ENTUITY RELEASES NEW VERSION OF EYE OF THE STORM: EYE 2008 Monday 12 November 2007 PDF Print -- Improved Service Delivery and Management of VMWare® Environments at the Heart of Network Management Suite’s New Modules and Innovative Capabilities -- MARLBOROUGH, MA and LONDON, UK – November 12, 2007 – Entuity™ today announces the newest release of their award-winning Eye of the Storm® (EYE) network management suite: EYE 2008. The employee productivity and financial gains provided by today’s distributed applications, software as a service (SaaS), and virtualized environments will never be realized on an insufficient network infrastructure. This fundamental shift in enterprise applications and contemporary data sharing strategies between employees places ever increasing demands on the network. To address this challenge, Entuity has created this new version of their flagship product. Available later this month, the new release includes added modules and core product enhancements in more than a dozen functional areas. These additions streamline IT service delivery, simplify administration and control of distributed environments, and expand integration and automation, while preserving EYE’s long recognized ease of use and price/performance advantage that progressive enterprises, managed services providers and system integrators prefer. Entuity’s EYE software has been lauded for years, most recently winning an American Business Award this summer for ‘best new product release.’ This new version goes a step further by incorporating an innovative approach to a growing concern: how to ensure a network is always up to the task of delivering new network-based services and applications, including those installed in VMWare-virtualized environments. According to Dennis Drogseth, vice president of Enterprise Management Associates, “Entuity has consistently demonstrated strong customer satisfaction and quick time to value – with large and mid-tier enterprise accounts. These enhancements extend EYE’s functional reach and pragmatic value, while also addressing new environments such as VMWare and configuration and providing more defined support for executives. EMA has always liked EYE’s integrated design and is pleased to see Entuity expanding its very real customer benefits.” EYE 2008: Delivering Faster Time to Value and Greater Return from Critical Business IT Services Keeping a network infrastructure delivering optimal value to the business has become more complex as Web 2.0 has found its way into enterprise networks. While end users now have the benefits of broader information sharing across disparate databases, cutting-edge mash-ups, composite applications, dashboards, and peer-to-peer connections place increasing demands on the network infrastructure – creating unforeseen connectivity challenges for network managers. Whether server-based applications, centralized content management, service oriented architectures (SOA), or virtualized environments, the network is the foundational service that must always be available and performing well. EYE 2008 was tailor-made to help organizations effectively meet these critical business objectives and improve end-user satisfaction. EYE 2008’s new modules and core enhancements offer: Streamlined IT Service Delivery – Businesses will now have provable results via graphically concise executive reports for better decision making throughout the service lifecycle. Utilities for service provisioning help organizations quickly provision, modify, and decommission the management of new customers, networks, and devices. Critical configuration monitoring functions are automated including associated alerting to proactively eliminate some of the most common service impacting network issues. Improved Administration and Control – EYE 2008 delivers efficient scalability and administrative control of distributed EYE installations on the latest operating environments including VMWare. A new module makes VMs visible and manageable in the context of the overall network infrastructure so businesses can reap the benefits of virtualization without running the risk of losing control to “VM-sprawl.” New latency measurement functionality along with new discovery and visual administrative dashboards help businesses keep their complex distributed environments optimally deployed and efficiently performing. Integrated and Automated to Power the Business – EYE 2008 opens EYE’s rich data store of network information and forensics to enable varying levels of mash-ups, integrations, and automation using the methodologies desired by IT professional and business users alike. A new application flow integration module and an updated wireless module provide businesses better control and predictability of user activity, capacity planning and traffic engineering, proactive infrastructure and security analysis, and service level reporting for accounting and billing. “Just as our customers rely on BMC Software solutions to automate and align their IT infrastructure and operations to the needs of their businesses, the solutions we use to manage our internal network and systems must do the same,” said Jim Thorpe, director of Global Infrastructure Engineering at BMC Software. “EYE 2008 offers features that help ensure our network is delivering value to our business, with new features such as built in latency measurement, automated network discovery, configuration change monitoring, and data export server.” “While companies are embracing new technologies such as virtualization and service-oriented architectures, they are likewise apprehensive about the increased burden and complexity they introduce to their networks,” said Michael Jannery, president and CEO of Entuity. “With support for the latest operating environments and technologies, out-of-the-box dashboards for instant insight, and unrivalled openness and access to management data that properly belongs to the company, not to the network management vendor, EYE 2008 is unique in helping service providers and enterprise IT staff realize and assure maximum benefit from their business services, and to conclusively prove they were delivered.” Availability Eye of the Storm 2008 will be available at the end of November, and runs on Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, Sun™ Solaris™, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, and VMWare® ESX Server. Entuity is also actively seeking channel partners globally who are looking to complement their current framework or elemental tools offerings with the scalable, easy-to-deploy EYE 2008 management suite. For more information about Entuity's partner program, visit www.entuity.com/partners. About Entuity Entuity is a leading provider of network management and service delivery solutions. The Company’s Eye of the Storm (EYE) software suite automatically discovers and captures unrivalled network data and analytics, and provides integrated fault and performance management capabilities that help businesses reduce network downtime, commit to, deliver and prove service level commitments, and ensure network configuration compliance. Winner of a numerous industry awards in the last year, EYE has been praised for its fast deployment, ease of use, and low cost of ownership. Entuity customers include enterprises, SIs, and MSPs such as ABB, Amtrak, Astra Zeneca, BMC Software, Deutsche Bank, IBM Global Services, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Sony, Visteon, and the Williams Companies. For more information on Entuity, please visit www.entuity.com or call +1-508-357-6346 (North America) or +44 (0) 20 7444 4800 (Europe). ### Entuity is a trademark and Eye of the Storm is a registered trademark of Entuity, Ltd. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. 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