TriActive Teams with AdventNet to Provide Network Monitoring Capabilities to Mid-Sized IT Organizations

AUSTIN,Texas -- December 18, 2000 Management Services Provider (MSP) industry leader TriActive announced a strategic alliance with AdventNet that will incorporate AdventNet Web NMS MSP Edition, the Management Service Delivery PlatformTMnetwork monitoring solution into TriActive's integrated systems management service.

TriActive Systems ManagerSM provides integrated Web-based IT infrastructure management on a subscription basis to IT departments in mid-sized organizations (those with approximately 200 to 5,000 PCs and servers).With integrated Web-based network monitoring capabilities, IT professionals can automatically discover and monitor standard network services. TriActive's network monitoring also allows staff to determine the availability and performance of network devices, set performance thresholds and receive an alert if parameters are exceeded.

As with other TriActive offerings, the service helps transform IT departments into proactive, strategic organizational resources. With network monitoring capabilities, TriActive Systems Manager provides reports that allow staff to gauge how monitored parameters change over time, enabling them to better predict when devices will reach network traffic capacity or other potential failure points and to plan accordingly.

"In today's fast-paced 24/seven marketplace, IT managers of mid-sized organizations rely on systems management tools that progress as fast as they do," said TriActive chief executive officer Glyn Meek. "TriActive's integrated approach to systems management lets IT staff become proficient immediately on a full range of systems management tools. This technology partnership with AdventNet has helped TriActive to offer scalable high performance solutions for monitoring multiple customer network sites from single Network Operations Center. TriActive can now offer a more robust IT infrastructure management solution to its customers."

"The Internet has enabled new ways of delivering powerful tools and TriActive's full-range, integrated solution brings enterprise-level capabilities to a previously underserved market," said Dr. Tony Thomas, chief architect at AdventNet. "With our Management Service Delivery PlatformTM objectives of providing significant reduction in cost and complexity to implement customer solutions, we're pleased to team with TriActive and enrich their scalable, reliable and easy to use solutions."

About TriActive

TriActive delivers full-range IT infrastructure management to mid-sized IT organizations using the innovative MSP subscription model. TriActive Systems Manager integrates and automates routine systems management functions for PCs, servers, networks and the Web, focusing on simplicity, affordability and rapid benefit.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, TriActive utilizes its proprietary Internet-based MicroAgent for real-time system monitoring and control. A founding member of the MSP Association, TriActive delivers optimized practices sized specifically for the middle market, consisting of organizations with approximately 200 to 5,000 total devices including desktops and servers. For more information, please visit the TriActive Web site at www.triactive.com or call 512/330-0337.

About AdventNet, Inc.

AdventNet, the Internet Management Infrastructure CompanyTM, is the worldwide leader in providing Web and Java-based network management software for OEMs, service providers, integrators and ISVs. Ease of use, scalability, reliability and extensive customizability are the hallmarks of AdventNet products. AdventNet products are powering solutions in many fast growing market segments, including e-commerce application management, optical networking, cable modem, DSL, storage management, web hosting and management service providers (MSPs). AdventNet enables superior solutions with rapid time to market advantages and all the benefits of new Internet technologies. AdventNet corporate office is located at Pleasanton, CA with offices in NJ, NH, India, China and Japan. It has a well-trained partner base around the globe and thousands of customers world-wide. For more information call (925) 924-9500 or visit http://www.manageengine.com.

TriActive is a registered trademark and Systems Management Made Simple and MicroAgent are trademarks of TriActive, Inc. TriActive Systems Manager is a service mark of TriActive, Inc. All other product and service names are marks or registeredmarks of their respective holders.

Contacts:

Alison Raffalovich, TriActive, Inc., araffalovich@triactive.com, 512/330-0337 x 113

Laurie Pennino, Pennino and Partners for TriActive, Inc., lp@penninoandpartners.com 281/286-9398 or  713/419-1776 mobile

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