What's New in Vanta 7.12.22

July 12, 2022

This month we’re showcasing new features designed to make your experience managing and customizing work in Vanta easier than ever. We’re also excited to announce support for CCPA compliance and the launch of Vanta’s new look

Read on to learn about Vanta’s latest features including custom control management, test assignments, and your new compliance page.

Trust tools

Now supporting CCPA compliance

Vanta now supports CCPA compliance

In 2020, California enacted the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), a state law that grants residents the right to know about, delete, and opt-out of the usage and sale of their personal data.

With the highest population and largest economy in the US, California is an important state for nearly every technology company to do business in. It’s critical that tech companies fully understand their legal obligations when doing business with California consumers.

To help you understand and meet these requirements, Vanta now supports CCPA compliance. Protect your business in the Golden State, build trust with prospects, and lead the conversation on consumer privacy with Vanta’s CCPA solution. To add CCPA to your account, reach out to your Customer Success Manager.

Learn more about Vanta’s CCPA compliance product.

Easier management

Vanta’s new look: Home page and navigation

Try out Vanta's new Home page and navigation

At Vanta, what and how we build is driven by the needs of our customers. One popular piece of feedback we heard is the desire for clearer direction on what to do within Vanta on a day-by-day basis. Another request is the ability to quickly visualize how your organization is tracking towards its compliance goals. 

Simply put, you asked for an at-a-glance view of what actions are needed today to remain compliant and an easy way to understand your organization’s progress towards its security goals. 

With your feedback, we launched Vanta’s new look in the form of a new Home page and navigation bar. The Home page is a high-level view of your compliance action items and an easy way to see how your organization is tracking toward its security goals. The new side navigation is a more intuitive, faster way to get around Vanta.

Vanta’s new Home page and navigation is a direct result of your feedback. We’re grateful for the opportunity to put your ideas to work and to the many customers who helped us launch our new look.

Read the full story on Vanta’s new look.

Visit your new navigation and Home page.

Assign tests to anyone at your company

Test assignments in action

Often, the person responsible for a failing test or required document is not a Vanta admin. This separation between admins and employees makes sense from a security perspective, but it can make resolving tests a challenge for employees without access to Vanta. 

To expand your delegation options, and to make it easier for employees to understand their tasks, we’ve introduced test assignments. Assignments allow Vanta admins to delegate specific tests to anyone in the company, regardless if they’re a Vanta admin or not.

Upon assignment, employees will be notified via Slack and/or email of their required task. Employees can click-thru on notifications to view a stripped-down version of Vanta displaying their assigned test with details on how to remediate the issue. Assigned employees can create tickets within Vanta to further track the issue, deactivate the test if it’s deemed non-pertinent, and manage their own notification settings. Employees cannot access other parts of Vanta beyond their assigned tests. 

Watch our short demo video of the assignment feature.

Get started with assignments on the Tests page.

Faster path to audit

Your new Compliance page

Your new Compliance page

The Standards page is now the Compliance page. We’ve revamped this page to provide quick insight into how your organization is progressing towards its compliance requirements.

View your overall control completion rate as well as a breakdown on remaining technical and non-technical evidence. To help you know exactly when your audit window begins, we’ve added the audit timeline. For additional ease of management and reporting, you can access previous audits, view controls by their status, add custom controls, and export evidence—all from one page.

Visit your new Compliance page.

Greater configurability

Control management and custom controls

Create custom controls with control management

For organizations that maintain additional controls not reflected in Vanta’s default list, you now have the flexibility to add and track custom controls using control management. 

With control management, your ability to create and manage custom controls is vast. Associate newly created controls with specific compliance standards, such as SOC 2 or ISO 27001. Define the evidence requirements for custom controls by using Vanta’s library of automated and non-technical tests, or create a new evidence requirement to support your custom control.

Best of all, your custom controls and their associated tests work seamlessly with the rest of Vanta. Custom controls are displayed, monitored, and reported alongside Vanta’s default set of controls. Tests for custom controls can be assigned owners, set for recurrence, and are tracked for audit reporting just like any other test. 

We’re also making it easy to opt-out of Vanta controls that may be non-pertinent to your organization’s security environment. With the option to opt-out from default controls and the ability to create your own custom controls, Vanta’s control management feature gives you the flexibility to design the security program that best suits the needs of your growing business. 

Get started with control management by visiting your Compliance page.

Tell us what you think

As always, we welcome your feedback on these changes! Please let us know what you think by reaching out to your Customer Success Manager. Let’s keep in touch on LinkedIn.

“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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