IBM Packages Compliance Tools

Three new software packages, built around Content Manager, Tivoli and Lotus Workplace, are designed to ease the tracking and management of compliance-related data.

In its drive to assist companies facing compliance with more than 100 national and international rules and regulations, IBM on Monday rolled out three new software packages designed to ease the tracking and management of compliance-related data.

The middleware is built around three principal IBM software packages—Content Manager, Tivoli and Lotus Workplace.

The first, called Content Manager for Message Monitoring and Retention, combines Content Manager with iLumin Software Services Assentor software to provide a package for managing archived correspondence. The software, available now, enables companies to index, scan and analyze e-mail and flag relevant messages to help companies comply with regulations such as the Securities and Exchange Commissions Rule 17a-4, according to IBM officials.

Another bundle announced Monday, Tivoli Security Compliance Manager, scans a companys servers and PCs to help enforce data access, privacy and auditing controls. The software, due next month, addresses such regulations as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

Finally, IBM enhanced its Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting software, available now, to reflect updates in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The update adds new language support, enhanced archiving and audit trail tracking, and new collaboration capabilities. The Lotus software also adds support for COSO components.

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