CA Delivers Eight New and Enhanced Management Solutions to Help Organizations Reduce Costs and Manage Risk

    Offerings Advance CA's Enterprise IT Management Vision to Govern, Manage
    and Secure Information Technology

    ISLANDIA, NY, June 9 /CNW/ - CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:   CA) today announced eight
new and updated solutions that deliver on CA's Enterprise IT Management (EITM)
vision to enable customers to govern, manage and secure their IT environments.
CA's new offerings include products for managing compliance and risk across
mainframe and distributed computing environments; and products that build on
CA's latest advances in automation to enable enterprise IT organizations to
implement consistent management policies and processes across computing
platforms and organizational boundaries, streamline essential IT operations,
and more readily implement best-practice frameworks such as ITIL(R) and COBIT.
    "Today's successful businesses understand that IT can be a powerful
competitive weapon," said Ajei Gopal, executive vice president of CA's EITM
Group. "CA's EITM vision is designed to enable our customers to use IT to win
in the marketplace. With CA solutions, IT organizations can contribute to the
growth, profitability, and adaptability of the businesses they serve, while
tightly controlling costs. CA continues to deliver on its EITM vision with
innovative technologies that address our customers' most pressing challenges,
and also deliver long-term value by supporting and driving business
    EITM is CA's strategic vision for changing the way enterprises manage IT.
It provides customers with an integrated and modular approach to govern,
manage and secure IT environments, while aligning IT to the company's business
    "In today's high-stakes/high-risk markets, companies have to consider IT
a strategic value center-rather than simply managing it as a cost center,"
said Judith Hurwitz, president of Hurwitz & Associates. "CA is focusing on
helping IT organizations improve efficiency through automation and better
resource allocation."

    Helping to Facilitate Compliance and Enforce Policy

    Five of the CA solutions announced today improve enterprise-wide risk
management by helping organizations address both external regulations and
internal performance objectives. CA's solutions help reduce associated costs
and enable implementation of best practices for identifying, measuring,
analyzing and balancing risk. Several of the solutions have been specifically
designed to facilitate adherence to SOX, PCI Standard, HIPAA, COBIT, and many
other important standards.

    -   CA GRC Manager r1.5 offers risk management, compliance and audit
        professionals powerful new capabilities to centrally manage risk and
        compliance initiatives across the entire enterprise. The new version
        enables organizations to manage business policies throughout their
        lifecycle, correlate and analyze key performance and risk indicators,
        and automate GRC program management to help ensure peak performance.

    -   CA Security Compliance Manager(*) is a new product that improves IT
        security and helps facilitate compliance with legal, corporate and
        government regulations. CA Security Compliance Manager is designed to
        automatically detect security policy or compliance violations, such
        as inactive or orphan accounts, and initiate remediation. It also
        streamlines the manual processes around certification and attestation
        of entitlements. CA Security Compliance Manager integrates with CA
        Identity Manager, CA-ACF2 and CA-Top Secret, CA GRC Manager and CA
        Service Desk. It delivers compliance reports that show "who has
        access to what," "who can do what" and "who approved what" - while
        simplifying corrective action.

    -   CA Access Control Premium Edition improves its customers' approach to
        IT security and compliance by providing cross-platform creation,
        deployment and management of more specific, role-based access
        controls for servers. With the support of an automated distribution
        and endpoint update system, CA Access Control Premium Edition can
        manage thousands of endpoints from a single server and accommodate
        large deployments. It also provides aggregated, proactive reporting
        on entitlements and policy status so that out-of-policy issues can be
        corrected before they create security or compliance problems.

    -   CA Identity Manager r12 gives organizations unprecedented
        capabilities to manage identities from creation to modification to
        removal in both mainframe and distributed environments. The
        architecture, installation, administration and reporting enhancements
        made to this release help organizations reduce the complexity and
        cost of an identity management deployment, while easing compliance
        initiatives. CA Identity Manager supports integration and
        customization with specialized systems and applications through a
        wizard-based identity integration tool.

    -   CA Software Compliance Manager(*) is a new product that enables
        organizations to dramatically reduce the risks and costs associated
        with managing software licenses. Today many businesses rely on
        manual, unrepeatable processes to manage software licenses. This
        increases the risk of software audit failure. CA Software Compliance
        Manager helps establish sustainable and continuous compliance
        processes that help meet regulatory mandates. It eases audit
        processes by integrating software asset data from third party and CA
        inventory tools and then normalizes it for proper license management.

    Improving Efficiency and Value Through Automation and Policy-Based

    According to a February 26, 2008 report by Forrester Research entitled
"Data Center Automation Defined", IT spends about 75% of its budget on ongoing
operations and maintenance. One major reason for this is the absence of
mechanisms to automate tasks. Many factors lead to the rising labor costs
associated with the management and maintenance of infrastructure, and the only
way to counter these factors is to adopt automation to reduce costs and
increase efficiency wherever possible.
    Three of the solutions introduced by CA use automation to align IT with
the business, improve efficiency and reduce cost:

    -   CA IT Process Manager(*) is a new product that strengthens CA's Data
        Center Automation solutions by automating IT processes across the
        data center. It is designed to drive down management costs and
        increase productivity, while enforcing best practices aimed at
        improving performance and availability of critical business
        applications. CA IT Process Manager transforms IT management and the
        ability to deliver services to the business faster by allowing
        organizations to design, build, orchestrate, manage and report on
        workflows that support IT operations processes. Customers can
        automate and visualize critical IT processes around key IT
        initiatives including workload automation, data center automation,
        disaster recovery, consolidation, ITIL/ITSM, provisioning, security
        and virtualization management by leveraging deep integration to more
        than 30 IT management solutions from CA, as well as IBM, BMC, HP and

    -   CA Advanced Systems Management r11.2 builds on CA's commitment to
        provide customers a vendor- and platform-neutral solution that
        streamlines the management of physical and virtual server
        environments. Expanding CA's support for a broad array of
        virtualization platforms, CA Advanced Systems Management now
        integrates with VMware VirtualCenter and supports Sun's logical
        domains. It also provides unique insight for virtual and cluster
        environments through physical-to-virtual mapping of the enterprise
        server infrastructure. This functionality helps customers
        continuously assess, manage and optimize virtual system resources to
        verify service availability.
    -   CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation r11.6 automates management
        of z/OS(R) system resources and features a Switch Operations Facility
        (SOF) that enables mainframe system administrators to quickly
        visualize, monitor, and manage the health of complex Enterprise
        Systems Connection and Fiber Connectivity infrastructures. These
        infrastructures, which connect mainframes to peripheral resources
        such as storage devices, are critically important for the delivery of
        IT services, but also are notoriously difficult and time-consuming to
        manage. With the SOF, IT staff can manage this infrastructure more
        effectively in less time.

    For more information on today's announcements, please see

    (*) Denotes new products announced today.

    About CA

    CA (NASDAQ:   CA), one of the world's largest independent software
companies, provides software solutions to unify and simplify(TM) IT
management. 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. Founded in 1976, CA
serves customers in virtually every country in the world. For more
information, please visit

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