SOURCE: Dartware, LLC

May 23, 2005 12:55 ET

Dartware Ships InterMapper 4.3 Network Monitoring Software at ISPCON

Adds Geographic Importing, New Wireless Probes, and Monitoring NT Services

BALTIMORE, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2005 -- Dartware, LLC, a trailblazer in the development of graphical and intuitive real-time network monitoring tools, announces the immediate availability of InterMapper 4.3 at Booth #217 of the ISPCON Spring 2005 exhibition.

InterMapper and WISPerMapper, a version of InterMapper that has been designed for Wireless ISPs, each monitor a data network and alerts the network manager when problems arise. The software is a cross-platform application, running identically on Windows, MacOS X, Unix, and various Linux distributions.

"We have incorporated our customers' requests to make it even easier for them to monitor their networks with InterMapper," according to CEO Rich Brown. "This new version can monitor many more kinds of equipment, import geographic data, and directly monitor NT Services on remote computers."

InterMapper has the following new features:

--  Geographic Import/Export: InterMapper can import and export a tab-
    delimited file that contains information about the devices to monitor. If
    the import data file has latitude and longitude information, InterMapper
    will automatically place the device icons in the proper position on the
    map.
    
--  NT Services: InterMapper can monitor NT services on remote computers
    and alert the network manager when one or more of the services has stopped.
    
--  A new Interfaces Window shows detailed information about each of the
    interfaces of a router or switch, and allows the operator to hide or show
    the individual interfaces on the map.
    
--  Enhanced display of custom icons. Drag-and-drop importing of icons and
    icon sets, and the icons are tinted to match the device state when failures
    occur (red for failure, orange and yellow for alarms and warning states.)
    
--  New probes for the Barracuda Spam Firewall and the UCD SNMP MIB. In
    addition, WISPerMapper contains a bundle of probes for the most popular
    wireless manufacturers, including gear from Alvarion, Canopy, EnGenius/CB3,
    Karlnet, MikroTik, Orthogon, Proxim, Redline, smartBridges, Trango, and
    Tranzeo.
    
--  Enhancements to exploit new facilities in the MacOS X 10.4 ("Tiger")
    operating system.
    

For more information about InterMapper, visit the InterMapper website at: http://www.intermapper.com/im43.html

Pricing and Availability

InterMapper 4.3 and WISPerMapper 4.3 are available immediately. Both are priced by the number of devices being monitored (see http://www.dartware.com/pricing/). The software is a free upgrade for customers whose maintenance contract is current.

About Dartware, LLC

Dartware develops network monitoring software that is elegant, intuitive and easy to deploy. The flagship InterMapper software draws real-time, color-coded maps providing users with an instant view of their network status. It was originally developed and deployed at Dartmouth College to monitor the campus network. InterMapper has now served a wide variety of customers in markets such as financial services, healthcare, retail, education, government, WISPs and ISPs for nine years.

Dartware offers a variety of tools designed to make life easier for network managers. These include InterMapper®, WISPerMapper™, InterMapper Remote™ as well as selected third-party hardware and software products. More information is available at www.dartware.com.

Contact Information