Opsware Offers Service

Opsware announced a major update to its ground-breaking online subscription service for compliance and vulnerability management

April 25, 2007

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Opsware Inc. (NASDAQ: OPSW), the leading provider of Data Center Automation software, today announced a major update to its ground-breaking online subscription service for compliance and vulnerability management, The Opsware Network. Available immediately, The Opsware Network 2.0 includes thousands of additional security and compliance checks, as well as a new Opsware community element that provides a portal to community forums and projects and access to additional content available for download to the Opsware Data Center Automation suite.

The industrys only subscription service for automating software and content delivery to servers and network devices, The Opsware Network helps customers using Opsware’s Server and Network Automation Systems keep their IT infrastructure up-to-date with the latest vulnerability alerts and compliance policies. As new alerts and policies are issued, The Opsware Network automatically determines which of these are relevant to a customer’s specific environment, and then applies those updates dynamically to the vulnerable or non-compliant data center infrastructure. Opsware is the only vendor to offer such an automated and dynamic compliance and vulnerability management service. This automates what is otherwise a massive and lengthy manual task for many IT departments for whom it is otherwise prohibitively difficult and expensive to stay current.

Traditionally, vulnerability management has been a manual process beginning with email notifications from the individual vendors whose products are used in a data center. Deciphering such emails from multiple vendors and determining whether or not they apply to a unique IT environment, which in a large organization might include many thousands of servers and network devices, can take days or even weeks, all the while leaving the environment in a vulnerable state. Furthermore, the remediation steps to fix these vulnerabilities are not always clear and notifying the appropriate parties can be challenging. The Opsware Network keeps customers informed and up-to-date by delivering actionable vulnerability alerts and compliance policies for Opsware’s software, ensuring that security and policy violations impacting the IT environment can be immediately rectified.

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