BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) was placed in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s recently released “Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis 2010”* research report.

“We believe BMC’s position as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant shows that BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management provides the coverage and flexibility that our customers require,” said Ajay Singh, vice president and general manager of Service Assurance, BMC Software. “BMC has differentiated itself from the competition due to its complete vision for event correlation and analysis, including predictive tools, end-to-end IT service management strategy and ability to integrate with other key IT operations management tools.”

*Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis, David Williams and Debra Curtis, November 22, 2010

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The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 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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