BMC Introduces Identity Management Solution For Microsoft .NET

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BMC Introduces Identity Management Solution For Microsoft .NET
HOUSTON


(
Jan. 30, 2006)



Adding to the company

s identity management offerings, BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC), a
leading provider of enterprise management solutions, today announced BMC
®
Identity Management for .NET, the industry

s
most complete identity management solution for Microsoft .NET technologies. The solution offers customers operating a .NET
environment streamlined end
-
to
-
end identity management addressing many of IT

s most pressing identity management needs
including workflow, directory management, audit, self service, password management, Web single sign
-
on, and federation.
BMC Identity Management for .NET offers customers sizeable cost, time, and resource savings by exploiting tools and
resources already available in the Microsoft infrastructure. Additionally, the solution leverages the inherent resources and
information across heterogeneous IT environments.

Working with BMC gives our customers a fully integrated set of solutions to achieve a faster, more secure path to consistent
identity management on the Microsoft platform, ultimately helping our customers manage and use identity data to benefit their
business operations,

said Michael Stephenson, Director of the Windows Server and Tools Division at Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft is committed to providing solutions that help customers use and extend .NET technologies. Working with industry
partners such as BMC helps us achieve this goal.


The BMC solution helps address a growing customer demand for .NET
-
based identity management solutions as well as a
growing interest in identity management solutions from small and mid
-
sized businesses, many of which operate in
Microsoft .NET environments.

Gartner has recognized a significant increase in interest in full
-
featured identity management
solutions over the last two years,

said Ray Wagner, Research Vice President, Gartner, Inc.

Many enterprises, from large to
mid
-
size to small, have a need for identity management solutions tailored specifically for the .NET environment.


Care New England Uses BMC Identity Management for .NET
Many customers have already improved business services by leveraging BMC Identity Management for .NET to share identity
information housed in the .NET infrastructure. Healthcare provider Care New England is implementing BMC Identity
Management for .NET to reduce the time it takes to provision and de
-
provision doctors, nurses, and administrative staff from
two weeks to less than two hours. The solution will help decrease patient wait time at each facility by providing doctors faster
access to patient information, along with quicker provisioning of medical and administrative staff.

B M C

s .NET identity management solution will help our organization improve our IT infrastructure, and more importantly our
patient service,

said Howard Rubin, Director of IS Technical Services, Care New England.

The solution works with the systems
we have already installed, and integrates with our BMC service management system, MAGIC, to give us an integrated
approach to managing system access for our users, as well as providing a robust reporting/auditing solution to meet HIPAA
security requirements. There was no need to purchase excess software, middleware or hardware to get the solution fully
implemented and up and running.



BMC Identity Management for .NET is a key differentiator for BMC in the identity management market,

said Somesh Singh,
vice president and general manager, Identity Management Business Unit, BMC.

Regardless of a customer

s IT infrastructure
and size, identity management is key in ensuring that IT assets are fully aligned with business objectives, and access policies
and regulatory compliance requirements are being adhered to in an automated fashion. With this solution, BMC and Microsoft
bring together the right blend of technology to unlock the capabilities of enterprise and accelerate the return on investment
from their IT infrastructure.


About BMC Identity Management for .NET
BMC Identity Management for .NET transparently layers on top of existing Windows
-
based IT infrastructure technology, such as
Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services, Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode,
Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003, and Web services enabling customers to further leverage and extend their
investment in these technologies. BMC offers customers a seamless identity management solution that is compatible with
existing systems making historically complex deployments much easier. Additional product features include an automated
workflow and support for two
-
factor authentication.

A key component of BMC Identity Management for .NET is its open architecture, which enables customers to interoperate with a
myriad of systems and applications both internally and externally. The solution allows customers to expand their business
resources to external users through a federated identity management solution, including users not operating on .NET. The
BMC Identity Management for .NET solution supports industry standards such as SAML, SPML, and WS
-
Federation.
Customers using Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services can also federate with partners using the BMC Identity
Management Solution for .NET. The solution also enables customers to internally provision to non
-
Windows
-
based systems,
such as mainframe and UNIX systems, by centralizing and unifying the management of user accounts to identify profiles,
security polices, and business workflow processes across platforms, domains, and resource types.
BMC is a Microsoft global ISV and has been a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for nearly five years.
About BMC Software
BMC Software, Inc. [NYSE:BMC], is a leading provider of enterprise management solutions that empower companies to manage
their IT infrastructure from a business perspective. Delivering Business Service Management, BMC Software solutions span
enterprise systems, applications, databases and service management. Founded in 1980, BMC Software has offices worldwide
and fiscal 2005 revenues of more than $1.46 billion. For more information about BMC Software, visit
www.bmc.com
.

Public Relations Contacts:
Jessica Walker
BMC Software
Phone: (713) 918
-
4482

jessica_walker@bmc.com

Chrissy Campbell
Porter Novelli for BMC Software
Phone: (617) 897
-
8265

chrissy.campbell@porternovelli.com