AdventNet Announces New Product for Management Service Providers, Web Hosting Providers and Network Service Providers

BW0295 JUN 07,2000 9:06 PACIFIC 12:06 EASTERN

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2000--AdventNet, the Internet Management Infrastructure Company(TM), today announced the path breaking Web NMS MSP Edition software product to the Web Hosting, Management Service Provider, and Network Service Provider market place. AdventNet Web NMS MSP Edition has been specifically designed and architected from the ground up to address the unique management needs of the Service Providers.

"The explosive growth in these markets and the pent-up demand for advanced management services have provided a unique market opportunity for AdventNet to be a leader," said Dr. Sridhar Vembu, Chief Evangelist of AdventNet, Inc. during the announcement today.

"AdventNet is riding a new wave of disruptive technology change by enabling the service providers to offer sophisticated management capabilities on a subscription basis to their end customers. By equipping the Web Hosting and Management Service Providers with this compelling new Management Services Delivery Platform(TM), AdventNet has further enriched its four-year track record of offering pioneering management solutions," added Vembu.

AdventNet Web NMS MSP Edition is a massively scalable, distributed, high-performance network and service level management portal software for pro-active management of networks and services. Positioned as the Management Services Delivery Platform(TM) of the future, the Web NMS MSP Edition is designed specifically for the loosely coupled nature of the Internet with distributed monitoring probes at customer networks or hosting centers and a central NOC (Network Operations Center) which has the ability to segment customer data and provide many kinds of differentiated service offerings and reports.

The customer-specific data segmentation brings to fruition the long-standing vision of customer network management nurtured by service providers. The monitoring probes which are Java-based software agents that run on many different platforms can be augmented with new functionality in real time by downloading new code into the probes.

The AdventNet Web NMS MSP Edition not only enhances the competitive advantage of the service providers significantly but also their ability to offer differentiated and value added management services to their clients. The Web NMS MSP Edition offers comprehensive self-service capabilities starting with quick and easy deployment of monitoring probes to customer sites enabling service providers to reap productivity advantages in provisioning their customers.

By using the complete suite of development tools, training and professional services offered by AdventNet, service providers can deploy customized solutions very quickly to have their revenues flowing almost immediately.

"With our extensive R&D capabilities and a 125 person strong engineering team, we are the best partner to Web Hosting and Management Service Providers," said Sekar Vembu, Vice President of MSP Applications at AdventNet. "We have made a strong commitment to thismarket place and we intend to stay as the undisputed leader in providing this enabling technology to service providers," added Sekar. AdventNet Web NMS MSP Edition is in beta test and will be generally available by August 1, 2000. Pricing will be announced at the time of general availability.

About AdventNet, Inc

AdventNet, the Internet Management Infrastructure Company(TM), is the worldwide leader in providing Web and Java based network management software for OEMs, service providers, integrators and ISVs. Ease of use, scalability, reliability and extensive customizability are the hallmarks of AdventNet products. AdventNet products are powering solutions in many fast growing market segments, including e-commerce application management, optical networking, cable modem, DSL, storage management, Web hosting and management service providers (MSPs).

AdventNet enables superior solutions with rapid time to market advantages and all the benefits of new Internet technologies. AdventNet corporate office is located in 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 408/578-8700 or visit

Note to Editors: AdventNet, The Internet Management Infrastructure Company, and AdventNet Web NMS are trademarks of AdventNet, Inc. Java is a U.S. trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. All other company names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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