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Avatier Lands GSA Schedule 70 Contract Award

Federal, State and Local Governments Now Able to Leverage Pre-Negotiated Rates to Take Advantage of Avatier's Identity and Access Risk Management Suite and Vendor Agnostic Services

SAN RAMON, Calif. — July 18, 2012 — Avatier Corp., a leading identity and access risk management solutions provider, today announced it has been awarded a coveted U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 contract award for federal, state and local government software sales. Now, government entities can leverage pre-negotiated, tiered and bulk-discounted rates to obtain access to Avatier’s award-winning Identity and Access Risk Management (ARM) suite. The suite includes applications for user provisioning, access governance, risk intelligence and password management. The IT Schedule 70 contract award firmly establishes Avatier as a trusted software provider in the government market.

The acquisition and procurement arm of the federal government, the U.S. GSA serves as a critical link between the public and private sectors. Through its IT Schedule 70 purchasing program, GSA establishes long-term, government contracts with commercial firms to provide access to millions of commercial products and services from more than 5,000 certified industry partners. After an eight-month process, Avatier was selected as one of those partners, and can now offer software licenses for its ARM suite and ARM training and certification to federal, state and local government agencies.

"This contract award establishes Avatier as a trusted provider in the government industry, where we already have a number of contracts," said Nelson Cicchitto, chairman and CEO of Avatier. "Our solutions provide both swift time-to-value and tremendous operational efficiencies. It’s no surprise in this period of budget control and ROI scrutiny that the government would find this highly compelling."

In addition to its product offerings, Avatier also addresses customer needs by providing expert risk-based consulting services throughout the entire lifecycle of security initiatives. This includes strategic services prior to project initiation, vendor-agnostic implementation assistance throughout a project and operational services designed to ensure the smooth management of security solutions and support post project. From security assessments and directory cleanup initiatives, to full production support of IAM solutions, Avatier’s advisors maintain a business focus to solve challenges and reduce risk cost-effectively.

About Avatier

Avatier is the most innovative identity and access risk management solutions company in the world. The company invented the world’s first business service catalog in the form of an IT Store with automatic workflow, and its award-winning products are deployed worldwide across 16 vertical markets and hundreds of organizations with millions of managed user identities. The company’s Identity and Access Risk Management (ARM) suite incorporates products for user provisioning, password management, compliance governance and risk intelligence. All solutions represent the quickest time to value and the best operational efficiencies in the industry because of their innovative use of graphical configuration versus complex coding and scripting. Avatier is based in San Ramon, Calif., and is privately held. For more information on Avatier Corporation, go to https://www.avatier.com or call 800-609-8610.

Gary Thompson
Clarity Communications
415-963-4082, ext. 101