Simultaneous Reviews – Permission Assist® 4.7 Released

You get a review, they get a review – everyone gets a review!!!! Simultaneous reviews are now possible with our latest release of Permission Assist version 4.7. Why conduct simultaneous reviews? Well, there are many reasons, but the one we like best is the one we’ve heard most from clients… flexibility!

Let’s say, as a general best practice, you typically conduct larger quarterly reviews with supervisors for non-critical systems. While that review is being conducted, one of the following happens:

  • You decide you would like to conduct smaller reviews of your more critical systems with application managers and the security team
  • You wake up one morning to hear that a security breach has occurred at a major retail outlet, and the way the breach occurred has you questioning the criticality and permissions of one of your systems. You realize it’s been a while since you’ve done a review on that system and you’d like to do a review
  • Leadership announces a shift in priority related to security and risk management, and higher levels of criticality have been assigned to several systems; they would like reviews of these systems by the end of the quarter

Prior to version 4.7, you would have had to wait for the previous review to be completed before starting a new review even though the two (or more) reviews would have been conducted on completely different applications. With the added flexibility of simultaneous reviews, you can save time and stay more responsive to security needs as they arise.

See Pending Responses

As young man named Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast.” If you don’t stop and check up on outstanding review items once in a while, open reviews can drag on for what feels like an eternity. That’s why we’ve made it easier to see list of all reviewers that have outstanding review tasks as well as a list of their applications and the pending responses for each (see picture below).

With features that allow you to send email reminders – either to all reviewers at once or to a single reviewer – you’ve got everything you need to keep your review on track and running smoothly.

We hope you enjoy this new release!

Dayna Olson

Dayna Olson -

Dayna has a B.S. in Computer Information Science and a B.S. in Technical Writing. With over 7 years in banking related industries and over 15 years of experience as a technical writer, she knows a thing or two, but she enjoys working with clients more than anything. Helping solve client issues and creating excellent experiences is her specialty.

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