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<p>FYI - please find following a media release announcing the partnership between BMC Software and RSA Security to provide an I&AM solution for their joint customers that efficiently and cost-effectively manages the identities of employees, partners and customers.</p>
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<p>BMC Software and RSA Security Team to Provide Customers with a Comprehensive Identity and Access Management Solution</p>
<p>Joint Customers to Achieve Faster Time to Deployment and Lower Overall Cost of Ownership</p>
<p>HOUSTON and BEDFORD, Mass — 9 March 2004 — BMC Software, Inc. [NYSE: BMC], the leader in enterprise management, and RSA Security Inc. [NASDAQ: RSAS], today announced that BMC Software has joined the RSA Secured® Partner Program to provide a trusted identity and access management solution between BMC Software’s leading provisioning solution, CONTROL-SA®, and RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication and RSA ClearTrust® web access management. This certification ensures that the companies’ joint customers have access to powerful security technologies that deliver enhanced performance and a quicker return on investment.</p>
<p>As the business world evolves, a comprehensive IT strategy is essential to the growth and success of an organization. Companies must feel confident that vital information and applications remain secure, both inside and outside their operations. By working together, BMC Software and RSA Security help joint customers efficiently and cost-effectively manage the identities of diverse user databases including employees, partners and customers.</p>
<p>As part of the RSA Secured Partner Program, BMC Software’s CONTROL-SA solution has been awarded RSA SecurID Ready and RSA ClearTrust Ready certifications signaling its interoperability with RSA Security’s authentication technology and web access management software. The RSA Secured certification lets organizations know that a strategic partnership has been created that leverages market-leading security products and technologies in order to meet the needs of today’s enterprise customers.</p>
<p>“As IT enterprises become more complex, it’s increasingly important for administrators to choose technologies and strategic partners they can trust to deliver leading security solutions,” said Somesh Singh, vice president and general manager, CONTROL-SA, BMC Software. “Together, BMC Software and RSA Security provide a complete, trusted identity and access management solution for our enterprise customers. We look forward to growing our relationship with RSA Security and offering customers superior security management solutions.”</p>
<p>CONTROL-SA enables organizations to establish and efficiently enforce policies associated with user access to systems, applications and resources within their IT environment. The solution allows organizations to deploy mission critical applications in a multi-platform environment while maintaining a centralized point-of-control. CONTROL-SA also helps organizations cut costs by providing self-assisted password reset and automated role-based access control management.</p>
<p>“We are extremely pleased with the continued success of our RSA Secured Partner Program, and are pleased to continue the momentum with the addition of BMC Software,” said Jason Lewis, vice president of product management and marketing at RSA Security. “With the growth of IT infrastructures, companies are struggling to maintain secure access to vital information and applications. The strategic partnership between BMC Software and RSA Security provides customers a comprehensive identity and access management solution.”</p>
<p>About the RSA Secured Partner Program
The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the oldest and largest alliance programs of its type, bringing more than ten years of experience and hundreds of complementary solutions together. The RSA SecurID, RSA ClearTrust, and RSA Keon® Ready certification programs bring added assurance to customers that the solutions they are deploying are certified as interoperable with industry leading products, helping them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The program reflects RSA Security’s commitment to providing standards-based interoperability and mutual vendor support to customers using RSA Security’s Web access management, two-factor authentication, digital certificate management or encryption solutions.</p>
<p>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 2003 revenues of more than $1.3 billion. For more information about BMC Software, visit www.bmc.com.</p>
<p>About RSA Security Inc.
RSA Security Inc. helps organizations protect private information and manage the identities of people and applications accessing and exchanging that information. RSA Security’s portfolio of solutions – including identity & access management, secure mobile & remote access, secure enterprise access and secure transactions – are all designed to provide the most seamless e-security experience in the market. Our strong reputation is built on our history of ingenuity, leadership, proven technologies and our more than 14,000 customers around the globe. Together with more than 1,000 technology and integration partners, RSA Security inspires confidence in everyone to experience the power and promise of the Internet. For more information, please visit www.rsasecurity.com.</p>
<p>BMC Software, the BMC Software logos, and all other BMC Software product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of BMC Software, Inc. RSA, Secured, SecurID, ClearTrust and Keon are either registered trademarks or trademarks of RSA Security Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies. © 2004 BMC Software, Inc. All rights reserved.</p>
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