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Walnut Creek, California, February 1, 2005 – WildPackets Inc., innovator in advanced network services fault analysis, today announced that it has released two enhancements for its Omni³ distributed network fault analysis platform. Omni PacketGrabber™ (OPG) captures packets on desktop systems residing locally or globally to accelerate troubleshooting and remediate problems affecting user productivity. The Omni Management Console™ (OMC) manages configurations and updates for Omni³ analysis engines, including Omni PacketGrabber and Peek DNX™. Together, these products offer an affordable solution to analyze, detect and remedy security attacks and network performance problems.

Omni PacketGrabber runs on desktop computers across an enterprise, capturing packets for analysis without interfering with application performance or end user activity.

“Keeping users productive is paramount for IT organizations,” said Brant Cooper, vice president of corporate strategy for WildPackets. “But it’s difficult for network engineers to troubleshoot a user’s problem without being able to see what’s happening on their desktop. Omni PacketGrabber gives network engineers that visibility. By capturing packets and delivering them to the OmniPeek Analysis Console, network engineers can rapidly diagnose issues and take corrective action.”

The Omni Management Console provides centralized control for managing Omni³ deployments, including software configuration and updates, security access controls, and Remote Engine start-up and shut-down. Using the Omni Management Console, administrators can centrally manage Peek DNX and Omni PacketGrabber analysis engines distributed across an enterprise, including engines deployed at remote sites.

“With our Omni Management Console, IT organizations gain more fine-grained control over their Omni³ deployments,” said Cooper. “We know that many IT organizations might have one group of engineers, such as the help desk staff, troubleshooting problems, and another group managing infrastructure configurations and updates. We’re providing specialized tools for both these roles. Ten engineers might use OmniPeek Analysis Consoles to troubleshoot network problems, while a limited team of two or three engineers might use the Omni Management Console to update filters or software on remote engines. This is another example of how the Omni³ architecture accommodates the various roles and requirements of our customers’ IT departments.”

About Omni³
The Omni³ network services fault analysis platform enables network-wide fault analysis on any network segment—WAN, LAN, or WLAN—from a single console. Using Omni³'s OmniPeek to monitor multiple parts of the network simultaneously and independently, Peek DNX distributed engines, and expert analysis, administrators can rapidly restore essential services and maximize network uptime. The Omni³ platform provides enterprises an easily deployed, easily managed, scalable, and affordable solution for network services fault analysis.

About WildPackets, Inc.
Since 1990, WildPackets has been delivering real-time fault analysis solutions that enable the world’s organizations to keep their networks running securely and reliably, day after day. From the desktop to the datacenter, from wireless LANs to Gigabit backbones, on local segments and across distributed networks, WildPackets products enable IT organizations to quickly find and fix problems affecting mission-critical network services. WildPackets products are sold in over 60 countries through a broad network of channel and strategic partners. Over 5,000 customers across all industrial sectors use WildPackets products daily to troubleshoot networks and maximize network uptime. WildPackets customers include Cisco Systems, Comcast, EDS, Microsoft, Siemens AG, Unisys, Motorola, and Deutsche Bank. Strategic partners include Aruba, Atheros, Cisco, 3Com, Intel and Symbol Technologies. For further information, please visit

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