RegScale Recognized as a Sample Vendor for Continuous Compliance Automation in four Gartner® Hype Cycle™ reports

September 11, 2023 | By Esty Peskowitz

RegScale was recently recognized as a Sample Vendor in the Continuous Compliance Automation category in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Agile and DevOps, 2023; Hype Cycle for Cyber Risk Management, 2023; Hype Cycle for I&O Automation, 2023 and Hype Cycle for Site Reliability Engineering, 2023.

Gartner Hype Cycle methodology gives you a view of how a technology or application will evolve over time, providing a sound source of insight to manage its deployment within the context of your specific business goals. Of particular interest is that Gartner identifies Continuous Compliance Automation (CCA) in the “Adolescent” maturity stage, implying that the technology has moved past its Innovation Trigger phase and is predicted to gain wide acceptance in the next 2-5 years.

CCA is a game-changer for businesses looking to keep up with the evolving world of technology and regulations. In essence, CCA seamlessly integrates compliance and security measures right into the heart of DevOps processes. As noted in Hype Cycle for Cyber Risk Management, 2023 “Continuous compliance automation (CCA) integrates compliance and security policy enforcement into DevOps delivery pipelines. CCA codifies and continuously applies compliance policies and controls, while monitoring, reporting on correcting and protecting against vulnerabilities resulting from coding defects and misconfiguration. It reduces the number of manual execution steps involved in adhering to regulatory requirements, enhancing consistency, traceability and auditability.” Borrowing from this definition, we believe that by fully deploying CCA, business applications are always up to the mark when it comes to rules and standards.

Now, how does this tie back into the various Hype Cycle reports? Well, disciplines such as ‘Agile and DevOps,’ ‘Cyber Risk Management,’ ‘I&O Automation,’ and ‘Site Reliability Engineering’ highlighted in the reports all have one thing in common – the need for efficient, seamless, and automated operations. CCA acts as a linchpin, connecting these domains by ensuring that as organizational applications evolve and automate, they remain compliant every step of the way.

Automated compliance testing stands out prominently as a key driver for CCA. As regulatory pressures mount and cloud-native integrations form the technical backbone, the shift toward automation truly shines. According to the Gartner report, “Traditional compliance practices are incompatible with continuous software delivery processes — leading to slower delivery and unexpected, expensive remediation work.” Previously isolated systems and applications are now tethered, funneling diverse compliance data into a centralized data lake. This consolidation not only facilitates continuous compliance automation for routine compliance tasks but also provides benefits for developers. They can efficiently harness this integrated data lake, ensuring real-time adherence to regulations and fostering a proactive compliance culture, thereby reducing potential risks and penalties.

This automation is paving the way for organizations to ensure compliance without hampering speed or agility. Considering the rising prominence of CCA and the integration of diversified data streams into centralized repositories (i.e., data lake), organizations need tailored solutions that can comprehensively address these complexities.

RegScale provides a Continuous Compliance Automation platform, delivering a simplified, integrated, and scalable solution to meet organizations’ digital speed and real-time demands. The unified, state-of-the-art platform seamlessly integrates data from existing tools to continuously monitor controls in the world’s first GRC data lake, dynamically replacing redundant and manual efforts with real-time processes that scale effortlessly from simple to the most complex enterprise use cases. Heavily Regulated Organizations such as the U.S. Navy, Department of Energy, and Fortune 500 Enterprises use RegScale to start and stay compliant with their ongoing regulatory obligations.

“As organizations face an increasing number of regulatory obligations and more stringent enforcement, automating compliance will become even more valuable to I&O leaders as they strive to maximize flow,” according to the four Gartner Hype Cycle™ Reports.

From RegScale’s Co-Founder and CEO, Anil Karmel — “We’re pleased to be mentioned in the Gartner Hype Cycle Reports. We believe, this recognition exemplifies our commitment to helping organizations shift left compliance —ensuring compliance controls are established early in product development and security programs and monitored continuously in real-time.”

Only Gartner members can access the full reports (For Gartner subscribers only):

Gartner, Hype Cycle for Agile and DevOps, 2023, 27 July 2023

Gartner, Hype Cycle for Cyber Risk Management, 2023, 25 July 2023

Gartner, Hype Cycle for I&O Automation, 2023, 14 July 2023

Gartner, Hype Cycle for Site Reliability Engineering, 17 July 2023

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