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March 1, 2008

Compuware Enhances Application Auditing Solution

To better address mainframe data and application security issues with internal, authorized users, Compuware Corporation recently announced enhancements to the company's Application Auditing solution. This new release contains an expanded Web interface designed for use by forensic investigations.

"Our research shows that insider threats represent one of the most difficult management challenges for data security and privacy professionals," stated Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute. "Detecting, deterring and mitigating the insider threat within a complex organization cannot happen without using enabling technologies like Compuware's Application Auditing solution."

With Compuware's solution for Application Auditing, organizations can capture the activity between authorized users and applications. This information provides an audit trail that can be used to investigate details of a security breach and pinpoint those customers affected, ultimately minimizing the problem.

"As an IT Auditor, I see Compuware Application Auditing as a proactive defense tool. By recording end-user application activity, a company can prevent and investigate fraud and data security breaches — helping reduce the potential for significant damage," said Paul Haley, IT Auditor, CISA. "Compuware's detailed forensic information and audit reports are essential tools that provide indisputable proof that can be used to detect problems or policy violations, to prevent incidents from becoming larger and to reduce the scope of an incident response."

More information on Compuware's Application Auditing Solution is available at http://www.compuware.com/solutions/6249_ENG_HTML.htm.