Reduce internal compliance costs and automate manual activities with Compliance Essentials

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As compliance requirements become increasingly complex, so have the internal efforts supporting those requirements. Which is why we created Compliance Essentials, an automated compliance management platform designed to drive compliance maturity across more than 50 frameworks. It saves you time and energy while allowing you to achieve compliance certification faster and more easily than ever before.

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Compliance Essentials reduces the cost of compliance by 40%

Cross-framework evidence sharing

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

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Automated evidence collection

Industry-leading automation powered by Anecdotes reduces manual evidence collection.

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Better compliance management

Integrated guidance helps ensure more successful audits, while dashboard visibility reduces crunch time efforts.


Compliance Essentials is a total solution for enterprises

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Streamline compliance with coordinated assessments and Compliance Essentials

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

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Compliance Essentials supports all major compliance frameworks


  • 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
  • HIPAA Privacy Business Associate
  • HIPAA Privacy Covered Entity
  • HIPAA Security Business Associate
  • HIPAA Security Covered Entity


  • BSI C5
  • CSA STAR Attestation
  • SOC 2


  • 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
  • NIST CsF
  • 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)


  • Compliance Essentials
  • GLBA

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Achieve positive business impacts with Compliance Essentials

Get to market faster

Add new frameworks 50-90% faster with proprietary evidence mappings.

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Streamline audits

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

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No incremental spend required

Compliance Essentials is included with our assessment services, delivering incredible value to you.

Why Coalfire?

  • Coalfire has a 20+ year history of compliance.
  • We conduct 2,000+ assessments annually.
  • We support the most compliance frameworks.
  • We’re the most experienced: Compliance Essentials tool creators have more than one million cumulative assessment hours across a team of 600+ compliance experts.

Frequently asked questions

How much does Compliance Essentials cost?

The Compliance Essentials core package is an included as part of Coalfire’s assessment services associated with these 40+ 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 40 standards and frameworks, eliminating duplicate evidence requests and allowing you to easily scale your compliance program.

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!

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 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.


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