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Ecora Joins BMC's Technology Alliance Program

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – September 27, 2006 – Ecora Software, the industry's only solution for automating detailed configuration and change reporting for IT Systems, today announced its participation within BMC's Technology Alliance Program. The BMC integration will enable joint customers to optimize business services with Ecora's award-winning Auditor solution – without degrading IT system performance from gathering pertinent configuration data.

“Managing endless changes to the IT infrastructure and meeting government IT mandates have become a condition of today's business environment,” said Joe Fiorentino, CEO, Ecora. “By partnering with BMC, Ecora will help alleviate these 'business burdens' by integrating our deep-dive audit, collection and configuration processes with BMC Remedy® ensuring IT service levels while discovering, understanding, modeling and tracking IT system problems in an easy and succinct manner.”

In order to build in real-world customer requirements and offer a fully integrated, Ecora and BMC management toolset, Ecora has also partnered with BMC's top Remedy reseller, Column Technologies.

The three-way alliance raises the bar for technology partnerships and brings added customer value. Column's David Savino, vice president of Technology Services, underscores the value of this triple development team, “For almost a decade, Column has been working side-by-side with our customers to deploy BMC's solutions – continuing to solve their immediate technology needs is our goal. Today, IT systems verification to government IT compliance mandates and reducing risks associated with changes to the network are top concerns for IT management. We will work with BMC and Ecora to not only help integrate the two solutions, but also bring actual customer requirements to the drawing board.”

About Column Technologies

Column Technologies is a national infrastructure management solutions company. Established in 1998 primarily as a technology consultant and system integrator around the BMCR Software suite of products. Column now offers an array of IT infrastructure management solutions including ITIL consulting, and training, system design, application development, front-line support, and remote administration – solutions that align organizations' technologies, processes, and people. For more information please visit us on the web at www.coltechcorp.webportalasp.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.