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New Heroix Release – RoboMon OpenVMS Solution shows support for future growth.

Welwyn Garden City, Herts, UK – April 11, 2001 --- Heroix Corporation, a leader in eBusiness automated infrastructure management software, today announced continued support of Compaq Computer Corporation’s OpenVMS operating system, by releasing its latest version of RoboMon for OpenVMS. This new release brings numerous improvements, including improved cluster handling for the new generation of Compaq systems, i.e. Compaq OpenVMS Galaxy software architecture and the new Compaq AlphaServer GS Series, as well as fully supporting Compaq’s OpenVMS V7.3, the newest version of Compaq’s OpenVMS operating system.

Business Benefits:

For large multi-platform organisations, downtime is not an option. Compaq’s OpenVMS operating system offers the highest levels of availability, scalability, reliability, security and price-performance.

RoboMon monitors and manages OpenVMS-based applications and systems, maintaining the highest levels of availability and performance. RoboMon detects and fixes problems, and centralizes the monitoring of widely distributed systems.

Paul Roxan, MD of Heroix EMEA, says “Despite the market’s general move to Open Systems, we feel that Compaq’s OpenVMS operating system remains very important to major corporations and we fully support it as part of our product portfolio.” Paul continues “Heroix is seeing growth in the OpenVMS market in recent months and in 2000 our OpenVMS business grew by 33%. We expect this trend to continue for the foreseeable future.”

RoboMon includes comprehensive pre-defined sensors called Solution Rules, which are controlled through the Motif GUI interface. These rules detect a wide variety of common OpenVMS operational and performance problems. They are specifically designed to be self-configuring, so that RoboMon is fully functional “out-of-the-box”. Once installed, the product is both readily tailorable and extensible, so that site-specific requirements can easily be accommodated, resulting in a comprehensive ability to perform “lights-out” operations, which is particularly crucial to global business.

Customer Experience:
A major user of OpenVMS systems is the London Clearing House and they had found from previous experience that RoboMon for OpenVMS can proactively manage OpenVMS system resources leading to improved performance efficiencies and continual uptime. Tony Seels, Technical Analyst for the London Clearing House, said "From a system management point of view, downtime is not an option for us. RoboMon for OpenVMS guarantees that this doesn't happen."

Compaq Quote:
Rich Marcello, Vice President of Compaq’s OpenVMS Group, said “Compaq is pleased to see that Heroix is making their very successful RoboMon solution available on Compaq’s newest version of OpenVMS which should provide customers with a maximum level of performance without the major concern of system failure.”

Andrew Crisp, VP of Strategic Alliances at Heroix, said “This new release reinforces the commitment Heroix has to this platform and to the relationship with Compaq. Many of the enhancements have come about as a result of our strong links with the Compaq Disaster Tolerant Cluster Services team. We see continuing demand for OpenVMS solutions from our customers and prospects globally and we share with Compaq their optimism for OpenVMS as the platform of choice for stable, reliable mission critical systems.”

About Heroix
Heroix delivers award winning software products that help organisations guarantee the availability and performance of their multiplatform eBusiness infrastructure and applications. More than 1,000 customers in over 40 countries rely on the company’s integrated management software to monitor and manage Windows NT, Windows 2000, Unix, Linux, and OpenVMS™ systems. Heroix products detect problems, report and graph performance data, and centrally monitor wide-ranging technologies such as Microsoft Exchange®, IIS, SQL Server, Citrix®, Oracle, Cisco®, Compaq Insight Manager®, service level agreements, and more. Founded in 1975, Heroix is an authorised Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, with US headquarters in Newton, Mass. and EMEA headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, U.K. For more information, please visit

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