opsware server automation system evaluated by saic common criteria testing laboratory

By | January 19, 2006

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–Jan. 19, 2006–Opsware Inc. (NASDAQ:OPSW), the leading provider of IT automation and utility computing software, today announced that it has achieved the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Common Criteria certification for the Opsware Server Automation System.

The Opsware Server Automation System (SAS) was evaluated by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Common Criteria Testing Laboratory, an accredited testing laboratory, using the common methodology for conformance to the predefined requirements of EAL 2. The Common Criteria are a set of internationally recognized standards of assurance for sharing classified information within and across government agencies.

“Common Criteria certification of Opsware SAS underscores our ongoing commitment to the Common Criteria process and to the government marketplace,” said John Menkart, Director of Government Sales for Opsware. “This milestone complements our ongoing advances in software quality, benefiting any IT organization that requires the highest level of security. We are pleased to deliver this required conformance to our customers.”

The Opsware System provides a central point for automating the many different operations required to manage enterprise IT environments and is an effective tool for automating server tasks at geographically dispersed organizations. The technology allows administrators to rapidly and efficiently perform tasks such as server provisioning, compliance management, server hardening, asset/inventory tracking, patching, code deployment, change rollback and script deployment.

About Opsware Inc.

Opsware Inc. (NASDAQ:OPSW) is the world´s leading IT automation and utility computing software company. The growth of the Internet is driving a shift from client/server computing to Web architecture. With this shift comes an overwhelming proliferation of servers, networking devices and applications, creating massive complexity that makes an automated IT model a necessity. Opsware automates the complete IT lifecycle and delivers utility computing by enabling IT to automatically provision, patch, configure, secure, change, scale, audit, recover, consolidate, migrate, and reallocate servers, network devices and applications. Over 250 of the world´s largest companies, outsourcers and government agencies use Opsware to deliver this new, automated model of IT. For more information on Opsware Inc., please visit our Web site at www.opsware.com

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