Adrem Software Sets Functionality Standard For Management of Mid-Size Networks

NetCrunch lets administrators of cross-platform networks make more efficient use of their time, budget, and IT resources

NEW YORK, NY - May 6, 2004 - AdRem Software, provider of network management solutions, releases AdRem NetCrunch 3.0 - a solution for policy-based monitoring, alerting, and troubleshooting of networks, systems, and applications. AdRem's monitoring tool targets small-to-medium size businesses that as of yet haven't been able to afford high-end management systems, but found using multiple narrow-focused point solutions ineffective.

"From the very start we listened closely to our customers, especially those from small and medium organizations," explains Tomasz Kunicki, AdRem's President and CEO. "AdRem NetCrunch is systematically developed to address their highest priorities such as ease of deployment and use, out-of-the-box automation, and better coordination of network management tasks. This sets us apart from big vendors who simply scale down their gigantic management platforms to fit into smaller networks. All too often, their approach doesn't work because the administration of a global IT environment and the reality of a midsize infrastructure are poles apart."

With AdRem NetCrunch, administrators of cross-platform networks can make more efficient use of their time, budget, and IT resources. The program automatically discovers the physical and logical network topologies, documents and displays network assets via dynamically updated graphical views, and starts proactive agentless monitoring of network devices, systems, services, and applications. In case of a network problem, AdRem NetCrunch can automatically take a corrective action or notify predefined user groups via email, pager, SMS, SNMP, syslog message or ICQ, providing necessary diagnostic information and tools. Additionally, users can analyze performance trends and receive scheduled reports - also via a web browser - that support informed network capacity planning.

One of the key enhancements in version 3.0 is the option to create dynamic user-defined maps of network assets. Administrators can organize managed objects in separate containers that function as independent units with their own monitoring, alerting, and reporting policies. Custom network views may illustrate business processes making it easy to proactively track and diagnose unforeseen events in critical resources without sorting through a large number of devices. Another major highlight of the new AdRem NetCrunch is the enhanced flexibility in managing events. An administrator can now choose to delay or escalate responses to events. This eliminates false alarms and event storms ensuring that problems in the network are handled according to their priority by the right personnel and at the right time.

Tomasz Kunicki concludes: "With the new AdRem NetCrunch customers get the best of both worlds. On the one hand, our program delivers the breadth of functionality and management integration typical for enterprise-class solutions, on the other hand, it offers low acquisition costs, ease of use, and the minimum resource usage characteristic of point solutions."

Pricing, Licensing, and Availability

The AdRem NetCrunch network monitoring tool targets network administrators and managers, IT planners and consultants, help desk personnel, VARs, system integrators, and networking services firms. The 3.0 Premium version is available at at a starting price of USD 1314. The program is licensed per management workstation. Volume, educational, and government discounts are available. AdRem NetCrunch supports monitoring of Windows, Linux, NetWare, and SNMP devices. More information:

About AdRem Software

AdRem Software provides rapidly-deployable software solutions for monitoring, managing, troubleshooting, and securing enterprise networks. The company's products target small and mid-size businesses that seek more efficient and integrated alternatives to point solutions without the prohibitive costs traditionally associated with network management platforms. For more information, visit