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BridgeWays Invests In Microsoft System Center Product Portfolio With The Merger Of BridgeWays And Silect Software

LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BridgeWays, Inc., a leading provider of the Microsoft System Center management solution, today announced its merger with privately held Silect Software, expanding BridgeWays product portfolio for enterprise customers and partners using Microsoft System Center.

The merger brings two Microsoft Gold Partners under the BridgeWays corporate umbrella, with former Silect Software CEO Harold Dyck serving as Vice President and General Manager, and Ken Marcia as BridgeWays' CEO. A new El Paso, Texas-based sales and marketing office headed by Fernando Cadena, EVP of Global Sales, will support the combined products and customers.

"Microsoft System Center 2012 is a comprehensive management platform that spans the datacenter and cloud," said Brian Hillger, director, Server and Tools, Microsoft. "As our customers look to centralize IT management and reporting across their enterprise, partners enhance and extend System Center with specific functionality. We are pleased to see BridgeWays' further investment in the Microsoft System Center ecosystem."  

"We're very excited about the value our combined companies can offer to customers," said Harold Dyck, BridgeWays VP and General Manager and former Silect Software CEO. "The BridgeWays Technology Center in Ottawa, together with our new management team, will accelerate our System Center portfolio development and expand our market leadership."

BridgeWays also announced the expansion of their sales and marketing efforts with a new Sales office in El Paso, Texas.

"Our Texas global Sales and Marketing Center is the first of many planned to rapidly extend and enhance our Microsoft System Center initiative," said Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Fernando Cadena.

"The merger of BridgeWays and Silect Software provides a major step forward in our strategy to enhance the Microsoft System Center platform," said Ken Marcia, BridgeWays Chief Executive Officer. "Silect brings a strong technology portfolio and a solid reputation in the System Center market. Together, we will continue to evolve through organic development and adjacent acquisitions to meet the needs of our customers and partners around the world."

About BridgeWays, Inc.BridgeWays, is a leader in extending Microsoft System Center and is exclusively built to enable System Center users to reduce IT costs by applying service and health models to the monitoring of Windows, Linux, and UNIX Private Cloud environments. Some of these environments are Virtualization (VMware, HyperV), Database Servers (Oracle DB/RAC/ASM, MySQL, IBM DB2, IBM Informix) Application Servers (JBoss, Tomcat, WebSphere, WebLogic) and Apache Servers (HTTP, Hadoop). For more information, visit BridgeWays.

About Silect Software Inc.Silect Software is a leading provider of enterprise configuration, management and reporting solutions for Microsoft and non-Microsoft systems and applications.  Select's ConfigWise delivers centralized dashboard reporting for enterprise configuration compliance, license tracking, patch management and more.  Microsoft System Center users improve the deployment and management of Operations Manager management packs and Configuration Manager baselines with Silect.  For more information, visit Silect Software.

BridgeWays is a registered trademark of BridgeWays Software, Inc. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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