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Archer And AppSec Partner

Companies will offer customers a more integrated approach to manage and report database security and compliance
NEW YORK and Overland Park, Kansas - Feb. 9, 2009 Archer Technologies (Archer), a provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, and Application Security, Inc., the leading provider of database security, risk and compliance solutions for the enterprise, announced today that the Archer SmartSuite Framework has successfully completed integration, through the power of the Archer Data Feed Manager, with DbProtect. The integrated offering, available on the Archer Exchange, will allow customers to better manage their organization's risk by proactively identifying, tracking and managing the repair of critical vulnerabilities at the database level.

Application Security, Inc.'s customers can leverage Archer's industry-leading reporting infrastructure to protect IT assets at the database level. Archer customers will have direct access to Application Security Inc.'s database security, risk & compliance suite, DbProtect, allowing them to centralize the management of critical business intelligence within the Archer SmartSuite Framework. Through the reporting functionality provided by Archer, customers will be able to eliminate redundancies, implement process improvements and proactively manage threat intelligence. This allows them to effectively map vulnerabilities to regulations -- a key element to best-in-class GRC programs.

"DTCC implemented a comprehensive and enterprise wide risk management capability that captures security vulnerabilities from multiple sources while tracking the on-going progress of the vulnerability management process," said James Routh, CISO, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. "Where demonstrating compliance and protecting sensitive data is critical to our business, knowing we can address high-risk database vulnerabilities and map them easily into our GRC platform supports our organizational goals and improves the value we provide to our customers."

Summary of Integration Features for Customers Through the power of the Data Feed Manager integration capabilities clients can quickly create the integration between DbProtect and the Archer SmartSuite Framework Assess the results of vulnerability scans and identify departments that require vulnerability remediation Proactively assign tasks to responsible individuals to address high-risk vulnerabilities Track tasks associated with scan request completion and the remediation of identified issues Map scan results to business-critical devices, vulnerability advisories, vulnerability scan requests, IP address management tasks and policy exception requests

"Through our partnership with Archer, our customers will have an unparalleled level of protection and reporting capabilities around their sensitive enterprise data," says Eric T.S. Gonzales, vice president, corporate business development and co-founder, Application Security, Inc. "As the stringency of compliance initiatives increases, it's become imperative for organizations to protect their data and demonstrate full compliance of having the right controls around that information " this is the model for next-generation GRC-DBSRC integration."

"In response to customer demand for integration with DbProtect, we welcome Application Security, Inc. to the Archer Exchange," says Peter Novosel, vice president of products, Archer Technologies. "Application Security's role as an Archer Exchange provider will allow our customers to feed dynamic database security content into the Archer SmartSuite Framework to support the unified management of GRC processes."

Webinar Application Security, Inc. and Archer Technologies will partner to deliver a webcast to address the benefits of a central repository for vulnerability data and a holistic view into the effects vulnerabilities have on an organization's core IT assets. The webcast will highlight best practices for protecting databases and mitigating risk. Full webcast logistics are as follows:

Topic: Integrated Compliance Best Practices in the Enterprise Database When: February 12, 2008 at 11:00 AM EST Presenters: Eric T. S. Gonzales, Vice President, Corporate Business Development and Co-founder, Application Security, Inc. Corey Carpenter, Senior Product Manager, Integrations, Archer Technologies Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/989620604

About Archer Technologies Archer Technologies delivers enterprise governance, risk and compliance (E-GRC) solutions. With more than six million licensed users and a client list that includes one in four of the Fortune 100, Archer enables highly regulated companies to reduce enterprise risks, manage and demonstrate compliance, automate business processes, and gain visibility into corporate risk and security controls.

All Archer solutions are built on the highly flexible Archer SmartSuite Framework, allowing clients to tailor the solutions according to their unique requirements and to build new on-demand applications to expand their E-GRC program. As a result, many of Archer's clients consider the Framework their go-to platform for rapid application development.

Archer clients maximize their use of the Framework through the Archer Exchange, an online marketplace of applications, services, content and integration solutions, and the Archer Community, an online social network of discussion forums, product ideas, downloads and resources. Through this supporting Archer ecosystem, clients have the tools and services they need to build a best-in-class E-GRC program. For more information, visit www.archer-tech.com.

About Application Security, Inc. Application Security, Inc. is the leading provider of cross platform database security, risk and compliance solutions for the enterprise. Application Security, Inc.'s products " AppDetetectivePro and DbProtect " deliver the industry's most comprehensive database security solution and are used around the world in the most demanding environments by over 1,000 customers. The company was named to Inc. Magazine's 2007 (Inc. 500) and 2008 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies, and was also named to the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 by Deloitte & Touche.

For more information, please visit www.appsecinc.com.