Exaprotect Releases Solsoft ChangeManager Appliance

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New Appliance-Based Version of the Unique ChangeManager Network Configuration Change Management Solution Improves Security Management and Lowers Operational Costs

Exaprotect, a leader in security management innovation, today announced the release of an appliance-based version of Solsoft ChangeManager, the company's unique and industry-leading network configuration change management (NCCM) solution. The new ChangeManager Appliance ships with the complete pre-installed, pre-tested ChangeManager software package including a dedicated operating system and a hardware platform. With ChangeManager Appliance, enterprises can manage multi-vendor configuration policies centrally across complex, heterogeneous networks, while lowering operational costs, maximizing IT resources and increasing security.

Widespread cutbacks across IT departments, yet another consequence of the slowing economy, have resulted in overworked IT teams struggling to support increasingly complex software applications. The ChangeManager Appliance does not require software installation or integration, removing one of the most expensive, time-consuming and complex tasks of traditional software delivery. With pre-tested components packaged together and proven to work harmoniously, IT staff are freed from trouble-shooting conflicts between third-party components and can devote more time to user support or strategic issues.

ChangeManager Appliance, like the software-based version, allows network managers to quickly, easily and accurately implement network-wide security configurations while providing security managers visibility into the changes made. Additionally, it translates high-level business policies into multi-vendor, device-specific commands, enabling enterprises to track and implement security change requests across large global networks and multiple security levels using an abstraction layer-based drag-and-drop interface. By enabling enterprises to manage multi-vendor configuration policies centrally, ChangeManager Appliance facilitates the implementation of long-term change management strategies, simplifies the migration from older legacy devices to newer, better-performing and less costly devices and allows for a simple update to current internal security standards and compliance requirements.

Features of the new ChangeManager Appliance include:
*Simple installation and configuration--pre-installed components eliminate guesswork and reduce the potential burden of component conflicts
*Higher software reliability--all components are pre-tested for compatibility
*Increased security--optimized installation reduces the surface area open to malicious attack
*Reduced support requirements--easy management and higher reliability result in reduced need for support

"Exaprotect continues to innovate its solutions in step with market needs and economic shifts," said Jean-François Dechant, CEO, Exaprotect. "ChangeManager Appliance is another example of this, providing our customers with a solution that is easy to install and maintain, a welcome benefit for IT departments who understand that change management is an indispensable part of the network infrastructure in any economic climate."

As part of the Exaprotect Unified Architecture, ChangeManager Appliance integrates with Exaprotect's appliance-based Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) products, LogManager and EventManager, and can now reside on the same rack as its siblings. Through this integration, organizations can use ChangeManager to generate a pre-determined remediation plan that aligns with network security policy based on the security incident information received from EventManager. By adopting this unified approach, security, network and IT operations teams are able to collaborate to quickly assess and address policy and security weaknesses and execute procedures for security breach response, incident remediation and secure environment restoration. With the Exaprotect Unified Architecture, organizations can eliminate security vulnerabilities and meet regulatory standards while lowering operational costs and assuring network performance and SLAs.

Availability
The Exaprotect Solsoft ChangeManager Appliance is available now via direct sales and Exaprotect channel partners. For more information, please contact sales@exaprotect.com.

About Exaprotect
Exaprotect (http://www.exaprotect.com), located in Mountain View, California, is a leading provider of security management for hundreds of enterprises and service providers with large-scale, heterogeneous infrastructures. By linking business policies to specific network configurations, Exaprotect's products increase operational efficiency of network and security teams, facilitate meeting regulatory and audit compliance and mitigate security risks.

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