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Stackware License Agreement with XLNT Announced

Knoxville, Tennessee, October 8, 1997 - SNMP Research International announces that it has signed a license with XLNT which grants SNMP Research the rights to modify and market the Stackware product line. This transaction positions SNMP Research to provide to embedded systems developers a more complete TCP/IP option with its SNMP development tools.

The Stackware product line adds TCP/IP communication to embedded products. It features a modular architecture for easy integration with the embedded system so that development and testing time is saved. Since users of networked products need to monitor and control those products, SNMP capabilities are often the first required components.

Dr. Jeff Case says, "We are pleased to add Stackware to our product mix. There are many real-time operating systems vendors who are discovering the many opportunities available to them if they can offer a networking option with proven management capabilities. The combination of Stackware and SNMP development tools should provide a real payoff for these developers."

SNMP Research and XLNT have worked together in the past on a number of projects. In the nearly 10 years that SNMP Research has been in business, it has established a strong leadership position in standards-based SNMP and Web-based management development tools.

With this transaction, XLNT will cease direct marketing of the StackWare product line and concentrate on its Millennium 4000 Multi-LAN switch. "SNMP Research makes a fine partner in this arrangement," noted Ron Perloff, XLNT's Executive Vice President. "Our experience shows they have the technical strength to maintain the quality and portability of the StackWare products and the up to date knowledge of standards activities to add timely enhancements in the future."

About SNMP Research International, Inc.:

SNMP Research International produces a complete family of management products based on SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv2*, SNMPv3, and other protocols for agents, management stations, 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 coauthored many standards documents and articles on the topic. As a result of his efforts, SNMP Research is in a leadership position with respect to defining the standards and constructing implementations based on SNMP, the standard protocol for TCP/IP management.

About XLNT:

XLNT is dedicated to protecting the customer's investment in their existing infrastructure while migrating them to faster, more robust, next-generation networks. In fact, since 1989, the company has staked its reputation on building quality products for the major networking vendors. Now XLNT has built one with its own name on it -- Millennium 4000 switch, the solution for migrating to Gigabit Ethernet and beyond. XLNT is a steering committee member of the Gigabit Ethernet Alliance and an active member in the 802.3z committee. The company remains privately held with headquarters in San Diego.

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