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"On-the-fly" Conversion Capability Allows Customers to Instantly Transform Legacy Applications into Web Pages

January 24, 2001 -- NetManage, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETM), a leading supplier of eBusiness access and application integration solutions, today announced the availability of a major new feature in the latest version of OnWeb - the most complete server-based solution on the market for integrating host applications and extending legacy information to the Web. Called Instant OnWeb!, the new feature allows customers to make their existing IBM host business applications available to any user with a web browser. OnWeb 5.0, incorporating Instant OnWeb!, is now available for a free 30-day trial evaluation.

Instant OnWeb! can convert the presentation of existing IBM 3270 and IBM 5250 screen-based host applications into web pages "on-the-fly" without re-engineering host systems or the need for scripting or programming of any kind. Within minutes of loading the OnWeb Version 5.0 software, customers can take their existing host applications to the web. Instant OnWeb! allows companies to extend legacy business applications to new groups of users -- giving employees, customers, partners and suppliers instant access to data on host and legacy systems in a format that is familiar and easier to navigate.

"Organisations are beginning to realise that providing customers and partners with external access to business-critical data can open up new business opportunities in today's marketplace," said Darcy Fowkes, research director at Aberdeen Group. "Being able to deploy an easy-to-use, out-of-the-box solution that instantly transforms host and legacy applications into web pages for browser access, allows organisations to leverage their existing assets to deliver vital information anytime and anywhere."

The resulting URLs can even be e-mailed to co-workers to give others instant access to the same application. Valuable business applications can be extended to the people who need them, and companies can maximise their return on their existing IT investments.

"OnWeb 5.0’s Instant OnWeb! feature is the simplest solution available today to bridge the gap between legacy systems and end-users," said Zvi Alon, president and CEO of NetManage. "Simply choose your host connection and address and create a URL. In minutes, our customers are empowered with business-critical information to help them work efficiently and be more productive."

The OnWeb solution consists of the OnWeb Server running on Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and the OnWeb Designer and Administrator that runs on devices using any Windows platform, including Windows 95 and Windows 98, to maximise scalability and performance capabilities.

30-Day Free Trial

Free evaluation copies of OnWeb 5.0, including Instant OnWeb!, are available from NetManage sales representatives or by visiting the NetManage web site at and selecting OnWeb.

Pricing and Availability
Instant OnWeb! is available now, and is priced starting at $2,500. The base price includes 3270 and 5250 back-end connectors and an HTML presentation connector.

About NetManage

Founded in 1990, NetManage, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETM) delivers information access, publishing, integration, and support solutions and services that maximise a company’s investment in existing information systems and provide the bridge to the new Internet economy. Award-winning NetManage products and services offerings include a comprehensive portfolio of application integration software, host access software, centralised management, and live interactive support solutions that transform corporate information assets into powerful e-business solutions. NetManage sells and services products worldwide through its direct sales force, international subsidiaries, and authorised channel partners. For more information, visit

send e-mail to or call 408.973.7171 (Pacific Time).

© 2001 NetManage, Inc., its subsidiaries, and its affiliates. All rights reserved.

NetManage, the NetManage logo, the lizard-in-the-box logo, RUMBA, ONESTEP, ViewNow, SupportNow, and OnWeb are either trademarks or registered trademarks of NetManage, Inc., its subsidiaries, and affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For further information please contact:
Allan Jones or Carol Baker


01344 869500


Sue Eyles or Angela Jones

Bluebird Associates Ltd

Tel: 01491 842940


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