SOURCE: Tideway Systems

March 20, 2007 09:00 ET

Tideway Systems Launches Formal US Channel Partner Program

Joint Customers and Partners to Benefit From a Comprehensive Application Dependency Mapping Solution

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- Tideway Systems, the independent leader in IT service configuration management for enterprises, today announced the formation of its US Channel Partner Program to support Tideway's growing network of partners including value added resellers, independent software vendors, systems integrators and consulting partners. The comprehensive program supports channel partners that integrate their offerings with Tideway's proven application dependency mapping solution and provides them with an effective route to increase revenue and customer sustainability.

The Tideway Channel Partner Program consists of a robust revenue generation program including joint sales, marketing, technical support, training and reseller certification program for member organizations to resell Tideway's flagship product Foundation™.

Inaugural members of the Tideway Channel Partner Program are leading organizations including Vigilant, Stratagen Group, Align Communications and Interlink.

"Tideway's future growth can be fuelled by the success of our channel and we are committed to building mutually profitable and successful connections with our partners," said Richard Muirhead, CEO and Founder of Tideway Systems. "To run IT like a business, IT managers need to implement repeatable, automated processes across their organizations. They also need up-to-date and reliable management data to allow them to plan, execute and measure progress. Tideway Foundation provides this critical piece and leading resellers and ISVs recognize the need to partner with us to fulfill this growing business requirement."

The Tideway Channel Partner Program Members:

--  Vigilant - global reseller, managed service provider and trainer for
    Tideway Foundation - Vigilant is the premier information risk management
    specialist to the Fortune 1000.
--  Stratagen Group - reseller of Tideway Foundation for North America -
    Stratagen Group provides research, technology platforms, hands on
    deployment and executive direction for the management of business and
    technology, together.
--  Align Communications - global reseller of Tideway Foundation - Align
    Communications is a global information technology solutions firm, helping
    businesses manage, move, improve and integrate their entire technology
    infrastructures.  Align's change management solution incorporates their
    software tool, Asset Point, with best-business practices for asset tagging,
    inventorying, populating and maintaining an accurate asset repository.  The
    Asset Point solution will be tightly integrated with Tideway's Foundation
    to help organizations better control their IT assets.
--  Interlink Software - global reseller of Tideway Foundation - Interlink
    Software is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that pioneered the
    approach of incorporating a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) into
    their product design, implementing a low maintenance, process driven
    approach to delivering Business Service Management (BSM) and Service
    Configuration Management (SCM).
Alison Andrews, CEO of Vigilant, LLC, said: "Partnering with Tideway allows us to extend our service offerings in a way that bridges the gap between corporate IT and Information Security organizations. By integrating Configuration Management with Security Information & Event Management (SIEM), we know we are creating the next generation of operational risk solutions, and providing our clients with true, real-time situational awareness. Tideway Foundation's industry-leading asset discovery and business application modeling features provide us with the tools to create high-value, high-ROI solutions for our Fortune 500 clients. Joining Tideway's channel program is a natural progression in our partner relationship, allowing us to leverage Tideway's solution across our business."

Marvin Josif, General Manager of Align Communications, said: "IT best practice depends on enterprise configuration intelligence and Tideway Foundation simplifies and automates the process of configuration management. By combining our Asset Point solution with Tideway's Foundation, we can better focus on helping organizations make the most of their IT and data center assets."

Tideway's products provide organizations with complete transparency of their complex IT environments. They enable organizations to model distributed business applications and link them to their supporting infrastructure, serving as a cornerstone of integrated enterprise systems management solutions and for implementing IT best practices. Configuration management databases can be implemented with ease, automating and centralizing the resource-intensive tasks of discovering and understanding application infrastructure. Sophisticated browser-based reporting, visualization and integration capabilities make this IT intelligence available in an actionable form right at the point of decision or analysis.

About Tideway Systems

Tideway Systems™ is the independent leader in IT service configuration management for enterprises. Tideway's flagship product, Foundation, provides essential transparency of data center configuration and dependencies, makes configuration management as simple as search and counts among its customers British American Tobacco, British Telecom (BT), BSkyB, Co-operative Bank, Dimension Data, Dresdner Kleinwort, GlaxoSmithKline, ING, JCB, Linklaters, LogicaCMG, and Mizuho Bank Ltd.

Tideway Systems is a privately held company with offices in the UK, USA, Denmark and Germany. See for further information.

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