Zoho Parent Launches ManageEngine On-Demand, Forays Into Cloud Computing; Network and Server Monitoring Application Now Available As a Service

ManageEngine embracing SaaS; plans year-long rollout of its family of management applications available on-demand

Austin, TX, February 25, 2009 -- ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems and security management software solutions, today announced it is making its family of applications available in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, beginning with OpManager On-Demand, an integrated network and systems management suite. Throughout the year, ManageEngine will continue rolling-out SaaS versions of its complete family of popular management applications, which today are used by more than 35,000 companies around the world.

ManageEngine OpManager On-Demand collects fault and performance data across servers, desktops and applications and displays that information in a business-centric management view, illustrating the way business services are impacted by any disruption in the infrastructure. Because the application is offered as a service, there is no need for administrators to buy and provision servers; no time spent installing and configuring software; and licensing fees are based on a pay-as-you-go model; all of which significantly reduces cost, effort and time-to-value. Administrators can begin using the application’s full complement of capabilities in a matter of days after subscribing.

While OpManager On-Demand is designed to provide IT administrators with affordable, easy-to-use network and systems management functionality, the suite is also valuable to Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Many MSPs would like to offer remote management services to their customers but are dissuaded by the high-cost, time and effort needed to establish an infrastructure and datacenter capable of hosting the application and customer data. With OpManager On-Demand, MSPs can get started with little effort and investment, simply subscribing to the service and offering it to their own customers.

"We are seeing a paradigm shift in the way IT is being managed today as enterprises demand affordability and value immediately,” said Girish Mathrubootham, vice president, ManageEngine. "OpManager On-Demand lets administrators maintain the performance and availability of their network while paying only for the software they need, dialing-up or down their investment as circumstances warrant. This is a secure, reliable and scalable service that’s perfect for enterprises and MSPs.”

Zoho (www.zoho.com) which already offers a suite of online services, featuring CRM, office productivity and collaboration business applications, has more than 1,000,000 users. ManageEngine leverages much of the cloud computing infrastructure initially designed for Zoho. Information about ManageEngine SaaS applications can be found at http://ondemand.manageengine.com/

Availability and Pricing

A free beta version of ManageEngine OpManager On-Demand is currently available at http://ondemand.opmanager.com. General availability is expected in the second quarter of this year with monthly subscription pricing dependent upon the number of objects to be managed.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise IT management software. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 30,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of AdventNet, Inc. For more information, please visit www.manageengine.com

Media Contact:

Greg Wise
Weber Shandwick, for ManageEngine
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