EMC today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Configuresoft, a provider of server configuration, change and compliance management software. The transaction is expected to close in June, subject to customary closing conditions and is not expected to have a material impact to revenue or EPS for the full 2009 fiscal year.
The announcement builds upon an already successful OEM relationship with Configuresoft. EMC entered this OEM agreement in mid-2008 and the resulting products of EMC Server Configuration Manager and EMC Configuration Analytics Manager are currently helping customers quickly adopt virtualization, dramatically cut costs, monitor policy and security compliance, and ensure governance, risk and compliance (GRC) across their infrastructures.
Configuresoft’s Enterprise Configuration Manager (ECM) and Configuration Intelligent Analytics (CIA) — which will continue to be known as EMC Server Configuration Manager and Configuration Analytics Manager based upon the OEM agreement — help companies achieve and maintain continuous operational, regulatory, and security compliance across their data centers. The solutions are able to quickly detect, prioritize and correct configuration compliance issues and help companies implement an automated, continuous enterprise compliance posture. Rich analytics offer customers a powerful dashboard for viewing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and provide visibility across network and server domains.
Taking this one step further, by offering powerful integrations with EMC’s network change and configuration management and service management solutions — as well the company’s automated root-cause analysis and application dependency mapping software — customers gain total visibility and control across their physical and virtual IT infrastructure.