SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

July 16, 2007 08:15 ET

Tripwire Enterprise 7 Brings Continuous Compliance to the Data Center

Leading Configuration Audit and Control Solution First to Deliver Configuration Assessment and Change Detection for Policy Compliance Across the IT Infrastructure

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - July 16, 2007) - Tripwire®, the recognized leader in configuration audit and control, today announced Tripwire Enterprise 7, the first solution to bring continuous IT operational, regulatory and security compliance to the data center. Tripwire Enterprise 7 brings immediate value by assessing configurations across the data center, ensuring the enterprise is in a known, trusted and compliant state. Tripwire Enterprise 7 is the only solution to marry the assessment of IT configurations with configuration change auditing to proactively assess enterprise risk and ensure efficient, compliant and secure IT operations.

The importance to the business of ensuring continual compliance to IT processes as they relate to configuration changes conforming to policy can not be overlooked. According to Gartner, the risks associated with unauthorized configuration changes include downtime because of system failure, the introduction of security vulnerabilities and insider security threats. (1) Research by the IT Process Institute corroborates this; the Institute found that top performing IT organizations have lower levels of unplanned work.

Continuous Compliance for the Data Center

Tripwire Enterprise enforces adherence to IT enterprise-wide policies, processes, and standards, ensuring continuous operational compliance. Only Tripwire helps organizations quickly and efficiently answer two fundamental, business critical questions: Is a given configuration change authorized and is it compliant?

"Tripwire's vision is to extend its pioneering change auditing technology to bring market-defining leadership to configuration control, bringing continuous compliance to the data center. By providing IT executives with the instruments to proactively and continuously assess compliance and risk across the data center, we are truly changing the game," said Dan Schoenbaum, Tripwire Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, "With Tripwire Enterprise 7, we are providing the foundation for more efficient, secure and cost-effective IT operations."

Configuration Assessments to Achieve a Known and Trusted State

Tripwire Enterprise 7 includes tens of thousands of configuration assessments for operational, regulatory and security policy compliance. Tripwire can provide an initial scan of the enterprise, proactively assessing an organization's configurations to give them an indication of their current state. By correlating configuration settings against industry benchmarks, Tripwire helps organizations quickly identify areas of risk and weakness, moving them from a known state, to that of a trusted and compliant state.

Once an organization is in a known and trusted state, Tripwire helps maintain that state by detecting all configuration changes and assessing them for compliance. Tripwire Enterprise 7 is the only solution that leverages industry benchmarks and standards to enable out-of-the-box policy testing for compliance requirements such as PCI, SOX, COBIT, CIS, and many other data center specific policy and process assessments.

Extends Leadership in Solution Depth and Breadth

With Tripwire Enterprise 7, Tripwire has also announced market-defining integrations with BMC Atrium 2.0 CMDB, HP Universal CMDB and CA CMDB, helping ensure the success of CMDB initiatives through federated change detail, ensuring the ongoing accuracy and integrity of the data within the CMDB. And, for customers using virtualization in the enterprise, Tripwire Enterprise 7 can now detect and control change in virtual environments.

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 assess, validate, detect and enforce configuration changes across the data center. 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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(1) Gartner, "Using Configuration Auditing for Compliance Control," January 10, 2007

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