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PATROL(r) for AS/400 Provides Automated Management with Cross Platform

HOUSTON (Feb. 26, 2001) BMC Software, Inc. [Nasdaq: BMCS], the leading
provider of e-business systems management, today announced the new
for AS/400 solution designed to proactively manage the iSeries

PATROL for AS/400 automates repetitive monitoring tasks to reduce the
on system administrators, increase management efficiency, and maximize
availability in AS/400 environments. PATROL monitors critical aspects of
AS/400 from a single console, ensuring consistent management across the
diverse platforms in your organization. It provides an easy to use
view of all monitored systems including the AS/400 objects: system,
queues, active jobs, ASPs, libraries, subsystems, main storage pools,
jobs and users.

"Customers with complex systems that include AS/400 need to be able to
manage their mission-critical applications across heterogeneous
environments," said Carl Coken, director, PATROL platform solutions, BMC
Software. "BMC Software's PATROL for AS/400 solution ensures that
can manage these systems from a single console."

PATROL for AS/400 Key Features and Benefits:

* Reports and monitors availability and performance across critical areas
AS/400 and iSeries operation

* Issues visual warnings and alarms when thresholds are exceeded, allowing
easy identification of problem areas

* Enables the event-based triggering of automatic user-supplied recovery
intervention actions

* Allows remote, concurrent monitoring of multiple AS/400 and iSeries
systems from a single console

* Provides a native autonomous, scalable agent delivering comprehensive
PATROL AS/400 platform support

* PATROL Script Language (PSL) API allows the building and execution of
sophisticated recovery actions, extending the application monitoring, and
the execution of OS commands.

* Provides consistent management across all platforms (iSeries, Unix,
Windows 2000, etc.) by being part of the PATROL enterprise-wide
and data management solution.

"iSeries is pleased to have a prominent solution provider like BMC
supporting our customers and our products with their solutions," said John
Reed, iSeries Director of Product Marketing and Management, IBM. "The
announcement of the new native PATROL for AS/400 product, with its native
PATROL agent, adds functions and breadth that complements iSeries'
Management Central capabilities. This product will now allow customers in
heterogeneous environment to manage or monitor the other non-iSeries
platforms from a single PATROL console, thus exploiting the iSeries'
availability. We're pleased to have BMC add another product to the iSeries
solution portfolio."


PATROL is a broad, integrated solution that enables the rapid deployment
advanced service-level management through a unique continuous improvement
process. The process not only enables customers to measure service in
of end-user response time of business transactions and publish reports on
compliance against service level agreements (SLAs), but it also uniquely
allows for automated diagnosis of the root cause of failures and
of the impact of business change on the quality of service delivered.

>From a single graphical console, PATROL provides centralized control and
helps to proactively manage systems, applications, databases and resources
across e-business enabled enterprises.
More information on PATROL and its benefits can be found at

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valuable insight on attaining end-to-end service level management.
Additionally, members of the media will have the opportunity to meet
one-on-one with BMC Software's senior executives.

To register today, see updates and get a full description of the sessions
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About BMC Software

One of the world's largest independent software vendors, BMC Software
delivers the most comprehensive e-business systems management software
the fastest guaranteed implementation.

This Service Assurance(tm) strategy enhances the availability, performance
and recoverability of companies' business-critical applications. Companies
can use this management methodology to demonstrate their ability to
optimal service to their customers and partners by joining BMC Software
OnSite(tm), a certification program which includes solution implementation
and regular HealthChecks performed by BMC Software Professional Services.

BMC Software is a Forbes 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, with
fiscal year 2000 revenues exceeding $1.7 billion. The company is
headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices worldwide. For more
information please visit BMC Software's Web site at

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BMC Software, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to
their respective companies. (c) 2001 BMC Software, Inc. All rights

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