CCS Risk Manager

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Control Compliance Suite(CCS) 11 Risk Manager

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General information
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Tool name : Control Compliance Suite(CCS) 11 Risk Manager
Vendor name : Symantec Corporation
Country of origin : USA


Level of reference of the tool
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Coverage : World-wide (state oriented)
Supported by organization, club,... (e.g. as sponsor) : N/A


Brief description of the product
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  • Control Compliance Suite (CCS) Risk Manager enables security leaders to better understand and communicate risks to the business environment from their IT infrastructure. Risk Manager translates technical issues into risks relevant to business processes, delivers customized views of IT risk for different stakeholders, and helps prioritize remediation efforts based on business criticality rather than technical severity.


Supported functionality
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R.A. Method activities supported

  • Risk identification : Using Technical Standards (E.G. ISO 27001, 27002) or as an organization identifying risk.
  • Risk analysis : CCS Risk Manager provides powerful out of the box tools to allow an organization to measure, mitigate and remediate their IT risks and communicate exposure and support stakeholders at all levels for IT excellence.
  • Risk evaluation : CCS Risk Manager allows organizations to use Workflow as well as logical operations to be able to evaluate, score, prioritize and know where their exposures are, and how to address them.

Other phases

  • Asset inventory & evaluation - Symantec Control Compliance Suite features a flexible, scalable data framework which is critical to providing a rich data-driven view to multiple audiences. This framework greatly simplifies the process of bringing together and 'normalizing' information from multiple different sources, so that it can be viewed in a common format. The suite brings together automated, technical assessment information with manual data inputs and procedural assessment information. It combines all of this with additional data from other Symantec and non-Symantec solutions, providing a rich set of information available for better analysis and decision making. The result is a truly multi-dimensional view of the IT risks associated with any given business process, group or function.

R.M. Method phases supported

  • Risk assessment: Predefined and customizable assessments are possible with CCS Risk Manager
  • Risk treatment :Measurement, Scoring, Trending, give the management an ability to illustrate how these issues are causing unacceptably high risk to the company's online e-commerce site, transaction processing system or other key business process
  • Risk acceptance : CCS Risk Manager provides different dashboard views provide business stakeholders with the information they need to make better decisions around IT risk, while ensuring that security and IT operations teams are more closely aligned on what needs to be done to reduce the most critical risks to the business.
  • Risk Communication : CCS Risk manager allows groups to facilitate more effective communication around IT risk by allowing security leaders to customize dashboards with audience-specific risk metrics.
    -Executive-level dashboards can illustrate high-level metrics, such as risk by business unit, or risk scores for mission-critical business processes.
    -Security operations dashboards can drill down to examine technical details behind these risk scores.
    -Dashboards for IT operations can outline detailed remediation plans and monitor risk reduction over time as scheduled remediation activities take place.
    -Additionally a number of communications formats, email, and data exports can be generated for popular office and communications use.

Other phases

  • N/A

Other functionality

  • 3rd Party EDI Connectors : A rich set of interfaces to allow for data import, reporting and remediation for a holistic view of an organisations risk posture.

Information processed

  • N/A


Date of the first edition, date and number of actual version

Date of first release : N/A
Date and identification of the last version : N/A


Useful links
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User group web site :
Relevant web site : N/A


List the available languages that the tool supports

Languages available : DE, FR, ES, IT, SC, JP


Pricing and licensing models
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  • Price:€ 227,330 - Base license up to 500 users including 12 months maintenance
  • Maintenance: € 27,330 - 12 month maintenance additional years

Sectors with free availability or discounted price : Price information is recommended list price. Discounts apply relative to number of users and servers - price shown is example for up to 500 users. Also discounts apply for Government and Education/Academic organisations.


Trial before purchase
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CD or download available : Download
Identification required : Yes - evaluation license required and available
Trial period : 30 days by default


Tool architecture
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  • Database: Microsoft SQL is used for Data Content and Reporting
  • Web server: Microsoft IIS / Popular Web Browsers are used for Dashboards, Consoles, Reporting UI
  • Application Server: Microsoft Server 2003R2/2008R2 64-Bit hosts the CCS and Associate modules.
  • Client: Displaying Dashboards and Reports


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Target public
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  • Government, agencies
  • Large scale companies
  • SME
  • Commercial CIEs
  • Non Commercial CIEs

Specific sector : N/A


Information concerning the spread of this tool

General information : World-wide in many different organizations
Used inside EU countries : N/A
Used outside EU countries : N/A


Level of detail
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Management : Identify current state of risk in their organization - Provides organization-wide dashboard view of current risk position.
Operational : Identify top remediation areas - Drill-down capability for determining specific assets at risk and priority
Technical : Specific remediation action - Detailed information on how to address the technical issue


Compliance to IT Standards
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  • Common Criteria EAL 3+ - Previous version (10.5.1 is EAL 3+ certified) Version 11 currently under evaluation. Evaluation should complete within 3 months
  • VPAT - Associated with Section 508
  • FIPS-140-2


Tool helps towards a certification
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  • Tool provides assessment of customer's IT infrastructure against specific mandates, regulations &security best practices - Product leverages more than 150 embedded standards, regulations, frameworks &best practices that are commonly required by commercial and public sector organizations


Information about possible training courses for this tool

  • Course :Sales Engineer Presentations
    Duration : Ad Hoc
    Skills : General Security IT administration level
    Expenses : Varies depending on size of organization and complexity of environment


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Users viewpoint

Skills needed
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  • To install : General Windows IT administration skills
  • To use : General IT Security Operations skills
  • To maintain : General IT Security Operations skills


Tool Support
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Support : Various level of telephone and electronic support - Support contract purchased with product software. Various levels available providing different availability of support.


Organization processes integration
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Supported Roles

  • Information Security-Risk &Compliance - Responsible for ensuring organization meets it IT compliance requirements and IT risk goals

Intergration in Organization activities

  • N/A


Interoperability with other tools
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  • Data collection - Product can pull assessment &technical information from other supported deployed products


Sector adapted knowledge databases supported
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  • Product Knowledge Data base - Access provided as part of product support contract


Flexibility of tool's database
Can the database be customized and adapted to client requirements?

  • Integrated database - SQL Server - Fixed schema that allows flexible queries for various information needs
  • Product knowledge database - Queries on specific product information
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