Ecora's Updated Enterprise Auditor Addresses IT Control, Security, and Compliance Audit Demands

Adds external data integration, support for all versions of Red Hat Linux, and new built-in security and IT audit reports for UNIX/Linux

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – July 18, 2005 – Ecora, a leader in change and configuration management software solutions supporting IT control, compliance, and security, today announced new features available immediately in its Enterprise Auditor software suite. The new feature include the ability to add user-defined system information to the Ecora configuration management database and expanded UNIX/Linux support, further addressing customer demands for meeting IT control, security, and regulatory audit requirements.

"Our goal is to continually provide cost-effective software solutions to reduce the time and resources organizations are spending on managing changes and configurations in increasingly complex infrastructures," said Alex Bakman, founder and CEO of Ecora. "By introducing these new features, we're adding significant value to Enterprise Auditor and helping our customers get control of their infrastructures to establish more secure environments, meet compliance requirements, and maximize performance and availability."

Ecora Enterprise Auditor automates the data collection and detailed reporting of thousands of configuration settings and changes across business critical operating systems, applications, databases, and networking devices. A cross-platform solution, Enterprise Auditor generates timely, audit-ready reports on current system configuration settings, changes, and deviations from configuration standards. The new features include:

  • External Data Integration: Providing system information beyond detailed configuration data, the External Data Integration feature delivers even greater system management efficiencies. External Data Integration allows users to easily import unique system information such as physical location, purpose of system, serial number, contact information, system description and notes, and more. When the user produces a documentation report, this information is included with how the system is configured allowing the user to have key system information in hand.

  • Comprehensive Red Hat Linux Support: Supporting the latest version of Red Hat and legacy versions, Ecora provides comprehensive change and configuration management data collection and reporting for Red Hat Linux. Utilize hundreds of built-in reports to solve many IT challenges such as regulatory compliance (SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, etc.), change management, consolidation, disaster recovery, and security assessments.

  • New Built-in UNIX/Linux Reports: Ecora has added new built-in security and Sarbanes-Oxley audit-ready reports for UNIX and Linux operating systems -- complementing its existing built-in reports for Windows. These new reports are designed to leverage Ecora’s cross-platform configuration management database to automatically identify potential configuration weakness of HP-UX, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, and Red Hat Linux systems. Use the reports to quickly answer such questions as who has access to which systems and files, what accounts have expired and should be removed, when have users last logged on, and more.

Pricing and Availability

The Ecora Enterprise Auditor suite with the new features is available immediately. Enterprise Auditor for Windows Servers and Enterprise Auditor for Unix/Linux Servers are priced at $995 per server. For additional information contact Ecora at 877-92ecora (923-2672), e-mail, or visit

About Ecora

Ecora's leading enterprise-wide change and configuration management software solutions are designed to reduce the time and costs associated with IT control, compliance, and security. By providing automated, centralized solutions to collect, analyze, and report on the most in-depth, multi-platform configuration information across enterprise operating systems, applications, databases, and networking devices, Ecora works to optimize IT environments and delivers an immediate return on investment. For more information about Ecora, visit

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