Solidcore Releases Free Change Tracking and Analytics Tool

S3 Change Explorer Provides Rich Graphical Interface for Quickly Troubleshooting Problems Caused by Changes Occurring on Windows Systems

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 12 -- Solidcore® Systems, Inc., a leading provider of change control software for critical systems, today released S3 Change Explorer(TM) -- a free downloadable software tool for tracking and analyzing changes occurring on Microsoft Windows desktops and laptops. The tool is designed to help information technology (IT) administrators quickly and easily troubleshoot Windows application problems by providing rich visualization capabilities that show, at-a-glance, what is changing on the system.

S3 Change Explorer is a lightweight software package that can be manually installed or provisioned to a Windows-based desktop or laptop. The program installs in seconds to provide immediate tracking and analysis of file system and registry changes. Solidcore S3 Change Explorer provides clickable pull- down menus that allow users to filter change activity by category, username and program name. A Change Timeline serves as the center point of the interface and allows users to zoom into change activity from a monthly view to a minute-by-minute view. A "Who & How" view enables users to quickly identify what users and processes are making changes within the selected time interval, and a "Details" view allows users to drill down into the individual objects that were changed within a selected time interval.

"Until now, there has not been an intuitive and easy-to-use tool for administrators to quickly gain visibility into real-time change activity," said Bob Vieraitis, vice president of marketing for Solidcore. "Solidcore S3 Change Explorer eliminates the unknown about what is changing on a Windows machine, and with point-and-click ease provides IT staff with the insight needed to quickly repair business-critical applications and performance problems on the desktop or laptop."

S3 Change Explorer also provides change tracking templates for Microsoft Office Outlook and Internet Explorer. These template views illustrate file changes made by Outlook or Internet Explorer, and can be used to identify malicious or unauthorized activity by these programs.

S3 Change Explorer leverages the visibility component of Solidcore's enterprise change control solution -- Solidcore S3 Control(TM). Solidcore's S3 Control product is easily configurable to increase the availability of IT services, enable successful implementation of ITIL projects and reduce the cost of compliance initiatives. Solidcore's change control software enables customers to gain real-time visibility into changes across the entire IT infrastructure, reconcile changes with change management systems, and is the only solution to provide technology-based change policy enforcement to automatically ensure changes made to the infrastructure are in-line with the change policy. Customers can also leverage Solidcore to quickly and easily generate compliance reports for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) or Payment Card Industry (PCI) audits.

Availability and Requirements

Solidcore S3 Change Explorer is available today as a free download at The size of the downloadable software package is roughly 4.5 megabytes. S3 Change Explorer supports Windows 2000 service pack 4; Windows XP service packs 0, 1 and 2; and Windows Server 2003 service pack 1. The product also requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher and Flash Player 8.0 or higher.

About Solidcore Systems

Solidcore is a leading provider of change control for critical systems. Solidcore's S3 Control software is the industry's first and only solution to automate the enforcement of change management policies. Solidcore automatically reconciles infrastructure changes against change tickets, and provides real-time change auditing so enterprises can measure the effectiveness of change management processes and policies. Customers trust Solidcore to improve service availability, implement ITIL initiatives, and lower costs related to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Solidcore also provides change control for embedded systems and is used by major device manufacturers to securely leverage open systems to meet their business requirements. Solidcore is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit

Source: Solidcore Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: Tony Thompson, Solidcore Systems, Inc., +1-650-565-5032, [email protected]

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