RSA Archer® Suite Helps Organizations Take Command of Risk Management

Allows Customers to Start Small, Get Quick Wins and Plot Long-term Risk and Compliance Strategies


  • Designed to address risk with a broad offering of use cases based on risk type as well as level of maturity for an organization's Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) efforts
  • Helps organizations to merge management of cyber and business risk into one cohesive approach
  • Engineered to include enhanced user experience to more fully engage business users in the organization's risk management program

BEDFORD, MA – June 14, 2016 – RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE:EMC), today announced the latest version of the RSA Archer® Suite to inspire everyone within an organization to own risk and develop successful risk and compliance programs. New use case packaging offered by RSA Archer technology is designed to allow organizations to address their specific GRC needs and challenges, regardless of size or GRC maturity level. The platform also introduced new features and functions to include and better engage all business users in risk management programs.

Not all organizations have the same risk and compliance needs or level of GRC maturity. Today, it is common for an organization that is just beginning to implement its GRC program to have more basic needs and systems, while another organization may have more mature processes in place and require more complex solutions. Organizations can now take command of their own GRC maturity journeys through the RSA Archer suite's broad range of integrated GRC use cases to start small, seek quick wins, and strategically implement risk and compliance programs.

With seven solution areas featuring new or updated risk and compliance use cases, RSA Archer GRC is designed to empower users to manage IT & security risk, financial controls, regulatory compliance, business resiliency, third-party risk and operational and enterprise risk. The use cases are built based on industry standards and best practices to kick-start an effective GRC program efficiently. Use Cases include a wide range of GRC processes from foundational elements such as Issues Management and Business Impact Analysis to more advanced use cases such as Operational Risk Management and Third Party Governance. The use cases accelerate GRC programs through out-of-the-box best practices and can be incrementally expanded as an organization's risk and compliance needs grow.

This latest version of RSA Archer GRC also introduces a new "look and feel" for all solutions, providing an enhanced user experience designed to more fully engage business users in the organization's risk management program. New features include a walk-up friendly, task-driven user interface, drag-and-drop advanced workflow capabilities, an upgraded interface, and advanced workflow configuration options.


The latest version of RSA Archer is now available for on-premise installations. It will be available to customers utilizing RSA Hosting Services beginning in Q3 2016.

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Executive Quote:

Grant Geyer, Senior Vice President of Products, RSA

"To succeed in today's competitive market, enterprise organizations need to embrace cyber risk and business risk as a top priority. The use case approach in the RSA Archer Suite helps organizations of varying sizes and risk maturity levels succeed by enabling them to efficiently create a GRC program based on their organization's needs today that can also grow with them as their GRC program matures."

"With technology expansion, regulatory changes and high profile corporate failures, organizations today face a complex and volatile risk landscape. RSA Archer GRC inspires organizations of all sizes to own risk, leveraging a configurable platform to better meet business objectives by bridging the gap between cyber and operational risk."

Analyst Quote

Gartner – Critical Capabilities for Operational Risk Management; John A. Wheeler, Jie Zhang; February 8, 2016

"The importance of operational risk management (ORM) is increasing with the advent of digital business. Senior executives and risk managers in a wide variety of industries and regions are seeking software solutions to support their ORM programs. However, the sophistication of approaches to ORM will differ greatly, according to the operational complexity and regulatory intensitit of the company's business environment."


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