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AdventNet Web NMS Powers Management of Core Optical Transport Systems for OptiMight

Pleasanton, CA -- July 17, 2001

AdventNet, Inc. announced the incorporation of its Web NMSTM management platform by OptiMight, Inc. in its OptiWareTM EMS software that is used to manage a network of state-of-the-art core optical transport systems, the OMC 1600TM.

AdventNet is the leading provider of out-of-the-box, multi-protocol, carrier-grade solutions that are massively scalable for provisioning and management of infrastructure and applications in optical and other domains. The AdventNet Web NMS platform, adopted by industry leaders, offers unparalleled productivity and time-to-market benefits in building element, network and service management solutions. A relentless focus on customer care and partnering is a widely acclaimed hallmark of the AdventNet culture.

"We are pleased that we are the partner of choice for OptiMight in developing their management solution. AdventNet's commitment to providing innovative products and superior partnering has enabled the Web NMS to be chosen as the management platform by the leading lights of the optical community. We are indeed driven by the business needs of our customers," said Dr. Sridhar Vembu, CEO of AdventNet.

AdventNet Web NMS facilitated OptiMight in rapidly building key functionality such as fault management, security management, upload/download, software management, performance management, configuration management, and provisioning & planning. A user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) gives access to operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning (OAM&P) functions and provides a point-and-click environment for rapid provisioning. A northbound CORBA/TL1 interface is provided for communication with a higher operating system.

"In AdventNet, we found a powerful technology partner in delivering our own innovative product platform. The commitment that AdventNet showed in the successful development of our product is a powerful catalyst, in part, allowing us to achieve general availability of the OMC 1600 by Q4, 2001" said Karl Ma, Director of Product Development, at Optimight.

About AdventNet

AdventNet, the Internet Management Infrastructure Company, is the worldwide leader in providing massively scalable, carrier-grade software for provisioning and management of Internet and e-business infrastructure and applications. AdventNet has a worldwide customer base of leading equipment vendors, service providers, systems integrators, e-business application vendors and enterprises. The company's customer-focused products provide ease of use, reliability and extensive customizability. They power solutions in many market segments, including e-business applications management, optical networking, broadband access (cable modem, DSL, etc.), storage management, web hosting and providing managed services. AdventNet enables superior solutions with rapid time to market advantages and all the benefits of new communications and software technologies. AdventNet corporate office is located at 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 925/924-9500 or visit www.webnms.com.

About OptiMight Communications

OptiMight Communications provides the first core optical transport solution powered by Full-Spectrum WDM. Founded by visionary physicist Ilya Fishman and industry veteran Wu-Fu Chen, OptiMight is developing core optical transport systems with integrated network management capabilities to provide unprecedented capacity, network flexibility, dramatic cost reductions and powerful competitive advantages for global carriers. OptiMight's technology platform is scalable over a wide range of distances including regional, long haul and ultra-long haul. The OMC 1600, OptiMight's first product, is designed to restore profitability to carriers' long-distance networks by increasing capacity and decreasing expenditures.

OptiMight is a privately held company that received initial funding in February of 1999. The company has raised a total of $38 million of financing from some of the industry's leading high-tech venture capital firms. OptiMight's combined experience and knowledge of optical networking and telecommunications resulted in the development of its Full-Spectrum WDM technology. The company has over 130 employees on staff at its facility in San Jose, California.

For more information about OptiMight Communications, contact Paula Eaton at (408) 382-7311 or visit the web site at http://www.optimight.com

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