SOURCE: ProactiveNet

January 25, 2006 09:45 ET

ProactiveNet to Integrate Inxight StarTree Visualization Software Into Business Services Management Solution

OEM Agreement for Tree-Based Visualization Software Seamlessly Links Top-Down View of Business Services With IT Infrastructure Performance

SANTA CLARA, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2006 -- ProactiveNet Inc., the time-to-value leader in Business Services Management (BSM), and Inxight Software, the leading provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery, today announced the two companies have entered into an OEM agreement under which ProactiveNet has licensed Inxight StarTree® technology for integration into ProactiveNet's namesake BSM solution. ProactiveNet's integration of Inxight's StarTree hyperbolic tree technology will provide two new types of top-down, service-oriented visualizations: the SLA (service level agreement) View for business and IT executives, and the Operations View for IT Operations management and technicians. The new visualization capabilities, along with additional user interface enhancements, will appear in ProactiveNet 7.0, the next major release of ProactiveNet's award-winning BSM solution, targeted for Q1 2006.

Through the integration of Inxight's StarTree technology, ProactiveNet users will be able to view hierarchical relationships between the real-time status of service level agreements and the supporting IT infrastructure performance. Status changes to SLAs and/or infrastructure performance and availability are highlighted, and enable users to drill down to areas of interest. Hierarchies are laid out in a uniform way on a hyperbolic plane, which are mapped onto a circular display region. Users can instantly see if, and where, there is a performance problem anywhere within the infrastructure and then click to find the root cause of the problem. The displays are highly customizable, and enable users to create views from the perspective of IT groups or business unit owners.

"Our license arrangement with Inxight is an exciting development for ProactiveNet customers, as our visualization capabilities now match, or exceed, those of the largest BSM vendors," said Ajay Singh, president and CEO of ProactiveNet. "Only ProactiveNet's hyperbolic tree powered by Inxight can provide the capability to drill down to the root cause of performance problems, thanks to our analytics engine."

ProactiveNet's BSM solution enables Fortune 1000 and leading e-commerce companies to proactively identify and resolve developing IT infrastructure problems before they impact service levels or business objectives. The product works by automatically learning the normal performance behavior of every monitored attribute in the end-to-end infrastructure, including custom business metrics, and adjusts to changes without the need for manual intervention or script writing.

Inxight's StarTree is a patented, proven technology for navigating and visualizing vast hierarchical information collections. A unique graphical interface presents even the most complex hierarchies in an easy-to-navigate view. The interface supports a smooth blending of focus and context, as well as a continuous redirection of the focus. Manipulating the focus can be achieved through pointer clicks as well as interactive dragging. Features also include spotlighting, the ability to include icons, and a variety of other controls.

"ProactiveNet's integration of Inxight StarTree is a solid example of a partner leveraging our technology for competitive advantage," said David Guercio, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Inxight.

About Inxight

Inxight Software, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery. Using Inxight solutions, organizations can access and analyze unstructured, semi-structured and structured text to extract key information to enable business intelligence. Inxight is the only company that provides a complete, scalable solution enabling information discovery in more than 30 languages. Customers include enterprise companies such as Air Products, Novartis, Procter & Gamble and Thomson, multiple U.S. and foreign government agencies, including the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security and Commonwealth Secretariat, and software OEMs such as SAP, SAS, Oracle and IBM. The company has offices throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, visit www.inxight.com or call 1-408-738-6200 or +44 (0) 1252 761314.

About ProactiveNet

ProactiveNet, Inc. is the "Time-to-Value" leader in Business Services Management software solutions for Global 2000 and leading e-commerce companies. The company's end-to-end solutions deliver unique capabilities to customers with requirements to align IT services to business priorities, seamlessly link business process performance to IT service and infrastructure behaviors, and maximize IT's value to the business. Achieving value within weeks, ProactiveNet customers measurably improve the availability and performance of IT services, reduce SLA non-compliance, and shorten problem resolution time, while streamlining IT operations and reducing costs.

ProactiveNet customers include E*TRADE FINANCIAL, Hoover's Online, MoneyGram, McKesson and Walmart.com. ProactiveNet delivers key capabilities to companies implementing ITIL best practices and has been offering end-to-end business and IT services management solutions since 1997. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with international offices in India and the UK. For more information about ProactiveNet, visit www.proactivenet.com and download customer ROI studies, or call (877) 277-6686.

Inxight and StarTree are registered trademarks of Inxight Software. All other corporate names or trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies. Copyright ©2006 Inxight Software, Inc.

Contact Information

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    Jim Azevedo
    Public Relations Manager
    ProactiveNet, Inc.
    Phone: (408) 454-4514
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    Kathy Bentaieb
    Director of Corporate Marketing
    Inxight Software
    Phone: (408) 738-6322
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