HOUSTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC), the
leading provider of enterprise management, today announced solutions for Linux
and desktop management that Assure Business Availability(R) for customers with
diverse IT environments. By expanding its enterprise management capabilities
for Linux and the desktop, BMC Software continues to offer the industry's
broadest and deepest support for all platforms in the enterprise -- giving
customers extensive cost savings through centralized intelligent platform
management. PATROL(R) for Desktops, PATROL for Microsoft Windows Servers and
PATROL for Unix by BMC Software go beyond managing the operating system to
ensure that the customer's entire enterprise is available and performing as
"BMC Software is committed to delivering monitoring and management
solutions for all of the top-tier platforms," said Carl Coken, vice president,
PATROL Platform solutions, BMC Software. "Our new Linux and desktop
management solutions continue our leadership in delivering infrastructure
management giving our customers control over their entire enterprise -- from
the desktop to the server."
BMC Software Simplifies Desktop and Windows Management
PATROL for Desktops extends BMC Software's extensive management
capabilities from the enterprise to the desktop, centralizing management and
deployment so it will not impact performance of the desktop. The solution,
which installs, configures and deploys in minutes, monitors key operating
system health indicators such as registry changes, services, printers, memory
and disk. It also features intelligent recovery actions, which will restart
processes when they fail.
"As an online financial services company, we need to ensure that our
traders' desktops are available and at peak performance at all times," said
Eric Lesatz, vice president of Information Systems, A.B. Watley, Inc. "We are
looking forward to evaluating PATROL for Desktops to optimize our traders'
desktop availability which will enable us to deliver the highest level of
reliability and the quality of service that our customers demand."
Recently updated, PATROL for Microsoft Windows Servers ensures the
availability of Windows Servers, providing the ability to fix problems before
they affect the customer and provides a rapid return on the investment
customers are making in Microsoft Windows systems. It also automates
monitoring and management to provide optimal Windows Active Directory
operations, which enhances application interoperability. Windows Active
Directory management is intelligent, out-of-the-box and offers a centralized
view of the entire domain. PATROL for Microsoft Windows Servers supports both
Windows NT and Windows 2000, providing simplified management of mixed Windows
Linux Support Provides Simplified, Cross-platform Management
PATROL for Unix, which ensures server performance and availability for a
wide variety of Unix platforms including Solaris, HP and AIX now supports
Linux. BMC Software also has a variety of solutions for Linux which provide
operating system management, Web server management, Linux zSeries platform
management, advanced performance analysis capabilities for optimizing an
organization's Linux environment and advanced prediction capabilities for
proactively planning for changes, including capacity planning.
BMC Software offers Linux solutions that span multiple platforms,
including mainframe and Intel systems. Working together, PATROL and
MAINVIEW(R) allow customers to intelligently manage key Linux systems --
regardless of platform. These solutions simplify application management by
monitoring, managing, controlling, optimizing and predicting the impact of
changes on all technologies from a single view. The solutions are scalable,
interoperable and provide application-centric management that ensures
availability of an organization's mission-critical enterprise.
Pricing and Availability
PATROL for Unix and PATROL for Microsoft Windows Servers are available
worldwide with prices starting at $815. PATROL for Desktops is available
worldwide with prices starting at $170.
About BMC Software
BMC Software, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise management
solutions. By Assuring Business Availability(R), BMC Software delivers
control over infrastructure management costs, control of market advantage and
differentiation via service management and growth of business value with
solutions for business optimization. BMC Software is a member of the S&P 500,
with fiscal year 2001 revenues exceeding $1.5 billion and offices worldwide.
For more information, please visit BMC Software's Web site at www.bmc.com .
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