SOURCE: Nimsoft

May 19, 2008 08:00 ET

Nimsoft Announces Successful Completion of MSPAlliance Vendor Accreditation Program

Nimsoft Joins Vendor-Neutral Program for Benchmarking Service-Enabling Technology Vendors Worldwide

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Nimsoft, the "Big 4" alternative for IT performance and availability monitoring solutions, today announced that it has received accreditation under the MSPAlliance's (MSPA) Vendor Accreditation Program (VAP). VAP is the first program of its kind, specifically designed by managed service providers (MSPs) as a benchmark for vendors who sell to the MSP community. Vendors who bear the VAP seal have shown they abide by the highest principles of quality in areas such as financial stability, positive channel practices, product research and development, and MSP customer satisfaction.

"The Vendor Accreditation Program is important to MSPs, since companies that receive accreditation have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to the channel," said Charles Weaver, president of the MSPAlliance. "We are very proud to have Nimsoft, one of our charter members, certified as part of this prestigious body of vendors."

VAP was created using a wide base of criteria considered as critical by MSPs when selecting a vendor. Criteria examined during the accreditation process include:

--  Business practices: Focusing on channel development, channel
    competition safeguards, experience in the managed services industry, etc.
--  Product Roadmap: Examining the vendor's willingness to invest in their
    products in order to ensure continued relevance for the MSPs on a continued
    basis.
--  Financial: Examination of financial stability to ensure adequate
    support of channel initiatives and product development.
--  Client References: Vendor must provide at least three MSP specific
    client references.
    

"Nimsoft is honored to receive accreditation from MSPA's Vendor Accreditation Program, clearly the gold standard in the MSP industry," stated Nimsoft CEO Gary Read. "Nimsoft continues to be committed to MSPs as exemplified by our Best Practices Program which includes white papers, videos and in-person and online seminars."

(For more information, go to http://nimsoft.com/msp-seminar/)

Nimsoft's NimBUS solution enables MSPs to grow their service offering from simple monitoring to more advanced services such as application performance management which can drive increased margins.

NimBUS is a proven MSP platform with more than 140 MSP customers located around the globe. MSP partners have open access to Nimsoft's extensive monitoring solutions that:

--  Fuel business growth through advanced monitoring of servers, networks,
    databases, applications and virtually anything else accessible through
    client networks.
--  Offer unmatched scalability with fast, reliable and efficient
    monitoring of hundreds of clients and tens of thousands of devices.
--  Differentiate service portfolios through sophisticated SLA monitoring,
    customizable reports and business dashboards that accentuate value.
--  Speed service delivery through a streamlined, robust architecture that
    supports multiple clients with unparalleled performance, flexibility and
    security.
--  Deliver premium, value-added services, such as monitoring of
    virtualized and VoIP environments.
    

The MSPAlliance, with more than 6,000 corporate members worldwide, is committed to increasing reliability and dependability in the industry surrounding the value and benefit of using managed service providers to provide a wide range of mission-critical services. In addition, the MSPAlliance collects data on the practice of managed services on behalf of its members, to help them increase the value delivery of IT to the organizations they serve.

About Nimsoft

Nimsoft provides next generation performance and availability monitoring solutions for the complete physical and virtualized IT infrastructure. The Nimsoft solutions redefine the standards for ease of use and speed of deployment -- providing outstanding return on investment and unparalleled customer satisfaction. Over 600 customers in 30 countries rely on Nimsoft solutions to monitor their IT based business applications and services. These customers include mid-market and global organizations, such as Barclays Capital and Amway Corporation, Bay Area Rapid Transit, Ladbrokes, MTU Aero Engines, TriNet, TRW Automotive, and hundreds of leading managed service providers such as CDW Berbee, Easynet and Rackspace Managed Hosting. For more information, visit www.nimsoft.com.

About MSPAlliance

The MSPAlliance is an association of professional Managed Service Providers and technology enablers, who work in a collaborative effort to define, promote and educate the Managed Services Industry and the end-user consumer on the adoption and successful use of technology through Managed Services.

Nimsoft and the Nimsoft logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nimsoft Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. © 2008 Nimsoft Inc. All rights reserved.

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