Covisint Extends Its Enterprise-Grade Identity Management Platform to Serve Organizations of All Sizes

Covisint Extends Its Enterprise-Grade Identity Management Platform to Serve
Organizations of All Sizes

New On-Premises Capabilities Simplify Access to Partner and Customer Portals,
Mobile Identity Frameworks and Cloud Applications

DETROIT, Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR)
company, today extended its Cloud Identity Services to make it significantly
easier, faster and more secure for organizations of all sizes to manage
external identities and services. Covisint already manages more than 18
million IDs for some of the world's largest organizations. Today's
announcement makes it possible for small and medium enterprises to secure the
identities of customers, employees, business partners and suppliers.

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In today's hyper-connected and mobile world, organizations increasingly turn
to the cloud to better engage with external communities that influence their
success. In doing so, they often struggle to manage an explosion of digital
identities, including a lack of internal expertise, the deep complexity of
technology integrations, mobile device proliferation and cumbersome regulatory
issues.

Covisint centralizes and automates processes surrounding the exposure,
acceptance and monitoring of digital identities across security domains.
Today's announcement radically improves speed-to-value by giving organizations
a frictionless platform for identity and access management (IdM) to cloud and
on-premise applications.

Covisint quickly and securely delivers enterprise-grade value to key business
executives, including:

  *VPs and lines of business -- speeding secure access to external and
    enterprise users who need quick access to hundreds of cloud applications;
  *CIOs -- enabling rapid and on-budget IdM projects that meet existing and
    future needs;
  *CMOs -- social media access management and customer experience management
  *CFOs -- helping deal with regulatory issues, including Sarbanes Oxley
    requirements when leveraging cloud-based Sarbanes Oxley applications; and
  *CSOs -- enabling traditional, on-premise identity and access management
    systems to access cloud-based applications while supporting compliancy to
    EU Data Privacy, Safe Harbor, HIPPA, and more.

With Covisint Cloud Identity Services as a building block, customers can use
Covisint's cloud engagement platform to extend, enhance and create key
business processes that support customer engagement, loyalty and revenue.

"The increased adoption of cloud, mobile and social technologies – combined
with new business models – has extended the enterprise, creating a new set of
challenges for managing identities," said Dave McGuffie, Covisint Chief
Executive Officer. "We allow our customers to connect and engage with all the
applications, organizations, devices and people necessary to grow their
business in today's hyper-connected and mobile world. We are seeing customers
across industries launch new business initiatives on our cloud engagement
platform, with identity management leading the way."

Covisint was cited as a cloud identity and access management (IAM) leader in
the July, 2012 report by Forrester Research, Inc., entitled: "The Forrester
Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management, Q3 2012," and the
company will showcase its enhanced cloud engagement platform at RSA 2013,
February 25 to March 1, 2013, in San Francisco.

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint provides the leading cloud engagement platform for creating and
enabling new mission-critical external business processes. Our solutions
enable organizations to connect, engage, and collaborate with the critical
external audiences that define their success--including customers, business
partners and suppliers. Covisint allows its clients to establish a secure,
reliable, integrated presence in the cloud, and it provides the kind of
engaging information experiences that people everywhere have come to expect.
Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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         Doug Anter
         Public Relations Manager, Covisint
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