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BMC Extends Microsoft's Reach

SAN FRANCISCO -- As part of the annual RSA Conference, BMC Software today announced the expansion of the BMC Identity Management for .NET solution. Built on the Microsoft .NET identity and access management platform, customers can easily integrate the BMC .NET Identity Management solution across heterogeneous environments through the use of Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML)-enabled provisioning connectors for Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 (ILM 2007).

“BMC’s proven experience in providing identity and access management solutions for heterogeneous environments makes them a strong industry partner in helping to bring solutions for identity and access to a wide range of customers,” said Peter Houston, senior director of marketing for Identity and Access at Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased to see our relationship with BMC extend our platform’s reach further into the enterprise.”

BMC is the first identity solution vendor to offer a standards-based Web Service that enables the production-ready connectors from the BMC Identity Management for .NET solution to be used within the .NET environment. The service provides automated provisioning for resource access management to more than 40 different enterprise platforms and applications using customer-proven technology. Prior to this release, customers were required to manually write management agents for each application or platform, but now they can implement an out of the box management agent that utilizes a centralized identity management system based on the Microsoft identity and access platform.

According to Gartner, “Resource access management products offer benefits to any organization that needs to manage Microsoft groups or that wants to leverage its user-provisioning tool to create and manage roles and groups on supported IT target systems.” (Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2006”, by R. Witty and J. Enck, June 22, 2006.)

“Working with Microsoft, we are excited to deliver improved functionality to the market and further expand Windows and .NET into the identity management space,” said Bob Worner, director of the Identity Management Business Unit at BMC. “Compliance and auditing demands continue to increase and global organizations turn to BMC Identity Management solutions to address real business challenges and achieve impressive, measurable results.”

BMC Software Inc. (NYSE: BMC)