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Metastorm BPM(R) Suite Maintains Common Criteria Certification

Jue 24, 2008

Company Renews its Compliance With Government Security Requirements

BALTIMORE, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Metastorm, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Analysis (BPA), and Enterprise Architecture (EA) software for aligning strategy with execution, revealed today that Metastorm BPM(R) has again attained the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) at Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2) through the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP).

Metastorm was the first and only pure-play BPM provider to achieve Common Criteria Certification in 2006, validating it had met the security requirements defined by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) in conjunction with other international governments. Metastorm BPM version 7.5 is the latest version to pass the rigorous certification requirements.

The NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) is managed and staffed by the NSA. It is a national program focused on the evaluation of information technology products for conformance to the International Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation. The program helps consumers select IT products that meet NSA security requirements and helps the manufacturers of those products gain acceptance in the global marketplace.

"Achieving Common Criteria Certification on Metastorm BPM for the second time is a significant milestone for Metastorm as it provides third-party confirmation to customers that we continue to deliver a secure solution to meet the rigorous security requirements of government and commercial organizations," stated Greg Carter, Metastorm CTO and Vice President of Development.

Metastorm continues to gain momentum as an EA, BPA and BPM vendor for government organizations worldwide. For example, The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Federal Detention Trustee created eDesignate - a paperless case management system that supports cross-agency collaboration on detention issues using Metastorm BPM. The system is used to manage the prisoner designation process from the Courts, the United States Marshals Service (USMS), and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

Other government organizations using Metastorm software include the Australian Government Department of Finance & Deregulation, City of New Orleans, City of Norfolk, City of Richmond, Hampshire County Council, Mid Devon District Council, South Africa Office of the President, UK Home Office, U.S. Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, and U.S. Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

About Metastorm Inc.

With a focus on enterprise visibility, optimization, and agility, Metastorm offers market-leading software for Enterprise Architecture (EA), Business Process Analysis (BPA) and Business Process Management (BPM). As an integrated product portfolio, Metastorm Enterprise(TM) allows organizations to improve business results by unifying strategy, analysis and execution. Metastorm is bringing together these critical disciplines to enable an understanding of enterprise architecture and strategy, accurate impact and opportunity assessment, effective process execution, and accelerated value realization for organizations worldwide. For more information on powering strategic advantage with Metastorm Enterprise, visit www.metastorm.com.


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