SOURCE: Bridgestream, Inc.

March 27, 2007 21:00 ET

Bridgestream and Agreon Forge International Alliance to Provide Role Management to Asia-Pacific Enterprises

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- At Oracle Financial Services Day, Bridgestream, Inc., a leading provider of business roles automation solutions and Agreon, Australia's leading independent systems integrator specialising solely in identity management, today announced a global partnership designed to fulfill the role management needs of organizations across APAC.

Agreon customers can now leverage Bridgstream's role management automation solution while benefiting from technical and consulting support from Agreon delivered to APAC from its Sydney office.

"The Bridgestream SmartRoles™ software is the ideal choice for companies seeking to further leverage and build upon their existing investment in identity management solutions," said Brian Brannigan, managing director at Agreon. "How to manage roles within constantly changing organizational and IT environments is a problem that enterprises have been wrestling with for years. Bridgestream's 'top down' approach -- managing business roles with context -- is refreshingly unique to the market. The complementary nature and tight integration of Bridgestream's SmartRoles with several existing partners, within Agreon's identity solution suite, further strengthened the value of a strategic partnership to Agreon's partners as well as its existing and prospective customer base."

"Teaming with Agreon, Australia's leading identity management integrator, is consistent with Bridgstream's strategy to expand its global footprint and to maximize its penetration into Global 1000 enterprises," said Ed Jacowiak, vice president of worldwide sales at Bridgestream. "This partnership provides a solution that will enable enterprises across the globe with a seamless and flexible security solution that will deliver competitive advantages such as increased productivity with real time data access, lower administration costs and improved organizational visibility and control while supporting regulatory compliance."

About Agreon

Agreon is Australia's leading independent systems integrator with a sole focus on identity management. Headquartered in North Sydney, Australia with regional offices in Dublin, Ireland, Agreon has an enviable history of client satisfaction delivered with its unique blend of systems integration, security and business process experience. Through its strategic alliances with Sun Microsystems, CA Inc., Oracle and others, Agreon has assisted many of the world's Global 1000 organisations across Australasia, the Middle East and Europe realise the potential of end-to-end Identity Management implementations. For more information on Agreon and its services, please visit www.agreon.com or call +612 99298932.

About Bridgestream, Inc.

Bridgestream is the of business roles automation solutions. The Bridgestream SmartRoles™ software maps the business relationships that exist within a department, within a division and across the extended enterprise to provide fast, accurate and real-time information about role-based authorizations and changes. With Bridgestream, enterprises can decrease the cost of managing access and authority information, improve visibility and control as well as ensure regulatory compliance. Companies in the Leaders Quadrant for User Provisioning according to Gartner have selected Bridgestream as their partner for role management. Bridgestream is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit www.bridgestream.com.

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