Covisint, a Compuware Company, to Speak on Securing External Identities in Oil and Gas Joint Ventures

Presentation at Microsoft Global Energy Forum to Show How Major Oil Company Uses Federated Identities to Protect Internal IT Assets

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HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, announced that its Chief Security Officer, Dave Miller, will speak today at the Microsoft Global Energy Forum (booth No. 8). Miller will help the conference's oil and gas industry attendees learn how to speed time-to-first-oil by successfully managing security information, practices and processes in joint ventures.

Miller also will introduce a Covisint customer from one of the world's largest oil companies who will detail how it leveraged Covisint to gain cloud-based identity federation assurance, establish common processes and efficiently increase compliance for joint ventures. Subsequent to their brief presentations, both Miller and the Covisint customer will engage in a Q&A with oil and gas attendees, addressing the real-world joint venture and security/identity challenges they face.

"Joint ventures dramatically impact the entire business and are complex, scalable opportunities that need to be managed well," said Miller. "Secure access to information is quickly becoming a distinct competitive advantage for oil and gas, and the industry is experiencing a radical shift in the need for the kind of enterprise-wide identity and federation capabilities that Covisint brings to joint ventures."

Who:  Exploration and production company C-level executives responsible for information and knowledge management, IT, quality control, research and business systems analytics

When:  10:15 a.m., January 31, Westin Galleria Houston, Q&A to immediately follow

Register:  Global Energy Forum 2012, register here

"The oil and gas industry is increasingly realizing that access to secure information is becoming a distinct competitive advantage," Miller said. "Covisint has more than a decade of experience in streamlining and simplifying engagement with third-party suppliers for joint ventures."

The Covisint cloud-based identity management (IDM) solution significantly reduces the burden of integrating complex systems, managing multiple IDs and passwords across a wide network of constituents by performing time-consuming administration and reporting tasks while assisting customers with their compliance challenges. Covisint cloud-based IDM solutions enable organizations to simply and securely manage digital identities across virtually any combination of internal/external systems and end user groups. Delivered as an on-demand set of services, Covisint cloud-based IDM solutions centralize and automate processes surrounding the exposure, acceptance, and monitoring of digital identities across security domains.

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint, a Compuware company, enables information ecosystems that quickly revolutionize organizations by providing secure communication and collaboration between people and systems in remarkably simple ways. Covisint is a recognized cloud computing pioneer driving the on-demand revolution that helps organizations connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners--enabling anywhere, anytime information. The Covisint ExchangeLink platform provides industry-specific services for identity management, collaborative portals and data exchange, as well as a third-party application marketplace. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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