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AdventNet Strengthens Its Network Change and Configuration Management Solution With Network Compliance Management

The new version - 5.0 of DeviceExpert - now empowers network administrators further with automated Compliance Monitoring and Reporting capabilities

PLEASANTON, California, November 19, 2007

AdventNet Inc., the leading provider of affordable Enterprise IT Management & IT security software today announced the general availability of ManageEngine DeviceExpert 5.0. With this release, AdventNet has enhanced its robust 'Network Change & Configuration Management' (NCCM) solution with the much needed Network Compliance Monitoring and Reporting feature.

ManageEngine DeviceExpert enables IT administrators to efficiently manage the configurations of network devices such as switches, routers, firewalls from multiple vendors through a single, central GUI. It helps in tracking configuration changes in real-time, preventing unauthorized changes, automating all configuration tasks and in ensuring that devices in the network stay properly configured.

The highlights of the new version, DeviceExpert 5.0 include:

  • Provision for examining device configurations for compliance to a defined set of internal/external policies and standards
  • Automated compliance status monitoring & reporting
  • Reports on network inventory, firmware inventory, network health status, configuration changes, user permissions, network compliance etc
  • Support for devices from three new vendors -- Juniper, Dell & NETGEAR in addition to the already supported 16 vendors -- Cisco, HP, Nortel, D-Link, NetScreen, Force10, 3Com, Foundry, Fortinet, ADTRAN, Enterasys, Huawei, Extreme, Aruba, BlueCoat and Proxim
  • Thoroughly revised GUI ensuring smooth, simple work-flow

"Version 5 of DeviceExpert addresses one of the most sought-after features by network administrators. It offers the ability to define standard policies for device configuration and enforce network devices to be compliant to these policies," said T. Subramanian, Product Manager of DeviceExpert. "With pre-built policies, real time monitoring of policy violations and automating the enforcement process, it assures high levels of network security and helps network administrators adhere to stringent government and industry regulations," he added.

IT enterprises world-wide have deployed DeviceExpert for managing the configurations of their devices and have reported productivity enhancement.

"DeviceExpert is a very powerful Configuration Management solution. Before using it, we used to manually download configurations and were struggling to keep track of changes. DeviceExpert changed all that by storing configurations in a central repository and making them accessible via a web GUI. We were able to respond faster to change requests from customers. DeviceExpert has saved us a great deal of time," said Kevin Spies, Manager of Network Operations, Lightyear Network Solutions, LLC. "The configuration change control mechanism requiring approval for changes, has given me peace of mind," he added.

Availability and Pricing

The latest release of DeviceExpert can be downloaded directly from the website (http://www.deviceexpert.com). DeviceExpert offers a 30-day evaluation license of the Professional Edition. A permanent Free Edition is also available for small businesses. The annual subscription price for the Professional Edition starts at $795 for managing 25 devices, and it can be licensed for unlimited systems. Download your copy now from http://www.deviceexpert.com/download.html

About AdventNet

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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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