SS8 Networks Develops Manageability For Their Next Generation Signaling Platform Using AdventNet Management Infrastructure Products

BW0205  MAY 10,2000       6:42 PACIFIC 09:42 EASTERN

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2000--SS8 Networks endorses AdventNet management technology by adopting the AdventNet Web NMS Management Infrastructure and AdventNet Agent Toolkit for their signaling and service products. SS8 Networks offers advanced signaling solutions for the Internet. Its carrier class products provide reliable, scalable, secure and high-performance infrastructure for real-time data, IP telephony and video IP AIN services. AdventNet, The Internet Management Infrastructure Company (TM), is the leading provider of next generation management infrastructure software technology on Web and Java platforms.

"AdventNet has the most comprehensive suite of management products and development support. We were able to enhance our product offerings to our customers by providing manageability through the AdventNet Web NMS Management Infrastructure", said Sharon Chen, the President, Chief Technology Officer, and Co-founder of SS8 Networks. "Because AdventNet Web NMS(TM) Management Infrastructure is an open, standards-based, multi-tier, and massively scalable infrastructure, it suited our carrier- class product design goals very well. We were able to deliver our products quickly and easily using the AdventNet Agent Toolkit,' added Ms. Chen. AdventNet Web NMS management infrastructure software features most commonly used management functions, such as network topology modeling, auto-discovery, event, alarm, and fault management and correlation, performance management, and tools for configuration management. AdventNet Web NMS also provides multi-protocols such as SNMP, CORBA, RMI, and TL-1 that are supported from the network element and upper managers. Additionally, AdventNet Web NMS supports recent advances and technologies such as policy management with LDAP support, distributed management, XML, and SNMP Version 3. Device Vendors, System Integrators, VARs, and in-house NMS developers can build scalable, full-fledged management software solutions in a fraction of the time it would take to develop without AdventNet tools.

AdventNet Agent Toolkit is a Java based visual tool for prototyping and developing cross platform SNMP agents using the Java Beans component model. It enables standards based management of Java applications and servers.

"SS8 Networks and AdventNet share a similar passion and philosophy to offer standards-based next generation technology to our customers" said Kumar Padmini, Vice President of AdventNet Worldwide Marketing. "With a complete suite of management products, AdventNet created a "one-stop shop" for SS8 Networks to meet their management infrastructure needs. It was important for SS8 Networks to deal with a single management vendor vs. multiple vendors in this competitive market place and AdventNet was able to fulfill that need effectively", added Kumar.

About SS8 Networks, Inc.

SS8 Networks develops advanced signaling solutions for the Internet and enables service providers to deliver next-generation IP AIN Services. SS8 Networks' flagship product is a carrier-class product designed from the ground up to provide reliable, scalable, secure and high-performance infrastructure for real-time data, IP telephony and video applications.

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, ISVs and service providers. 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, and management service providers (MSP). AdventNet enables superior solutions with rapid time to market advantages and all the benefits of new Internet 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 408/578-8700 or visit

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