Press Release

For Immediate Release

Shannon Palmer
PAN Communications

Ecora Software Achieves BMC Software Integration Validation

Portsmouth, N.H. – January 31, 2007 – Ecora Software, a provider of change and compliance reporting solutions that ensure IT infrastructures are secure, compliant and effective, today announces that its flagship solution, Ecora Auditor Pro, has successfully passed integration testing with BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (CMDB). As a result, Ecora now officially becomes a BMC Software Technology Partner.

The Ecora Auditor Pro “Connector” for BMC Atrium provides solid integration between Ecora Auditor Pro configuration data across multiple Information Technology (IT) platforms and applications and BMC Atrium CMDB. Now, critical compliance configuration information residing in Auditor Pro's database can be managed via the BMC Atrium CMDB. The integration of data into BMC Atrium CMBD provides consolidation of reporting and management activities for deep configuration data across multiple IT platforms and applications, currently being captured only by Ecora Auditor Pro.

“Companies use BMC Atrium to gain visibility into the dependencies across business processes, their users, and their whole IT infrastructure,” said Andi Mann, Senior Analyst at EMA Research. “And they also use Ecora Auditor Pro to automate the security reporting of their network infrastructure. With the integration of these two products, it can allow customers – from one central console – to better and faster see, perform and manage necessary changes across their enterprise.”

“This will provide tremendous benefit for our mutual customers,” said Joe Fiorentino, CEO of Ecora Software. “Together we can offer the ability to generate comprehensive compliance reports with BMC Atrium, furthering customers' ability to manage change reporting from a central location, increasing operational efficiency.”

“Ecora has a unique value proposition since it provides a compliance-centric configuration collection capability,” said Fred Johannessen, vice president, Technology Alliance and MarketZone at BMC Software. “It's an excellent match in that customers of BMC Software now have the ability to extend the depth and breadth of their IT reporting capabilities using products they already own, further increasing their return on investment.”

The new technology alliance between BMC Software and Ecora is designed to increase the depth of coverage critical in effectively addressing IT security and compliance reporting across multiple platforms and applications from one central location, the BMC Remedy User console. Mutual customers that take advantage of the new offering can expect to see improved response times, increased levels of security, faster and easier testing of compliance controls, and gain further assurance through automated verification of controls.

About Ecora

Ecora Software provides Enterprise Configuration Visibility™ to customers worldwide, ensuring their IT infrastructures are secure, compliant and effective. Ecora is the market-proven leader in transforming enterprise-wide configuration data into easy-to-understand reports for regulatory compliance and enabling IT best practices. The Company's flagship solution, Auditor Professional™, provides the only patented architecture proven to automate the collection and reporting of configuration information from the entire infrastructure, without agents. Ecora Software takes the cost and complexity out of compliance audits and adopting IT best practices for more than 800 active worldwide customers, including many of the Fortune 100.

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