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SecureIntelligence Product Suite Announced

Las Vegas, NV, May 10, 1999 - SecureIntelligence, a suite of standards-based management products designed to manage networks, systems, and applications, is now available through SNMP Research International, Inc. When networks and their mission critical applications demand better management tools, corporations want products that are based on well-established standards, delivered with security, scalable, adapted to their needs, intelligent, and operational out of the box at a reasonable price. The SecureIntelligence suite combines the Internet Standard Management Framework (SNMP), the security features of SNMPv3, and the ease of a Java-enabled Web interface to deliver on these expectations.

The SecureIntelligence suite uses the Simple Network Management Protocol, SNMP, which is the de facto standard for the management of network devices. In addition, the use of SNMP to support systems and applications management is growing. System administrators want a seamless top-to-bottom and end-to-end view of the activities occurring on their network. They want to correlate network, system, or applications outages with the loss of service availability to users. Using multiple management paradigms makes this difficult task even harder. Using a single management framework, SNMP, to manage networks, systems, and applications makes it easier to gain a single view of all activity.

SecureIntelligence is composed of two product families: EnterPol and CIAgent. Each of these product families is based on the world's leading SNMP development tools that SNMP Research has offered to the development community for years. This well-established technology is available now to managers of networks who want the benefits of SNMPv3 in both management applications and agents.

Charles Hebert, President of Southernview Technologies, consultant and past president of the HP OpenView Program Committee says, ``The SecureIntelligence product suite addresses two requirements. The first is for a standards-based easy-to-install agent that delivers a broad range of management information required by managers of networks, systems, and applications. The second requirement is for a transition bridge to the SNMPv3 management framework.''

EnterPol is a collection of management station applications for systems and applications management. Using a Java-based Web interface, EnterPol enables secure monitoring and control via SNMPv3. This SNMP-based management station provides powerful modeling, autodiscovery, and configuration management tools. In addition, custom applications can be built using EnterPol's development kit. EnterPol can work with any SNMP agent installed in a network, and it contains specialized applications designed to take advantage of the information available through the CIAgent.

The CIAgent is installed on each system that hosts applications to be managed. This intelligent agent supports many Internet standard MIB documents, which have not been offered in a single package previously. Information, which previously required significant customization, long implementation schedules, and proprietary management systems at costs that eliminated all but the largest organizations, is now available in standard form working with standard SNMP management stations, like HP OpenView.

Successful field testing for the CIAgent was recently completed at one of the world's top ten Web sites, CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. CNN has approximately 150 Web servers that hold a mission-critical position in CNN's role as a leading information services provider. CIAgent passed the acceptance tests for monitoring and controlling these systems and server applications. A white paper report on the field test is available in hardcopy and at http:/www.int.snmp.com.

Secure SNMPv3 management of mission critical applications is immediately available when CIAgent is used with EnterPol. With CIAgent, the manager has the ability to customize the range of managed objects through the modular extensibility of the EMANATE® agent development tools. CIAgent is based on the EMANATE SNMP run-time extensible agent, one of the most common SNMP agent implementations used today.

From the time that installation of the CIAgent begins, it can take less than ten minutes before useful information starts flowing. Once the CIAgent is successfully installed, response time to events and notifications is very fast. CIAgent is based on the robust and widely used SNMP Research agent development tools. The CIAgent can deliver information regarding critical applications, log files, file systems, MIB II, systems applications, host resources, events, and many other Internet-Standard MIBs.

SNMP Research International produces a complete family of management products based on SNMPv1, SNMPv2, SNMPv3, and other protocols for agents, management stations, Web-based management, and mid-level managers. These products form the basis of many of today's SNMP products offered by leading networking companies. The founder of SNMP Research, Dr. Jeff Case, has long been a contributor in the area of SNMP and has authored or co-authored many standards documents and articles on the topic. As a result of his efforts, SNMP Research is a leader with respect to defining the standards and constructing implementations based on SNMP, the standard protocol for TCP/IP management.

Southernview Technologies, Inc. is a reseller of the SecureIntelligence product suite. They are currently using SecureIntelligence in their offices and on customer sites. Southernview is coordinating system integration and test plans at field test sites including one major information provider with approximately 150 mission critical Web servers.

Southernview Technologies may be contacted at 2775 S. Main St., Suite G, Kennesaw, Georgia. phone: 770 795 7958.

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