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Symmetry and Focal Point Data Risk to Deliver Security and Compliance for Mission-Critical SAP Environments

 Focal Point Data Risk, LLC (Focal Point), a risk management firm delivering a unified approach to addressing data risk through a unique combination of services, and Symmetry, a leading enterprise application management, hybrid cloud hosting and award-winning governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software solutions provider, today announced a partnership focused on providing industry leading security and GRC solutions for enterprise SAP IT environments.

Responding to continued market demand for comprehensive SAP security and audit readiness services, the new partnership enables Focal Point to include Symmetry's award-winning ControlPanelGRC® software suite into its growing portfolio of risk-management solutions and services for enterprise customers to secure and manage their SAP environments.

Growing more than 100 percent in the past three years, Focal Point has rapidly become the largest pure-play data risk management firm dedicated to helping business and government customers anticipate and minimize severe threats to their most important information, IT assets and missions. Focal Point services span cyber security, data privacy and analytics, identity governance and access management, hands-on security training, ERP advisory, and internal audit services.

An SAP partner since 2005, Symmetry provides deep expertise in SAP application management and is certified in SAP Hosting, Cloud and SAP HANA® Operations. The company's ControlPanelGRC® is a powerful yet simple GRC platform that automates compliance and audit-relevant tasks achieving dramatic time and cost savings in the process. Its capabilities address the major areas of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance at every level for SAP environments, including those in heavily regulated industries. ControlPanelGRC® is built, implemented and supported by SAP technology and compliance subject matter experts who have years of experience in deploying, managing, and auditing this mission critical environment.

"Security and compliance challenges continue to escalate exponentially and risk mitigation is now a top priority for virtually every large organization," said Pete Stevenson, Chairman and CEO of Symmetry. "Our partnership with Focal Point brings proven solutions to enterprises struggling with security and compliance complexities within their SAP environments."

"Focal Point is known for helping clients to audit smarter.  We believe that the combination of smart audit and GRC technology will help our clients save money while still solving their biggest compliance challenges," said Yong-Gon Chon, CEO of Focal Point Data Risk. "We look forward to a prosperous partnership with Symmetry that helps our clients struggling with staffing, budget and skills shortages through smarter automation as the migration to the cloud continues to explode."