BMC and McAfee join forces on security compliance

Enterprise management software provider BMC Software has teamed up with security software firm McAfee to develop software to detect and fix security policy violations.

Enterprise management software provider BMC Software has teamed up with security software firm McAfee to develop software to detect and fix security policy violations.

The partnership is aimed at integrating BMC BladeLogic Client Automation with McAfee Policy Auditor, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and security and remediation information from McAfee Labs.

The joint product will help businesses identify, report, patch and remediate security policy violations and ensure compliance with corporate policies and regulatory requirements, the companies said.

Last month, McAfee and PC 3.0 products provider Phoenix Technologies formed a partnership to provide a secured computing cloud for PC notebook and netbook users.

Paul Avenant, vice-president of enterprise service management at BMC, said that bringing IT operations and security together in a single, integrated solution aims to remove conflict.

"In addition to increasing compliance and speed to remediation, the integration can also drive down IT costs by reducing the amount of resources required to maintain systems integrity," he said.

The BMC and McAfee joint system will be available in Q4 2009 from both suppliers.

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