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October 12, 2022

Product update: More functionality for Vanta’s Trust Reports

In June, we introduced Trust Reports to further Vanta's work of moving security demonstration from point-in-time checks to continuous, transparent reporting. Since then, the response we have received from customers has been enthusiastic.

"The Trust Report is a game changer for us. I cannot believe how sleek it looks and how much time it saves us with tracking and putting together our security information." - Rob Wagner, VP of Engineering, Elate

And now, we're introducing a few updates to Trust Reports that give you even more ways to build trust with customers and prospects by communicating security information that matters most.

Make Trust Reports more transparent with a custom domain  

With Vanta, you can differentiate your company from the competition, and market your organization as a trusted vendor, by displaying your security. Now, you can create and share a public page and a custom domain to provide more transparency into your security posture. Add a link to your Trust Report from your website; ours is in our footer, trust.vanta.com

"As we've started selling into larger and larger companies, the deal cycle has become much more complicated since they require us to pass their vendor risk and IT assessments. Sharing Vanta's Trust Report has made sales conversations go much smoother." - Rob Buckingham, Co-Founder and COO, qChange

Don't have your SOC 2 report yet? No problem. Trust Reports is a centralized repository to present real-time progress as you work towards your SOC 2 report. Showcase your documents and display answers to frequently asked questions. And once you have your SOC 2, don't rely on marketing and security resources to build and maintain the page. Post your Trust Report on your company webpage to also satisfy SOC 2 requirements for a security page.

See Vanta Trust Reports in action

Explore a few examples of how our customers publicly demonstrate their security and compliance.

“As the internal AppStore for companies, our customers have lots of questions to ensure we take appropriate security measures. Vanta Trust Reports answers questions before they even get to the security team, reducing the back and forth during the pre-sales process.” - Ethan Houston, Security Engineer, Lumos

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Secure sensitive documents by requiring access requests and watermarking

Providing proof of reports, certifications, documentation, and ongoing security monitoring is a powerful way to demonstrate transparency in your security program. But as with most security-related information, you want to protect your sensitive data.

Now, you can institute a flow that allows you to mark documents as private and approve access to certain viewers. You can even upload your NDA, ensuring your customers and prospects–not your competition–get the information they need.

For sensitive documents, it's common to see a watermark, a transparent text overlay that helps secure your documents from theft or unauthorized use. Now you can add a text watermark to your PDFs to protect and claim your confidential information.

We think these new features will make Trust Reports easier to use and help you continue to earn trust by being transparent about your security and compliance. And this is just the start. We'll continue launching new features and improvements to Trust Reports. We can't wait to see how you'll use them.

You can use these new Trust Report features now in Vanta.

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Access Review Stage Content / Functionality
Across all stages
  • 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

PCI Compliance Selection Guide

Determine Your PCI Compliance Level

If your organization processes, stores, or transmits cardholder data, you must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a global mandate created by major credit card companies. Compliance is mandatory for any business that accepts credit card payments.

When establishing strategies for implementing and maintaining PCI compliance, your organization needs to understand what constitutes a Merchant or Service Provider, and whether a Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) or Report on Compliance (ROC) is most applicable to your business.

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Good news! Vanta supports all of the following compliance levels:

SAQ A

A SAQ A is required for Merchants that do not require the physical presence of a credit card (like an eCommerce, mail, or telephone purchase). This means that the Merchant’s business has fully outsourced all cardholder data processing to PCI DSS compliant third party Service Providers, with no electronic storage, processing, or transmission of any cardholder data on the Merchant’s system or premises.

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SAQ A-EP

A SAQ A-EP is similar to a SAQ A, but is a requirement for Merchants that don't receive cardholder data, but control how cardholder data is redirected to a PCI DSS validated third-party payment processor.

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SAQ D
for service providers

A SAQ D includes over 200 requirements and covers the entirety of PCI DSS compliance. If you are a Service Provider, a SAQ D is the only SAQ you’re eligible to complete.

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ROC
Level 1 for service providers

A Report on Compliance (ROC) is an annual assessment that determines your organization’s ability to protect cardholder data. If you’re a Merchant that processes over six million transactions annually or a Service Provider that processes more than 300,000 transactions annually, your organization is responsible for both a ROC and an Attestation of Compliance (AOC).

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Questions?

Learn more about how Vanta can help. You can also find information on PCI compliance levels at the PCI Security Standards Council website or by contacting your payment processing partner.

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