BMC Software Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Event Correlation and Analysis Magic Quadrant

BMC Software today announced that its BMC Event Manager solution has been positioned in the leaders quadrant in Gartner’s recently released “Magic Quadrant for Event Correlation and Analysis, 2007” research report.(1)

BMC Event Manager plays a vital role helping organizations establish the groundwork for Business Service Management (BSM). With BMC Event Manager, customers can minimize the downtime of IT components by identifying failures before they impact IT service levels. BMC Event Manager also allows IT managers to resolve problems more rapidly by translating events received from various IT components into actionable, business-relevant information.

“Our vision for IT Event Correlation and Analysis directly correlates to market demands,” said Israel Gat, vice president, Distributed Systems Management, BMC Software. “In the past year we have made great strides, both through organic growth and the acquisition of ProactiveNet, that have contributed to our ability to further realize that vision while extending our leadership in end-to-end IT service management.”

According to the report, Gartner “evaluates how vendors’ visions align with industry trends and evolving market requirements, their understanding of technical and market issues, their ability to differentiate products and grow their businesses, and their emphasis on best practices and the ease of deploying the event management solution, not just on product features.” Gartner evaluated “a vendor’s ability to execute and completeness of vision relative to a defined set of evaluation criteria regarding current and future market requirements.”

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BMC Software is a leading global provider of enterprise management solutions that empower companies to automate their IT and prove its business value. Delivering Business Service Management and Service Automation, BMC solutions span enterprise systems, applications, databases and service management. For the four fiscal quarters ended September 30, 2007, BMC revenue was approximately $1.64 billion. For more information, visit .

1. Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Event Correlation and Analysis, 2007”, by David Williams, Debra Curtis, Will Cappelli, December 18, 2007.

(1) The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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