Compuware Hiperstation Helps Control Costs by Protecting Sensitive Data Across Platforms

New Release Extends Application Coverage, Reaches Into Distributed Environments

DETROIT, Oct. 6, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR) today announced the release of Hiperstation 7.8, the centerpiece of Compuware’s Application Auditing solution. This new version expands Hiperstation’s capabilities with the integration of Vantage, Compuware’s end-to-end application performance management solution, and the addition of WebSphere MQ and TCP/IP protocols. The new functionality allows organizations to more effectively protect against internal data breaches – across platforms – averting monetary losses and meeting regulations including PCI and HIPAA.

A 2008 survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute(C) shows insiders caused 75 percent of all breaches in the U.S. while external hackers committed only one percent of breaches. The Uncertainty of Data Breach Detection, report, commissioned by Compuware, also reveals 79 percent of U.S. respondents had experienced at least one data breach.

“Our research consistently shows that negligent and malicious employees are behind a majority of data breaches, costing companies an average of $6.65 million per event,” said Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder, Ponemon Institute. “Investments in preventative measures can go a long way toward both averting a data breach, and limiting the cost of a data breach should one occur.”

Compuware’s Application Auditing solution acts like a surveillance camera by recording internal activity between users and business applications. Hiperstation 7.8 improves an organization’s ability to stop internal breaches by expanding the amount of information provided to auditors through increased coverage of application activity.

“Our goal is to help our customers reduce IT costs while mitigating risk,” said Rose Rowe, Vice President, Mainframe Strategy, Compuware. “An internal data breach can cost a company millions and the negative publicity can cause loss of customers. Hiperstation 7.8 can help save those millions and give an organization the peace of mind that comes with knowing it’s protected.”

Organizations can now capture application data and usage information across both mainframe and distributed platforms. Visibility into WebSphere MQ and TCP/IP conversations makes it possible to create searchable recordings of production applications and quickly identify potentially suspicious activity. The joint offering of Hiperstation and Vantage gives users a comprehensive understanding of the use of their sensitive data across the enterprise.

Compuware Mainframe Solutions help thousands of companies throughout the world address four leading IT challenges: complying with data privacy regulations, achieving greater productivity with fewer resources, improving application quality with less downtime, and transitioning a new workforce into a multi-tier enterprise environment.

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