BMC Software on Monday is expected to announce upgrades to two of its systems management products, which are designed to prevent crashes and give companies a better picture of their network operations.
BMC added visual tools to its BMC Event Manager program that are meant to simplify the process of setting up management policies. For example, a system administrator could set up a process that sends a page to a network manager when it appears that there is an attempt at a network break-in. Previously, the product required that people write custom scripts to trigger events, which are more difficult to modify and maintain, BMC executives said. BMC also released an update to SLM Express, a product designed to monitor how well systems are meeting performance targets, or service level agreements. Through a partnership with reporting software company Business Objects, BMC has added the ability to generate reports around service level agreements and other measures of network performance.