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10 Best Microsoft Solution Providers 2019


ciobulletin edgile don elledge founder ceo

Edgile offers proven services to help solve complex security challenges across many industries

Early on, the internet was such a new concept there wasn’t much of a need to protect information from being stolen. But once it became entwined with our daily lives, huge amounts of confidential information was being stored across the internet and hackers saw that as a huge opportunity for criminal behavior. The need for cybersecurity had arrived.

Edgile founders brought decades of experience from industry stalwarts including Deloitte, PwC, Accenture, Capgemini and Ernst & Young when they established the firm in 2001 to deliver strategic cybersecurity and risk management services to the Fortune 500. With a deep understanding around the interdependencies of risk, security and compliance, and active engagement of its leadership, Edgile offers a unique, business-aligned security approach.

Trusted Microsoft partnership

Edgile is a Microsoft Gold Partner with credentials in security and cloud and employs multiple Microsoft MVPs. The team’s deep understanding of all that Microsoft offers Fortune 500 and regulated companies, along with its long standing, trusted partnership, is critical because it allows Edgile to know where Microsoft offerings are headed. And given the fact that more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft services, this tightly integrated relationship provides a competitive edge for Edgile clients.

Edgile has expertise in all of the leading applications and tools from Microsoft’s cloud arsenal—an array of services that is constantly evolving and improving. Safeguarding enterprise applications requires IT to have a full view across all risk factors, as well as a single view of all data, regardless of whether it’s in the cloud or on-prem, and 24x7 understanding of the state of the device, the user and the network.

Edgile leverages its proprietary risk methodology to build a complete roadmap for all of the enterprise’s applications and data, including orphaned data courtesy of Shadow IT, and then focus on the apps that pose the greatest threat to the enterprise’s security or compliance situation. App UX is an often overlooked area, which is why last year Edgile launched its UX security team at the request of its Fortune 500 clients.

Keeping up with cloud changes

There are massive number-crunching and scalability advantages to the cloud and in the Fortune 500 today, there’s no viable alternative. The cloud enables enterprises to combine their internal data with data from other sources, leveraging cloud computing and machine learning algorithms to discover truly new and useful information—especially in the healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and retail industries.

But unlike an enterprise’s hands-oncontrol with on-prem, cloud environments are controlled by the hosting company, which can make hundreds of changes every week. Clients are rarely alerted to all of these changes.

These “hidden” changes create compliance and security challenges for the cloud environment and this is a key area where enterprises leverage Edgile’s cloud expertise. Edgile works with clients’ cloud vendors to understand the environments, keep on top of all current and planned changes and map all of that to the client’s situation.

Automatic regulatory synching and integrated compliance

As part of its integrated risk management consulting services, Edgile offers clients exclusive access to its proprietary iGRC content library—delivering clients a customized feed of regulations, industry standards and harmonized laws from more than 550 sources that are updated quarterly and integrated into their risk program.

The library includes the latest changes, analysis, and guidance for everything from GLBA/the Financial Modernization Act of 1999, GDPR, CCPA, Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA to NIST, ISO, PCI-DSS, FFIEC, NYDFS, HITRUST and 21 CFR 11, among many others. Edgile experts regularly track compliance rules from U.S. municipal officials, state and federal legislators, and regulators—in the U.S. and abroad—to acquire a deep understanding of what’s most likely to change in the near future. This makes it easy for clients to stay ahead of evolving compliance issues.

Understanding current environments and future plans

The Edgile team is focused on mastering client environments and future plans—not only for IT but for managing the overall risk an organization faces in its integrated risk management programs. Edgile understands that change is constant in company operations and that risk must be continually managed and aligned with business goals to help companies grow and prosper.

"Edgile offers proven services to help solve complex security challenges across many industries including healthcare, financial services, energy, retail, et al."

"Edgile works with 45+ companies in the Fortune 500, including more than 12 in the Fortune 100."

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