Heroix Introduces Longitude: IT Performance Monitoring Software Couples agentless ease of use with comprehensive monitoring and reporting; company backs ROI claim with first-day deployment guarantee

NEWTON, Mass. - May 16, 2005 - Heroix Corporation, a leading provider of application performance management software, today announced the introduction of Longitude, a new agentless, multi-platform OS and application monitoring and reporting product that is easy to deploy and use, yet provides comprehensive monitoring and detailed reporting capabilities. Unlike other monitoring products that require significant time and resource investments, Longitude requires little to no configuration and can be up and running in the production environment within 15 minutes.

Longitude is designed to help organizations optimize the availability and performance of applications, databases, systems, and IT infrastructure. Longitude's unique combination of quick deployment and robust monitoring of Windows, Linux, and Unix platforms make it an ideal choice for companies constantly wrestling with the need to balance budget, time and expertise limitations with the demand for IT systems and applications that are predictable and reliable. Visually rich event displays, graphical dashboard views, and performance reports and graphs supply the information IT personnel need to address performance and capacity issues before IT service levels are affected.

"Until now, agentless software monitoring products were known for their simplicity and cost savings benefits, but often lacked the ability to provide in-depth performance monitoring and reporting capabilities," said Jasmine Noel, Founder, Ptak, Noel & Associates. "With the introduction of Longitude, Heroix satisfies the market need for a product that combines the ease of use offered by agentless tools with the rich functionality common in high-end enterprise monitoring solutions."

To emphasize how easy it is to install, run and leverage the Longitude product, Heroix is offering an "Up in a Day or You Don't Pay" program to those companies that sign up for the offer by June 30, 2005. "We are so confident in our ability to promise day-one benefits that we are putting our reputation on the line to prove it," said Howard Reisman, Heroix Founder and CEO. "Companies that are tired of trying to make their complex, costly performance monitoring solutions yield value will find Longitude's day one ROI benefits refreshing." Heroix is promising a six-month software subscription at no cost to any qualified organization for whom initial deployment takes longer than one day.

Based on industry standards, Longitude is 100 percent Web-enabled and is equipped with over 250 prepackaged operational metrics for monitoring the performance of Windows, Linux, and Unix systems, as well as application, Web, database, and messaging servers. The over 125 prepackaged reports and intuitive dashboard allow users to quickly and easily assess the "big picture" of historical performance problems, then drill down to view problem details to gain further insight.

"Like almost every other company, we are dependent upon our IT environment to function properly," said Anthony Castaldo, IT Manager at Boston Sand & Gravel Company, a leader in the ready mix concrete industry with a fleet of over 250 mixer trucks. "By using Longitude's built in dashboard and prepackaged reports we are able to fully understand the health of our critical applications. We did look at other products but found Longitude's depth to be superior. We particularly like the product's ease of implementation and use, and we were totally impressed by the dashboard and its drill-down capability. Longitude's Web UI provides us rich monitoring and reporting with remarkable ease and usability. Longitude helps us stay ahead of problems and allows us to make smarter IT purchases and better business decisions."

Pre-packaged monitoring solutions are provided for Microsoft® Windows Server(tm) 2000/2003, Microsoft Windows® XP, RED HAT® Linux, SuSE® Linux, Sun Solaris(tm), Hewlett-Packard HP-UX®, IBM AIX®, Microsoft IIS, Apache(tm) Web Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle®, Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/2003, IBM WebSphere®, BEA WebLogic®, and JBoss®.

Pricing and Availability

Available immediately, Heroix Longitude costs $299 per monitored system for base OS monitoring, $599 per monitored system for base OS plus layered application monitoring (database, Web, messaging), and $2,995 per site license for J2EE(tm) Application Server monitoring. Support services and subscription pricing are also available.

About Heroix

Heroix delivers award-winning software products that help organizations optimize the availability and performance of applications, databases, systems, and IT infrastructure running across multiple platforms.