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What's New in Vanta 4.4.22

What's New in Vanta 4.4.22

Effectively managing a fast-growing security program requires both technical knowledge as well as the ability to empower others to take action on important security tasks. From understanding the impact of failing serverless functions to updating company policies, the breadth of activity required to run day-to-day security operations is vast. That’s why this month, we’re excited to highlight several new features that are designed to simplify daily operations and make it easier to use Vanta to run an evolving security program.

Easier management

AWS Lambda serverless monitoring

As more companies take advantage of serverless computing, it’s important that businesses incorporate this innovative infrastructure solution into their security programs. To better support serverless monitoring, Vanta customers can now track their AWS Lambda functions, alongside other critical resources, such as storage buckets or relational databases.

Monitor your AWS Lambda functions in Vanta

AWS Lambda functions are continuously monitored by tests that check for error rate alerts ingested from AWS CloudWatch and Datadog. Customers can rest assured knowing their service’s critical Lambda functions are included in the holistic security view that Vanta provides.



Asana task creation

We recognize that much of the day-to-day work around security and compliance occurs outside of Vanta. To better integrate into your team’s existing workflows, Vanta now supports Asana task tracking. Easily create Asana tasks within Vanta test pages to better manage and distribute your team’s work.

Create Asana tasks to better manage your security action items

With support for Shortcut, Jira, and now Asana, our growing collection of integrated task-tracking tools gives your team the flexibility to decide how to best incorporate Vanta into your team’s workflows.


Faster path to audit

Native policy editor

Policies play a crucial role in running an effective security program and are necessary for a successful SOC 2 or ISO 27001 audit. Vanta currently supports policy management with out-of-the-box templates, employee acceptance tracking, and easy policy renewal tools. 

Update, upload, or create policies with Vanta's native policy editor

To enhance the policy management experience, Vanta now supports in-app editing of existing, new, and uploaded policies. The native editor makes it easy to update or create policies directly within Vanta.

With this update, we’re excited to make managing policies a more seamless experience and to help shorten your path towards a successful audit! 

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.

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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.

Answer a few short questions and we’ll help identify your compliance level.

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Does your business offer services to customers who are interested in your level of PCI compliance?

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Identify your PCI SAQ or ROC level

The PCI Security Standards Council has established the below criteria for Merchant and Service Provider validation. Use these descriptions to help determine the SAQ or ROC that best applies to your organization.

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.

Get PCI DSS certified

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.

Learn more about eCommerce PCI

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.

Use our PCI checklist

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).

Automate your ROC and AOC

Download this checklist for easy reference

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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