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What is compliance software?
Compliance software is a software tool an organization can use to scan and monitor its vendors, systems, and controls to ensure they are compliant with certain security standards or regulations. Compliance software can be part of an organization's compliance risk management strategy to continuously track, monitor, and remediate any compliance risks that would jeopardize an organization's ability to stay compliant with relevant security standards and regulations.
Compliance software can be used to automate the process of becoming compliant with regulations, which otherwise can take hundreds of hours to do manually. The continuous monitoring ability of compliance software can help organizations stay compliant and improve their overall security.