Cloud Security

Enterprise Cloud Authentication – Connect to the Cloud in Seconds

Many large enterprises are looking for ways to outsource email and other applications to the cloud. A critical requirement for making cloud outsourcing migration a success is to ensure that security exposures are not increased. While cloud-based services provide many benefits, they can also significantly increase an organization’s security risks and vulnerabilities, especially if proper processes to safeguard corporate data are not implemented.


Welcome to Vanguard CLOUD, a powerful offering that makes it quick and easy  to connect to any cloud while maintaining existing authentication and capitalizing fully on your existing skills and applications.

Continuous Monitoring

Cyber threats have become more prevalent and are increasing risks to federal information systems.

Today, there is a need for better, more actionable intelligence about the security status of systems. Continuous monitoring of information systems security provides organizations with near real-time information about security breaches and changes in security controls to enable them to reduce risk exposure and vulnerabilities.


These requirements for continuous monitoring of federal information systems deliver a higher level of cybersecurity protection and address the growing threatscape facing federal government agencies. At the same time, the need for continuous monitoring requires organizations to implement new processes and automated tools to assist them. NIST regards automation tools as important for the success of continuous monitoring.


How Vanguard Is Helping Citizens Protect Their Data


The primary objectives of the GDPR are to give citizens and residents control of their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the European Union.
GDPR is designed to give individuals better control over their own personal data and establish a single set of rules across Europe.


Organizations outside the EU are subject to this regulation when they collect data for any EU citizen.


Protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of patient information is no longer just a best practice for healthcare organizations, it’s a legal requirement.

Vanguard’s HIPAA Solution identifies gaps in your organization’s security program and provides detailed recommendations for ongoing conformity and compliance.


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates that all healthcare organizations effectively meet Administrative, Technical and Physical safeguards to protect the privacy of patient information, and maintain data integrity for employees, customers and shareholders.


The Vanguard Professional Services team has demonstrated proven success helping organizations achieve HIPAA compliance, with our professional and consulting services and up-to-the-minute security intelligence on the latest and most advanced threats.


The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) was born out of the belief that information security should be a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges.

HITRUST, in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information security leaders, has established the HITRUST CSF, a certifiable framework that can be used by any and all organizations that create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information.


Vanguard is actively involved with the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) the most widely-adopted security framework in the U.S. healthcare industry. The CSF is the first IT security framework developed specifically for healthcare information that can be used by any and all organizations that create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information.


Vanguard developed a comprehensive suite of products specifically targeting HITRUST and the US Healthcare industry.

Identity and Access Management

Securing mainframe environments is becoming an increasingly difficult task.

The list of challenges that organizations must address continues to grow as security systems and networks increase in size and complexity. Acquisitions and mergers just complicate these issues. Most IT security departments today struggle to meet organizational demands, especially with limited staff resources and budgets.


Vanguard’s Identity and Access Management software helps to streamline security administration and reporting requirements by automating manual processes and making it easier to perform day-to-day management tasks. With Vanguard software in place security administrators can do more with less and have more time to focus on those activities that require human intervention and analysis.

PCI (Payment Card Industry)

Companies that suffer cardholder data breaches can no longer use positive audit results from a qualified security assessor to protect them from penalties.

New Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements make it clear that all companies involved in payment card processing must prove compliance.


In the past, many companies labeled mainframe systems “out of scope” of PCI DSS assessments or designated them as compliant by default without showing any actual proof. Today many mainframe systems are clearly in scope and must be assessed for PCI DSS compliance.


Vanguard Integrity Professionals provides professional services and software to help companies meet PCI DSS requirements before a formal audit takes place.


Reduce the complexity of financial controls management

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) solutions from Vanguard enable organizations to automate the entire compliance process – reducing the cost and complexity of compliance. Vanguard’s compliance solutions provide transparency into the state of compliance, ensuring that compliance demands are being addressed.


Vanguard’s SOX compliance solutions can help your organization:


Maintain secure and centralized management of all financial compliance data.


Document compliance policies and procedures, capturing full audit trails and approvals.


Provide executive management with reports on the state of SOX compliance, with comprehensive reports identifying potential problem areas and risk.


The need for early detection of targeted cyber attacks and data breaches is driving the requirement for SIEM support.

The SIEM requirement is driven by customer needs to apply security analytics to event data in real time for the early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches and to collect, store, analyze and report on log data for incident response, forensics and regulatory compliance.


Vanguard’s new Active AlertsTM offering provides the ability to continuously monitor security related events at the system and or user-specified level. When an event occurs, Vanguard Active Alerts will notify the SIEM in order for enterprises to take decisive action and make critical business decisions.


SIEM is supported across the Vanguard enterprise security software suite, through our Active Alerts solution. Today we support ArcSight®, CorreLog®, LogPoint® and Splunk® offerings along with any other SIEM capable of consuming SYSLOG formatted messages.


The SIEM provides a holistic, unified view into not only the infrastructure but also workflow, compliance and log management. SIEM can provide a multitude of capabilities and services efficiently.


At the core, SIEM provides Data Aggregation, Correlation, Alerting, Dashboards, Compliance, Retention and Forensic Analysis.

zSecure Replacement

The Vanguard “zSecure Replacement Solution” is a powerful security solution that replaces existing security products.

Vanguard saves time and money by simplifying and automating z/OS Security Server administration tasks and provides complete collection and reporting of system events to enable powerful forensic analysis.


Vanguard further enables security administrators to automatically monitor z/OS Security Server access to identify and report on unreferenced security rules.  Vanguard’s objective is to deliver expert-level vulnerability assessments of z/OS Security Server configuration controls and security settings with the ability to produce audit results in minutes through a powerful windows GUI interface to provide point and click security administration for both z/OS Security Server and DB2 environments.


The Vanguard offering also includes a comprehensive multi-factor authentication solution that includes the most common tokens, tokenless and PIV Card authentication capabilities.