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Idera and Epok Team Up to Provide End-to-End SharePoint Security

Leaders in Intranet and Extranet Security Work Together to Secure SharePoint

HOUSTON, TX and BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 06/02/09 -- Idera, a leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft Windows Servers, and Epok, a leader in the access control and authorization management software industry, today announced that they are teaming up to provide SharePoint administrators with end-to-end SharePoint security. With the security tools in Idera's SharePoint admin toolset(TM) and the Epok Edition for Microsoft SharePoint, SharePoint administrators can rest easy knowing their vital SharePoint content is safe when accessed both internally and externally.

"SharePoint is a powerful and popular environment for sharing data and Idera's goal is to make it easy to manage, administer and secure," said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. "By partnering with Epok, our joint customers now have the tools required to ensure the complete security of their SharePoint content."

Idera's SharePoint admin toolset provides two essential security tools:

--  Security Reporter - Enables SharePoint administrators to find out who
    can access SharePoint content including site collections, sites, libraries,
    folders, lists, list items and documents.
--  Permissions Analyzer - Provides powerful analysis enabling SharePoint
    administrators to establish what content a user has access to and what
    gives them the rights to access that content.
    

Epok edition for Microsoft SharePoint is the industry-leading product for securely extending SharePoint to extranet users such as partners, distributors, and customers. Epok products provide authorization, user management and content control for SharePoint farms, and enhance network security by integrating with Microsoft Forefront security products such as ISA server and Intelligent Application Gateway. Epok provides SharePoint administrators with the following benefits:

--  Security and Compliance
        --  Integrate business agreements with every user activity
        --  Audit across site collections from one centralized location
        --  Watermark sensitive documents
--  Ease of Provisioning and User Management
        --  Empower site owners to manage extranet users and access rights
        --  Delegate user management to external partners

"SharePoint deployments naturally migrate from intranet configurations to include extranet users such as customers and partners. This raises the security, compliance and user management challenges that Epok's products address," said Fred Giordano, President and Chief Executive Officer of Epok. "Our partnership with Idera will provide their large base of customers a proven path to extend their SharePoint sites to extranet users."

About Idera

Idera delivers a new generation of tools for managing, administering, and securing Microsoft Windows Servers. Idera's products help companies ensure server performance and availability and reduce administrative overhead and expense. Idera provides solutions for SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera's products are sold and supported directly and via authorized resellers and distributors around the globe. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit www.idera.com.

About Epok

Based in Bethesda, Maryland, Epok, Inc. is a privately funded software company. Epok's software allows IT administrators to securely manage extranet use of information sharing tools -- including SharePoint, EMC Documentum, Sun Portal Server, MediaWiki®, Alfresco ECM®, and others. For more information, please visit www.epok.net.

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. Idera, SharePoint admin toolset is a trademarks or registered trademark of BBS Technologies, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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