AmberPoint integrates with Tivoli

AmberPoint and IBM's Tivoli Systems Inc. unit are to integrate their software products, AmberPoint announced Monday.

AmberPoint's Web services management will be added to Tivoli's system management products, AmberPoint said. For example, users of the Tivoli software will now benefit from AmberPoint's ability to use both Java and Microsoft Corp.'s .Net technology, which gives its Web services management software greater flexibility, the Oakland, California, company said in a statement.

AmberPoint and IBM, of Armonk, New York, did not disclose financial details of the agreement.

AmberPoint, which was launched in 2001 and changed its name from Edgility Software in May, includes Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (MetLife) and the energy company, TransCanada PipeLines Ltd., among its clients, according to the company's Web site.

The company has recently been facing competition from larger players looking to enter the Web services management market, including IBM/Tivoli, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), Computer Associates International Inc. and BMC Software Inc.

AmberPoint has worked with IBM in the past, providing management, tracking and security features for IBM's WebSphere.

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