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AdventNet and Solidcore Partner to Deliver Enhanced Change and Configuration Management Solution

OEM Agreement facilitates integration of AdventNet DeviceExpert's Network Configuration Management features into Solidcore's Market Leading Change Control Software

PLEASANTON, CA, June 08, 2008

AdventNet Inc., the leading provider of affordable Enterprise IT Management and IT security software today announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Solidcore Systems, the leading provider of software to detect and prevent unwanted change. This partnership, which has been in place for more than 12 months and has proven to be successful for both companies, enables full integration of AdventNet ManageEngine DeviceExpert network change and configuration management (NCCM) software into Solidcore's S3 Control software.

ManageEngine DeviceExpert is a web-based, multi vendor network configuration, change and compliance management (NCCCM) solution for network devices like switches, routers, firewalls and others. A trusted solution used by thousands of network administrators around the world, DeviceExpert helps take total control of the entire life cycle of device configuration management.

The Solidcore S3 Control software greatly reduces the cost and effort needed to improve IT service availability and regulatory compliance. Solidcore captures "who" is making changes, "what" is actually being changed, "when" change is occurring, "how" the change was implemented, and “why” the change was made. This enables organizations to ensure deployed systems are always in a known and verified state. Solidcore can highlight differences in changes deployed in staging and production environments, and create an exception report that lists any extra and missing changes. Solidcore S3 Control can also summarize all change events in reports to demonstrate compliance to auditors with minimal effort, reducing the cost of Payment Card Industry (PCI) or Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance verification.

With this partnership, Solidcore is able to integrate DeviceExpert's network configuration management technology to extend its change management capabilities to network devices such as switches, firewalls and routers - irrespective of vendor. This helps enable Solidcore to deliver a comprehensive solution with end-to-end automated change management to their customers. The recent release of Solidcore's S3 Control software has integrated many key network compliance features of DeviceExpert such as compliance benchmarking of network device configurations, and a provision to create and associate custom compliance policies to devices, thereby automating compliance checks.

"Tracking and managing changes to device configurations is an important aspect to an organization's change control process. Our relationship with Solidcore enhances this process and helps them offer a more comprehensive change management solution to their customers," said Neil Butani, VP of Business Development and Channel Partnerships. "I am glad that there was a perfect synergy between AdventNet and Solidcore in this area and we were able to complement their offering. I am confident that this OEM agreement will result in providing tremendous value to customers requiring complete change management," he added.

“We are pleased to be working with AdventNet as their technology integrates well and complements our broader product offerings,” Rishi Bhargava, Director of product management for Solidcore. “With the growing success of our S3 Control PCI Pro offerings, we are seeing increased market need for unified configuration audit across network devices, servers and databases.”

For more information about ManageEngine DeviceExpert, visit http://www.deviceexpert.com/

About Solidcore

Solidcore is the leading provider of software to detect and prevent unwanted change. Organizations worldwide trust Solidcore’s change control software to improve IT compliance, security and availability. Solidcore S3 Control easily automates PCI and SOX controls for compliance reporting, locks down critical systems to ensure only trusted applications run, and prevents change-related outages for improved service availability and accelerated ITIL adoption. Solidcore is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit www.solidcore.com.

About AdventNet

Enabling Management Your Way™

Founded in 1996, AdventNet is a software company with a broad portfolio of elegantly designed, affordable products and web services. AdventNet offerings span a spectrum of vertical areas, including network & systems management (ManageEngine.com), security (SecureCentral.com), collaboration, CRM & office productivity applications (Zoho.com), database search and migration (SQLOne.com), and test automation tools (QEngine.com).

AdventNet and its global network of partners provide solutions to multiple market segments including: OEM’s, global enterprises, government, education, small and medium-sized businesses and to a growing base of management service providers. www.manageengine.com, www.zoho.com

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