Compliance Essentials

Reduce internal compliance costs by 40% and automate manual activities.

Achieve compliance faster and more easily than ever before with Compliance Essentials, a modern GRC platform with automation that drives maturity across more than 50 frameworks.

Contact an expert
Compliance Essentials

A total platform solution for enterprises

By seamlessly integrating our modern governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) platform with our expert guidance, Compliance Essentials gives you continual visibility and control over your entire compliance program.

Proprietary mappings

Identify duplicate evidence requests and share evidence among frameworks.

Compliance progress tracking

Immediately track progress in real time without any expensive, time-consuming setup.

Consolidated dashboards

View aggregated enterprise- and program-level activity across more than 50 standard and custom frameworks.

Audit capabilities

Manage audits within the platform and eliminate the need to export collected evidence to external auditors and tools.

Policy management

Centralize management, approval, publishing and association of related policies.

Risk management

Track, quantify, and treat organizational risks.


Replace manual evidence gathering and lower your total cost of compliance with a growing library of more than 35 integrations; more than 200 pieces of automated evidence; and integration support for AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

Streamlines your approach to compliance

Compliance Essentials was built and backed by compliance expertise from more than one million cumulative assessment hours across a team of 600 compliance professionals.

In addition to aggregating all of your compliance activities in our robust GRC platform , we will work with you to assemble a coordinated assessment approach that further reduces overall effort and provides enhanced control of compliance costs.

Supports all major frameworks

Built to handle the world’s most complex compliance environments, Compliance Essentials supports more than 50 major compliance frameworks, including PCI, SOC, ISO, HIPAA, HITRUST, FedRAMP, NIST, and custom/proprietary frameworks. And we continue to add more. Aligning efforts across these programs eliminates the duplication of requests, evidence, and workflows.

  • NIST 800-53r4 FedRAMP
  • NIST 800-53r4 FedRAMP High
  • NIST 800-53r4 FedRAMP LI-SaaS
  • NIST 800-53r4 FedRAMP Low
  • NIST 800-53r4 FedRAMP Moderate
  • NIST 800-53r4 Privacy (Appendix J)
  • NIST 800-53r4 StateRAMP
  • NIST 800-53r4 Vanilla
  • NIST 800-53r5 FedRAMP LI-SaaS
  • NIST 800-53r5 FedRAMP High
  • NIST 800-53r5 FedRAMP Low
  • NIST 800-53r5 FedRAMP Moderate
  • NIST 800-53r5 High
  • NIST 800-53r5 Low
  • NIST 800-53r5 Moderate
  • NIST 800-171r2
  • NIST 800-218 SSDF v1.1
  • DoD IL-2
  • DoD IL-4
  • DoD IL-5
  • HITRUST CSF v9.2
  • HITRUST CSF v9.3
  • HITRUST CSF v9.4
  • HITRUST CSF v9.5
  • HITRUST CSF v9.6.1
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 20000-1:2018
  • ISO 22301:2019
  • ISO 27001:2013
  • ISO 27001:2022
  • ISO 27017:2015
  • ISO 27018:2019
  • ISO 27701:2019
  • CSA STAR Certification (CCM v4.0)
  • PCI DSS 3.2.1
  • PCI DSS 3.2.1 SAQ
  • PCI DSS 4.0
  • PCI DSS 4.0 SAQ
  • PCI P2PE v3.1 DMS
  • PCI P2PE v3.1 EMS
  • PCI P2PE v3.1 SOL
  • PCI SSF Secure Software ROC
  • FDA Part 11
  • GLBA
  • HIPAA Privacy Business Associate
  • HIPAA Privacy Covered Entity
  • HIPAA Security Business Associate
  • HIPAA Security Covered Entity
  • BSI C5
  • CSA STAR Attestation
  • SOC 2

What can you expect from Compliance Essentials?

Cross-framework evidence sharing

Gather evidence once and leverage it across more than 50 frameworks.

Automated evidence collection

Reduce manual evidence collection with industry-leading automation powered by Anecdotes.

Better compliance management

Leverage integrated guidance to ensure more successful audits and reduce crunch time efforts with dashboard visibility.

Faster time to market

Add new frameworks 50% to 90% faster with proprietary evidence mapping.

Streamlined audits

Get necessary guidance up front and eliminate the need to collect and export data with audits done directly in the tool.

No incremental spend required

Realize incredible value; Compliance Essentials is included with our assessment services.

Frequently asked questions

How does Compliance Essentials help me prepare for audits?

Compliance Essentials’ built-in workflows empower you to manage your compliance program throughout the year, helping you to identify and remediate compliance gaps ahead of an audit. Also, proactive evidence collection reduces the amount of evidence that needs to be gathered during an audit, lowering audit fatigue and burnout.

How much does Compliance Essentials cost?

The Compliance Essentials core package is an included as part of Coalfire’s assessment services associated with these 50+ frameworks. Additional modules are available for Risk Management and Automation. Contact your Coalfire account representative for more details.

How does Compliance Essentials work?

Compliance Essentials uses Coalfire’s evidence-based mapping to harmonize multiple compliance frameworks and controls. Our proprietary mapping unifies more than 50 standards and frameworks, eliminating duplicate evidence requests and allowing you to easily scale your compliance program.

How is my company’s data secured within Compliance Essentials?

Compliance Essentials is built using industry-accepted best practices and technologies, including data encryption at rest and in transit, robust access controls, system monitoring and alerting, system hardening, and more. Compliance Essentials is included in Coalfire’s SOC 2 Type 2 Report, as well as ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 27701:2019 Certifications.

Why is Compliance Essentials better than traditional GRC tools?

Unlike GRC tools, Compliance Essentials is pre-populated with our proprietary evidence-based framework mappings, allowing you to immediately begin managing your compliance program. No expensive setup is required!

Ready to fuel your success with unmatched cybersecurity solutions?

Secure your business’s future with our technical expertise, innovative technology, and compliance consulting.