SOURCE: Cendura Corporation

March 20, 2006 12:40 ET

Prosight and Cendura Partner to Provide Customers Accurate Baseline of Software & Server Assets

Cendura’s Cohesion Provides Government & Business Customers With Auto Discovery Engine for Use With ProSight’s Portfolio Management Products

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- ProSight® Inc., the leader in enterprise investment management software and solutions, and Cendura®, a leader in IT services configuration management solutions for enterprises, today announced a strategic relationship in which ProSight will distribute and resell Cendura’s Cohesion Discovery Engine to automatically discover and populate ProSight’s Application Portfolio Management suite.

"Enterprise IT organizations need an accurate baseline of server and software assets," said Stephen Elliot, research manager for IDC. "More than an asset database, enterprises need a way to automatically collect accurate server and software inventory. Through automation, companies can trust the information to make business alignment and IT investment decisions. In environments where small component changes can have significant negative service level consequences, the best way to avoid that situation is through deep, automated control over IT assets."

Rick McEachern, chief marketing officer for Cendura, notes that the natural starting point for any automation project is to know what assets they actually have in their data center.

“The problem is that -- until now -- there has been no way for enterprises to keep automated, updated, accurate records of all the servers and software components they have in their data center. As a result, management didn’t have all the information they need to make business service management decisions or conduct impact analysis.”

Solving that problem was of key concern to ProSight’s management team.

“Our customers have derived tremendous ROI from using our products to rationalize hard assets and applications, but continuously maintaining an accurate inventory has been a tedious process,” said Mark Lawler, chief technical officer for ProSight. “Adding automated discovery to populate and maintain investment portfolios has always been an important part of our long-term strategy. We conducted an in-depth search of possible partners to provide this key capability -- and are confident that Cendura, together with ProSight, provides our customers with the best solution for optimizing their IT assets.”

Together, the solutions offered by ProSight and Cendura will provide ProSight customers -- who run the gamut from federal government agencies to Fortune 100 enterprises -- with the ability to inventory, evaluate and transform their IT investments at a level deeper than ever before. As a result, customers will be able to provide far better IT support to meet the needs and goals of the business.

About ProSight

ProSight offers world-class Enterprise Investment Management solutions for government and business. These solutions drive the planning and control for all types of business or technology investments, deploying objective, auditable processes and metrics, while facilitating collaboration among all stakeholders. ProSight’s customers get rapid results, including rationalization of current spending, optimization of support for the business, and active governance to obtain the highest possible return on investment. ProSight is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information on ProSight and our customers’ success, please visit For more information on portfolio management, visit

About Cendura

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Cendura Corporation automates the process of server, software and IT service management by providing software that enables enterprises to dramatically manage distributed system change, complexity and compliance. Its Cohesion software helps IT organizations proactively manage and automate changes to the IT infrastructure underlying distributed business applications and services. It does this by discovering, mapping, auditing, and correcting configurations of the related IT assets. Cohesion’s Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is a datacenter’s comprehensive “source of truth” -- keeping track of the actual configurations of IT assets across servers, software components or IT services. This enables companies to rapidly identify and remedy existing or potential Business Service problems.

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