Press Release

For Immediate Release

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

Ecora Announces Consultant PRO™
Compliance And Risk Assessment Program

Enables IT Consultants to easily scan IT infrastructures to instantly document non-compliant elements and expose security weaknesses

Portsmouth, N.H. – May 1, 2007 – Ecora Software, a leading provider of change and compliance reporting solutions to ensure IT infrastructures are secure, compliant and effective, today announced Consultant PRO™ – a new program enabling IT consultants to provide deep reporting of their clients' IT infrastructure – uncovering non-compliant application, directory service, mail server, network and operating system elements that would otherwise expose vulnerable data access points.

A program designed specifically for IT consultants, Ecora's Consultant PRO is based around the award-winning Auditor Professional solution that installs on common laptops or servers. An automated, agentless solution newly packaged for IT and Security consultants, Auditor Pro enables them to walk into any IT environment and quickly scan network and system elements to document and report on thousands of configuration settings, helping to pin-point security misconfigurations and anomalies.

“The discovery and documentation of all IT assets is a critical first step in helping my clients,” said Allen Allison, Vice President, Information Security Practice, MTM Technologies. “Consultant PRO does this in minutes, and the added benefit of being able to generate full audit, control and policy reports to assess current situations is a real time-saver for both myself and my customers. Ecora's Consultant PRO is perfect for our business.”

Once Consultant PRO has collected all associated data, hundreds of out-of-the-box reports can be generated and presented to clients as a visual guideline to bring the IT infrastructure back in line with corporate policy or government IT mandates and close security holes. These automated reports include but are not limited to:

  • IT Compliance Reports
    • GLBA
    • HIPAA
    • FISMA/FISCAM
    • PCI
    • SOX
  • Security Reports
    • NTFS Permissions
    • Admin Accounts
    • Role Permission Membership

“In order to help companies comply with compliance mandates, IT consultants have had the grueling task of manually tapping into every IT element, extracting thousands of data pieces and trying to physically correlate it all into an accurate profile of the infrastructure,” said Mike Booth, Vice President of Business Development at Ecora. “With the introduction of Consultant PRO, consultants now can enter a customer's IT environment with just their laptop – and in a matter of minutes, present a clear picture of the infrastructure while offering tangible proof of a company's adherence to compliance and other policy or IT governance mandates.”

Consultants are encouraged to register for a free trial of the Consultant PRO solution at http://www.ecora.com/ecora/partners/consultant.asp. For further details about Consultant PRO, please call +1 (877) 92 ECORA or email: sales@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.

Please visit Ecora at www.ecora.com.