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CourionCares Program for Non-Profits Now Accepting Entries

Contest offers donation of identity & access management software to deserving organizations

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Courion Corporation, the leader in risk-driven identity and access management (IAM), announced today that it is currently accepting entries for its CourionCares™ Program for Non-Profits.

Part of the larger CourionCares corporate citizenship initiative, the CourionCares Program for Non-Profits Program provides qualified organizations with the opportunity to apply for a donation of IAM software to manage user access, demonstrate access policy compliance and improve IT security.

The first recipient of the CourionCares for Non-Profits program was the American Red Cross. Suzanne Hall, vice president of information technology at the American Red Cross, publicly thanked Chris Zannetos, president and CEO of Courion, for the technology donation at Courion's CONVERGE customer conference.

"A short time ago, Courion provided the Red Cross with a technology donation to help us kick-start our Identity Management Program as the first recipient of the CourionCares program. I originally had a hard time believing it but I, my team, and all of the Red Cross truly appreciate your generosity and support. Our vital work is made possible by people and corporations like Courion. We thank Courion for your gift and are privileged to put your compassion into action."

Non-profit organizations, like commercial enterprises, need to manage user access to sensitive data while ensuring they comply with privacy and regulatory policies such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Without the proper identity and access risk management controls in place, non-profits are at put at risk — suffering from data breaches and regulatory violations — and more importantly, a loss of trust. To further complicate matters, they are significantly constrained by budgetary and resource limitations.

Designed to address these security and regulatory challenges, the CourionCares Program for Non-Profits awards complimentary software licenses to a different non-profit organization each year. Courion's Access Risk Management Suite solution helps organizations improve security and demonstrate regulatory compliance by ensuring that only the right people have the right access to the right resources and are doing the right things with it.

"Non-profit organizations are subject to the same security and compliance risks as enterprises, and a sound access risk management strategy costs money. By supplying a complimentary solution that addresses these challenges, we can help organizations defray the IT costs that may divert funding from legitimate philanthropic initiatives," said Zannetos. "The CourionCares Program for Non-Profits is one way for Courion to support organizations that make it their mission to help others in need. This program is a strong addition to our longstanding CourionCares initiative and is illustrative of our company-wide commitment to being a philanthropic leader."

Call for Entries

Who is eligible: The CourionCares Program for Non-Profits is open to national 501-C3, international not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions.

When: The deadline to submit is November 30, 2012. A winner will be announced in January 2013.

How to enter: Organizations must submit a 250 word (minimum) descriptive overview of the IT security and regulatory challenges they face, including the reasons they believe Courion's solutions will help them with these challenges, as well as how Courion solutions will help the organization achieve its mission and goals specific to the constituency they serve. Entries must be submitted by a CISO, CSO, CIO or equivalent IT executive position in the organization.

Click here to complete the submission form.

CourionCares Initiative

Courion has been committed to philanthropic leadership for over 10 years through its CourionCares initiative, a company-wide program designed to raise both cash and non-cash donations for schools, social services, charities, and foundations in need.

To date, the CourionCares initiative has successfully raised more than $150,000 for charities, including The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, the American Cancer Society, The Salvation Army, The Leary Firefighters Foundation, the Red Sox Foundation, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Curley K-8 School, and Worcester, Mass. Public Schools, among others. For more information on CourionCares, visit the Courion website.

About Courion

Courion Corporation delivers software solutions that effectively and securely manage access risk. More than fourteen million users across more than 500 organizations rely on Courion's access risk management technology to align user access privileges with corporate and regulatory governance policies, identify where access risk exists and settle risks as necessary in real time. Courion's cloud and on-premise solutions provide a full range of identity and access management functionality so that organizations can enhance security, demonstrate compliance and achieve quick time-to-value. For more information, please visit our website at, our blog at, or on Twitter at

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