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CA Committed to Driving International Software Asset Management Standards with Formation of ISO 19770-2 Tag Certification Organization

ISLANDIA, N.Y. and PISCATAWAY, N.J. – CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) and today announced that CA has joined as a founding member., introduced today by the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO), is a technical, membership-driven organization, founded as the certification authority for ISO/IEC 19770-2 software identification tags (SWID tags). In addition to being a certification authority,’s mission is to provide a forum for information sharing resources among software publishers, tool providers and software asset management (SAM) entities and to provide a shared library of technical knowledge and software tools including consistent cross-vendor, cross-platform APIs.

“Founding membership in demonstrates CA’s continued leadership in IT asset management,” said Brian Bell, senior vice president and general manager, CA Service Management. “We’re excited to be part of this new standards-focused organization and to help drive a software identification capability that we believe will simplify software license compliance and unify SAM with other service management disciplines to expand the scope of more rapidly attainable Lean IT principles and processes.”

“ISO 19770-2 is a groundbreaking standard that, for the first time, promises definitive and authoritative identification of software installations,” said Howard Hastings, IT asset management evangelist for CA, Inc. and board member. “Despite nearly two decades of development, software discovery and identification remains difficult to accomplish at even a reasonable level in all environments. This means additional costs and resource requirements for software purchasers and software publishers. The use of software identification tags begins to resolve this problem and will encourage software purchasers to require their suppliers to provide certified tags as part of their product delivery.” delivers registration and software tag certification services and, as a neutral, non-profit, community-driven organization, represents a single objective voice of the software market,” said Steve Klos, executive director of “It is crucial to the success of ISO 19770-2 that the leading software publishers set an early example for the industry by embracing this new standard. CA’s involvement as a founding member in TagVault is evidence of their commitment"

About is the registration authority for ISO/IEC 19770-2 software identification tags (SWID tags). Formed as a non-profit organization under IEEE-ISTO, provides a shared library of software tools and technical knowledge that decrease the costs involved in creating and managing software tags.’s registration process ensures tags fully conform to the tagging standard while also ensuring normalized tag contents. also provides communication forums and information sharing resources among software publishers, tool providers and SAM practitioners. For more information, please go to

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