TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ - Toronto-based Informatica Security has been
selected as the exclusive Canadian distributor for Avior Computing's
BenchMark, SaaS (Software-as-a Service), application for Information Security
and Personal Privacy assessments. Avior Computing is headquartered in Nashua,
New Hampshire (USA).
Compliance expenditures by large organizations increased 200% between
2002 and 2005, with over 90% of expenses consumed by direct labor. The current
platforms for conducting assessments and tracking compliance are spreadsheets
and word processing applications that are labor intensive and their use can
compromise security. A lack of flexible analysis and reporting in these
traditional tools makes the implementation of Avior Computing's BenchMark
solution a much more affordable regulatory compliance option for Canadian
The Avior Computing BenchMark assessment service is implemented and
customized by Informatica Security experts to meet the exact requirements of
Canadian regulations and best practices.
Informatica president Claudiu Popa believes the Avior Computing BenchMark
service offering can reduce labor expenses while increasing compliance project
success: "The Avior Computing BenchMark assessment service enables Canadian
enterprises to vastly improve information security and privacy practices as a
whole. The BenchMark offering enables Informatica to deliver new levels of
value to our client base."
According to Avior Computing's president Steve McCalmont, "Informatica
Security is the ideal partner for Avior Computing in Canada. Claudiu and
Informatica's certified security experts are the ideal showcase for our
platform as they deliver new levels of service to their clients in information
security projects and privacy assessments."
In use at large insurance and financial services enterprises,
AviorBenchMark is a compliance process management solution that is available
as secure hosted Web application, or as software deployed at the enterprise.
BenchMark consolidates the collection of compliance and other assessment data
from diverse sources such as suppliers, divisions and departments. BenchMark
automates what has traditionally been a manual, error-prone, and expensive
spreadsheet-based process. BenchMark uses advanced analytics and compliance
process workflow technologies to effectively structure, successfully monitor,
and clearly document compliance as well as other key business processes.
About Informatica Security Corporation
Informatica Security is Canada's leading innovator in corporate
compliance and security awareness training. Founded in 1989 by Claudiu Popa,
the Toronto-based security consulting firm works with organizations to
identify information security risks rapidly address them, and delivers a wide
array of corporate security courses and seminars, while providing advanced
consulting services to address threats to information assets.
About Avior Computing (www.aviorcomputing.com)
Founded in 2003 by software and networking industry veterans, Avior
Computing is a leading innovator in compliance management solutions. Avior
BenchMark automates the process of assessing and managing compliance for
applications such as vendor risk and information privacy. Avior BenchMark
replaces costly and cumbersome manual assessments involving spreadsheets and
word documents with a streamlined and automated process, enabling better risk
decision-making, and significantly reducing the pain and cost of manual
For further information:
For further information: Joe Girard, Avior Computing,
joeg@AviorComputing.com; Claudiu Popa, Informatica Corporation, (416)