AdventNet Launches Major New Release of Market Leading Web NMS Network Management Framework

Pleasanton, California, January 6, 2003

AdventNet, Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive management software tools, announced the release of Web NMS 4, the latest generation of the widely used Web NMS network management framework. Web NMS is a J2EE based platform with powerful FCAPS functions, provisioning, topology, inventory, CNM and mediation. With over one hundred OEMs delivering solutions using Web NMS, it is the platform of choice for delivering element and network management solutions for a wide range of telecom and networking domains.

This release features new and enhanced developer tools, including Web NMS Studio for complete lifecycle management of Web NMS applications -- from design and development, to packaging, branding, deployment and upgrades. It includes productivity enhancement wizards for chassis views, maps, and service customization tasks. Web NMS 4 offers deployment flexibility through hierarchical remote management to address the needs of geographically dispersed deployment environments. It includes applications monitoring capability to address the needs of IT infrastructure management, e.g. monitoring databases, web servers, mail servers, etc.

AdventNet further strengthens its commitment to standards and open architecture by continuing to support a rich set of standard protocols like SNMP, TL1, XML, CORBA, TMF, CLI and RMI to facilitate seamless integration with network devices, OSS/BSS systems and other management applications.

World-class equipment vendors like Nortel, Motorola, Lucent and Ericsson and pioneering startups like Movaz, AcceLight, Turin and Valo have successfully leveraged the powerful capabilities of Web NMS to implement EMS/NMS solutions. Such solutions have been successfully deployed in large carrier grade networks and enterprises around the globe. With AdventNet's policy of 'try before you buy,' the Web NMS 4 is now available for download at www.webnms.com and is backed by the industry's best support infrastructure.

About AdventNet

AdventNet, Inc. is a leading vendor of management software. For networking and telecom management, it offers massively scalable, carrier-grade management application server software for provisioning and management of networking infrastructure and services. For enterprises and software vendors (J2EE application server, EAI middleware and others), it offers a suite of software and solutions empowering end-to-end management of business processes and applications. AdventNet has a worldwide customer base of leading enterprises, application vendors, telecom equipment vendors, service providers, and systems integrators. AdventNet products enable superior solutions with a rapid time to market. 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.

AdventNet is a profitable conservative company with a solid cash-flow positive business model, ensuring continued outstanding support to customers from R&D to deployment and upgrades. Innovative technology and strong business fundamentals make AdventNet the best choice for management solutions in today's marketplace. For more information call (925) 924-9500 or visit www.manageengine.com.

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