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Relativity completes IRAP security assessment for Aus market
Fri, 4th Mar 2022
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Relativity, a global legal and compliance technology company, has completed the Infosec Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment against 'PROTECTED' controls for its cloud offering, RelativityOne.

The assessment supports higher standards for security postures in technology systems used by government agencies in Australia, the company states.

Relativity completed its IRAP assessment after an extensive review process conducted by a certified third party. The process is designed to seek out security weaknesses against a comprehensive set of standard controls that support more secure cloud environments for government data classified up to PROTECTED.

Relativity managing director APAC Georgia Foster says, "The public sector in Australia is rapidly undergoing digital transformation with exponential adoption of SaaS services. The pivot provides enormous advantages to agencies and the public, however, requires SaaS providers to constantly ensure they are still fit for purpose in the face of the rapidly evolving threat landscape.

"Completing IRAP assessment reinforces Relativity's commitment to meet the rigorous demands placed on Australian government agencies and is another validation point for the robust security posture that impacts every organisation entrusting their data to RelativityOne."

Relativity states the achievement will support longstanding government agencies and Royal Commissions using Relativity on-premise to reap the benefits of Relativity's end-to-end cloud product, following suit from three major New Zealand regulators who moved to RelativityOne last year.

Built on Microsoft Azure, RelativityOne helps government agencies deal with the particularly complex and unpredictable data that comes from federal litigation and investigations. Globally, Relativity has independently achieved ISO 27001:2013, SOC-2 Type II, and HIPAA compliance.

RelativityOne's end-to-end capabilities are built to ensure government agencies can effectively and securely manage their highly sensitive and large data sets, while still able to meet arduous deadlines.

Microsoft ANZ general manager public sector Mark Leigh says, "Relativity has utilised the speed, scale and security of Azure to create RelativityOne, a platform trusted by government departments and Royal Commissions. The completion of their IRAP assessment demonstrates their commitment to providing solutions which have been independently verified to Australian government customers."

Relativity CSO and CIO Amanda Fennell says, "Our information security, risk and privacy program is a key pillar of our company and an ongoing pledge to our customers. Achieving the IRAP assessment is just another step in ensuring that our customers using RelativityOne are best equipped to tackle the diverse challenges of litigation, investigations and unstructured data requests facing government agencies."

Relativity makes software to help users organise data, discover the truth and act on it. Its SaaS platform RelativityOne manages large volumes of data and quickly identifies key issues during litigation and internal investigations.

The AI-powered communication surveillance platform, Relativity Trace proactively detects regulatory misconduct such as insider trading, collusion and other non-compliant behaviour. Relativity has more than 300,000 enabled users in 48+ countries serving thousands of organisations globally primarily in legal, financial services and government sectors.