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Summit 7 Systems Extends Compliance Practice with AvePoint Compliance Guardian

The combination of Summit 7 Systems’ expert consulting services and AvePoint Compliance Guardian reduce risk of accessibility, operational security, privacy violations, and site quality issues across enterprise collaboration platforms.

HUNTSVILLE, AL, FEBRUARY 4, 2013:

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Summit 7 Systems, a company focused on the next generation of Microsoft products, today released the Compliance QuickStart solution which utilizes AvePoint Compliance Guardian, enabling organizations to implement a robust risk management framework that supports accessibility, operational security, privacy, and site quality. Compliance QuickStart is for advanced compliance configuration management and continuous adherence with regulatory standards, such as Payment Card Industry (PCI), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) within Microsoft SharePoint technologies. The Compliance QuickStart will provide businesses with the necessary protection for sensitive content and support regulatory compliance efforts on cloud-based and premise-based SharePoint solutions.
Summit 7 Systems has packaged its comprehensive SharePoint offerings with AvePoint’s award-winning product line to ensure information is available and accessible to the people who should have it and protected from those who should not. “Organizations can no longer afford to ignore the business criticality of their SharePoint deployments,” said Scott Edwards, President and Managing Partner at Summit 7 Systems. “With the release of AvePoint Compliance Guardian paired with our SharePoint expertise and AnchorPoint compliance health checks, we provide a high level of operational security that our customers need along with reassurance their information is safe and in line with regulation.” Summit 7 Systems has designed the Compliance QuickStart to address the needs created by organizations adopting SharePoint as a critical business technology platform.

Whether it’s adhering to regulatory compliance or protecting your corporate intellectual property, the Compliance QuickStart solution will evaluate administrative and technical controls, extend and enable compliance management, and implement a systematic health check to confirm compliance on a regular basis. This unique offering brings Summit 7 Systems’ proven methodology and AvePoint’s Compliance Guardian software together to align business and compliance needs for their customers. With robust compliance, governance, infrastructure management, and productivity solutions, as well as global 24/7 live support, AvePoint today helps more than 10,000 organizations enable enterprise collaboration with confidence.

AvePoint is a corporate member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and its Compliance and Risk Management practitioners participate in International Standards bodies including the W3C, United Nations Internet Governance Forum and have provided privacy guidance and expertise to a wide range of domestic and international government agencies and corporate organizations. "Compliance should be a key piece of every organization’s corporate strategy today, especially as enterprises face an explosion of data and communication which creates a greater need to collaborate and share information while maintaining strict compliance with regulatory requirements and management of sensitive data,” said Dana Simberkoff, Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance, AvePoint. “We’re excited to enter this next phase in our partnership with Summit 7 Systems, as we believe we have an offering that will not only protect our customers’ environments from data leaks, misuse, and contamination, but also allow them to establish a comprehensive program that reflects the priorities of the business while implementing practices, procedures, and protection.”

About AvePoint

AvePoint is a global technology company and proven software leader. Since its founding in 2001, AvePoint has become the world’s largest provider of enterprise-class governance, compliance and management solutions for social enterprise collaboration platforms. AvePoint helps more than 10,00 customers – including many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies – meet their specific business objectives by enabling collaboration with confidence. AvePoint, Inc. is headquartered and maintains its principal operational center in Jersey City, NJ ,with wholly owned operational center in the  USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore and China.  AvePoint is a depth managed Microsoft Gold certified application development partner and Gold certified collaboration and content partner as well as a US Government GSA provider via strategic partnerships.