AdventNet Enhances Next Generation Java Based Network Management Framework

November 14, 2000, San Jose, CA

AdventNet today announced the release of an enhanced version of its widely used network management framework AdventNet Web NMS Release 2.2. This release further reinforces AdventNet leadership in empowering network management developers to rapidly deliver sophisticated management solutions for the new generation of networks. AdventNet, Inc., the Internet Management Infrastructure CompanyTM, is the leading provider of next generation network management software based on the Web and Java technologies with numerous design wins.

The new release includes enhancements and new capabilities in every module, most notably in Configuration Management. The new Configuration Management capabilities provide enhanced control and application of configuration operations by leveraging XML technology. They include configuration of multiple devices, parameters and protocols in a single operation, persistent storage of operations for scheduled execution, and immediate configurable updates of network databases. The new capabilities also provide users with more comprehensive control over their network resources. In addition, this release provides improved integration of multi-protocol device configuration screens generated by AdventNet Management Builder or other tools.

Some of the significant capabilities of AdventNet Web NMS Release 2.2 include:

  • Enhanced development productivity through new development tools like NAR Utilities, Migration tool, XML Conversion tool and new documentation
  • Improved customization through support for dynamic configuration of filters and parsers
  • Enhanced flexibility for custom client development with new client Session Beans
  • Simplified network and device topology modeling that include new support for containment and grouping of managed objects
  • New features in all modules, including network topology, discovery, maps, fault, performance, and configuration
  • Full internationalization support for 16-bit charset languages viz. Chinese, Japanese etc.

"Relentless competition and unprecedented technology changes are compelling Networking OEMs, ISVs and service providers to enhance their solution capabilities while reducing the development time significantly," said Kumar Padmini, vice president, sales and marketing at AdventNet. "However, AdventNet Web NMS with its advanced Internet Management Infrastructure(TM) that include off-the-shelf functionality and easy-to-use customization tools has continued to empower such vendors and service providers to provide comprehensive manageability solutions rapidly."

The AdventNet Web NMS is a highly customizable, carrier-class Internet Management Infrastructure(TM) platform designed from the ground-up based on new Internet technologies. Trusted by a large number of networking, telecom, application vendors, and solution providers around the world, its technology and ease-of-development appeal range across many markets. It includes a comprehensive suite of Java based development tools, frameworks, modules and APIs that provide support for many operating systems and facilitate integration with multiple network management platforms. Some of the key functions available with AdventNet Web NMS include:

  • Auto-discovery, topology database, network and device maps
  • Intuitive and extensible modeling of the network and device topology
  • Intelligent fault management with correlation
  • Customizable and extensible performance management
  • Policy based management for efficient and effective use of resources
  • Configuration Management enhancing control over provisioning network resources
  • Highly customizable and extensible HTML and Java client support
  • North-bound interface support for SNMP, TL 1, CORBA and XML
  • Multiple southbound management protocols supported that include SNMP, TL 1 and CORBA

AdventNet Web NMS has become the infrastructure of choice for developing scalable, multi-tier, Java based management solutions in the networking and telecom industry. As with all AdventNet software, the AdventNet Web NMS Release 2.2 is available for download from AdventNet web site at

About AdventNet

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 that include 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 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

Note to Editors

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Prabhu Ramachandran, Media Relations
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