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Welwyn Garden City Monday 25th June 01 - Today Heroix announces partnership with SuSE Linux. Under the new collaboration, Heroix’s systems management software, Heroix eQ, will be tightly integrated into the latest SuSE Linux 7.2 Professional, released on the 15th June 2001. The integration of a subset of Heroix’s software monitoring rules into SuSE server kit free of charge will allow for more effective management of the server by providing important system level information through monitoring.

Business Benefits:

"The off-the-shelf nature of the Heroix/SuSE integration will let users easily implement a monitoring solution that will return value in a very short period of time,” said Frank Puranik, Global Technical Director for Heroix. “We are very excited about the Heroix/SuSE integration, and with Linux being billed as the operating system of the future it’s imperative that improving availability of critical systems on the Linux platform is an essential part of this."


Features:

Heroix eQ carries out tests on several key system issues and notifies the user in real time of any potential problems. The full Heroix eQ product can monitor upwards of 800 key system issues.


The Linux community has recognised the superior power of the open source system and many organisations are beginning to develop tools that will enable Linux to not only perform on the desktop but also in the enterprise arena offering solutions that will facilitate the use of Linux across the complete IT spectrum.


Dirk Hohndel, CTO for SuSE Linux AG, says "The integration of Heroix Monitoring Management Solutions shows the relevance of Linux for enterprise customers. We are proud to make these comprehensive tools available to our customers and support Heroix in its commitment to Linux."


Paul Roxan, Managing Director for Heroix EMEA says "With Linux becoming the operating system of choice for the lower end server market it seems only a matter of time before the enterprise community sees the benefits of using Linux to run mission critical applications within large enterprise environments." Paul continues "Like Heroix - vendors are beginning to develop products and services for the Linux platform and if this trend continues then Linux, already a proven robust platform, will have full vendor operating solutions and services behind it".


About Heroix eQ Management Suite

Heroix eQ Management suite is comprehensive software that unifies multi-platform system management. Heroix eQ's capabilities include detection, notification, and resolution of complex application, system and network problems across Linux, Unix, Windows 2000/NT, and OpenVMS platforms. Heroix eQ is self-configuring to monitor applications and systems out-of-box with little administrative effort. The sensors study the configuration and workload of each system on an ongoing basis, and automatically adjust monitoring thresholds when applications are added or the load changes. Heroix eQ is designed for quick deployment, low network overhead, fault tolerance, and streamlined management and administration. Its remote installation capability and self-configuring sensors facilitate deployment across multiple sites and on large numbers of systems


About Heroix

Heroix delivers award winning software products that help organisations guarantee the availability and performance of their multi-platform IT infrastructure and applications. Companies in over 40 countries rely on our integrated management suite to monitor and manage their Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows NT, Unix and Linux systems. Heroix’ products detect and repair problems, report and graph performance data, and centrally monitor and manage business critical environments. Heroix was founded in 1975, with EMEA headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, U.K., and US headquarters in Newton, Mass. Contact Debra Wilkins at Heroix on 01707 336600 or for further information visit http://www.heroix.com.


About SuSE

SuSE Linux is the international technology leader and solutions provider in Open Source operating system software. SuSE's unique expertise in Linux and its largest development team world wide dedicated to Open Source software has contributed to the recognition of SuSE as the most complete Linux solution available today. With a workforce of more than 500 people worldwide, SuSE has offices throughout Europe, Latin America and in the US, entirely focused on supporting the Linux community and Open Source development.


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