Software provides real-time change control.

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Built on Solidification(TM) technology, S3 Change Control(TM) works with existing processes to ensure that change processes can be controlled and documented in real-time. When deployed on production systems, software tracks system changes and documents them to satisfy compliance audit requirements. It governs who can effect changes, what can be changed, and when changes can be performed. Reporting engine extracts real-time, actionable change information from deployments.

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Solidcore(R) Announces S3 Change Control(TM)

IT Control Leader Delivers Next-Generation Software To Provide Real-Time Change Control

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 19 /-- Solidcore Systems, Inc., the leading provider of IT control solutions, today announced S3 Change Control(TM), part of the Solidcore S3 Control(TM) product line. S3 Change Control is built on Solidcore's Solidification(TM) technology, which works with existing processes and systems to ensure that change processes can be controlled and documented in real-time.

Enterprises are continuously seeking to improve availability and stability of mission-critical business process systems by ensuring that change processes and policies are followed. Change and configuration management solutions address this problem by routing all changes through a central point and ensuring that there is a proper approval process. However, they do not connect the approval process with the deployment mechanism, which means that changes that are deployed may or may not have been through the approval process. Furthermore change outside of the established process cannot be effectively tracked and technically enforced.

"Controlling change is the key to maintaining system stability and availability, as well as cost effectively sustaining compliance," said Rosen Sharma, CEO and president of Solidcore Systems. "Solidcore's S3 Change Control product is the first solution that realizes change control without requiring reengineering of existing systems and processes."

S3 Change Control is the latest generation of Solidcore's change control software to help companies extend the value of existing change and configuration management systems and help them get complete control of systems running business-critical processes. Solidcore provides best practices and innovative solutions that improves internal change-control processes and lowers the cost of sustaining compliance.

"More than many other companies, our business depends on our IT systems performing flawlessly all day every day," said Shawn Farshchi, CIO and vice president of technical operations at WebEx, the leading provider of on-demand web meeting applications. "Solidcore allows us to create a reliable, controlled state for the servers that support our worldwide application delivery network."

As a result of being able to gain insight in to actual change behavior and document it in real time, Solidcore S3 Change Control addresses the challenge of meeting and sustaining internal and regulatory compliance requirements.

"Demonstrating PCI compliance for our e-Store was a manual and time-consuming process before we deployed Solidcore's solution on our e-Store infrastructure," said Jeff Turner, CIO at Restoration Hardware, a leading specialty retailer of high quality home furnishings and related merchandise. "Now demonstrating PCI compliance for our e-Store is seamless, automated and requires minimal effort from our IT staff. It's a big step forward from where we used to be."

Solidcore S3 Change Control key benefits:

Continuous Change Monitoring: When S3 Change Control is deployed on production systems, it tracks all system changes and documents them to enable verification of IT controls to satisfy internal and external compliance audit requirements.

Selective Enforcement of Change Policies: S3 Change Control governs who can effect changes, what can be changed and when changes can be performed

Powerful Reporting And Analytics: S3 Change Control includes a robust reporting engine to extract real-time, actionable change information from deployments. The reporting engine comes with a large library of fully customizable reports. Integration with Crystal Reports provides industry-standard report generation and viewing capabilities.

About Solidcore Systems, Inc.
Solidcore Systems is the leading provider of IT control solutions that facilitate an organization's ability to gain cost-effective and categorical control of its IT operations and realize immediate and tangible value in change control, compliance, and security. Solidcore solutions are being utilized by leading Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies. Solidcore Systems is a private, venture-backed enterprise software company with its headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Please call toll free 888-210-6530 or visit for more information.

About WebEx Communications, Inc.
WebEx Communications, Inc. is the leading provider of on-demand web meeting applications. WebEx applications improve collaboration and increase productivity in sales, support, training, marketing, engineering, and product design. The WebEx suite of web meeting applications are built on the MediaTone platform and delivered over the global WebEx MediaTone Network, a network specifically designed for secure, real-time web collaboration.

About Restoration Hardware, Inc.
Restoration Hardware, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high quality home furnishings, bath fixtures and bath ware, functional and decorative hardware and related merchandise that reflects the Company's classic and authentic American point of view. Restoration Hardware, Inc. sells its merchandise offering through its retail stores, catalog (800-762-1005) and on-line at As of August 25, 2005 the Company operated 102 retail stores and 3 outlet stores in 30 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

NOTE: Solidcore, the Solidcore logo, S3 Control, S3 Change Control, Solidification, Solidify, and Solidified are trademarks of Solidcore Systems, Inc. in the United States and worldwide.

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