What is IRAP Assessment? What to Know About the Latest Compliance for Ivanti Neurons
The Australian Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment is an essential tool for organisations looking to ensure their security posture meets the highest standards.
This assessment, which Ivanti Neurons for IT Service Management (ITSM) and Ivanti Neurons for IT Asset Management (ITAM) recently achieved, is one of the most stringent security assessments available and assures Ivanti customers that these products can accommodate the strictest security standards.
The IRAP assessment process
The IRAP program is administered by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), a division of the Australian Signals Directorate. The ACSC is responsible for the security of the Australian government’s information and IT systems, and the IRAP assessment process ensures that IT systems meet their stringent standards.
Organisations must undergo a rigorous assessment process conducted by an approved IRAP assessor to meet the Australian government’s security requirements. This process includes assessing existing policies and procedures, conducting vulnerability scans, and reviewing security measures.
Ivanti Neurons’ IRAP assessment
Under the IRAP assessment, Ivanti Neurons for ITSM and ITAM meet the requirements to hold, process and communicate Australian government information classified up to and including “PROTECTED.”
Ivanti Neurons for ITSM and ITAM has been assessed in the following areas:
- Protection of government and citizen data. Ivanti provides a secure platform for the storage and retrieval of personal and sensitive data.
- Secure access to systems. Ivanti uses strong authentication methods and access control measures to ensure that only authorised users can access the system.
- Network and system protection. Ivanti provides a robust system for protecting networks and systems from malicious attacks and intrusions.
- Security monitoring. Ivanti is equipped with advanced security monitoring capabilities, allowing organisations to monitor their systems and networks for any suspicious activity.
In addition to IRAP assessment, Ivanti Neurons also holds certifications from several other leading organisations, including ISO/IEC 27001:2013, GDPR compliance, SOC 2 Type II, HIPAA Compliance, and FedRAMP Certification.
What Ivanti’s IRAP assessment means for government agencies and public-sector organisations
Federal departments, state agencies and critical infrastructure providers require the highest security standards. The IRAP assessment demonstrates that Ivanti Neurons for ITSM and ITAM can meet those strict standards.
Government agencies are continually striving to increase efficiency and reduce costs. To achieve this, they are frequently turning to cloud computing technologies such as SaaS to provide them with a modern platform that will enhance operational efficiency and reduce IT costs.
Nevertheless, when transitioning to a cloud-based technology, cyber security and malicious actors pose a significant worry for many government agencies. Having compliance such as IRAP provides assurance for the government agency that the technology they are selecting is secure.
Ivanti Neurons for ITSM/ITAM is an advanced IT Service Management platform and enables government agencies to improve their Service Delivery across 11 ITIL practices, optimise their assets by understanding what they have, and improve the employee experience through the self-service portal and digital experience management.
In addition, using the same IRAP assessment platform, agencies can expand across to other areas such HR, Facilities, Governance Risk and Compliance, Project and Portfolio Management and Security Operations.
By using Ivanti Neurons for ITSM/ITAM, organisations can achieve their goals faster, improve employee experience and reduce their risk profile. The comprehensive suite of features offered includes automated processes and analytics capabilities that help minimise manual tasks associated with ensuring service quality.
This frees up customers to focus on providing superior customer experiences instead of managing complex back-end operations.
Furthermore, Ivanti Neurons for ITSM is designed to be easily deployable across multiple devices, providing customers with peace of mind that they are using a secure solution from start to finish. Ivanti is committed to assessing more solutions against the IRAP program. Ivanti Neurons for MDM (Mobile Device Management) is currently under IRAP assessment and Ivanti looks forward to sharing the results when complete.
Need additional information? Head over to the Ivanti IRAP page to learn more.