SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

January 30, 2008 09:05 ET

Tripwire Named an EMA All-Star in Change Management

Enterprise Management Associates Calls Tripwire Enterprise 7 a 'Major Step Forward'

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - Tripwire, Inc., the leading provider of configuration audit and control solutions, today announced that it has been named a 2008 All-Star in a report issued by Enterprise Management Associates, a leading analyst firm focused specifically on the IT Management market. Announcing best in class vendors for Enterprise Systems Management, EMA named Tripwire to the first-ever All-Star First Team (the best of the best in Systems Management) in the category of Change Management.

"The EMA All-Stars in Enterprise Systems Management for 2008" commends Tripwire's continued leadership in change management, citing its forward-thinking integrations with BMC, CA and HP as competitive currency in the foreseeable future. Tripwire Enterprise 7 was also praised for its wide support for regulatory compliance and virtualization capabilities which they believe will continue to be a focus for budget-minded IT organizations for the foreseeable future. "Overall, EMA believed that Tripwire Enterprise is a major step forward for one of the leading solutions in the market, and helps to earn Tripwire a position in the First Team for the Change Management All-Stars," the report states.

The report names the firm's picks for best vendors in a number of specific disciplines. In each of these categories, three levels of honors were awarded: All-Star First Team (the best of the best), All-Star (the best performers in systems management), and Rising Star (the best of new or innovative vendors with the potential to be on future All-Star teams). Winners were selected based on a variety of objective and subjective criteria, including:

--  Strength of product offering
--  Commitment to product vision and delivering innovation
--  Customer feedback, including satisfaction and market penetration
--  Enterprise Management Associates' perspective from independent
    evaluations of expert analysts

"It's great to be recognized for everything Tripwire has done to provide greater value to our customers," said Mark Gaydos, VP of Marketing at Tripwire. "EMA has taken notice of several areas -- leadership in regulatory compliance and virtualization, and our BMC partnership -- that are focal points for us in meeting the requests of our customers. We will continue to apply our market-leading technology to new areas, helping IT increase efficiency, effectiveness, security and compliance."

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc. is the recognized leader of configuration audit and control software solutions, serving over 6,000 enterprises worldwide. As the first in the industry to combine configuration assessment with configuration change auditing, Tripwire ensures organizations reduce the effort required to maintain IT configurations, reducing risk, automating compliance and improving service availability. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices in Australia, Japan, and throughout Europe. For more information visit:

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