SAN FRANCISCO -- Courion® Corporation, the provisioning experts for results-driven operations, today announced it will showcase the Courion Enterprise Provisioning Suite for Microsoft SharePoint at this weeks Burton Group Catalyst Conference 2007. This preview will demonstrate how Courion extends its proven access compliance and policy enforcement capabilities to new collaborative applications. Enterprise collaboration has the ability to re-shape traditional enterprise work environments, but it is also creating new security and data confidentiality risks that many organizations are unprepared to address.
The market for enterprise collaboration tools will increase as organizations continue to seek the associated benefits of improved communication, content management and context driven information sharing, said Kevin Kampman, senior analyst, Burton Group. However, without the proper framework to enforce procedures and discipline, the resulting shared workspaces can quickly become unmanageable, increasing the risk of sensitive content being disseminated outside of its intended audience. Courion demonstrates how organizations can establish risk-based governance and controls in these environments to ensure long term security and compliance with business policy and industry regulations.
With Courions capabilities for SharePoint, line of business managers will benefit from a robust set of automated policy controls to better balance the value of collaborative work environments with the compliance concerns associated with shared resources. This is important as business managers are taking on greater responsibility for compliance with business policy and regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley. As a result, they need to be able to answer questions associated with what data is being shared, who has access, who needs access, and who is ultimately responsible for managing the information.