Founders Harald and Hart Will launched ACL back in 1987 – a time when floppy disks were the height of technology, gas was only 89c per gallon, and President Reagan famously demanded “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”
So it’s safe to say times have changed, and so has ACL.
Over the years, we’ve evolved from “the analytics company” into an analyst-recognized risk management, compliance, and audit solution that unites all of these teams to a single platform. And—to continue to evolve our products—we recently acquired Rsam.
During all this evolution and growth, there was one thing that didn’t change: our brand. People still thought of us as “the analytics company.” The ACL brand was no longer communicating all that we had to offer.
So a year ago, we got to work. We started researching and developing a new name and brand to better represent us. One that would reflect our company values. That would carry us into the future as we continue to develop innovative products.
We landed on...
Galvanize has two meanings that immediately spoke to us – to shock or excite into taking action, or to coat with a protective layer.
Galvanize tells our story. It communicates the protection that our integrated governance software solutions bring to security, risk management, compliance, and audit professionals. Galvanize positions us firmly in the tech industry to potential recruits and moves us forward from being “the analytics company.”
Learn more about Galvanize
Watch our recent webinar hosted by Galvanize's executive team.
What will happen with the current Rsam and ACL products?
In the long-term, we will integrate our products to create a single end-to-end platform, but rest assured, nothing will change in terms of the products and functionality you have today. Whether you're an Rsam or ACL customer, you will retain the same features and continue to use them in the same way.
However, you will see some cosmetic changes reflecting our new visual brand and logos. In May, Rsam Cloud customers will also gain new capabilities with ACL Robotics and storyboards, to provide CISOs and IT professionals deeper insights and transparency into their key security areas. Please submit a support ticket to request these. We are busy working on on-premise integration with ACL Robotics and will have this ready in the coming months.
Does this change access to my current products?
All Launchpad admins will be receiving separate communications about preparing for the rebrand. You can also read these technical FAQs to review what changes are coming.
There is no change to Rsam access.
Will this cost me anything extra?
No, you will retain all products and functionality you currently have. HighBond will not cost any additional funds or involve new contracts.
Do I need to update contracts, tax forms or invoice details?
No, ACL Services Ltd remains our legal entity. In some situations, you may see “ACL Services Ltd. dba (doing business as) Galvanize.” There is no need for new W9 forms or to update contracts at this stage. When we change our legal entity, we will provide early notice and ensure you receive any necessary paperwork on an individual account basis.
Can I see the Rsam or ACL products in action?
Absolutely! Simply click here and fill out the form and we’ll get in touch to show you the HighBond platform.
When is aclgrc.com changing to highbond.com, and when is your new website live?
Our new website is weGalvanize.com and it will be live May 13. HighBond.com will also be live May 13, but aclgrc.com will remain live to give you time to transition to the new domain. If you need any support with this transition, visit our help docs or contact [email protected]
What about Rsam University, ACL Academy or my certifications?
We are in the process of launching Galvanize Academy. All of your ACL or Rsam certifications will be retained.
We are also reviewing all of our ACL and Rsam training programs and we have some exciting changes and additions coming in the next few months. Rsam University will also continue to be available in the meantime. As we merge our enablement programs, we will be sure to keep you updated on all of the changes.
What about ACL Connections and the Rsam User Conference?
Our respective user conferences, ACL Connections and Rsam User Conference, will now combine as Galvanize Summit, and will be held April 22-25, 2020 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL. Our summit is inclusive for Rsam and ACL users and will include so much more than any of our previous conferences.
If you’ve already registered for Connections 2019 or 2020, your registration has automatically moved to Galvanize Summit.
I liked ACL/ Rsam better than Galvanize!
That’s fine! Both ACL and Rsam are very lucky to have customers that have been with us for the long haul and actually care about our products and brand. That’s why we have kept the ACL and Rsam brands on our products—we aren’t looking to erase them from our history. Galvanize is a chance to build something new together, to reach new people with our story, and to take over the GRC market! Give it some time and you’ll grow to love Galvanize just as much as we do.
Who is Rsam?
ACL acquired Rsam in February 2019. Rsam, a market leader in governance, risk, and compliance management (GRC) helps organizations achieve their business objectives by overcoming the daily challenges of integrated risk management through innovative technology. Recognized for innovation in architecture, automation, and integration capabilities, Rsam particularly caters to vendor risk, IT risk, and cyber security solutions for enterprise IT and security customers.
Who is ACL?
ACL acquired Rsam in February. ACL’s GRC platform offers a flexible solution across the major risk management use cases shared by finance, IT, risk, and compliance leaders at the world’s largest enterprises and governments. The platform is totally unique to the GRC industry in its ground-breaking data integration and robotic process automation capabilities, allowing customers to drive automation and deep risk insights across their GRC-related programs.
What if I have more questions?
Rsam customers, please reach out to your Account Manager or submit a ticket in the support portal.