Assessment and Validation
  • Market Landscape
    • Technology and Market Trends
    • Market Dynamics
  • Customer Perspectives
    • Anticipate Professional Services
    • Policy Management Is Challenging
    • Buy Over Build
    • Implementation Is a Long Journey
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Complete Your Homework to Breed Success
  • Poll the Broader Organization
  • Heed Nontechnical Controls
  • Understand the Role of Numbers
  • Evaluate Knowledgebase Origin
  • Face the Reality of Risk Responsibility
  • Reach Out to Risk Management Peers

The Details

  • Vendors
    • Agiliance
    • Archer (EMC/RSA)
    • Brinqa
    • ControlCase
    • MetricStream
    • Modulo
    • Rsam
    • Symantec
  • Other Solutions

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