SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

October 11, 2007 10:58 ET

Tripwire Granted Broad Patent for Configuration Audit and Control

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - Tripwire, Inc., the leading provider of Configuration Audit and Control solutions, today announced the issuance of a new patent (USP 7,243,348). The patent, "Computing apparatus with automatic integrity reference generation and maintenance," further extends Tripwire's technology leadership as the first and only solution designed to automatically ensure continuous compliance across the data center.

The Tripwire patent describes a method for installed software to automatically populate a baseline database and then monitor for deviations from that baseline state. This foundation to Configuration Audit and Control is the method by which enterprises gain an understanding of the state of their IT environment, put it in a trusted state and keep it there.

"Tripwire has always been a pioneer in the field of configuration change detection," notes Tripwire CTO, Gene Kim. "In the five years since filing this patent, it has been overwhelming to see how the ability to detect and manage change has positively impacted IT operations. As the market has caught up with this technology, Tripwire has continuously been recognized for its leadership in helping the industry understand that controlling change is the foundation of operational excellence."

Tripwire Enterprise 7

Tripwire recently announced the latest edition of Tripwire Enterprise, the first solution to bring continuous IT operational, regulatory and security compliance to the data center. Tripwire Enterprise 7 brings immediate value by assessing configurations across the data center, ensuring the enterprise is in a known, trusted and compliant state. Tripwire Enterprise 7 is the only solution to unite the assessment of IT configurations with configuration change auditing to proactively assess enterprise risk and ensure efficient, compliant and secure IT operations.

The company currently has nearly 6,000 customers on its client roster. As the founder of Configuration Audit and Control, Tripwire stands alone in the breadth and depth of its technology, innovation and market leadership. Tripwire has seen both record new customer adoption and significant customer satisfaction, proven by its 90 percent customer renewal rate. The company recently recorded its third consecutive year of profitability and positive cash flow, continuing its strong growth rate.

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc. is the recognized leader of configuration audit and control solutions, serving nearly 6,000 enterprises worldwide. As the first in the industry to combine configuration change auditing with configuration assessment, Tripwire helps IT organizations automate compliance across the data center, reducing risk and increasing operational efficiency. Tripwire ensures the organization achieves continuous operational, regulatory and security compliance, helping IT achieve and maintain a known, trusted and compliant system state. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices in the UK and Japan. For more information visit:

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