As a long-time IT veteran, CEO Sigurd Fristad was well aware of the complexities of compliance – and that the amount of manual work required could be “a nightmare”, requiring the creation of many policy documents, the definition of controls, and the continuous collection of compliance evidence. Given Qlorem’s finite resources, Sigurd was seeking a leaner, more cost-effective approach.
From the outset of the compliance process, Akitra made the journey far faster and smoother. With Akitra’s customizable policy templates, ISO 27001 policies were rapidly created, along with the controls to implement them. With integrations for all of the cloud services used by Qlorem, Akitra also delivered continuous, automated, compliance data collection.
“The beauty of Akitra’s automation platform is that you get all the policies and controls, you get alerts to notify you when something needs correcting, and you get all the evidence needed for compliance”, said Sigurd. “At the end of the process, we didn’t have any non-compliances when we went through the external audit. There is no way it would have been like that without automation.”
Sigurd added that, “Akitra not only saved us a huge amount of time becoming ISO 27001 certified the first time around, it is also enabling very efficient ongoing compliance. I would estimate that Akitra’s automation solution saved us 60-70% of the time and resources that compliance would have otherwise required.”