SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

September 24, 2007 09:05 ET

Tripwire and Infospectrum Establish Strategic Partnership

Infospectrum First VAR to Deliver Comprehensive BSM, Compliance Solutions With Tripwire Enterprise and BMC Software

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Tripwire, Inc. and Infospectrum, a GSS America company, today announced they have formed a strategic partnership in which Tripwire has named Infospectrum a strategic reseller and certified services provider of Tripwire software. In response to market demand for continuous compliance as a key element within IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®), IT Service Management (ITSM) and Business Service Management (BSM) projects, Tripwire and Infospectrum have teamed up to provide their respective software and implementation expertise to enable customer success.

"This partnership is driven by market demand for a best-of-breed approach to IT Service Management," said Bhargav Marepally, CEO and Co-Founder of GSS America Infotech Limited. "Tripwire allows us to extend our IT Service Management strategy to now bring continuous compliance to our customer base, building on our core ITIL change and configuration management competence."

Infospectrum integrates proven solutions within existing client environments to help clients execute on their BSM strategy. With Tripwire, Infospectrum can now provide industry leading Configuration Audit and Control solutions to its clients to help them achieve a critical component of their BSM strategy of continuous operational compliance.

"As the first BMC Software-certified solution provider trained and licensed to deliver Tripwire solutions, Infospectrum is able to immediately deliver best-of-breed BSM solutions," said Becky Fuller, BMC Software's vice president of Americas channels. "More and more customers are choosing to standardize on BSM by BMC, and this partnership reflects the desire of our valued partners to deliver the best possible BSM offering to their customers."

Support and Enable Best Practices

Infospectrum supports and enables best practices, such as ITIL, allowing IT to leverage proven methodologies to assess and optimize current systems and lower total cost of ownership across the enterprise. Tripwire Enterprise is the first industry solution to combine configuration change auditing with configuration assessment, helping IT to automate compliance across the data center, reducing risk and increasing operational efficiency.

"Tripwire's ability to automate and ensure policy conformance allows us to further our change and configuration management offerings," said Tim Fox, Infospectrum Director of North America. "We are really pleased to add Tripwire to our portfolio because configuration audit and control is a key success factor for our clients. Achieving and maintaining a known configuration state through established processes and policies is an issue every one of our clients faces and now with the new Tripwire Enterprise capabilities, we can help them quickly and easily address this need."

For more information, please visit Gold Sponsor Infospectrum and Platinum Sponsor Tripwire at BMC UserWorld October 29 - November 1 in Vancouver, BC.

About Infospectrum, a GSS America Company

Since 1997, Infospectrum has been focused on the Integration of Applications, and the Automation of those integration points. With centuries of combined experience implementing industry solutions from vendors such as BMC Software, Computer Associates, IBM, HP, Sun, NetIQ and Microsoft, Infospectrum possesses technical expertise within all levels of the organization. This expertise has enabled Infospectrum to be widely recognized as a partner to its customers. For additional information, please visit: http://www.isc-na.com.

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 assessment with configuration change auditing, 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: http://www.tripwire.com/.

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