While Excel spreadsheets, access databases and other forms of End User Computing Applications (EUCAs) have been in use for decades, the heightened awareness of these applications and the risks they pose to an organization is relatively recent.
Single Pane of Glass for All Modules
Apparity understands that there are multiple facets to a comprehensive EUCA policy and caters to each with its Discovery, Registration and Active Management modules. While the modules can operate independently for organizations seeking to address a singular need, Apparity recognizes that these modules must seamlessly integrate with one another when used together.
With Apparity, a file detected using Discovery can be moved to Registration with a click of a button in the Apparity Inventory Management System (AIMS). Files under Active Management automatically populate the Al MS Managed/Registered inventory for a comprehensive look into the EUCA environment. The connectivity between modules saves time and enhances user experience. Apparity provides a single unified view of EUCAs at all stages.
Multiple User Roles
EUCA policies must consider a number of user roles such as Owners, Approvers/Managers, Department Heads, Compliance Officers and Auditors. Apparity is designed to provide value for each of these unique types of users and the goals they aim to achieve. Owners and Approvers/Managers, who are more connected to the EUCA’s regular use, are given user tools such as Excel Version History Tools and Integrity Check to make file management more convenient.
Reports and inventory details can be reviewed by designated Department Heads to give insight into the EUCA usage within the department. Full insight into the EUCA landscape, from Discovery to Registration to Active Management, gives Compliance Officers and Auditors the information they need to make informed decisions about the scope and strength of EUCA policy fulfillment.
Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Integration
Apparity makes it easy to correlate and tie in EUCA governance with the bigger GRC picture in a customer’s organization. Apparity can enable connectivity to enterprise GRC systems, such as RSA Archer, IBM Open Pages, etc. The Apparity GRC Integration Bridge expands a company’s ability to identify the inherent risk associated with EUCAs.
It also links the issues, management and controls associated with their risk into the organizations GRC application and strategy. Apparity provides organizations with the ability to identify, monitor and assess the inherent risk associated with their applications and to update any GRC application with the data, key events and controls required to manage the residual risk.
EUCA Policy Configuration
An organization’s EUCA policy and company structure have a significant impact on how they will incorporate a technology to address EUCA risk management, so Apparity is configurable to meet customers’ needs. The Apparity Services Team dedicates time at the beginning of the project to understand the policy, goals and success criteria for optimal configuration.
An Apparity customer can feel confident that the Apparity Services Team will utilize their depth of experience in implementations, and the more general EUCA risk management space, to achieve mutual success.