CA To Acquire Orchestria, Extends Security Management Portfolio

Orchestria's DLP technology complements CA's server protection capabilities and helps secure an organization's information in all states

January 5, 2009

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ISLANDIA, N.Y., January 5, 2009 - CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based Orchestria Corporation, a leading provider of data loss prevention (DLP) technology. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

CA will develop and sell Orchestria's information-centric DLP product in the rapidly growing DLP market. It also plans to transform the way organizations think about DLP, identity management and information security overall. Organizations and auditors need to know who has access to data and what they can do with it at a role or user level. By using Orchestria's DLP technology with CA identity and access management solutions, organizations will now be able to consolidate and strengthen their security postures by including information-centric policies in the process of centrally managing users and roles, and their access throughout the enterprise.

"With this acquisition, CA will deliver one of the broadest and most advanced information security solutions in the market today and address the demand for a new generation of identity and access management," said Dave Hansen, corporate senior vice president and general manager, CA Security Management. "We are continuing our aggressive plan to deliver to our customers a comprehensive solution for identity and access management to help meet their security, compliance and privacy needs."

Orchestria's DLP technology complements CA's leading-edge server protection capabilities and helps secure an organization's information in all states-in motion, at rest or at the endpoint-to help prevent data breaches and support privacy and compliance initiatives. Combined with CA's identity and access management technology, Orchestria's DLP solution will help transform identity and access management to a comprehensive information security solution. The combination empowers CA and Orchestria customers to control access to data and set policies on how that data can be used based on a user's identity and role. "The integration of CA's and Orchestria's people and technologies gives customers and prospects a robust solution to help secure their data," said Pete Malcolm, founder and chief technology officer, Orchestria. "As the lines between information management and information security blur, the combination with CA offers our joint customers a solution to streamline business-critical security measures." Driven largely by government, legal and corporate compliance mandates and privacy concerns, Orchestria's solution is deployed in more than 33 countries and it analyzes, protects and controls more than 100 million electronic actions every day. It is headquartered in New York City and has development and engineering offices in the United Kingdom. CA expects to retain nearly all of Orchestria's employees, and the deal is expected to close by the end of the month. This is the third security-related acquisition CA has made in the past three months as part of its strategy to deliver integrated, end-to-end identity and access management-related technologies for its customers. CA in November acquired Eurekify and in October it acquired IDFocus. About CA CA (NASDAQ: CA) is the world's leading independent IT management software company. With CA's Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision and expertise, organizations can more effectively govern, manage and secure IT to optimize business performance and sustain competitive advantage. For more information, visit About Orchestria Information is one of a business's most important assets. Orchestria, a leader in Information Protection and Control, provides the software and solutions to help organizations protect and control this critical resource wherever it is stored or used and significantly reduce the risks associated with uncontrolled information. Orchestria addresses a broad set of risks while optimizing the operational burdens associated with the detection and remediation of these risks. Orchestria helps customers prevent data loss, address messaging compliance concerns, and enforce information classification and control. Deployed across 33 countries, Orchestria intelligently analyses and actively protects and controls more than 100 million electronic actions every day. The company has 50 patents granted or pending in the field of information protection and control. For more information, visit Subscribe to CA * CA Newsletters * CA Press Releases * CA YouTube Channel * CA Podcasts * CA Blogs Trademarks Copyright (c) 2009 CA. All Rights Reserved. One CA Plaza, Islandia, N.Y. 11749. All trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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