Accuvant Launches Objective Technology Analysis and Validation Service

DENVER – July 13, 2009 - Accuvant, the nation's premier information security and risk and compliance management consulting firm, today announced the availability of their new Objective Technology Analysis and Validation service, which is designed to help organizations navigate the increasingly complex landscape of networking and security products in order to make sound technology decisions based on defined metrics and research.

“IT buyers conduct product research in a variety of ways. With networking and security product options continuing to proliferate, the purchase process can be arduous, lengthy and in some cases, uncertain,” said Dan Burns, Accuvant’s vice president of sales. “Accuvant’s Objective Technology Analysis and Validation service helps organizations reduce the risks associated with new technology purchases by taking the guesswork out of the selection process.”

For every project, the company utilizes a methodology that includes:

Requirements Development: Prior to recommending any products for review, Accuvant completes a thorough evaluation of its customer’s technical and business requirements. This process helps to produce a baseline of metrics for the initial technology selection that incorporates current infrastructure needs, existing corporate security policies and compliance obligations.

Requirements Analysis: Using the baseline metrics, Accuvant will develop a scorecard and RFP that prioritizes technology requirements; this is distributed to select vendors for response and clarification.

Functionality Validation: Once vendor responses are reviewed and compared, a test plan is developed. The technology capabilities are then tested and evaluated against the formalized requirements and the results are documented.

Documentation Creation: Sound evaluation and exhaustive testing efforts can be wasted if the findings are not communicated in a clear and usable manner. Documentation, which includes a scorecard that compares each evaluated product against the formalized requirements, is provided in both print and electronic versions.

Accuvant’s Objective Technology Analysis and Validation offering is ideal for enterprise organizations that need to articulate their strategic goals, quantify solution requirements and analyze available solutions through research and bench testing. Accuvant’s experts maintain knowledge of more than 120 networking and security technology solutions and can often identify more than two alternatives to fulfill client requirements.

About Accuvant

Accuvant is the nation's premier national information security and risk and compliance management consulting firm. Accuvant security advisors use industry expertise and proven methodologies to help large enterprises assess their environments, improve their compliance postures, and secure their infrastructures. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has 21 offices across the United States. For more information on Accuvant, please visit www.accuvant.com.