Cisco Added to Ecora's Documentor Software Line

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ecora Corporation

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Ecora Corporation today announced the newest addition to its line of software
 products -- Documentor for Cisco routers.  Ecora's agentless software quickly
 and cost-effectively provides analysis and documentation of router
 configurations and settings -- giving IT professionals a new weapon to fight
 auditing, security holes, downtime, and technology migration battles.
     "The evolution of our product line to include infrastructures (routers) is
 critical in our 360 degree approach to enterprise IT documentation and change
 management," says Alex Bakman, CEO of Ecora.  "From operating systems and
 enterprise applications to databases and infrastructure, our products have
 become a crucial business tool in helping companies manage IT infrastructures
 more cost effectively."
 
     Managing Cisco devices made easy
     Managing Cisco devices is one of the most tedious chores in the field of
 information technology, frustrating both network administrators and CIOs
 alike.  Compounding this stress, when equipment goes down, large portions of
 the enterprise are cut off from business-critical applications, security
 levels plummet, and commerce comes to a grinding halt.
     Ecora's easy-to-generate, plain-English reports provide the vital data IT
 professionals need -- including hardware and software information, system
 management, interfaces, IP/IP routing, security protocols, and line settings.
 This core suite of benefits allows IT professionals to easily meet corporate
 IT auditing standards, rebuild router configurations in minutes  (versus
 hours), minimize network downtime, and preserve the IT knowledge base within
 the organization through staffing changes.
     "One of our primary reasons for purchasing Ecora's Documentor for Cisco is
 the ability to manage all of our documentation from one central location,"
 said Bill Wheeler, Network Systems Team Leader of VW Credit, Inc., a
 subsidiary of Volkswagen of America, Inc. "And while it may be possible to
 obtain similar information from other applications or sources, we find that
 the Ecora Documentor has a friendlier interface and makes it much easier to
 obtain the documentation we need on demand."
     "Too many organizations rely on a single-point of security for the
 enterprise," adds Andy Evans, senior security engineer for Ecora.  "Our
 Documentor for Cisco provides an additional benefit of tracking and managing
 the strong security features incorporated into routers.  A hacker may exploit
 a hole in the firewall and, once inside, have free access to all of an
 organization's resources.  By enabling and documenting the security features
 on the routers inside a firewall, the CIO can eliminate the single point of
 failure within the enterprise."
     Documentor for Cisco provides flexible reports in long or short form that
 can be displayed in Microsoft Word (DOC) and HTML formats.
 
     Pricing
     Ecora Documentor for Cisco can be purchased as downloadable software from
 www.ecora.com.  Pricing is based on the quantity of routers supported --
 suggested end-user pricing is $195 per router.
 
     ABOUT ECORA
     Ecora, based in Portsmouth, NH, offers two software product lines that
 help businesses extend their IT budgets and better manage business challenges
 such as disaster recovery, security policies, IT audits, and preserving the IT
 knowledge base.  Documentors simplify information technology by enabling
 system integrators, consultants, IT auditors, security professionals and IT
 managers to build comprehensive plain-English text and graphic reports
 detailing the configuration settings on a system. This eliminates hours of
 manual work, often left undone. IT Auditor(TM) offers all of the benefits of
 Documentor, but adds the ability to manage configuration system changes for
 dynamic enterprises. Ecora offers its products through three distribution
 channels, including a downloadable executable, an in-house application server,
 or as a web-based solution. Ecora currently offers Documentors for Cisco
 routers, Oracle(R) databases, and Windows NT(R)/2000, Microsoft Exchange,
 Lotus(R) Domino(TM), and Sun(R) Solaris(TM) servers. For more information,
 visit http://www.ecora.com.
     Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems. Solaris is a trademark
 of Sun Microsystems, Inc.  Microsoft and Windows NT are registered trademarks
 of the Microsoft Corporation. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle
 Corporation. Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Corporation.
 
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SOURCE Ecora Corporation
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Ecora Corporation today announced the newest addition to its line of software
 products -- Documentor for Cisco routers.  Ecora's agentless software quickly
 and cost-effectively provides analysis and documentation of router
 configurations and settings -- giving IT professionals a new weapon to fight
 auditing, security holes, downtime, and technology migration battles.
     "The evolution of our product line to include infrastructures (routers) is
 critical in our 360 degree approach to enterprise IT documentation and change
 management," says Alex Bakman, CEO of Ecora.  "From operating systems and
 enterprise applications to databases and infrastructure, our products have
 become a crucial business tool in helping companies manage IT infrastructures
 more cost effectively."
 
     Managing Cisco devices made easy
     Managing Cisco devices is one of the most tedious chores in the field of
 information technology, frustrating both network administrators and CIOs
 alike.  Compounding this stress, when equipment goes down, large portions of
 the enterprise are cut off from business-critical applications, security
 levels plummet, and commerce comes to a grinding halt.
     Ecora's easy-to-generate, plain-English reports provide the vital data IT
 professionals need -- including hardware and software information, system
 management, interfaces, IP/IP routing, security protocols, and line settings.
 This core suite of benefits allows IT professionals to easily meet corporate
 IT auditing standards, rebuild router configurations in minutes  (versus
 hours), minimize network downtime, and preserve the IT knowledge base within
 the organization through staffing changes.
     "One of our primary reasons for purchasing Ecora's Documentor for Cisco is
 the ability to manage all of our documentation from one central location,"
 said Bill Wheeler, Network Systems Team Leader of VW Credit, Inc., a
 subsidiary of Volkswagen of America, Inc. "And while it may be possible to
 obtain similar information from other applications or sources, we find that
 the Ecora Documentor has a friendlier interface and makes it much easier to
 obtain the documentation we need on demand."
     "Too many organizations rely on a single-point of security for the
 enterprise," adds Andy Evans, senior security engineer for Ecora.  "Our
 Documentor for Cisco provides an additional benefit of tracking and managing
 the strong security features incorporated into routers.  A hacker may exploit
 a hole in the firewall and, once inside, have free access to all of an
 organization's resources.  By enabling and documenting the security features
 on the routers inside a firewall, the CIO can eliminate the single point of
 failure within the enterprise."
     Documentor for Cisco provides flexible reports in long or short form that
 can be displayed in Microsoft Word (DOC) and HTML formats.
 
     Pricing
     Ecora Documentor for Cisco can be purchased as downloadable software from
 www.ecora.com.  Pricing is based on the quantity of routers supported --
 suggested end-user pricing is $195 per router.
 
     ABOUT ECORA
     Ecora, based in Portsmouth, NH, offers two software product lines that
 help businesses extend their IT budgets and better manage business challenges
 such as disaster recovery, security policies, IT audits, and preserving the IT
 knowledge base.  Documentors simplify information technology by enabling
 system integrators, consultants, IT auditors, security professionals and IT
 managers to build comprehensive plain-English text and graphic reports
 detailing the configuration settings on a system. This eliminates hours of
 manual work, often left undone. IT Auditor(TM) offers all of the benefits of
 Documentor, but adds the ability to manage configuration system changes for
 dynamic enterprises. Ecora offers its products through three distribution
 channels, including a downloadable executable, an in-house application server,
 or as a web-based solution. Ecora currently offers Documentors for Cisco
 routers, Oracle(R) databases, and Windows NT(R)/2000, Microsoft Exchange,
 Lotus(R) Domino(TM), and Sun(R) Solaris(TM) servers. For more information,
 visit http://www.ecora.com.
     Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems. Solaris is a trademark
 of Sun Microsystems, Inc.  Microsoft and Windows NT are registered trademarks
 of the Microsoft Corporation. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle
 Corporation. Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Corporation.
 
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