SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

May 07, 2007 08:15 ET

Tripwire Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation

Configuration Audit and Control Leader Highlights Milestones and Continues Evolution

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- A decade ago, Tripwire first gave IT departments the ability to detect and control change within the enterprise. Today, with more than 5,500 customers, Tripwire is the recognized leader in configuration audit and control solutions and continues to help companies improve operational efficiency and reduce risk by delivering innovative solutions for detecting, analyzing and controlling change across the IT infrastructure.

"We founded Tripwire because we saw that the inability to detect and manage change was leaving companies vulnerable," said Gene Kim, Tripwire co-founder and CTO. "Over the years, we've learned that controlling change is really the foundation for much more than just security -- it is the key to operational excellence. Now, we are focused on helping companies control configuration changes across the most complex infrastructures to reduce unplanned work, succeed at key initiatives and perform at the highest levels possible."

The company's first offering pioneered change detection to enable customers to detect when a rogue change might indicate a security event. Over the years, Tripwire expanded these capabilities, adding innovations around change detection and auditing to help IT organizations establish and enforce change policies on desktops and servers. In January 2005, Tripwire introduced Tripwire Enterprise to take its change detection and auditing capabilities beyond the server level, enabling customers to track, manage and report changes across the entire IT infrastructure.

Configuration Audit and Control: The Foundation for Improved IT Operations

Tripwire recently announced the latest edition of Tripwire Enterprise, the first real-time enterprise configuration control solution that ensures organizations are continuously detecting and monitoring configuration change across the infrastructure. Tripwire provides the only single source solution for detecting all change across servers, network devices, databases, and directory services. By giving customers real-time visibility, Tripwire enables operational efficiency through reduced outages, faster recovery times and less unplanned work. This capability is essential to achieving success at many of the most critical IT operations initiatives customers are tackling today, including compliance and security, availability, change and configuration automation and Configuration Management Databases (CMDB).

Tripwire Milestones & Facts

In 1992, Dr. Eugene Spafford and Gene Kim created the initial release of Tripwire software at Purdue University. Tripwire, Inc. was founded in 1997 with a viable product used by thousands of customers. In 2004 Tripwire co-founder Gene Kim helped found the Information Technology Process Institute (ITPI), an independent research organization dedicated to advancing the science of IT management by driving performance improvement in the industry.

More than one million copies of Tripwire products have been downloaded to date, and the company currently has more than 5,500 active customers on its client roster. Tripwire continues to build on its momentum by strengthening its executive team, attracting new talent, growing revenue quarter after quarter and adding new customers in all regions. This growth has been fueled in part by the availability of Tripwire Enterprise and its industry recognition, including Information Security Magazine's 'Product of the Year' award. In addition, the company has also been awarded by Oregon Business Magazine as a 'Top 100 Places to Work' and recently won a Redmond Channel Partner's Readers' Choice Award.

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc. is the recognized leader of configuration audit and control solutions, serving over 5,500 enterprises worldwide. Tripwire enables IT to control risk and increase operational efficiency through its advanced configuration audit and control solutions that detect and analyze all configuration events across the IT infrastructure. Global enterprises rely on Tripwire to strengthen their compliance and security, reduce unplanned work, increase availability, and accelerate success with CMDB initiatives. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices in the UK and Japan. For more information visit:

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