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Release Naming Convention

Posted by RSA Admin Employee Jul 14, 2015

The following table describes the naming convention and general scope guidelines for RSA Archer GRC releases. Based on several key factors such as risk, severity, and timing of the release, the general scope may be modified to include or exclude scope. For additional detail on the scope of a release, please refer to the Release Notes.

 

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Relationship Visualization:  A powerful new view to risk and compliance data and relationships

Studies suggest that 90 percent of what we learn occurs visually. That’s not hard to believe when you realize how much more our attention is drawn to graphs and images rather than text and figures. “A picture is worth 1,000 words” could not be more true.83810

 

For risk and process owners, it isn’t just how much you can learn visually that’s critical – it’s also how much more quickly you can process GRC information in order to take necessary action.

 

You spend considerable time analyzing n-tier compliance reports trying to relate risks to assets and identify controls that require attention or assessment. The ability to more easily understand data objects and their relationships allows you to make greater sense of increasingly complex risk and compliance data. Most importantly, your time is valuable.  You need to identify and solve risk and compliance problems much more quickly.

 

Simpler, smarter and faster? Sign me up!

 

We think you’ll be as excited as we are about Relationship Visualization, a powerful new feature in our latest release of the RSA Archer GRC Platform that can be used in all RSA Archer Solutions.

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Relationship Visualization allows you to quickly understand relationships between risk and compliance data records by visually depicting the connections between these elements. You can quickly navigate relationships to get right to the key attributes and commonalities between data objects, and identify the business impact, risk and scope -- or “universe”-- that’s impacted by each object.

 

With just the click of your mouse, Relationship Visualization gives you a visual depiction of GRC data objects and relationships. This view can reveal patterns that could go unnoticed in a standard report and helps analysts identify and escalate high risk issues to assure they are addressed.

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Inline Editingis HERE!

Posted by RSA Admin Employee Oct 22, 2013

I suspect this headline might get an outburst of excitement, a few high fives, maybe even a virtual ‘Wave’ across cyberspace.  Yes indeed, inline editing is now available with our latest release of the Platform 5.4 SP1.  And do we have a deal for you!

 

Today, when a user wishes to update GRC data, let’s say the status of a finding, they would run the search, review the report data, click and open the Finding record, Edit the record, make the needed change and then click to save their changes.   With Inline Editing, your users can edit fields in records directly on a report page or within search results.  They can easily make status updates, close out incidents, change the status of findings or approve exceptions without having to open, change and save each individual record.  There are endless examples of how users will greatly benefit from this feature improvement.

 

Enabling Inline Editing:

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BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!  This service pack also includes dynamic filtering which allow administrators to configure a cross-reference that is automatically filtered based on attributes of the source record.  This useful functionality might enable an administrator to tag an authoritative source with a common set of terms (such as access control, physical security or customer breach notification) and filter for control standards that are also tagged with those same terms for mapping purposes.

 

Configuring Dynamic Filtering:

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BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!  This release also features enhanced Audit logging capabilities to capture all activity on the GRC Platform.  This functionality requires a syslog listener (for example, RSA Security Analytics) and uses Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) or User Datagram Protocol (UDP).  Audit logging is not available for an environment (SaaS) hosted by RSA Archer. The communication protocol for audit logging is configured in the instance on the General tab.

 

The 5.4 SP1 release comes chock full of features that users can take advantage of every day.  For those of you waiting for your free gift, unfortunately we’re all out of our Ginsu paring knives.  However, you can get the latest information about this exciting treasure trove of new features on SCOL  as well as Platform technical documentation on the Community for FREE.

 

Do you want more information on how to configure these new features? Listen in to the October 25th Friday Tech Huddle and learn more about how to take advantage of this new functionality.  And yes, we do have a toll-free number you can dial.  DON’T WAIT! HURRY NOW and download the latest installation package and information all in one Community about this release.  You too can save your user’s time and simplify their GRC experience by implementing these new features.

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