Press Release

Coalfire and Accuvant Partner to Help Support VMware Customers

October 4, 2012

Firms Will Collaborate on IT Controls and Compliance Audits

Louisville, Colo. – Oct. 4, 2012 – Coalfire announced today that it has reached an agreement with Accuvant that will enable the firms to seamlessly collaborate in support of VMware customers.

“Coalfire believes that VMware’s compliance program is an important step forward for firms deploying VMware solutions,” said Alan Ferguson, Coalfire’s Co-founder and EVP of Sales. “The compliance guides, reference architectures, and compliance toolkits we’ve helped VMware develop create mutual understanding and significant efficiencies between independent auditors like Coalfire and IT security providers like Accuvant.”

“Enterprises want to use their virtualization investments to move business-critical applications to the cloud, and we are pleased to see Coalfire and Accuvant working together to help customers build and deploy cloud infrastructures that meet a variety of compliance standards,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances.

About Coalfire

Coalfire is a leading, independent information technology Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm that provides IT audit, risk assessment and compliance management solutions. Founded in 2001, Coalfire has offices in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. and completes thousands of projects annually in retail, financial services, healthcare, government and utilities. Coalfire’s solutions are adapted to requirements under emerging data privacy legislation, the PCI DSS, GLBA, FFIEC, HIPAA/HITECH, NERC CIP, Sarbanes-Oxley, FISMA and FedRAMP. For more information, visit

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