How Digital Defense Helps Drive Regulatory Compliance

Take the challenge out of compliance with Digital Defense’s best-in-class vulnerability management solutions and services.

Introduction to Cybersecurity Compliance and Regulations

Nearly all modern businesses work with digital assets and some specialize in consumer data, healthcare information, employee financials, and private communications. They are all subject to cybersecurity regulations designed to secure data that could be targeted by hackers. Most regulatory compliance is designed to protect consumers and sensitive data, but these rules frequently benefit businesses as well. Although organizations sometimes dread the processes and procedures necessary to achieve and maintain compliance, doing so can protect them from costly data breaches. And with the proper partner, compliance doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming.

Digital Defense offers a number of solutions and services that simplify regulatory compliance. Learn about major compliance regulations, including those related to PCI DSS, FFIEC, SOX, NIST, and more while detailing the solutions DDI can implement to help your organization meet these standards.

Key Compliance Regulations and Security Frameworks


The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a specific set of technical and operational guidelines and rules designed to protect debit and credit card transactions from fraud and theft. PCI DSS compliance is required for all businesses that accept, store, process, and/or transmit credit card information.

Our PCI Pro team runs multiple PCI scans to identify potential vulnerabilities. It helps your team develop a plan for  remediation so you can meet compliance. We’ll work with you to build and maintain secure networks and systems, protect cardholder data, run a vulnerability management program, put strong access control in place, and regularly monitor and test your networks.

Fortra’ portfolio offers the tools you need for a layered approach including data loss prevention, data classification software, vulnerability assessment and intrusion protectionsecure managed file transfer, and our Vera digital rights management.


The Federal Financial Industry Examination Council (FFIEC) is a US government interagency body comprising the five banking regulatory agencies. FFIEC is responsible for developing standards and principles used to supervise banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions.

DDI’s Fortra Vulnerability Manager uses proprietary scanning technology to perform the comprehensive security assessments financial institutions need to protect their patrons and themselves. We also help you prioritize and track the results so you can efficiently address the issues and remain in compliance. Fortra VM provides vital security information in a centralized format that’s easy to understand and use.


The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) protects consumers by requiring banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions to secure private customer information and to make their information-sharing practices readily available to customers. Requirements include penetration testing and vulnerability scanning.

DDI has a host of solutions to help organizations address GLBA compliance, including Fortra Vulnerability Manager, which performs comprehensive security assessments and prioritizes results, and Pen Test Services, which tests your systems, identifies weaknesses, and suggests remediation for compliance.

Credit Union Cybersecurity


The Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act requires publicly traded US companies and SEC-registered foreign companies to follow rigorous standards for financial reporting and audits. SOX makes sure these companies and those providing financial services to them demonstrate strong and transparent control over their financial reporting.

Our team understands what it takes for your organization to be SOX compliant and can help you achieve it. Our solution includes Fortra Vulnerability Manager that assures your team  continuous security assessments as well as the reports necessary to maintain SOX compliance. Clearswift ready-to-use policies that redact and sanitize data in real time as it flows through the system, allowing information to flow efficiently while meeting regulations. JAMS offers robust auditing and reporting capabilities that prove SOX compliance. Our data classification products clearly label data that requires special handling, educates users on an organization’s data protection policy, and warns them before they can send messages that may violate policy. Powertech can help harden your system and simplify security so you can meet the auditor requirements of SOX. Fortra’ managed file transfer (MFT) provides seamless protection for business-critical data from creation to destination. And our Core Security suite of identity and access management and cyber threat solutions simplify SOX compliance through penetration testing, network traffic analysis, and more.


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is a federal law that applies to the healthcare industry. It created national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient's knowledge and consent. HIPAA compliance is required for healthcare organizations that store electronic health records and other personal health information (PHI), as well as companies and contractors that provide services or functions for those organizations.

Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act promotes the use of health information technology by urging healthcare providers to use electronic health records and secure them with appropriate privacy protections and data breach notifications. It works in conjunction with HIPAA through the Breach Notification Rule and the HIPAA Enforcement Rule.

Our HIPAA Security Rule Technical Solutions can help any covered entity attain and maintain compliance with HIPAA and HITECH requirements. The five solutions provide automated, seamless, end-to-end security for healthcare data so your organization can be compliant as well as efficient and effective. Fortra’ Clearswift data loss protection program safeguards PHI as it travels across email, the internet, and through the cloud. GoAnywhere MFT protects and automates the exchange of ePHI at rest and in motion while providing comprehensive audit and reporting logs to all parties can access vital information securely and compliantly. Data classification, digital rights management, and solutions for IBMi round out the HIPAA product suite. In addition, Fortra Vulnerability Manager offers healthcare providers and support companies ongoing security assessments and remediation prioritization that helps simplify HIPAA and HITECH compliance.


The National Institute of Standards and Technology, part of the US Commerce Department, produces a Cybersecurity Framework to help protect the federal government and critical infrastructure companies against cyberattacks. Those organizations and others interested in reducing cyber risk use the standards.

Our team helps monitor, find, and mitigate risks to digital infrastructure in the cloud and on-site.  Fortra Vulnerability Manager  is a proactive defense against cyber criminals. Its proprietary scanning technology can help any organization achieve NIST compliance and secure critical networks. Tripwire’s simple and effective security controls can create a framework to help you protect your organization and data from known cyberattack vectors.

OWASP Top 10

The Open Web Application Security Project Top 10 lists the top security risks for web applications. Software development companies use the list to address and minimize the risks so they can write code that’s more secure.

DDI’s Web Application Scanning DAST and Beyond Security’s Static Application Security Testing (SAST) and black box fuzzer beSTORM use the list to help solutions integrate security testing into your software development. The testing saves your organization time and money while detecting vulnerabilities in applications before hackers find them. By inspecting code quality and security at the same time, enforcing secure coding standards, and preventing system failure, our application security tools help you find and address security weaknesses.

CIS Benchmarks

The Center for Internet Security Benchmarks are recommendations designed to strengthen your system configuration. Compliance is built into other regulations, including SOX, PCI DSS, and NIST. It’s critical for companies that create or provide operating systems, software, mobile and network devices, printers, and cloud storage. 

Our Managed Security Services team uses CIS Benchmarks as the foundation for their services. They employ best-in-class tools to audit your AIX and Linux systems, comparing your configuration to CIS’s 25 recommendations around password and login policies, system services, management, permissions and ownership, and user accounts.

ISO/IEC 27001

The International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission develops standards for all organizations to secure IP, employee and financial information, and other data that must be shared with outside groups. The standards can be used to assess and improve IT security.

Fortra Vulnerability Manager supports risk management as part of overall ISO 27001 compliance by continuously scanning for vulnerabilities and prioritizing results. Alert Logic delivers managed detection and response, provides asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, threat detection, and web application security. It continuously scans for vulnerabilities and inspects the configuration of your applications running on the cloud, on-site, and in hybrid environments. You can demonstrate compliance with ISO/IEC 27001 with event and log data you can use for automated alerts, audit trails, and reporting. Our 24/7 Security Operations Center provides comprehensive threat monitoring.


Meet Regulatory Compliance with Digital Defense Solutions

Fortra Vulnerability Manager (Fortra VM)

A cloud-native, SaaS platform that supports compliance with

  • SOX
  • OWASP Top 10
  • And more


A PCI-approved scanning vendor to help you comply with


Web Application Scanning

Easy dynamic application security testing (DAST) in support of

  • NIST
  • SOX
  • GLBA
  • OWASP Top 10
  • And more

Pen Test Services

Ethical hackers test your systems, identify weaknesses, and suggest remediation for compliance with

  • OWASP Top 10
  • GLBA
  • NIST
  • CIS Benchmarks
  • SOX
  • And more

Take the Pain Out of Regulatory Compliance

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