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Archer Technologies Announces GRC Roadshow Momentum

Governance, Risk and Compliance Leaders Gather to Share Best Practices and Explore Archer's Evolving Solution Offerings

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 10/29/09 -- Archer Technologies, a provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, today wrapped up the first stage of its 2009 GRC Roadshow with an event in New York that brought together more than 200 risk and compliance professionals from 75 companies to discuss best practices for "operationalizing" GRC initiatives, planning a GRC strategy roadmap, and converging IT and business processes. Total participation for the five completed Archer Roadshow events tops 450 attendees, and registration for the entire series currently exceeds 800.

Continuing the momentum of the early GRC Roadshow stops, Archer today announced seven additional dates:

--  Boston - Nov. 3 - Hosted by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
--  Atlanta - Nov. 4 - Hosted by KPMG
--  Dallas - Nov. 5 - Hosted by KPMG
--  Charlotte - Nov. 10 - Hosted by BB&T
--  Seattle - Nov. 17 - Hosted by KPMG
--  Los Angeles - Dec. 3 - Hosted by Ernst & Young
--  London - Dec. 8 - Hosted by Ernst & Young

"We are proud to be working closely with Archer next week at the GRC Roadshow event here in Boston," said D.J. Long, senior director of corporate development at RSA, The Security Division of EMC. "RSA recommends that all organizations, such as the esteemed companies attending the Roadshow next week, take a broad view of risks and align processes across both security and IT operations. This view provides the visibility and control to detect and mitigate information security threats before they impact a business -- monitoring not just the perimeter but where the data moves and resides, whether in the infrastructure or not."

New Archer GRC Roadshow dates extend the previously announced schedule in the following cities:

--  Kansas City - Sept. 10 - Hosted by UMB Financial
--  Minneapolis - Sept. 17 - Hosted by MSI Systems Integrators
--  San Francisco - Oct. 2 - Hosted by McKesson
--  Washington, D.C. - Oct. 8 - Hosted by Nova Datacom
--  New York - Oct. 29 - Hosted by Time Warner
--  Chicago - Nov. 2 - Hosted by KPMG
--  Houston - Nov. 12 - Hosted by Ernst & Young

"The record participation we've seen at this year's Archer Roadshow speaks to the growing demand for an enterprise GRC architecture that enables collaboration and process automation across IT, Finance, Legal and Operational domains," said Peter Novosel, vice president of products for Archer. "In our discussions with customers and partners at these events, we're hearing a common theme: Companies are moving away from a siloed approach to GRC and are looking for opportunities to strategically unify related efforts across the organization. Archer's flexible SmartSuite Framework is allowing our customers to bridge the gap between IT and the lines of business for a holistic view of risk and compliance."

To learn more about the Archer GRC Roadshow or to register, visit

About Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies delivers enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions. With more than six million licensed users and a client list that includes one in four of the Fortune 100, Archer enables companies to manage enterprise risks, demonstrate compliance, automate business processes and gain visibility into corporate risk and security controls.

Archer's out-of-the-box solutions, including Policy, Risk, Compliance, Enterprise, Incident, Vendor, Threat, Business Continuity and Audit Management, are built on the flexible Archer SmartSuite Framework(TM), allowing clients to tailor the solutions according to their unique requirements. Whether deployed on-premise or via Archer's SaaS model, the Framework has become a go-to GRC platform for many global organizations.

Archer is the only vendor that delivers the Archer E-GRC Ecosystem(TM) comprised of out-of-the-box solutions, a flexible Framework, a robust user community, and an application and partner exchange, which provides clients the tools they need to build a best-in-class enterprise GRC program. For more information, visit or call 1-888-539-EGRC.

RSA is a registered trademark or trademark of RSA Security, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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