Coalfire partners generally fit into one of four categories:
Coalfire’s strategic partners are primarily large cloud platform or IT services providers. Some of these service providers are assessed by Coalfire against data security or privacy frameworks or general best practices, and those assessment results can often be leveraged by the service providers’ clients. For others, we offer complementary security and privacy consulting services to enhance the service providers’ offerings.
In most cases, Coalfire’s services help this partner type fulfill a need for their client. These partners are often professional services-oriented organizations, such as law firms, insurance underwriters, financial advisors, venture capitalists, and private equity firms.
Technology partners deliver security testing and risk management solutions that supplement Coalfire’s capabilities. In limited instances, Coalfire may license and incorporate the partner’s technology into Coalfire’s service offerings, whereas in other cases, Coalfire may introduce the partner to a client to enhance the client’s vendor selection process.
CoalfireOne is a cloud-based suite of compliance assessment and testing tools that empowers organizations to manage compliance on a continuous basis. The CoalfireOne Partner program allows select partners to offer CoalfireOne to their customers as a value-added service. A typical CoalfireOne partner sees security and compliance as a core value and wants to encourage their stakeholders to engage in an effective risk management program. In many cases, CoalfireOne partners pre-configure CoalfireOne with controls information specific to their technology, simplifying the compliance process for their customers.