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Embarcadero Technologies Launches DSAuditor 3.6 Data Security Solution

  • 17 March, 2006 13:57

<p>Proven Database Auditing Software Helps Companies Address Data Privacy and Compliance Requirements</p>
<p>Melbourne, Australia – 17 March 2006 – Embarcadero® Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT), a leading provider of strategic data management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of DSAuditor™ 3.6, offering enhanced database access and activity monitoring to help its customers ensure data privacy, minimise data theft, and meet compliance requirements. The news, which comes less than three months after the acquisition of data security solutions provider Ambeo, signals Embarcadero's swift move forward in the $214.7 million1 data security market. This is the first release of the company's industry-leading data security solution under the rebranded name.</p>
<p>The company also announced that industry veteran, Gregory Davoll, will head product strategy for data security. Davoll, who most recently oversaw NetIQ's security and vulnerability management products, has nearly two decades of experience in enterprise software at leading companies including IBM, Sybase, and BMC Software.</p>
<p>"Embarcadero Technologies has a history of solving the data and database problems of many of the world's largest companies, and data security is a natural extension of Embarcadero's existing strategic data management solutions," said Gregory Davoll, senior director, data security at Embarcadero Technologies. "The launch of DSAuditor 3.6 is just a glimpse of what's to come; I'm excited to be leading the team that will be pioneering the next generation of data security solutions for regulatory compliance and data privacy."</p>
<p>"Database security continues to be a top priority for enterprises, and it is mainly driven by increased industry-wide intrusions and growing regulatory requirements. Forrester believes that basic authentication, authorisation, and access control security measures are not good enough to meet all compliance requirements or to protect data from hackers," noted Noel Yuhanna, Forrester senior analyst, in a recent report ("Trends 2006: DBMS Security," November 29, 2005). "Therefore, all enterprises should look at implementing advanced security measures, such as data-at-rest encryption, granular auditing, vulnerability assessment, and intrusion detection, to protect private data."</p>
<p>The DSAuditor security solution joins the company's suite of robust database management and data architecture solutions, including award-winning DBArtisan®, ER/Studio®, and DT/Studio®. In the DSAuditor 3.6 release, Embarcadero has enhanced the monitoring capabilities to give information security professionals the ability to audit database activity and change in even greater detail to facilitate compliance. This new release offers improved parsing functionality, including stored procedures, reference data, and command types; bind variable capture; and deeper session auditing. With more comprehensive auditing, organisations can achieve greater visibility, and therefore greater control over their systems.</p>
<p>"Intermountain takes data security extremely seriously because our databases contain confidential health information about our patients," said Steven Barlow, manager, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Intermountain Healthcare. "Being able to track not only what data is being accessed, but also by whom and when, is critical to the health of our business. Embarcadero's data security solution has helped us not only maintain this level of security but also provides us a greater peace of mind."</p>
<p>More About DSAuditor</p>
<p>Embarcadero DSAuditor secures critical data, ensures data privacy, and enables regulatory compliance by monitoring database access and activity. DSAuditor's ability to detect suspicious behaviour in real-time minimises the threat of data theft and tampering. Granular data auditing capabilities deliver detailed reports to help address stringent internal and external compliance requirements. A network-based approach enables reporting on sensitive events such as database, schema, and permission updates, without impacting performance. To simplify security management in complex heterogeneous environments, DSAuditor supports all major database platforms, including IBM® DB2®, Informix®, Microsoft® SQL Server®, Oracle®, Sybase. and Teradata®.</p>
<p>Availability and Support</p>
<p>DSAuditor supports databases running on Windows, Unix and Linux operating systems and is also available as a hardened network appliance to simplify configuration and ongoing operations. For pricing information, please contact Embarcadero at 03 9861 4600.</p>
<p>About Embarcadero Technologies</p>
<p>Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT) is a leading provider of strategic data management solutions that help companies to improve the availability, integrity, accessibility, and security of corporate data. Nearly 12,000 customers, including 97 of the Fortune 100, rely on Embarcadero Technologies solutions to maximize their return on corporate data assets and to meet the challenges of explosive data growth, escalating data security requirements, and complex, multi-platform data environments. Embarcadero Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.embarcadero.com.</p>
<p>1Forrester Research report "DBMS Tools Market: Modest Growth to 2008," September 2004</p>
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<p>Embarcadero, the Embarcadero Technologies logos and all other Embarcadero Technologies product or service names are trademarks of Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Forward-Looking Statements</p>
<p>The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause future results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual growth and results to differ materially include, but are not limited to risks related to the acquisitions of companies or technologies and other risks identified in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, but not limited to, those appearing under the caption "Factors that may Affect Future Results" in the Company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the Annual Report on Form 10-K/A. Readers are cautioned not to place undue relevance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated events.</p>
<p>Media Contacts:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
rob_stirling@markom.com.au
Ph: 61 2 9977 8922</p>
<p>Philip Ball
Embarcadero Technologies
philip.ball@embarcadero.com.au
Ph: 61 3 9861 4600</p>

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