National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) Selects Approva to Strengthen Internal Controls for SAP

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US space agency implements Approva to identify, monitor and prevent control exceptions.

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As the world leader in space exploration and a pioneer in global innovation, NASA’s selection of Approva validates our commitment to deliver world class risk and controls software to the public sector

Approva® Corporation, the leader in controls intelligence software, today announced that the Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA’s premier developer and integrator of launch systems for science and exploration has licensed Approva’s BizRights® Platform and Controls Intelligence Suite to monitor both user access controls and configurable controls across its agency-wide SAP deployment.

The Marshall Center is one of NASA’s largest field centers, continuing a legacy of accomplishment that includes the Saturn V rocket that launched America’s astronauts to the moon; Skylab, the world’s first space station; the propulsion system for the space shuttle; Spacelab; the Hubble Space Telescope; and the construction and operation of the International Space Station.

NASA required an automated solution that would independently validate key controls for their SAP applications while significantly reducing the time spent on reconciling manual data and preparing for year-end audits. After a competitive selection process, NASA chose Approva’s continuous intelligence solution to implement both detective and preventive user access controls across their SAP environment, and to continuously monitor for segregation of duties (SoD) violations and unauthorized user activity.

"As the world leader in space exploration and a pioneer in global innovation, NASA’s selection of Approva validates our commitment to deliver world class risk and controls software to the public sector,” said Approva CEO, Prashanth “PV” Boccasam. “We have tailored our products to address the unique compliance challenges facing federal, state and local government agencies and we are excited to add NASA to our long list of public sector customers that have selected Approva to strengthen their internal controls.

About Approva
Approva® Corporation is the industry-leading provider of controls intelligence software and is the controls monitoring standard for half of the Big-4 audit firms. We enable business, finance, IT and audit professionals to automate controls across SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, CGI Momentum and other legacy ERP applications. Global companies such as Bayer AG, Colgate Palmolive, Comcast, DirecTV, Discovery Communications, First Advantage, Honeywell, P&G, Pratt & Whitney and T-Mobile rely on Approva to reduce compliance risk, increase operational efficiency and flag exceptions to their business controls. Approva has certified integrations with Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, IBM and SAP to provide a holistic GRC solution. For more information, visit http://www.approva.net or meet Approva representatives at IIA-GAM, March 17th-19th, Las Vegas or at COLLABORATE-2008, April 14th-16th, in Denver, CO. You could also request a meeting online or call us at +1-703-956-8300.

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Priya Ramesh
703.956.8409
priya.ramesh@approva.net

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