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SoftTree Introduces the Industry's First Database Auditing API for Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase and DB2.

SoftTree's Database Auditing API Provides Software Vendors and In-House Developers with a Comprehensive Solution to Monitor, Audit and Report Access and Changes to Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase and DB2 Database-Driven Applications

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- SoftTree Technologies, a leading provider of management and administration solutions for SQL, today announced immediate availability of the industry's first and only multi-platform Database Auditing API for the market's most popular database management systems. This new Database Auditing API packages the audit installation, management and reporting logic inherent the company's DB Audit Expert product into pluggable cross-platform Java-based libraries enabling independent software vendors and in-house developers to quickly integrate database auditing and compliance reporting functions into their applications. It can also greatly extend security and compliance capabilities of existing applications, enabling the auditing of both regular and back-door access to the application data stored in a database; enabling to track and analyze any database activity including database security changes, database access and usage, data creation, change or deletion. Support for all 4 major database systems (IBM DB2, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase ASE) provides unparalleled flexibility.

The new Database Auditing API has been designed in partnership with several ISV partners, "SoftTree has benefited tremendously from strong partner-driven revenue," said Bryan Bain, chief marketing officer at SoftTree Technologies. "The API will extend the partner landscape, allowing new and existing business partners add database auditing as a standard feature of their products,"" said Bain.

SoftTree business partners like ProfitKey International bundle DB Audit Expert with their products to provide a cost-effective solution for clients to meet internal and external audit standards such as Sarbanes-Oxley, GLBA, HIPAA, BASEL II and The USA Patriot Act. "Integrating their DB Audit Expert with our Rapid Response Manufacturing ERP solution provides our customers with a system of internal controls necessary to manage access to critical business information and comply with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Adding DB Audit Expert continues to show our commitment to strengthening ProfitKey's overall product offering," said Ken Hayes, vice president for new business development, ProfitKey International.

The new Database Auditing API packages all of the functionality auditing and compliance functions inherent in DB Audit Expert v3.1, including:

* Monitoring of regular and back-door database access

* Auditing and continuous compliance

* Centralized auditing control of multiple database systems

* Real-time email alerting

* Regulatory compliance reporting

Pricing and Availability

The Database Auditing API is available immediately. Pricing starts at $5,000 for a single application, unlimited database instance license. A royalty-free ISV license is available for $50,000. Source code licensing options are also available.

About SoftTree Technologies

SoftTree delivers a power suite of tools for managing and administering the world's most popular database management systems - Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, and Sybase. DBA-proven, and engineered for the enterprise, SoftTree's solutions include: Scheduling, Job Management, Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics, Configuration Management, Auditing and Compliance, and Data Migration and Transformation. Headquartered in Staten Island, NY, SoftTree's products are sold and supported directly and via authorized resellers and distributors around the globe. For more information, please visit www.softtree.com.
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