Peregrine Systems(R) Announces Enterprise Discovery(TM) 2.0

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peregrine Systems, Inc. , a leading provider of IT asset and service management software, today introduced Enterprise Discovery 2.0, its newest product suite, which enables IT to automatically discover, inventory and better manage all hardware, enterprise software, open source and network devices. Enterprise Discovery 2.0 captures detailed, cross-platform configuration information that populates Peregrine's Active CMDB. With out-of-box integration to Peregrine's IT asset and service management solutions, Enterprise Discovery 2.0 provides critical configuration item status validation required for ITIL-based processes.

A highly scalable solution capable of discovering more than 50,000 devices per server and supporting up to 500,000 devices per server group, Enterprise Discovery 2.0 is the only solution that provides the performance, accuracy and full integration required for leveraging detailed configuration item (CI) data into service and IT asset management applications. Enterprise Discovery 2.0 provides software inventory scanners for AIX, HP/UX, Solaris, Linux, Windows, and legacy platforms. Discovered files are reconciled against a library of over 12,000 known software titles, essential for software compliance and utilization initiatives.

"While many products can collect raw data about various network assets, Enterprise Discovery 2.0 is unique in its ability to consolidate this process across the enterprise, associate the data in a way that's meaningful to IT operational processes, and provide closed-loop validation that's required for managing a CMDB," said Craig Macdonald, vice president of product marketing and product management at Peregrine Systems.

Enterprise Discovery 2.0 is a core component of Peregrine's Asset Tracking, Expense Control and Service Establishment solutions. In these and other Peregrine solutions, Enterprise Discovery 2.0 delivers actionable information that is critical to improving hardware and software utilization, driving down IT asset costs and improving IT labor efficiencies.

Enterprise Discovery 2.0 consists of three interconnecting products: Device Discovery, Inventory and Software Utilization:

* Device Discovery is an agentless product that identifies all of the hardware and networking devices connected to the network; * Inventory is an agent-based, detailed inventory product that provides complete information about desktops, servers and the applications that run on them. It supports configuration management, incident management, change management, problem management and software asset management; * Software Utilization is a product that expands Peregrine's Software Asset Management capabilities by tracking the usage of each software application, from the aggregate level down to each individual user. About Peregrine

Peregrine Systems, Inc. is a global provider of enterprise software to enable leading companies to optimally manage the IT infrastructure. The company's flagship product suites -- ServiceCenter(R) and AssetCenter(R) -- create a foundation for IT asset and service management solutions based on industry best practices, including ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library). In addition, customers use Peregrine's Configuration Services suite to gain an accurate, consolidated view of their IT assets. Peregrine recently introduced a new vision -- Optimal IT(TM) -- to deliver predictive analytics and decision modeling to optimize IT performance.

Founded in 1981, Peregrine has sustained a longstanding tradition of delivering software solutions with superior functionality to a broad segment of the global enterprise customer market. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the company conducts business from offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit: http://www.peregrine.com/.

Peregrine Systems, ServiceCenter, AssetCenter, Optimal IT and Enterprise Discovery are trademarks or registered trademarks of Peregrine Systems, Inc. or its affiliates. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Media Relations Contacts: Tracy Benelli Peregrine Systems, Inc. (858) 720-5609 tracy.benelli@peregrine.com Alissa Vasilevskis Text 100 (415) 593-8482 AlissaV@text100.com Investor Relations Contact: Heidi Flannery Ficomm (503) 203-8808 ext. 103 Heidi.flannery@ficomm.com Industry Analyst Relations: Beth Johnson Peregrine Systems, Inc. (415) 283-5221 elizabeth.johnson@peregrine.com

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