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Pristine Software and BMC Software Unite to Provide Security, Reliability, and Compliance Management for z/OS


Stronger IT Infrastructure combined with Associated Management Services Helps Lower Risk and Improve Business Reliability and System Operations

DAVIS, Calif. – March 12, 2007 – Pristine Software, a leading developer of Systems Software Change Management and compliance solutions today announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with BMC Software by joining the BMC MarketZone program. With its SYSchange solution, Pristine delivers a rich host of technologies for Systems Software Change Management, and extends compliance management capabilities within BMC’s Business Service Management (BSM) solution.

Pristine’s SYSchange product enables data centers with the technologies to centrally monitor, control and manage changes on z/OS SYSPLEX environments. In addition, SYSchange packages and distributes authorized changes across systems. By providing IT Administrators with a comprehensive set of process driven change management tools, organizations are better able to comply with strict industry mandates and audit requirements.

SYSchange provides many technologies for controlling and managing change, eliminating risks, improving systems availability, and achieving maximum compliance with industry mandates. Few products on the market offer such a comprehensive breadth of technology solutions.

“SYSchange is versatile, automated, proactive and transparent by design,” said Michael Madani Pristine Software’s President and Chief Architect of SYSchange. “Data centers seek super-fast, reliable, repeatable and verifiable technologies which can cut costs, increase productivity, enhance operational efficiency, and provide management with a birds-eye view of system-wide changes. With the SYSchange solutions, BMC’s customers can now meet more of these demands.”

Today, security, accountability and compliance are the top focus of many data centers. With BSM, BMC has focused much of its efforts, on integrating business perspectives with traditional IT operations.

“Many organizations are facing new challenges with evolving regulations,” said Fred Johannessen, vice president, Technology Alliance and MarketZone at BMC Software. “BMC’s alliance with Pristine enables our customers to effectively align IT environments to the business and comply with government regulations, internal policies, and industry best practices by automating the enforcement of internal control policies and procedures in real-time.”

Using a unique “Locking/Unlocking” technology, SYSchange guarantees complete security and protection at three levels: Member-Level, Dataset-Level and even DASD-Level. Once protected, it is impossible for unauthorized and undocumented changes to creep their way into your systems and cause harm. The same “Locking/Unlocking” technology enables users to “Freeze” individual library members or groups of members when desired.

SYSchange enables users to ascertain the scope of system-wide changes. Within a matter of minutes an IT manager can get a “birds-eye” view of the areas in the system that have recently undergone changes. Viewing the reports, a manager is also in a much better position to see how promoting a change package will affect their system, and determine whether it is safe to proceed or not. What’s more, SYSchange provides an additional function wherein only changed components rather than entire data sets are packaged, hence increasing control over change propagation.

In addition, Pristine Software’s SYSchange delivers a highly effective way of eliminating the costs associated with system down-time and the risks associated with change by using its innovative and well established SYSchange Started Task (STC for short.) By using the STC “around-the-clock” surveillance technology, data centers are ensured that any changes to critical systems components will be detected, recorded, and backed up for future recovery. Optionally, SYSchange can enforce documentation of all authorized changes to provide users with critical insight during version recovery. This documentation also provides data centers with another very useful level of compliance and adherence to regulatory mandates.

Pristine Software is a partner in BMC’s MarketZone resale program. To learn more about how SYSchange establishes a robust Systems Software Change Management solution, please visit or send an email to

About Pristine Software’s SYSchange®
Pristine Software’s SYSchange is a highly mature and robust product that integrates multiple change management technologies into a single package, thereby delivering profound advantages over traditional predecessors. SYSchange also has the added benefit of being easy to install, use, and creates no overhead on system performance. In fact, SYSchange optimizes business value via unprecedented levels of automation, security, recoverability, as well as the ability for performing Mass Reconciliation of one or multiple software environments in a matter of minutes! Additionally, SYSchange provides a highly evolved and effective process-planning technology (a.k.a “SYSchange CR Process”), for providing yet another way of managing critical projects.

Media Contact:
Thomas Phillips
Pristine Software

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