Optiv Evantix Wins 2017 IT World Award® in Information Security and Risk Management Category 



DENVER – May 18, 2017 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that Optiv Evantix 5.0 has been named a silver winner in the information security and risk management category of the 12th Annual 2017 IT World Awards®. These premier information technology awards by Network Products Guide honor achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry.


“Third-party risk continues to be a growing concern among organizations, and that concern is justified given more than half of cyber security breaches stem from a third party,” said James Christiansen, vice president information risk management, Optiv. “Optiv is dedicated to helping companies address their third-party risk challenges as part of their overall cyber risk management program. Optiv Evantix is a powerful, multi-generation platform that serves as the backbone of our services, and this award is validation of the solution’s unique capabilities.”


Optiv Evantix 5.0 is a fully integrated, software-as-a-services platform that helps organizations more effectively and efficiently scale their third-party risk management programs; monitor the risk assessment lifecycle of vendors, suppliers and business associates; and open and track remediation issues associated with those third parties. Optiv Evantix provides “at-a-glance” views of the information using a 1000-point scoring system for quick and consistent decision-making. The platform also provides functionality to view control risk factors at a high level and the ability to drill-down into the details of each control risk factor. Optiv has the unique ability to provide quality technology platforms and combine them with security expert services to reduce workload on our clients, which frees up very valuable, scarce security resources for higher use projects.


Optiv offers a comprehensive suite of third-party risk management services to help organizations effectively plan, develop and manage third-party risk programs. Optiv’s services include maturity assessments, program development, discovery and analysis, risk assessments and third-party risk managed service powered by Optiv Evantix.


An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual IT World Awards recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

About Optiv Security

Optiv helps clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 350 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit www.optiv.com.