Press Release

For Immediate Release



 

Ecora Further Enhances Auditor Professional with
Expanded Enterprise Features Support

Latest Version Expands Virtualization and IT Service Management Integration Capabilities

Portsmouth, N.H. – May 05, 2008 – Ecora Software, the market-proven leader for configuration auditing and compliance reporting solutions, today announced the availability of Service Pack 1 for its Ecora Auditor Professional™ version 4.5 software. Auditor Professional is used by more than 800 customers worldwide to reduce the high cost of compliance mandates, lower the cost of downtime, increase overall security, and improve the operational efficiency of IT professionals. Auditor Professional 4.5 discovers, collects, analyzes and reports on configuration data from your infrastructure and delivers immediate value by leveraging pre-defined policies and rich report templates to provide the foundation for effective configuration and change management. Created to ensure that companies are prepared for any IT challenge related to system configuration, version 4.5 takes the cost and complexity out of compliance audits while providing IT professionals with a comprehensive and flexible solution to help deliver higher levels of security, reliability, and availability.

Auditor Professional 4.5 SP1 contains new capabilities and critical updates in several key areas including:

Virtualization

Ecora Auditor Pro 4.5 SP1 now offers discovery and reporting capabilities for VMware's ESX server Version 3.5. This version of VMware's virtualization infrastructure products provides advanced functionality, including the well-received VMware Storage VMotion and VMware Update Manager and provides a software upgrade path to the company's ESXi implementation which is pre-installed on select server hardware from Dell, Fujitsu, Siemens, HP, IBM, and NEC.

Enterprise Support

Ecora has extended its capabilities for help desk and asset database integration by adding support for BMC Remedy 7 and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, such as Service-now.com, to supplement previously released support for BMC Remedy 6 and HP Service Desk 4.5. Integration between Auditor Professional and these enterprise IT service management systems ensures staff are informed of changes that may not have been planned and validate configuration and asset databases are accurate and up to date with current configuration information directly from across all systems.

"The feedback from customers and the analyst community on Auditor Professional 4.5 has been tremendous," said John Walsh, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Ecora. "Service Pack 1 further extends the enterprise capabilities we shipped Auditor Pro 4.5 in January and offers new options for organizations looking to leverage virtualization to reduce costs and develop a 'green' IT environment as well as those looking to validate the effectiveness of their change management process. The addition of support for SaaS solutions such as Service-now.com means that organizations of almost any size can take advantage of IT service management systems that are integrated with deep configuration data and reporting."

Availability

Ecora's Auditor Professional 4.5 SP1 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 trial evaluation of Auditor Professional can be requested on www.ecora.com.

About Auditor Professional

Ecora's Auditor Pro delivers immediate value by leveraging pre-defined policies and rich report templates to provide the foundation for effective change and configuration management. Auditor Pro has distinguished itself in the marketplace by delivering exceptional value in each of the five core competencies required for an effective configuration audit and analytics solution: Discovery, Collection, Analysis, Reporting, and Closed-Loop Change Validation.

About Ecora Software

Ecora Software is the market-proven leader for Configuration Auditing and Compliance Reporting solutions that allow a proactive view of the IT infrastructure and deliver actionable evidence ensuring critical business services remain operationally effective, secure, and compliant with internal standards and external regulations. Auditor Professional™ offers immediate value with its agentless architecture matched with rich report templates and pre-defined policies providing the foundation for effective change and configuration management. Please visit us at www.ecora.com

BMC, BMC Software, BMC Remedy are registered trademarks of BMC Software, Inc., HP Service Desk is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., and Service-now.com is a registered trademark
of Service-now.com.