BMC’s $33 Million Identity Management

    January 10, 2005

In an attempt to be more competitive in the small and medium-sized business market, BMC Software has agreed to buy Calendra for $33 million.

Based in Paris, France, Calendra, makes identity management products for businesses.

“Identity management bridges the gap between people, processes and infrastructure,” stated BMC VP and general manager, Somesh Singh. “This acquisition gives customers the capability to manage not only their identity infrastructure and identity directories, but also enhances their capabilities in the area of audit and compliance.”

With the acquisition of Calendra, BMC will offer an integrated identity management portfolio including white pages, yellow pages, workflow and active directory management.

According to an article from ZDNet,

“The release is part of BMC’s push into “business service management” products, software tools meant to improve IT problem resolution and reduce systems downtime. The company purchased Remedy nearly two years ago, and Marimba in April, to bolster its product lineup in the space, where it also offers systems-monitoring software.

Other companies that are working on business service management initiatives include Computer Associates International, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Mercury Interactive.”

BMC’s stock recently went up 16 cents to $17.56.

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