MetricStream and Network Frontiers to jointly host a webinar on "Harmonizing and Rationalizing IT Controls to Reduce Cost and Complexity"

Palo Alto, California (PressExposure) November 05, 2009 -- MetricStream, Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions announced today that they will host a webinar titled, “How to Harmonize and Rationalize IT Controls to Reduce Cost and Complexity”, along with Network Frontiers, the leader in IT regulatory compliance management. The online session with be conducted with the objective of sharing best practices to simplify IT Compliance with Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) Controls in a GRC Platform.

Event Details: Date: Thursday, November 05, 2009 Time: 09:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Eastern To register: []

Webinar Coverage The number of IT controls is exploding to unmanageable levels to meet various regulations, standards and frameworks companies need to comply with. By standardizing on a common set of IT controls that map to all the regulations and policy mandates that a company needs to comply with, IT organizations can reduce the cost and manage the complexity of IT compliance.

Key issues that will be covered in the webinar include:

1. Rationalizing IT controls for easy implementation, testing and monitoring 2. Automating IT-GRC processes for IT policies, risks, compliance and audits 3. Streamlining IT compliance - SOX, FFIEC, PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, CMS, NERC and NIST 4. Adopting IT governance standards - Cobit, ISO 27000 and ISO 27000

Featured Speakers Dorian J. Cougias, Founder and Lead Analyst of Network Frontiers, will be the key speaker and will be accompanied by Vasant Balasubraminian, Director of Product Management at MetricStream.

Over the last sixteen years, Dorian has overseen the establishment, sale, and re-launch of Network Frontiers, has served as CIO of two of the leading ad agencies in the world, and has served as CEO of an international software company. He has written and spoken extensively on all matters of information technology, is a leading expert witness, and has won numerous writing and speaking awards. Dorian has authored hundreds of articles and dozens of books, including the award-winning Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center, and most recently the Unified Compliance Series.

About Network Frontiers Since 1992 Network Frontiers has developed ground-breaking tools to support IT best practices with a special focus on regulatory compliance, metrics, systems continuity and governance. Network Frontiers was recently cited by information technology research and advisory company, Gartner, as one of their five leading Cool Vendors in Risk Management and Compliance for 2009.

The Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) is Network Frontiers' flagship product. By focusing on commonalities across regulations, standards-based development, and simplified architectures, the UCF supports a strategic approach to IT compliance that reduces cost, limits liability, and leverages the value of compliance-related technologies and services across the enterprise. More information can be found at

About MetricStream, Inc.

MetricStream is a market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Solutions for global corporations. MetricStream solutions are used by leading corporations such as Pfizer, Philips, NASDAQ, UBS, SanDisk, BP, Subway, Fairchild Semiconductor, Hitachi and TaylorMade-Adidas Golf in diverse industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Automotive, Food, High Tech Manufacturing, Energy and Financial Services to manage their quality processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and corporate governance initiatives, as well as by over a million compliance professionals worldwide via the [] portal. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and can be reached at

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Press Release Submitted On: November 05, 2009 at 11:43 pm
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