What’s New in Vanta 12.17.21

December 17, 2021

Wow, can you believe it's already December? We here at Vanta sure can't.

Before we break for eggnog, our team is excited to share several product updates that are sure to save you time, so you can spend it on what really matters. ✨

Create shortcut stories in 1-click from Vanta

Making progress on your compliance goals just got easier. For Shortcut users, upon connecting your account to Vanta, a new "Create Shortcut Story" button will appear within each test page. Click the create button, assign the task, and Vanta will automatically populate the story description with remediation steps for your team to follow. Gone are the days of copying and pasting test details from Vanta to Shortcut!

Create Shortcut stories within Vanta in seconds.

This feature is now live for all Shortcut users. We're excited to hear back on how this release has impacted your team's workflow and velocity for getting stuff done.

New email notification and subscription settings

We're big fans of fewer emails and notifications when possible. To help cut down on the noise, while still keeping your team informed, we've rolled out several updates to how email notifications are categorized and delivered.

We've introduced email subscription categories that reflect how tests are organized within Vanta. Not interested in receiving alerts regarding employee onboarding because you're on the engineering team? No problem. Simply uncheck the categories you'd like to stop receiving email alerts on.

New email categorization by subject matter and frequency.

For users who would like to stay informed across multiple categories, but not on an immediate basis, we've rolled out daily and weekly summary emails. Our summary emails include both high priority alerts and lower priority notices, giving your team a digestible view into changes that could impact your organization's security or compliance record.

Group email subscription

We've also rolled out a group email feature that allows you to subscribe mailing lists (or non-Vanta users) to receive immediate or summary email notifications. Want your whole engineering team to be notified of high priority alerts, such as when malware is detected on a company machine? Simply add the mailing list into Vanta and select the topics and frequency of alerts for your team.

New integrations and platform improvements


The following integration has been released to further support your organization’s tech stack:


The following enhancement has been made to make using Vanta a bit more delightful:

  • Closed captions (CC) to increase the accessibility of security awareness training videos for PCI, GDPR, and Vanta's general employee SAT module.

As always, we welcome your feedback on these changes! Please let us know what you think by reaching out to your Customer Success Manager.

Happy holidays! And let’s keep in touch on LinkedIn.

– The Vanta Team

“Vanta's expert team helped analyze our compliance requirements and shared what was needed to complete a SAQ-D. Because of this, we accelerated our timelines, saved hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in costs.”

Klas Hesselman
Co-founder  |  Flow Networks
Vanta automates security compliance.
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