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BMC Completes Acquisition of RSM Partners, a Leader in Mainframe Service and Solutions

RSM security and penetration testing expertise to bolster BMC AMI security offerings

HOUSTON – March 11, 2020 – BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today announced the completion of the acquisition of RSM Partners, a global provider of mainframe services and software with a focus on mainframe security.

RSM Partners, now BMC Mainframe Services by RSM Partners, secures, maintains, and improves mainframe systems with market-leading expertise.  The RSM acquisition brings penetration testing capabilities to mainframe systems for vulnerability detection across both infrastructure and applications. Complementing the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) solutions, RSM's security services and software bring valuable additional proactive detection and reporting of vulnerabilities to mainframe customers to be able to automatically monitor and secure the mainframe with confidence.

"We are thrilled to be adding RSM Partners to the BMC family of solutions to offer even greater value to our mainframe customers in how they manage their systems and secure their most critical data," said Bill Miller, President of ZSolutions at BMC. "We are excited to combine our BMC AMI solutions with RSM Partners' Z expertise for the strongest mainframe solutions available that help our customers run and secure their businesses." 

"Mainframe customers continue to drive massive revenue streams from mainframe architectures. As such, they require greater expertise for security assessments, penetration testing, compliance posture, and audit remediation for these platforms," said Stephen Elliot, Program Vice President, Management Software and DevOps, IDC. "Mainframe executives have a tremendous opportunity to modernize these architectures, processes, and teams by investing in new technologies and services to drive further growth."

BMC's ongoing modernization of the mainframe includes delivering a self-managing, self-securing platform as customers look to increase speed to market, agility, and the customer experience with converging development and delivery of services across infrastructure that leverages AI, machine learning, and automation.

The RSM Partners solutions portfolio will complement BMC mainframe capabilities to provide customers with enhanced services, including:

Security Services:

Industry-leading skills and capabilities ensure the security of systems and data critical to business operations. Key security services include mainframe security assessments, mainframe penetration testing, remediation, and mainframe security-as-a-service.

General Mainframe Services:

Highly regarded general mainframe services will provide the expertise and resources to help organizations manage, maintain, and improve mainframe systems. Offerings in the portfolio include project delivery, ad hoc skills and resources, staff augmentation, managed services, 24/7 incident support, helpdesk, migrations, capacity management, education, and mentoring.


With an eye on the future to help companies become an autonomous digital enterprise, BMC continues to invest in technologies that expand its portfolio to deliver greater value for customers across the mainframe and distributed systems. BMC is focused on helping build the technology enablers in every organization that support a transcendent customer experience, automation everywhere, enterprise-wide DevOps, a data-driven business model, and adaptive cybersecurity.

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About RSM Partners
RSM Partners is a globally recognized leader in IBM® mainframe security and infrastructure services - delivering resources, consulting, and software. RSM's Security Practice is a major part of the business, drawing on years of experience. Clients benefit from unrivalled real-world experience, helping ensure the protection, security, and compliance of their critical mainframe environments.

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