TAMPA, Fla., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunView Software is proud to announce that Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc., a publicly-held retailer of golf and tennis equipment, apparel and accessories, has selected SunView Software's ChangeGear as their change management solution. Golfsmith replaced their existing change management solution with ChangeGear to gain best-of-breed change control functionality and to assist with PCI and SOX compliance auditing.
"We chose ChangeGear because we needed a robust change control software to ensure that each change to our IT infrastructure follows our company's processes and policies," said Michael Henderson, Director of IS Operations at Golfsmith International. "Implementing ChangeGear will help us with our compliance initiatives by allowing our staff to maintain the change tickets and approvals within our approved PCI and SOX policy workflow."
Similar to Golfsmith International, many companies must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). These regulations require organizations to put IT controls in place and demonstrate their ability to protect financial information, safeguard confidential customer data, secure their IT infrastructure, and ensure data integrity.
While IT organizations devise policies and procedures to ensure the integrity of their systems, many turn to automated change control software like ChangeGear. ChangeGear enables companies to meet the key provisions of today's tough regulations that require change control, security, and configuration management initiatives. The time and effort put into creating auditable reports can become expensive so ChangeGear provides the automated processes, audit history, and pre-defined reporting to reduce cost and complexity.
Because ChangeGear automates, manages, and tracks change on critical components of an IT infrastructure, organizations can control all aspects of the change lifecycle and prevent unauthorized changes from being made to files on servers, systems, and applications. Unauthorized change could result in failed compliance audits, security breaches, or unplanned network downtime.
"When it comes to change control initiatives, I am proud to say that ChangeGear is an industry-leading solution," said Seng Sun, CEO of SunView Software. "Most of our customers choose ChangeGear because we help them comply with regulatory requirements such as SOX, PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, NERC, and other regulatory measures that present challenges for today's businesses."
About SunView Software
SunView Software is a leading provider of IT service management software that enables companies to better track, manage, and control IT services across the enterprise. Based on the ITIL best practices framework, ChangeGear allows companies to gain greater visibility into their IT infrastructure, increase security, eliminate system downtime, reduce operational costs, and ensure regulatory compliance. SunView Software is a privately held company based in Tampa, Florida. Visit www.SunViewSoftware.com.
Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc., is a 44-year-old specialty retailer of golf and tennis equipment, apparel, and accessories. The company operates as an integrated multi-channel retailer, offering its guests the convenience of shopping in more than 76 stores across the United States, through its Internet site and from its assortment of catalogs. Golfsmith offers an extensive product selection that features premier branded merchandise, as well as its proprietary products, club-making components, and pre-owned clubs. Visit www.Golfsmith.com.
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