Press Release

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Mike Emerton on Behalf of Ecora
(603) 766-3688

Ecora Realizes Over 6,000 New Users In Last 60 Days

Government IT Mandates and Disaster Recovery
Drive Systems Auditing Software Adoption

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – October 3, 2006 – Ecora Software, the industry's only solution for automating regulatory compliance and best practices reporting for IT Systems Management, today announced the rapid adoption of its Auditor Lite software solution by over 6,000 users worldwide. The surge in users is a result of Ecora's free Auditor Lite tool that documents the entire IT infrastructure to: 1) Help companies meet IT government mandates such as SOX, HIPAA, GBLA, and 2) Understand how configuration changes impact data security and what effect they have on business services.

Auditor Lite is the only agentless solution in the industry that dives deep into applications, data base management systems (DBMS), network devices, servers and operating systems – without loading new software on targeted systems which slow business services. In a matter of minutes per targeted device, Auditor Lite produces an HTML or Windows® report, documenting among other data:

  • Configurations
  • Hot Fixes
  • Service Packs
  • Applications
  • Device Drivers
  • Event Logs
  • Audit Policies
  • User Privileges
  • Identifying OS Installers

The instantly assembled data reports are used as an IT systems snapshot to document working configurations for disaster recovery purposes or as a baseline to prepare for government IT audits. Due to high customer demand, the free download of Auditor Lite will be extended to December 31, 2006 and accessible at:

Organizations who have downloaded Auditor Lite praise its immediate value. “This product is great!” exclaimed David James, network administrator, Piedmont Plastics, Inc. “I have been sitting on a documentation project for months because I did not know where to start. Now I just click a few times and I'm done. Auditor Lite tells me everything I wanted to know about my network, servers, AD domain, and even things I did not think to ask.”

Many of Ecora's new 6,000 users are evaluating the power of Auditor Professional to help with more in-depth auditing and reporting features. Auditor Professional provides the same value-added IT services as Auditor Lite however, expands upon them to collect over a million asset, security and configuration settings into a Configuration Management Data Base (CMDB) for reporting, auditing, baselining and change tracking. Additional features include:

  • Hundreds of ready-made report templates to quickly generate audit reports for SOX, PCI, GLBA, FISMA/FISCAM, HIPAA, etc.
  • Web-accessible Executive Dashboard for validating security policies and configuration standards.
  • Identifying internal security misconfigurations vulnerability scanners fail to pinpoint.
  • Alerting and notifying IT managers to threshold breaches.

Ecora's CEO, Joe Fiorentino, underscores the reasons and benefits of why Ecora's Auditor solution has become a needed resource within today's IT environment, “Documenting configuration changes and mapping their associated processes to IT government mandates has become a condition of doing business today. However, the process of locating every IT element and manually gathering millions of configuration instances is overwhelming. Ecora's Auditor solution automates this entire process by discovering the entire IT infrastructure, documenting access and associated changes made while mapping all results to HIPAA, PCI, SOX and other government mandates in easy-to-follow reports and dashboards.”

Future enhancements to Ecora's Auditor offering will include new reporting features that detail who has access to specific systems, data and exactly what change privileges they may exercise. Additional enhancements will also be realized via future product integration with BMC, CA, EMC and HP management offerings.

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.