Kodiak Networks Leverages AdventNet Web NMS Platform for Advanced Push-to-Talk (PTT) Communications Management

Pleasanton, California, December 13, 2004

AdventNet Inc., the leading provider of affordable network and systems management software, today announced that Kodiak Networks, the leading provider of advanced wireless systems has incorporated the AdventNet Web NMS platform into the Kodiak Real-Time Exchange™ (RTX) System. The Kodiak RTX solution enables wireless operators around the world to offer advanced voice services, including Push-to-Talk (PTT) functionality for their customers.

Web NMS provides core network and systems management functionality including network provisioning, equipment provisioning, auto discovery, fault management, and performance management. In addition, it enables subscriber provisioning by seamlessly interoperating with existing Operation Support Systems..

"The AdventNet Web NMS platform is a standards-based, cost-effective solution that allowed us to rapidly incorporate advanced system management functionality into our Kodiak RTX System," said Kris Patel, vice president of engineering, Kodiak Networks, Inc.

With over 150 customers worldwide, Web NMS is a mature platform for implementing comprehensive element and network management solutions. Web NMS based applications have been deployed in large carrier networks in a variety of domains including Wireless, Optical, Cable/DSL, VoIP, Multi-Service and others.

"By leveraging open APIs, productivity tools and a rich set of features available out-of-the-box, Kodiak Networks was able to develop a complete management solution in a short amount of time. Our solutions deliver world-class performance and coupled with exceptional customer support allows our customers to achieve cost efficiencies and reduce time-to-deployment," said Manikandan Vembu, Director Marketing & Sales, AdventNet Inc.

About AdventNet

AdventNet provides affordable software for management and provisioning of complex networks, systems, and IT applications. With a broad product portfolio and an active customer base ranging from enterprises, equipment vendors, and service providers, AdventNet has emerged as a very affordable and high-quality alternative to expensive software that is common in this industry. 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 our web site at: www.manageengine.com.

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About Kodiak Networks

Kodiak Networks (www.kodiaknetworks.com) is the leading advanced wireless systems innovator for network operators worldwide. The Kodiak Real-Time Exchange™ (RTX) System is a technology breakthrough, enabling operators to deliver premium, integrated wireless voice services to their customers. With the industry's best performance, fastest speed and lowest latency, the Kodiak RTX enables a new category of Advanced Voices Services, including instant availability, instant voice calling, group conferencing and real-time voice messaging. The standards-based, all-IP, packet-switched Kodiak RTX System can be incorporated into any existing cellular network, enabling carriers to increase their profit and customer retention, and attract new customers without costly upgrades to network infrastructure.

Kodiak Networks offers both GSM and CDMA instant voice systems that can be easily scaled from independent operators to multinational carriers. In partnership with Orange, the Kodiak client is available on handsets provided by Nokia, TCL & Alcatel Mobile Phones, LG, PalmOne and Sagem. Kodiak has relationships with several other global providers of handset technology and has numerous patents pending in the areas of high-speed packet-switching, signaling and call control. Headquartered in northern California, Kodiak is a global organization, with facilities in Dallas, Texas; Bangalore, India; Swindon, United Kingdom; and Beijing, China.