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For Immediate Release



 

Ecora Grows With New Executive Management Team And Innovative Software Strategy

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – September 13, 2006 – Ecora Software, the industry's only deep configuration, audit, collecting and reporting solution for IT Systems Management, today announced its new executive-level management staff, innovative product roadmap and best-of-breed product integrations with BMC, HP and others.

Ecora's new management team will leverage the company's successful change, configuration, compliance and service impact management heritage to further help Fortune 1000 organizations optimize IT business services. Dennis Drogseth, vice president of Enterprise Management Associates elaborates, “One of the most important enablers for optimal IT business services is an evolving CMDB system. To realize this, organizations must gain visibility and control over asset inventory for IT security, device changes and IT compliance mandates. Ecora is assisting Fortune 1000 companies in gaining control over their infrastructures by offering an innovative, agent-free – solution, that can provide effective levels of visibility into applications, operating systems, servers and network devices.”

New Executive Management Staff

  • Joe Fiorentino, President and Chief Executive Officer – Fiorentino is responsible for Ecora's new product vision and strategy. He will leverage the company's existing leadership as the industry's only deep configuration, audit, collecting and reporting solutions provider and augment it by driving new product integrations and enhanced feature sets that better meet the management needs of today's complex IT environments. He brings over 22 years of industry experience garnered from Idiom Technologies, Inc, Eprise Corporation, American Internet and FTP software, Inc.
  • Ted Hebert, Vice President of Marketing – Hebert joins Ecora's senior staff to implement over 15 years of high-tech marketing experience. His aggressive market awareness and demand generation campaigns are credited with helping Aprisma and Smarts prosper through unprecedented growth, leading to merger and acquisition by industry titans such as CA and EMC.
  • Paul Cleary, Vice President of Professional Services – Cleary assumes responsibly for surpassing already high, customer satisfaction levels by delivering world-class support, consulting and education services. He brings over 20 years of professional services experience to Ecora garnered from Qumas, SPSS, Inc, and NetGenesis.
  • Mike Booth, Vice President of Business Development – Mike is responsible for developing and growing Ecora's network of technology partners and systems integrators. He brings over 18 years of business development and sales experience to Ecora, garnered from SPSS, Inc, NetGenesis and RSA Software.

Fiorentino emphasizes why Ecora's offerings continue to play a key role in nearly 4,000 worldwide customer sites, “Ecora is a critical business partner for organizations looking to not only ensure – but prove – continual compliance with government regulations such as Basel II, GLBA, HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley. Additionally, by helping IT management quickly identify unscheduled changes made to their environment, our customers are virtually eliminating harmful breaches to the infrastructure.”

Enhanced Product Offerings

Over the next several weeks, Ecora will unveil a new product and sales strategy that will demonstrate its immediate value in addressing compliance, IT control and security issues across the entire infrastructure. Sneak peeks at Ecora's new innovations are:

  • Free IT Audit, Collecting and Reporting Software – In the time it takes to brew a pot of coffee, Ecora enables IT personnel to gain complete visibility into their entire IT infrastructure. Ecora's Auditor Lite solution dives deep into applications, directory services, network devices, operating systems and servers – entirely free of charge and with no software to load on target systems. This Free Auditor Lite software download is available to anyone until September 30, 2006 at: http://www.ecora.com/ecora/products/auditor_lite.asp
  • New Reporting Features – The manual process of gathering all necessary data to prove the IT infrastructure meets governmental regulations is time consuming and costly. Ecora will introduce new reporting features that automatically gather and decipher all applicable data and distill it into new holistic, “at-a-glance” compliance and security forensics.
  • New Product Integration – Traditional root cause and fault isolation management platforms only identify what elements of the IT infrastructure are faulty and lack the capability to disclose why they are not operating properly. To help alleviate this IT management pain point, Ecora will be tightly integrating its award-winning CMDB offering with best-of-breed management solutions from BMC, CA, EMC and HP.

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.