Hewlett-Packard Co signed a worldwide reseller agreement with BEA Systems Inc in which BEA will become its premier supplier of open transaction management middleware with BEA Tuxedo, BEA Jolt and BEA Connect. The companies also announced integration of HP’s security products with BEA’s middleware suite. Under the terms of the agreement, HP’s Professional Services Organization will resell the BEA products and services to HP’s enterprise customers. In addition, HP’s and BEA’s professional services organizations intend to work together to deliver consulting, training and integration services on the products. The agreement comes after successful implementations of BEA Tuxedo on HP platforms to date and should strengthen HP’s middleware strategy.