Compliance Essentials

Streamline enterprise compliance management

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Compliance Essentials is a next-generation solution for managing compliance, assessments, and risk more easily and efficiently. Our enterprise-grade solution combines SaaS technology with expert guidance and assessment services, making the compliance process more efficient. We currently support more than 35+ major frameworks and are continuing to add more.

Compliance Essentials revolutionizes the way compliance is done.

  • Enterprise compliance program managementUnify compliance program management across multiple frameworks and assessments.
  • Dashboards Gain real-time visibility into your compliance posture and easily report to stakeholders.
  • Guided complianceView requirements and expert guidance associated with each request to speed the review process.
  • Self-assessment Prove audit-readiness and approach audits with full confidence.
  • Compliance assessments Simplify assessments by easily submitting evidence to the Coalfire audit team with the click of a button.

Speed time to market with Compliance Essentials

Built to handle the world’s most complex compliance programs, spanning all major compliance frameworks, Compliance Essentials is an enterprise-grade solution that simplifies and reduces the cost and time burdens of compliance.


Compliance Essentials integrates cutting-edge automation with expert guidance, helping you get to market faster when pursuing new compliance frameworks, now or in the future.

Compliance Essentials is a total solution for enterprises

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Compliance Essentials supports all major compliance frameworks


  • PCI DSS 3.2.1 ROC
  • PCI DSS 4.0 ROC
  • PCI DSS 3.2.1 Attested SAQ
  • PCI DSS 4.0 Attested SAQ
  • PCI SSF Secure SSLC
  • PCI SSF Secure Software


  • HIPAA Breach Notification Rule
  • HIPAA Security Rule
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule


  • CSF i1*
  • CSF r2 v9.1*
  • CSF r2 v9.2
  • CSF r2 v9.3
  • CSF r2 v9.4
  • CSF r2 v9.5
  • CSF r2 v9.6


  • FedRAMP® Low - Rev 4
  • FedRAMP® Mod - Rev 4
  • FedRAMP® High - Rev 4
  • FedRAMP® Low - Rev 5*
  • FedRAMP® Mod - Rev 5*
  • FedRAMP® High - Rev 5*
  • DoD IL-2
  • DoD IL-4
  • DOD IL-5
  • StateRAMP
  • NIST CsF
  • NIST 800-171r2
  • NIST 800-218
  • FDA Part 11


  • BSI C5
  • ISMAP*


  • SOC 2
  • CSA STAR Attestation (CCM v4.0)


  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 20000-1:2018
  • ISO 22301:2019
  • ISO 27001:2013
  • ISO 27001:2022
  • ISO 27017:2015
  • ISO 27018:2019
  • ISO 27701:2019
  • CSA STAR Certification (CCM v4.0)
*Coming soon.

Benefits of Compliance Essentials

  • Streamline compliance management: Eliminate duplication of efforts with tasks coordinated across frameworks
  • Achieve continuous compliance: Maintain a proactive compliance posture throughout the year and streamline audits
  • Simplify program management: Centralize your tasks so that you can operate at scale.
  • Gain real-time visibility: Instantly view compliance progress across all frameworks and report to stakeholders in real time
  • Accelerate time to market: Easily scale your program by utilizing the work you’ve already done to add new frameworks faster
  • Operationalize costs: Convert recurring audits into an annual subscription and eliminate repetitive paperwork and annual contract negotiations

Why choose Coalfire?

  • The number-one HITRUST external assessor.
  • The largest U.S.-based PCI Qualified Security Assessor firms and ISO team.
  • With more than 2,000 compliance assessments conducted annually, we are the leading advisory and assessment firm across all major compliance frameworks.
  • Compliance Essentials was built and backed by compliance expertise from more than one million cumulative assessment hours across a team of 600+ compliance experts.
  • The largest FedRAMP advisor and Third-Party Assessment Organization (3PAO), supporting more than 70% of the entire marketplace from an assessment, advisory, or engineering perspective.

Coordinated assessments

Simplify assessments and align efforts across frameworks.

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Compliance services

Services that reduce risk and demonstrate security posture.

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Frequently asked questions

How much does Compliance Essentials cost?

The Compliance Essentials core package is an included as part of Coalfire’s assessment services associated with these 35+ frameworks. Additional modules are available for Risk Management and Automation. Contact your Coalfire account representative for more details.

How does Compliance Essentials work?

Compliance Essentials uses Coalfire’s evidence-based mapping to harmonize multiple compliance frameworks and controls. Our proprietary mapping unifies more than two dozen standards and frameworks, eliminating duplicate evidence requests and allowing you to easily scale your compliance program.

Why is Compliance Essentials better than traditional GRC tools?

Unlike GRC tools, Compliance Essentials is pre-populated with our proprietary evidence-based framework mappings, allowing you to immediately begin managing your compliance program. No expensive setup is required!

How does Compliance Essentials help me prepare for audits?

Compliance Essentials’ built-in workflows empower you to manage your compliance program throughout the year, helping you to identify and remediate compliance gaps ahead of an audit. Also, proactive evidence collection reduces the amount of evidence that needs to be gathered during an audit, lowering audit fatigue and burnout.

How is my company’s data secured within Compliance Essentials?

Compliance Essentials is built using industry-accepted best practices and technologies, including data encryption at rest and in transit, robust access controls, system monitoring and alerting, system hardening, and more. Compliance Essentials is included in Coalfire’s SOC 2 Type 2 Report, as well as ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 27701:2019 Certifications.

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