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New ManageEngine Enterprise-Ready Network Management Software Can Be Installed and Fully Functional in Less Than 30 Minutes

Includes a Highly-Customizable Dashboard; Access to Automated Network Change & Configuration Management (NCCM) and NetFlow Integration Plug-Ins

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 11, 2009) - ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems & security management software solutions, today announced a major upgrade to the company's flagship network management application, ManageEngine OpManager, designed to make network infrastructure monitoring and management faster, easier, more capable and affordable than ever.

The new version, ManageEngine OpManager 8, at start-up now displays an "Intro" tab within the application's web-based management console. This tab steps an IT administrator through set-up by dividing configuration tasks into four categories: 'Discover,' 'Visualize,' 'Manage' and 'Reports.' All devices in an enterprise network may be discovered and monitoring of performance and availability can begin, all in less than 30 minutes. Additionally, the customizable dashboard is more extensible, now holding up to 92 pre-defined widgets, which allows administrators to build personalized monitoring dashboards to suit individual responsibilities, even configuring rotating CCTV views of their favorite dashboards. And because Network Change & Configuration Management (NCCM) can be such an arduous, on-going task, ManageEngine offers an NCCM plug-in for OpManager 8, automating most of the processes involved, from running configuration back-ups to ensuring policy compliance through configuration control, and much more. Lastly, ManageEngine's NetFlow plug-in allows administrators to integrate detailed information from NetFlow, and six other popular flow monitoring tools, for a single, comprehensive view of network performance.

"ManageEngine OpManager helps our company keep higher uptime on all network/server resources," said David Henry, system administrator, AOSmith Electrical Products Company. "Having the ability to proactively monitor all of our devices is very important. We know the minute a resource is in trouble and can rapidly adjust to the situation to keep our internal customers running and happy. OpManager is an ever improving monitoring solution with new features in the latest version 8 release such as greater reporting capabilities, additional performance monitoring, failover support and an enhanced intro page with great overview of all of our devices. In my opinion, it is the most beneficial tool we own. There is a greater ROI with OpManager than with the other more costly monitoring systems like Tivoli, OpenView or SCCM's Operations Manager. Not mention the ease of installation and configuration as compared to OpenView or Tivoli."

"Right from the initial configuration settings, to monitoring, alerting and reporting, OpManager 8 makes a landmark leap in terms of ease of use," said Girish Mathrubootham, vice president, ManageEngine. "With the new network-specific plug-ins, enhancements and features added, OpManager 8 offers network management that is not just holistic, but more importantly, easy to use."

OpManager is a comprehensive network and IT infrastructure monitoring platform that offers advanced fault and performance management functionalities across WAN, VoIP services, network devices, servers, applications, databases and other IT infrastructure. A free version, complete with almost all functionality, except add-ons and support, is available for managing up to 10 devices for an unlimited amount of time.

Pricing and Availability

ManageEngine OpManager 8 can be downloaded now from the company website. Existing OpManager customers can upgrade to the latest version for free. Pricing starts at $445 for 25 devices and $1495 for 100 interfaces. The OpManager NetFlow Plug-in starts at $650 for 10 interfaces and OpManager NCM plug-in starts at $1495 for 25 devices. A 30-day trial version is available. For more information, please visit www.manageengine.com/products/opmanager/index.html.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise management software. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise management solutions including Facility management, 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. Today, 32,000 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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