April 23, 2007

Attachmate Achieves 65,000th Customer Milestone

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Honored as Milestone Customer

Press Release


Attachmate Corporation today recognized its 65,000th customer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. With this announcement, Attachmate and its affiliates now boast customer deployments in more than 100 countries, serving over 80 industries, with over 16 million users.

For 25 years, major corporations and government agencies have relied upon Attachmate® technology to power their IT infrastructures. Today, Attachmate offers powerful, high-performance IT solutions that extend, manage and secure valuable information assets.

One customer that continually acknowledges the functionality, effectiveness and strength of Attachmate and NetIQ solutions is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. A health insurance company committed to enabling healthcare professionals with the information and technology infrastructure needed to improve healthcare quality for patients statewide, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has the distinction of being Attachmate’s 65,000th customer through its licensing of NetIQ® AppManager and NetIQ Security Manager software. Additionally, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts utilizes Attachmate host access solutions EXTRA!® and Reflection®.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts was recognized during Attachmate’s Global Sales Conference today in Orlando, Fla. as a customer whose focus on providing the best healthcare for its customers has led the company to use information technology as its greatest resource.

"We are honored to be recognized as a milestone customer by Attachmate as we rely on the company’s solutions for access to critical IT systems and complete IT service assurance," said Michael Ciano, director of Network and Desktop/LAN Services at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. "The combined power of Attachmate’s solutions guarantees that we can manage the health, availability and security of our IT systems, provide the business services our teams need, and ultimately run our IT organization efficiently in order to provide the highest quality healthcare statewide."

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts relies on multiple Attachmate products within their IT environment, including:

  • Attachmate EXTRA!
  • Attachmate Reflection
  • NetIQ AppManager Suite
  • NetIQ Security Manager
  • NetIQ® Secure Configuration Manager™
  • NetIQ Windows Administration products

"At Attachmate, we constantly focus on developing superior products, providing great support and ensuring we are easy to do business with," said Jeff Hawn, chairman, president and chief executive officer at Attachmate. "We have built a significant customer base by staying focused on our customers’ needs, helping them achieve their IT goals and exceeding their expectations. With Attachmate solutions, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, like all of our customers, can better manage, extend and secure their infrastructure. We look forward to a continued relationship with them and remain committed to supporting their business objectives."

Attachmate, a leader in host connectivity, integration, PC lifecycle management and systems and security management, continues to focus on innovation and technology development. Illustrating its position as an industry leader, Attachmate was the first software developer in the world to have a product certified for Microsoft Windows Vista, with Attachmate EXTRA! X-treme v9. More recently, NetIQ launched AppManager 7, the core technology for the NetIQ AppManager Suite. This latest version empowers enterprises with greater levels of IT management productivity and visibility while serving as the critical foundation needed for safely exploiting next-generation technologies.

About Attachmate

Attachmate, owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, enables IT organizations to extend mission critical services and assures they are managed, secure and compliant. Attachmate’s leading solutions include host connectivity, systems and security management, and PC lifecycle management. Our goal is to empower IT organizations to deliver trusted applications, manage service levels, and ensure compliance by leveraging knowledge, automation and secured connectivity. For more information, visit www.attachmate.com.

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