Why Choose the UCF?

The Unified Compliance Framework® is unique; it's the only patented GRC framework and the only industry-vetted compliance database that reduces the regulatory maze to a much smaller set of "harmonized" controls, giving you a single point of management over hundreds of complex IT compliance requirements from around the world. We help you map the overlap between multiple authority documents, create your control list for specific IT areas, and clarify any conflicts created by overlapping authority documents. 

Reduce Compliance Cost and Complexity

The Unified Compliance Framework® (UCF®) makes your job easier by identifying the "harmonized" controls across authority documents. We "harmonize" the controls by showing you where the various regulations overlap in order to eliminate duplicating your efforts and to create the smallest list of controls possible to meet your compliance requirements. It's the "fix once, comply with many" approach.

Real World Delivery of Governance Information

The UCF's architecture was specifically designed for the delivery of the information necessary to establish governance methodologies. That is what separates the UCF from all other models and GRC architectures – it is the one information architecture built on the solid ground of reality and the real world delivery of governance information.

Because of its unique data architecture, and its grounding in the science of compliance, only the UCF is capable of tracking an enormous variety of Authority Documents as well as their changes, their individual originators and issuers, their terms and acronyms, threaded into the framework’s database in a meaningful way so that a harmonized list of controls can be created and maintained. And, the UCF is backed by an international law firm so you can have complete confidence in our data.

View the list of Authority Documents mapped into the UCF; every regulation, statute, bill, audit guideline, best practice, whether redacted or current.

View the controls mapped into the UCF in html format. (requires registration or log-in)

To request a free sample or a live demo, click here.

Create Necessary Governance Tools

From that harmonized list of controls, only the Unified Compliance Framework can then provide a transparent and directly linked structure to create the corporate governance tools necessary to implement the compliance process. Tools such as:

  • Metric standards
  • Role definitions
  • Information Classification guidelines
  • Configuration Management guides
  • Compliance Documents such as policies, standards, and procedures; and audit guidelines

Simplify and Centralize Your IT Compliance Efforts

  • Eliminate duplicate efforts by asserting compliance across multiple authority documents simultaneously
  • Simplify your regulations requirements by clarifying conflicts created by multiple overlapping documents
  • Save time by creating a single point of control over hundreds of complex regulations, requirements, and guidelines
  • Drill down for explanations and sources for each common control
  • Provide internal and external transparency and better manage and mitigate risks in your business

Free Quarterly Updates

We keep you and the UCF up-to-date by tracking all new IT regulations, standards, guidelines, and other authority documents, and providing updates four times a year at no additional charge.

The Science of Compliance®

By applying the scientific method to compliance -- rigorously testing best practices and methodologies as well as analyzing and organizing information in a rational format -- Unified Compliance has developed a logical approach to IT compliance that reduces cost, limits liability, simplifies the compliance process, and leverages the value of related technologies and services across the enterprise.

View the controls mapped into the UCF in html format. (requires registration or log-in)

To request free samples or a live demo, click here.