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AlterPoint Signs Kedron As New Authorized UK Reseller

Strategic partnership delivers automated change management to help enterprise organizations effectively manage device configurations

AUSTIN, Texas – April 18, 2005 - AlterPoint™, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network change and configuration management (NCCM) solutions, today announced a reseller agreement with Kedron UK Ltd., a UK -based supplier of network management and monitoring solutions, to offer cost-effective, automated change management through DeviceAuthority Suite to better monitor and enforce network security, compliance and policy in order to optimize the performance and availability of their enterprise customer IT infrastructures.

"With compliance and network security under scrutiny, incorporating an easy-to-use change management solution to compliment our product offering was crucial,” said Roland Stigwood, managing director, Kedron UK Ltd. “AlterPoint’s DeviceAuthority Suite offers an answer to the real business problem of implementing and securing policy and regulation changes across multi-vendor devices, automatically. The facility to restrict access to the network prevents the occurrence of unauthorised changes that can impact the efficiency and reliability of the enterprise network. We see DeviceAuthority Suite as the best change and configuration solution on the market, positioning it comfortably with our portfolio of best-of-breed products and solutions.”

With its comprehensive repository of network device configurations and automated capabilities, DeviceAuthority Suite delivers faster troubleshooting, reliable disaster recovery, detailed inventory, compliance and change reporting, automated scripting and syntax checking capabilities. Customers immediately experience increased productivity and staff efficiency, enhanced network security, accountability of changes, immediate ROI, reduced complexity and minimized risk.

“Kedron will play a key role in educating prospective enterprise customers on the value of implementing an end-to-end NCCM solution,” said Jeffrey Ait, president and CEO, AlterPoint. “We look forward to sharing our success with a quality partner such as Kedron, and expanding their offering to deliver best-of-class service and support.”

DeviceAuthority Suite is a comprehensive solution that delivers real-time visibility, automation and governance of complex IT infrastructures. DeviceAuthority Suite allows IT staff to better assess the impact of changes across network devices (routers, switches, firewalls, load balances, wireless access points), more effectively fulfill compliance requirements, enhance overall security, improve the analysis of network failures and performance problems, and optimize the planning for business change.

For more information on the AlterPoint’s Channel Program please visit http://www.alterpoint.com/partners/index.html.

About Kedron
Kedron is an independent supplier of network management and monitoring solutions with over 35-years of industry experience. Our aim is to bring the best of those experiences together to provide a rich resource for our customers, offering advise and sourcing solutions to help them reach their IT and business objects. Our challenge is to source new, innovative technologies and place them at the heart of our product offering. With the broad benefits these advanced technologies bring to the core of any network management strategy we hope to play our part in the evolution of network performance management. For more information, please visit www.kedronuk.com.

About AlterPoint
AlterPoint develops intelligent network change and configuration management (NCCM) solutions that have pioneered the evolution of network management. Companies worldwide rely on the intelligence and automation provided by AlterPoint's award-winning product, DeviceAuthority Suite, to proactively manage configuration change, compliance and security across their multi-vendor network to maximize the performance and availability of their IT infrastructure. Founded in 2001, AlterPoint is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.alterpoint.com.

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