Ecora Introduces Performance and Availability Management for Business-Critical Wi-Fi Networks

Dr. Wi-Fi™ monitors uptime and bandwidth; provides easy-to-read reports

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- March 7, 2005 -- Ecora Software, the leader in total configuration management software, announced the immediate availability of Dr. Wi-Fi, a software solution that continuously monitors wireless network environments and provides real time alerts and reports that ensure availability and performance.

“Health care, manufacturing, hospitality, and education sectors to name a few have all invested significant amounts of capital on Wi-Fi infrastructures to increase productivity and efficiencies of their businesses, so it’s now a business necessity and user expectation that these networks will have a high-level of performance and availability,” said Alex Bakman, founder and CEO of Ecora. “Leveraging our expertise in generating reports to solve IT issues, our Dr. Wi-Fi product gives IT management the control and confidence it needs to deploy and manage mission critical Wi-Fi networks.”

Ecora’s Dr. Wi-Fi is easy to set up, quick to deploy and, installs no agents. Its Web-based, user-friendly interface allows multiple users to access it and generate reports from anywhere using an Internet Explorer browser. Through its reporting and alerting, Dr. Wi-Fi delivers the information and knowledge IT management needs to effectively manage and maintain Wi-Fi environments.

  • Powerful Reporting: Dr. Wi-Fi automatically generates simple, easy-to-read and easy-to-understand graphical reports designed for technical and non-technical managers. Dr. Wi-Fi produces current and historical reports on network availability (uptime), problems, and performance (throughput).

  • Alerts: Dr. Wi-Fi monitors and collects in real-time critical performance and problem data from access points, workstations, and servers. When performance drops or problems develop, it sends out alerts using SNMP, paging, or e-mail. Dr. Wi-Fi comes with built-in monitoring and notification rules that can be used right out of the box or changed to fit a specific environment.

“We installed the Dr. Wi-Fi product for a client that predominantly relied on wireless technology for their networking infrastructure and was in the process of upgrading from 802.11b to 802.11g,” said Jim D’Avis, consultant, Aumeca Mega Services SAC. “What impressed the client the most about the Ecora product was its ease of installation, thorough performance, and availability reporting, and alerting capabilities when problems arose. Dr. Wi-Fi was integral to maintaining and maximizing the uptime of their network throughout the upgrade.”

Dr. Wi-Fi is available immediately from Ecora. Pricing starts at $2,995 for a single site Wi-Fi network environment. To try Dr. Wi-Fi for 30 days free of charge, visit http://www.ecora.com, e-mail sales@ecora.com, or call 877-92ecora (923-2672).

About Ecora Software

Ecora provides a total configuration management solution that automates multi-platform configuration reporting, change monitoring, and patch management. Ecora's solutions enhance efficiency and reduce the costs associated with IT compliance, business continuity, and vulnerability assessment while providing the means to monitor change and plan for recovery. Ecora supports enterprise platforms from Cisco Systems, IBM/Lotus, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Red Hat, and Citrix. For more information about Ecora Software, visit www.ecora.com.

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