AdventNet Expands Worldwide Marketing with New Appointment

AdventNet, the Internet Management Infrastructure CompanyTM and a leading provider of next-generation management software technology based on the Web and JavaT platform, announced today the appointment of Kumar Padmini to lead its worldwide marketing activities.  Kumar joins AdventNet from Hewlett Packard, where he headed the worldwide security consulting services for HP.  Kumar has held senior worldwide positions at Hewlett Packard in HP sales, marketing, support, business development, professional services, and strategic alliances that include mergers and acquisitions. Kumar along with Neil Butani, VP Business Development, will be responsible for growing AdventNet's customer base and revenues.  Neil is a veteran of the telecommunications industry and brings service provider, network equipment vendor, and ISV perspectives in network management, having worked in AT&T Bell Labs., Pacific Bell, and DSET.

"AdventNet is now ready and well-positioned to expand its marketing and business activities worldwide," said Dr. Tony Thomas, President and CEO of AdventNet.  "Kumar brings a broad spectrum of experience and skills from HP that will be an asset for AdventNet as we grow to becoming a global leader in our industry.  AdventNet, with over 200 customers has succeeded in the market place with its innovative technology. We will now combine our technology leadership with a solid business team to fuel accelerating growth,"added Dr. Thomas.

Dr. Sridhar Vembu, Chief Evangelist, added, "AdventNet has rapidly grown to an organization , solely based on building and shipping superior products.  AdventNet has achieved this strong growth without requiring external capital. To manage and continue our growth we have now added a world-class business team. With Kumar on board, I can focus my attention on technology evangelism and product strategy".

AdventNet with its flagship product AdventNet Web NMS is an undisputed leader in Web-based management system software.  AdventNet Web NMS has gained popularity and acceptance for network management solutions by leading OEMs, ISVs, and service providers because of its open, standards, and web-based 3-tier architecture and Java-based technology.  The superior technology implementation of AdventNet Web NMS has empowered users to develop management applications that are cross platform and massively scalable.  AdventNet users repeatedly testify significant reduction in time-to-market and development costs as some of the key benefits they derive from choosing AdventNet.

About AdventNet, Inc.

AdventNet, the Internet Management Infrastructure CompanyTM, is the worldwide leader in providing Web and Java based network management software for OEMs, ISVs and service providers. 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, and management service providers (MSP).  AdventNet enables superior solutions, with rapid time to market advantages, and all the benefits of new Internet technologies.  AdventNet corporae office is located in 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 408-578-8700 or visit http://www.adventnet.com

AdventNet Contact:
Neil Butani
VP of Business Development
408-281-6525
neil@zohocorp.com