Prevari Launches Technology Risk Manager Focus Groups - Asks for Development and Application Feedback from SarbOx and Risk Professionals

Technology Risk Measurement firm, Prevari, launches a series of Focus Groups to gain feedback on its Technology Risk Manager tool from risk and Sarbanes-Oxley thought leaders

Minneapolis, MN, August 18, 2005 --( Prevari, Inc. (, a company dedicated to improving the way businesses manage IT risk and regulatory compliance requirements, has today announced the launch of a series of focus groups designed to gain feedback from risk and Sarbanes Oxley thought leaders in regards to the features, and additional requirements, of its Technology Risk Manager.

The Technology Risk Manager is a quantitative technology risk measurement system and management tool designed to anticipate the impact of future IT implementations on organizational security risk levels.

“In our discussions with users, we found that the Technology Risk Manager could effectively be used to conduct a quantitative Sarbanes Oxley gap analysis,” said Jerry Jeschke, Chief Operating Officer. “In response to this unique application, we've determined that a series of focus groups will help us gain deeper insight to requirements and enable us to expand our development vision - directly in response to market needs.”

Prevari currently deploys the Technology Risk Manager at organizations, such as First Minnesota Bank, to provide a predictive view of technology risk based upon a network's core software.

“As a technology scientist and developer of the Technology Risk Manager I realize how important it is to gain insight to additional requirements directly from the people who may be using this product,” said Dr. Martin Carmichael, Chief Scientist, Prevari. “A series of online focus groups allows us to gain feedback from numerous risk professionals in a condensed period of time.”

As a thank you to qualified focus group participants, Prevari will offer a complimentary technology risk analysis of a subset of their technology environment. This objective view will provide the participants with a “first hand” understanding of how a measured and quantifiable process can provide value within their own environment.

Model-based simulations will help to demonstrate how technology improvements will provide true value to their compliance and risk mitigation initiatives.

Focus Groups will be held online and via teleconference on

* Wednesday, August 24 - 8 PST, 9 CST, 11EST, and
* Thursday, September 8th - 8 PST, 9 CST, 11EST

To qualify for registration at a Fall 2005 Prevari Technology Risk Manager focus group visit:

About Prevari
Prevari Inc. is a company dedicated to improving the way businesses manage IT risk and regulatory compliance requirements. Prevari has developed the Technology Risk Manager, an IT risk measurement system and management tool which leverages the company's expertise of applying process maturity and quality assurance principles to complete enterprise technology risk management, planning and implementation. KoniKaye Jeschke, President and CEO, was named a Finance & Commerce 2004 Innovator of The Year for development of a breakthrough approach to quantifiably model business technology risk.

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