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HiSoftware’s Compliance Sheriff Will Help Manage Corporate Web Governance Standards


NASHUA, N.H. - HiSoftware (, a leading provider of software, services and managed operation solutions that monitor and optimize Web content governance, quality and regulatory compliance, has announced the release of Compliance Sheriff™, a hosted management solution that provides testing and reporting for standards-based policies including accessibility and privacy. HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff allows organizations to integrate a comprehensive and automated solution for managing Web Governance standards as part of a corporate Risk Management strategy.

HiSoftware President and CEO, Kurt A. Mueffelmann, said, “As the number of Web sites and associated content continue to increase exponentially, more organizations are realizing that providing a quality online experience for customers, employees and partners is critical to the bottom-line financial health of an organization. HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff gives organizations an easy, cost-effective way to successfully develop and maintain best-of-breed Web sites that promote the highest standards in Web Governance; promoting a high quality user experience.”

HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff was developed to provide organizations with an easy-to-use solution that enables automated content compliance, and help lessen risk management exposure by ensuring that Web sites meet ever-changing compliance standards. Unlike other solutions, HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff allows users to easily define and conduct custom tests for an organization’s unique policies without any costly programming or consulting. HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff’s comprehensive Dashboard Reporting feature offers multiple reporting levels for reviewing Web site status, allowing management to review high-level statuses while developers view pass or fail details for remediation. The result is a complete and concise report on a Web site’s quality and policy compliance that can be shared with the various groups responsible for Web Governance.

Web-based Interface, Hosted Solution (SaaS)

HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff’s streamlined architecture provides dramatic performance, allowing reports for even very large sites to be output in minutes. Using a Web-based interface that can run on any browser, HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff enables users to share reports and results with colleagues via the Web. Managed remotely through its Web-based interface, content can be scanned on-demand or set up for scheduled reporting based on a number of user-preferences. As a hosted server solution that can be configured and used with minimal user interaction, HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff provides users with the ability to schedule scans and verify content daily, weekly or monthly.

HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff’s modules allow users to test for standards-based and custom factors including: Accessibility Compliance module can report on Section 508, WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0, CLF, XAG and any standard derived from WCAG or Section 508; Privacy Policy Compliance module can report on a number of multi-national regulatory and compliancy standards including: Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), US Privacy Act and other key US and international standards; Custom Guideline and Policy Compliance for all content including but not limited to: HTML, XHTML, SVG, XML and any other text or element based content.

Management and Reporting

HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff provides an integrated digital Dashboard Reporting System that provides easy access to executive level summary reports so that company executives, compliance managers, IT and marketing can obtain quick status reports within the application interface. Streamlined report viewers within the Dashboard Reporting System allow users to test pages for optimal performance under variable end-user scenarios, and a highly customizable interface shows users just the results that interest them most. The Dashboard also provides email notifications that can be scheduled to occur at any frequency, regardless of how often scans are run.

Other Key Features in HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff

Custom Checkpoint Editor allows users to easily define and validate against accessibility, privacy and other custom checks that are required by your organization. HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff provides easy scan definition, with the ability to bundle multiple domains into a single scan and schedule scans to run at almost any imaginable frequency. The scanning engine can also automatically follow almost all types of links on a page, including those that are embedded inside JavaScript code.

HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff has the ability to track every file, no matter what platform the Web server might be, and reports can be generated for all files or just the files that fail programmatic checkpoints. Additionally, when presented with a list of line numbers or position numbers in a page where a problem occurs, HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff enables users to click on that link to show the source HTML, with the problem highlighted.


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