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August 5, 2022

Customer obsessed: Our customer-centric Community and Research Panel coming soon

Vanta is excited to announce plans for the upcoming Vanta Community and Vanta Research Panel. Vanta puts customers first and is always mindful that our users are at the forefront of our mission: to secure the internet and protect consumer data. We believe so much in this philosophy that we’ve codified “putting the customer first” as one of our core principles in our day to day work.

Customer centricity is an integral part of our product and we take your feedback seriously. Most recently, we updated the Vanta platform homepage design and user interface to include customer-centric feedback and requests.

But why stop there? Our journey to secure the internet can only happen alongside our customers and peers. Vanta Community and Vanta Research Panel are just a couple of our upcoming plans to bring security-minded individuals together.

Vanta Community

Vanta Community is our vision to enhance the user experience and bring together customers, partners, and SaaS professionals. We are eager to invite members of the security and compliance community to join us in sharing insights, asking questions, and offering feedback.

WIth Vanta Community, our goal is to create yet another way to stay informed and up-to-date with our customers’ priorities. We are looking forward to extending our customer-centric principles to create a global community for those focused on improving their security posture.

In the coming months, we’ll reach out to volunteers with feedback opportunities, invitations to early previews, and more. Learn more about Vanta Community.

Vanta Research

In that same philosophy, Vanta is developing a research panel to gain deeper understanding and insights of the pain points in the security and compliance space. We are inviting individuals across executive leadership, engineering, IT, security, and compliance teams to actively take part in our design process by joining Vanta's Research Panel. No matter what stage you are at with Vanta, customer or not, we want to hear from you.

Customer input helps us to remain the leader in the security and compliance space and our customers and partners agree, “People are at the center of everything we do at Quora. They trust us to provide a safe place to share information and connect on our platform,” said Spencer Chan, Software Engineer. “Through our partnership with Vanta, we’re able to demonstrate our security posture and upscale our compliance program as we begin the process to become SOC 2 compliant.”

By signing up for Vanta's Research Panel, you will get invites to usability tests, user interviews, surveys, and more. You might also get a sneak peek into new product areas.

To be a part of our journey to secure the internet and protect consumer data, sign up for our Vanta Research Panel.

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  • Easily create and save a new access review at a point in time
  • View detailed audit evidence of historical access reviews
Setup access review procedures
  • Define a global access review procedure that stakeholders can follow, ensuring consistency and mitigation of human error in reviews
  • Set your access review frequency (monthly, quarterly, etc.) and working period/deadlines
Consolidate account access data from systems
  • Integrate systems using dozens of pre-built integrations, or “connectors”. System account and HRIS data is pulled into Vanta.
  • Upcoming integrations include Zoom and Intercom (account access), and Personio (HRIS)
  • Upload access files from non-integrated systems
  • View and select systems in-scope for the review
Review, approve, and deny user access
  • Select the appropriate systems reviewer and due date
  • Get automatic notifications and reminders to systems reviewer of deadlines
  • Automatic flagging of “risky” employee accounts that have been terminated or switched departments
  • Intuitive interface to see all accounts with access, account accept/deny buttons, and notes section
  • Track progress of individual systems access reviews and see accounts that need to be removed or have access modified
  • Bulk sort, filter, and alter accounts based on account roles and employee title
Assign remediation tasks to system owners
  • Built-in remediation workflow for reviewers to request access changes and for admin to view and manage requests
  • Optional task tracker integration to create tickets for any access changes and provide visibility to the status of tickets and remediation
Verify changes to access
  • Focused view of accounts flagged for access changes for easy tracking and management
  • Automated evidence of remediation completion displayed for integrated systems
  • Manual evidence of remediation can be uploaded for non-integrated systems
Report and re-evaluate results
  • Auditor can log into Vanta to see history of all completed access reviews
  • Internals can see status of reviews in progress and also historical review detail

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