MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Protiviti ( www.protiviti.com), a global consulting firm, has been named a "Challenger" by Gartner, Inc. in the " Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms." 1 The Protiviti Governance Portal provides organizations with the visibility and oversight they need to address multiple governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) objectives through a single, unified technology platform. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090115/AQTH541LOGO) "We are pleased that Protiviti is positioned in the EGRC Platforms 'Challenger' quadrant," said Scott Wisniewski, managing director, Risk Technologies, Protiviti. "We have been able to deliver new features and capabilities to the market that meet the evolving needs of our clients, who report that the Governance Portal is quick to implement, easy to use, and scalable to new GRC domains as their programs evolve. We will build on this momentum and continue to offer our clients cost-effective and pragmatic solutions that help them execute upon their business strategies while effectively managing risk." According to Gartner, "The primary purpose of the EGRC platform is to automate much of the work associated with the documentation and reporting of the risk management and compliance activities that are most closely associated with corporate governance and strategic business objectives." The report also states that the EGRC market "is approaching maturity" and "differentiation today is about the ability to deliver advanced risk management functionality, with analysis of the impact of risks on business performance, domain expertise in multiple highly regulated industries, and ease of use and configurability." Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.