SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

March 27, 2007 08:00 ET

Tripwire and BMC Software Team to Provide Market Leading Compliance Solution and Enhance the Business Value of IT

Tripwire Delivers Certified BMC Remedy Service Desk Integration; Ensures Maximum ROI of BMC Products

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- Tripwire, Inc., the leading provider of configuration audit and control solutions, today announced it has formed a strategic relationship with Business Service Management leader, BMC (NYSE: BMC), joining the company's MarketZone program. Today also marks the availability of its certified BMC Remedy Service Desk integration for the latest version of its flagship product, Tripwire Enterprise 6.0. Together, BMC and Tripwire provide IT management with the ability to reduce costs and risk with increased control over IT operations. Customers may now order Tripwire Enterprise 6.0 through BMC's sales force, offering customers a one-stop-shop for integrated solutions.

"Moving from a component to a service management perspective for IT organizations requires further maturity in process and technology in change and configuration management to drive compliance assurance," said Stephen Elliot, Research Manager, System Management at IDC. "IT and business executives should consider solutions that offer out of the box integrations that drive operational efficiencies and effectiveness." Business Service Management (BSM) solutions can ensure the compliance of all IT infrastructure by preventing out-of-band change.

"With BSM, BMC helps customers achieve continuous compliance that is integrated in the day-to-day operations of the IT department. Our customers align IT processes to their business needs resulting in greater visibility into the IT infrastructure," said Fred Johannessen, vice president, Technology Alliance and MarketZone, BMC. "Tripwire complements our solutions. Together, we provide a comprehensive view of configuration changes to ensure processes are followed and changes that could negatively impact IT operations, security or compliance are addressed." Together Tripwire and BMC Software provide a market leading solution with strong competitive differentiation.

In addition to BMC Remedy, Tripwire has a certified integration with Atrium CMDB 1.0, ensuring data integrity and preventing configuration drift, in turn accelerating the amount of time in which customers will see a return on their CMDB investment. Tripwire also complements BMC Configuration Manager, formerly Marimba, helping ensure that all change is made through BMC Configuration Management.

Market Partners

As a MarketZone partner, Tripwire Enterprise 6.0 is orderable through the BMC sales force, offering customers a one-stop-shop for integrated solutions. Further, as part of this relationship, Tripwire and BMC will collaborate directly to address customer requests for integrated Tripwire-BMC solutions focused on IT process optimization, business service management and change and configuration automation initiatives.

"Tripwire and BMC offer customers the most comprehensive solution in the industry for controlling IT," said Jim Johnson, Tripwire CEO. "Together, Tripwire and BMC will speed the ROI IT organizations can expect from strategic initiatives and ensure closed-loop business service management to offer our customers an unparalleled solution for driving IT value within the organization."

BMC Remedy and Tripwire

Together, BMC and Tripwire solutions provide a comprehensive view of configuration changes, both planned and actual, to ensure processes are followed and unintended changes that could negatively impact IT operations, security or compliance are addressed. This integration allows customers to see that authorized changes are made correctly; best practices are followed and enforced; and unauthorized changes are identified and corrected, if necessary.

Through collaboration with BMC, Tripwire will correlate all changes within the IT infrastructure to the BMC Remedy Change Management solution, helping to close the loop on the change process. Tripwire can map successful changes to business requirements and can even create an incident or change request within BMC Remedy IT Service Management applications to remediate an unexpected or unauthorized change. This integration helps ensure that IT personnel follow the change management processes and policies, keeping change in-band and visible. In addition, Tripwire provides a system state history, cutting incident resolution time by up to 80 percent.

About Tripwire Enterprise 6.0

Tripwire Enterprise 6.0 can significantly enhance technology initiatives to increase availability, improve compliance, achieve change and configuration automation and establish a successful CMDB. Using Tripwire Enterprise, customers can reduce unplanned work by discovering changes that circumvent established tools and processes. Tripwire proves effectiveness of IT controls, and ensures an accurate historical trail of changes for auditors and to quickly resolve incidents. By doing so, Tripwire Enterprise can accelerate the return on investment in BMC solutions.

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc. is the leading provider of configuration audit and control solutions, serving over 5,000 enterprises worldwide. Tripwire enables IT to control risk and increase operational efficiency through its advanced configuration audit and control solutions that detect and analyze all configuration events across the IT infrastructure. Global enterprises rely on Tripwire to strengthen their compliance and security, reduce unplanned work, increase availability, and accelerate success with CMDB initiatives. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices in the UK and Japan. For more information visit:

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