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HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff Gets a New Deputy

March 17, 2014

New Compliance Deputy solution provides on-demand, browser-based accessibility and privacy compliance testing for web developers and content contributors

Nashua, NH – The amount of data in the digital universe is staggering with a 40% projected growth in global data generated per year. As a result, content chaos can quickly ensue, creating a breeding ground for compliance and governance risk. HiSoftware Inc., a leading provider of compliance and security solutions, today announced a new solution for managing compliance on public websites, intranets and portals;HiSoftware Compliance Deputy™. The on-demand, browser-based solution allows developers and content providers to test and repair content from any Content Management System (CMS) for governance factors including accessibility, privacy and site quality prior to publishing in the production environment.

“Our team worked closely with HiSoftware during the development and testing of Compliance Deputy to provide feedback,” said Cheryl Pruitt, Director, Accessible Technology Initiative California State University, Office of the Chancellor. “Based on what we’ve experienced already, it will make content testing faster and easier for developers and non-developers alike. It also cuts down on the amount of time needed to train users so they can focus on ensuring their content is accessible from the start.”

Compliance Deputy allows developers and content creators to test individual pages as they are created against pre-defined checkpoints from within the browser. It leverages the checkpoints and rules designed in HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff® to test page content ensuring only compliant content is published to live sites. On demand scan results are displayed in the browser so issues can be identified and remediated before content is published. The scan results page highlights the exact location of errors in the HTML code and helpful links tell users how to repair inaccessible content. Compliance Deputy is a browser-based application, making it simple to roll-out to a large number of content developers.

“Our customers were looking to extend the capabilities of Compliance Sheriff to the desktop and Compliance Deputy answered the call,” said HiSoftware CEO Kurt A. Mueffelmann. “By building on-demand, browser-based compliance testing into the development life-cycle, Compliance Deputy can reduce the overall cost of meeting compliance challenges rather than waiting to detect issues on the production site. Or worse, have your Web users report the issue.”

Compliance Deputy helps to mitigate risk and promote site usability by testing content against hundreds of out-of-the-box checkpoints to validate compliance with US and international privacy legislation including Web accessibility (WCAG, Section 508), Privacy Acts, GLBA, COPPA, EU Privacy Directive, HIPAA, FISMA, PCI DSS, as well as site quality issues such as spelling, broken links and more. It also empowers users to easily define and configure checkpoints against their own checkpoints to test for an organization’s unique content policies without costly consulting and/or programming resources.

A Microsoft Gold Application Development Partner, HiSoftware provides content-aware solutions for managing privacy, Web accessibility, brand integrity and site quality in digital environments to hundreds of public sector organizations including federal agencies, colleges and universities, in addition to leading global corporations. HiSoftware Compliance Deputy is now available and more information can be found

Compliance Deputy will be highlighted in a session HiSoftware is co-presenting at CSUN in San Diego on March 19, 2014 on “California State University’s Methodology for Driving Web Accessibility.”

About HiSoftware

HiSoftware provides end-to-end information security and compliance solutions to help organizations address business process, regulatory and productivity concerns around the secure collaboration of data in content management systems and social environments. HiSoftware solutions add a layer of security at the content level to enforce data and web governance policies and improve collaboration, while minimizing risk on a wide range of digital environments including SharePoint, file shares, enterprise social systems, mobiles, intranets, extranets, public websites and the cloud. HiSoftware is a Microsoft Gold Application Development Partner with over 1,000 customers across a broad range of industries including Global 2000 companies, higher education, and US and international government agencies. Learn more at or follow @HiSoftware on Twitter.