Having completed its $33m acquisition of Calendra, enterprise management software firm BMC has begun searching for an asset management firm to add to its portfolio.
Privately held Calendra specialised in identity management software for enterprises, and its portfolio will be subsumed into BMC's software.
"Calendra is just the first step," said Victor Mojarrieta Blázquez, director of security solutions for BMC in southern Europe.
"We will be making more acquisitions, and access management is another component for the future. With identity management and asset management we can provide a comprehensive solution."
BMC acquired configuration software specialist Marimba last year, and in 2002 snapped up helpdesk software giant Remedy in a deal valued at $355m.
"Identity management is part of wrapping IT and IT security into the business sphere," said Jonathon Penn, principal analyst at Forrester.
"It needs to be integrated across all software services. But that's a very difficult message for businesses."
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