AdventNet Introduces Next-Generation Network Monitoring Software

Scalable solution decreases network downtime and supports improved integration

Pleasanton, Calif. -- Aug.24,2004 -- AdventNet today announced the release of OpManager 5.6, its popular network monitoring software now includes additional features and enhancements based on customer feedback. The new release offers combined WAN, server, and application monitoring. Existing customers using the 5.5 version with a valid support contract can automatically upgrade to the new version by installing the service pack available at

OpManager is Web-based network monitoring software offering integrated fault- and performance-management functionality. OpManager auto-discovers the entire network, groups devices into intuitive maps, and monitors them in real-time. It instantaneously sends alerts and notifies operators by e-mail/SMS, when a fault occurs. Comprehensive reports and graphs are also provided including more than 160 out-of-the-box graphs, including: Cisco devices, MS-Exchange, Lotus Notes, Oracle, MSSQL, Dell, and Compaq servers. In addition, it supports adding custom graphs to monitor any SNMP parameter.

New Features Offered by OpManager Version 5.6

  • Exchange Monitor: To monitor Exchange 2000/2003. Available as an add-on ($495) for monitoring unlimited Exchange servers. With Exchange Monitor, you can monitor critical Exchange services and detect problems quickly -- an intuitive dashboard offers a quick view of overall status. You can pinpoint the exact point of failure, minimize downtime, and get a complete status check on the health of your Exchange Server(s).

  • ServiceDesk Plus integration: Deeper integration between OpManager and ServiceDesk Plus. In addition to the automatic creation of tickets for the alarms raised by OpManager, version 5.6 now allows ServiceDesk Plus screens to be accessed from within OpManager. Also, a device's complete hardware and software details can be seen from the device snapshot page itself.

  • NetFlow Analyzer integration: Allows accessing of detailed traffic reports from Netflow Analyzer. When abnormally high traffic/utilization is detected by OpManager, it sends e-mail/SMS alerts to technicians who can then drill down into the OpManager traffic/utilization graphs to identify the top applications/sources which caused this disruption.

  • Firewall Monitoring: OpManager 5.6 lets you monitor Cisco PIX, NetScreen, and Fortigate Firewalls.

"By integrating ServiceDesk Plus and Netflow Analyzer, we are moving closer towards our goal of providing a cost-effective integrated solution for Enterprise IT that can work across IT Operations and IT Services for Small & Medium business (SMB)”, said Girish Mathrubootham, product manager at AdventNet. “Earlier these solutions were only available to large enterprises as they were expensive and SMBs could not afford them,” he added.

Licensing and Availability

OpManager 5.6 is made available worldwide and can be purchased directly through AdventNet or through its reselling partners. The Free Edition doesn’t expire and can monitor up to 10 network devices. IT administrators who want to manage larger networks can upgrade to OpManager professional edition after a 30-day evaluation. Licenses start at $795.

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