SOURCE: ManageSoft Corporation

August 14, 2007 12:40 ET

ManageSoft Ensures Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance for Smurfit Kappa

Critical SAM Initiative Requires Enterprise-Wide License Compliance

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - ManageSoft -- the leading supplier of Continuous IT Compliance solutions for the global enterprise -- is pleased to announce that Smurfit Kappa Group, a world leader in paper-based packaging, has selected ManageSoft Compliance Manager as a critical element of its Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance project. Smurfit Kappa will use ManageSoft modular ITAM products to manage software assets across 20,000 devices, ensure continuous software license compliance, and minimize associated licensing costs.

"Our SOX initiative required a powerful tool to manage our software assets efficiently and reliably. Continuous software license compliance was a very important part of our overall SOX project," noted Johan Kroone, vice president of information systems at Smurfit Kappa Group. "ManageSoft was the clear winner by providing a deep product feature set, an intuitive user interface, and a seamless integration to our IT environment."

"Our scalable approach helps our customers to quickly establish an asset baseline across their global enterprise and remain in continuous IT compliance on a forward going basis," emphasized Alan Swahn, vice president of marketing and business development at ManageSoft. "The combination of superior asset discovery coupled with a rich application recognition library paved an easy path to compliance for Smurfit Kappa."

About ManageSoft

ManageSoft is the leading supplier of Continuous IT Compliance solutions for global enterprise asset management, license reconciliation, configuration management, and end-user self service. Our smart asset discovery and license reconciliation enables quick establishment of a compliance baseline, immediate notification of compliance drift and recommendations for optimized resolution. ManageSoft creates a compliance closed loop between IT procurement, deployment, allocation, and discovery of end-user modifications.

The company's products are based on open industry SAM, ISO and ITIL standards and ManageSoft contributes to defining future standards with membership in IBSMA, IAITAM, itSMF, BSA, and Microsoft SAM. ManageSoft has developed key business partner relationships with HP, IBM, Microsoft (Gold Certified), and Siemens services. The company is headquartered at 101 Federal St, Boston, MA, 02110. Telephone: 617.532.1600, Fax: 617.532.1605, Email: ITcompliance@managesoft.com, Websites: ManageSoft.com or ContinuousITCompliance.com.

ManageSoft is a registered trademark of ManageSoft, Incorporated. All other companies and products referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Allison Charbonneau
    Media Relations Manager
    ManageSoft
    617.532.1603
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    Alan Swahn
    VP of Marketing and Business Dev.
    ManageSoft
    617.532.1630
    Email Contact