Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shannon Palmer
PAN Communications
978/474-1900
ecora@pancomm.com

Ecora Software Releases Auditor Professional 4.1

Unveiled at RSA Conference, Newest Features Allow Increased Web-Based Visibility and Identification of IT Configuration & Change Management Reporting

Portsmouth, N.H. – February 05, 2007 – Ecora Software, a leading provider of change and compliance reporting solutions to ensure IT infrastructures are secure, compliant and effective, announces new features in its flagship solution designed to reduce the high cost of compliance mandates, lower the cost of downtime, increase security, and improve operational efficiency of IT professionals.

Available immediately, Ecora Auditor Professional 4.1™ now includes:

  • A Web-based Enterprise Reporting Center that allows Ecora customers to gain greater visibility into their IT environment. Previously, security, compliance, or other managers required a centralized console with proper access to run reports. Now, anyone with administrative privileges can view and/or generate reports anywhere they want, at any time, providing far greater visibility into the current state of the enterprise.

    When combined with the Ecora's Executive Dashboard™, a tool that turns the collection of complex IT information into easy-to-understand, red and green pie charts, both technical and non-technical personnel now have a variety of ways to view their current state of compliance to internal and external policies and standards, greatly reducing the mean time to resolving problems.
  • Auditor Pro's new Who Made The Change capability also adds to enterprise configuration visibility by taking the guesswork out of change management. Now, IT managers can not only identify what changes were made, but identify who is responsible for making the change. Customers can go directly to the source to understand what authorized change might have created unintended consequences, or identify who inadvertently or intentionally is making unauthorized changes in the infrastructure.

According to Gartner Group, 80% of unplanned downtime is caused by people and process issues, resulting in unstable configuration changes.

“Our latest edition offers complete visibility from wherever they are and gives customers the ability to further reduce unplanned downtime caused by unstable configuration changes,” said Joe Fiorentino, president and CEO of Ecora. “You can quickly discover what changed in your infrastructure and who made them – without having to task IT staff for days to try and discover “Changed?” and “Who Made the Change?”

About Auditor Professional

Ecora Auditor Professional enables centralized management, auditing, reporting and change identification for configurations in virtually all operating systems, database management systems, applications and network devices. Auditor Professional collects tens of thousands of asset, security and configuration settings into a configuration database for reporting, auditing, baselining and change tracking. Auditor Professional comes with a full library of audit-ready report templates and built-in policies for automatic validation of Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, 21 CFR Part 11, VISA PCI, FISMA, and NIST IT requirements.

Availability

Ecora's Auditor v4.1 is available immediately. For more information and current pricing, contact Ecora by phone at 877-92ecora (923-2672) or by emailing sales@ecora.com. A free trial of Auditor solutions is available on www.ecora.com.

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.

For more information, please visit Ecora at www.ecora.com. Or visit us at the RSA Conference, February 5-9, booth 950 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.