Press Release

Coalfire Joins the VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program

December 13, 2011

Louisville, CO, December 13, 2011 — Coalfire, a leading independent IT audit and risk assessment firm, today announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. The VMware TAP program helps technology partners integrate their services with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint solutions to mutual customers.

“We are pleased to welcome Coalfire as the newest member of the VMware TAP program,” said Sheryl Sage, Director, Alliance Programs, VMware. “The VMware TAP program offers companies like Coalfire the tools and resources they need to develop high-value solutions that meet the needs of our mutual customers.”

“As virtualization adoption grows, so do the concerns of the companies adopting it, particularly around security and compliance,” said Tom McAndrew, Executive Vice President Professional Services, Coalfire.  “As the only audit firm currently in the TAP Elite program, we recognize virtualization as a critical component in a growing number of our assessments, and have created a dedicated team of professionals to address the unique challenges within these environments. Just as virtual environments have unique risks and technological challenges, the assessment teams must be adequately armed with the skills to appropriately evaluate these environments. With the tools and training provided to us as TAP Elite Members, we are fully prepared, to assist VMware customers with their security and compliance needs.”

With more than 2,000 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

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 and Seattle and completes thousands of projects annually in retail, financial services, healthcare, government and utilities. Coalfire has developed a new generation of cloud-based IT GRC tools under the NavisTM brand that Coalfire clients use to efficiently manage IT controls keep pace with rapidly changing regulations and best practices. Coalfire’s solutions are adapted to requirements under emerging data privacy legislation, the PCI DSS, GLBA, FFIEC, HIPAA/HITECH, NERC CIP, Sarbanes-Oxley and FISMA.

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