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Develop Unified SNMP, XML, CLI, and Web-Based Management Easily Using MIBGuide Graphical IDE

Note: MIBGuide will be available in the upcoming Release 17.1.

Knoxville, TN, March 3, 2005 - SNMP Research announces MIBGuide™, a comprehensive toolset to design and develop multi-protocol accessible agents using a graphical Integrated Development Environment (IDE). SNMP Research will offer MIBGuide in beta release to select customers after March 14, 2005.

MIBGuide (Management Information Base Graphical User Integrated Development Environment) is an application suite designed to ease the burden of creating MIB documents and developing, testing, and deploying multi-protocol accessible agents. MIBGuide combines Java and XML technology with SNMP Research's many years of Internet Framework network management expertise to provide a comprehensive tool for agent development. Since 1988, SNMP Research has both developed standard MIBs and assisted customers with their own proprietary MIB document development.

Over the years, SNMP Research developed the "five-step method" for agent development which employs automatic code generation tools that deploy an agent with very little hand-coding necessary. Now, with the addition of MIBGuide to SNMP Research's extensive product line, developers may never again have to write a MIB document by hand. Plus, because the MIB is used to model data, the agent can be accessed using SNMP, CLI, XML, HTTP, and other protocols without any additional coding.

MIBGuide gives the developer an easy-to-use framework for modeling, coding, and testing a fully functional, multi-protocol accessible agent.

Benefits of MIBGuide include:

MIBGuide is composed of a MIB editor, a MIB compiler, an Integrated Development Environment, and a MIB browser.

MIBGuide Editor is a graphical interface for composing, editing, and saving SMIv2 compliant MIB documents. MIBGuide Editor allows the developer to focus on the data to be managed, which will dramatically speed up the development process. MIBGuide Editor provides a point-and-click interface and easy-to-use wizards while supporting even the most advanced MIB documents.

MIBGuide Compiler allows developers to use either C or Java APIs to produce a working agent extension. It provides choices for automatically generating code for stable storage, set routines, robust table support, and others.

MIBGuide uses an off-the-shelf IDE that allows the developer to edit the routines automatically generated by the MIBGuide Compiler which support "get" operations (for remote monitoring), "set" operations (for remote configuration), and "notify" operations (for notifications or traps).

MIBGuide Browser provides a "test as you go" approach for testing agent implementations, making an often difficult step much easier.

MIBGuide is supported on most popular operating systems including Linux®, Microsoft® Windows®, and UNIX®.

Visit SNMP Research online at for more information about MIBGuide, the comprehensive toolset to design and develop multi-protocol accessible agents from start to finish using a graphical Integrated Development Environment (IDE). MIBGuide will be available with Release 17.1.

About SNMP Research

SNMP Research creates, licenses, and supports software for the management of networks, systems, applications, and legacy devices. Our objective is to help companies deploy standards-based management with shorter time-to-market, lower costs, better fidelity to standards and interoperability with less risk. We provide innovative solutions for extensible agent, manager station, and mid-level manager implementations that are based on SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3, HTTP, XML, and other protocols. SNMP Research provides products and services worldwide to end-users, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), value-added resellers, and embedded systems suppliers.


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