Marimba and BMC Software Announce Partnership To Enhance Enterprise Systems Management Offerings

10/22/2002 - Marimba, the Software Change-Management Company, announced it has joined BMC Software's MarketZone Product Alliance Program as a Premier Level member. As a MarketZone member, Marimba is working directly with BMC Software, the leading provider of enterprise systems management, to extend the availability of business-critical applications by allowing customers to proactively monitor the health of networks and applications, and take immediate action across a heterogeneous datacenter environment. Marimba and BMC Software also plan to participate in product integration, joint sales, and marketing efforts.

BMC Software's PATROL® technology helps companies proactively manage from a central console their entire enterprise in a secure manner to maximize productivity and ensure that applications are performing optimally. Marimba's Software Change Management offerings provide automated software distribution capabilities to provision, change, configure, maintain, and repair distributed desktop and server applications from a central location. The two companies plan to develop a Knowledge Module® that will integrate their offerings. Combined, the resulting solution from Marimba and BMC Software will provide a single, automated, end-to-end systems management offering.

"By working with Marimba, we'll be able to deliver a unified solution to help our mutual customers further manage their enterprise," said Calvin Guidry, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Systems Management, BMC Software. "Our PATROL solutions offer customers unprecedented power and flexibility for monitoring applications in any environment, and Marimba's Software Change Management offerings help companies act immediately to resolve enterprise IT infrastructure issues. Together, we will offer a complete enterprise systems management solution from alert generation to resolution."

The partnership will help companies ease systems management activities by enabling them to:

"To reduce the costs of managing and maintaining networks and complex applications, companies must be able to efficiently monitor their systems, and react swiftly," said Rich Wyckoff, Marimba's president and CEO. "Together, the Marimba-BMC Software offerings will help companies significantly reduce operational costs and improve uptime. Our relationship will make it easier for customers to obtain the industry's premier Systems Management solutions for heterogeneous server environments."

About BMC Software
BMC Software, Inc. [NYSE:BMC], is a leader in enterprise management. The company focuses on Assuring Business Availability™ for its customers by helping them proactively improve service, reduce costs and increase value to their business. BMC Software solutions span enterprise systems, applications and databases. Founded in 1980, BMC Software has offices worldwide and is a member of the S&P 500, with fiscal year 2002 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion.

About Marimba
Marimba, Inc., the Software Change-Management Company, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management, Server Change Management, and Embedded Management product families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources, increase operational efficiency and reduce IT costs.

Marimba is a registered trademark of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. BMC Software, the BMC Software logos, and all other BMC Software product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of BMC Software, Inc.

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