SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc.

December 10, 2009 12:00 ET

Tripwire Selects Biodata IT to Extend Distribution and Implementation Services in South Africa

Partnership Unites Local Expertise With Best-of-Breed IT Security and Compliance Technology

LONDON--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - Tripwire®, the leader in IT Security and Compliance Automation, announced today that it has selected Biodata IT as a primary distribution partner in South Africa. Biodata IT will distribute Tripwire's full range of configuration audit and control solutions, and automation of many of the compliance requirements for PCI, Sarbanes Oxley or ISO 27001, expanding Tripwire's footprint in the South African market and offering partners and customers a locally trusted resource for on-site training and support.

Tripwire chose to team with Biodata IT as a result of its deep technical expertise, knowledge of the local market and proven leadership in distributing IT security products across Sub-Saharan Africa. The two companies have worked closely together to develop Biodata IT's understanding of Tripwire's product suite, as well as best practices for helping enterprise customers deploy Tripwire technology across both physical and virtual IT infrastructures to achieve and maintain a state of continuous compliance.

"Compliance mandates, both self-imposed and government regulated, are driving a heightened degree of interest in technology that can help South African enterprises achieve compliance as consistently and efficiently as possible," said Jan De Lange, Biodata IT Director. "By partnering with Tripwire, we're able to offer our customers a set of highly regarded configuration control offerings that automate the process of ensuring compliance with all manner of regulatory or internal mandates. It's a powerful arrow in our quiver when working with partners and enterprises in this market."

Tripwire configuration control products provide IT organizations with control over configuration settings across the virtual and physical IT infrastructure. From security to compliance to managing virtual environments, products from Tripwire leverage core expertise in configuration and change management to rapidly bring an organization's infrastructure into a known and trusted state and ensure the environment remains that way. Leveraging technologies such as file integrity monitoring, configuration assessment, and virtualization automation, Tripwire is the leader in ensuring the integrity of IT infrastructures.

About Biodata IT

Biodata IT South Africa (Pty) Ltd was founded in February 2001 and has become one of the leading distributors of IT Security products in Sub-Saharan Africa, offering best-of-breed encryption technology, content security and lifecycle management systems as part of their extensive product portfolio. Based in Rivonia (Sandton), Biodata IT is a service-based company with a strong technology focus, boasting highly specialized and experienced staff and a network of skilled channel partners dedicated to protect and add value to their customers' IT infrastructure. Its client base comprises over 200 leading organizations in the financial, health care, government and industrial sectors based in countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire is the leader in data center compliance and infrastructure management solutions, building confidence for IT across both virtual and physical infrastructures. Tripwire Enterprise and vWire software help over 6,500 enterprises worldwide meet their configuration auditing, file integrity monitoring, virtual infrastructure management and change auditing needs for IT operations, security and compliance. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices worldwide. Tripwire can be found at,, and @vwire on Twitter.

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