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[February 09, 2005]

BindView Extends IT Security and Compliance to Oracle Databases

HOUSTON --(Business Wire)-- Feb. 9, 2005 -- Advancing IT security and compliance for business-critical databases, BindView Corp. (Nasdaq:BVEW) announced today the availability of bv-Control for Oracle. The new, comprehensive software streamlines IT security, compliance and vulnerability management for data stores that house an organization's most valuable assets. The release of bv-Control for Oracle expands BindView's coverage of enterprise databases, which also includes its bv-Control for SQL Server software.

According to market research firm IDC(1), Oracle remains the dominant vendor in the cross-platform relational database market and serves as a critical IT backbone for global organizations. bv-Control for Oracle validates best practices for Oracle database security, helping to ensure risk management and compliance requirements are satisfied for enterprise-wide database infrastructures.

"Database security is core to protecting valuable assets and meeting regulatory compliance requirements," said Humana Vice President of Information Technology, Data Center Operations, Paul Ratner. "The capabilities of BindView's new bv-Control for Oracle offer an excellent solution for risk assessment of databases, both from the standpoint of vulnerability management and for meeting regulatory compliance requirements."

"Protecting vital databases is vital for business. You need to reduce security threats and demonstrate due care," said Earl Perkins, a vice president of META Group's Security and Risk Strategies practice. "IT security administrators and auditors alike need solutions that secure databases and ensure compliance."

"Organizations run on stockpiles of data, which makes information one of the most closely guarded assets for business continuity," said BindView Senior Vice President of Product Management Shekar Ayyar. "As global organizations face mounting audit pressures for demonstrating due care, bv-Control for Oracle streamlines processes for securing data to meet IT controls requirements."

bv-Control for Oracle At-a-Glance

-- Continuous Security Assessment and Audit: Equipped with more than 100 pre-defined queries to assess database security based on guidelines from Oracle and the Center for Internet Security (CIS); checks for new threats via rapid fire updates; offers extensive and customized reporting on configuration, access control and auditing.

-- Automated Compliance Monitoring: Runs scheduled checks to evidence ongoing processes and demonstrate due care; validates database configurations against corporate security standards.

-- Holistic Vulnerability Assessment: Integrated with BindView's RMS console, which allows comprehensive reporting on users, desktops, servers, operating systems, networks and applications.

-- Simplified Deployment & Management: Allows easy deployment and maintenance with a lightweight, non-intrusive footprint; provides extensive and customized reporting on database configuration, access control and auditing.


bv-Control for Oracle is available immediately. For more information, please visit: bv-Control_Oracle.cfm. (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

About BindView

BindView Corporation is a leading provider of proactive business policy, IT security and directory management software worldwide. BindView solutions and services enable customers to centralize and automate policy compliance, vulnerability assessment and directory administration across the entire organization. With BindView insight at work(TM), customers benefit from reduced risk and improved operational efficiencies with a verifiable return on investment. More than 20 million licenses have shipped to 5,000 companies worldwide, spanning all major business segments and the public sector. Contact BindView via e-mail at or visit BindView's website at BindView can also be reached at 1-800-749-8439 or at 713-561-4000.

(1) IDC, "An Overview of the Object-Relational Database Management Systems Software Market in 2003"

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