AlterPoint Announces Record Third Quarter Results: Product Innovation, Customer Validation Demonstrate Continued Business Momentum

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AlterPoint, Inc. (http://www.alterpoint.com) a leading provider of network governance software, today announced record growth in the third quarter as demonstrated by competitive and strategic customer wins, industry support for the ZipTie Open Network Alliance and an expanded product portfolio designed to meet the current and future needs of the world's largest enterprise networks. The company realized a 96 percent increase in sales over the same quarter last year.

Our success this quarter reflects an evolution in customer thinking - moving beyond issues of network change and configuration management, to more strategic concerns of IT governance and regulatory compliance

    "Our success this quarter reflects an evolution in customer thinking - moving beyond issues of network change and configuration management, to more strategic concerns of IT governance and regulatory compliance," said Scott Harmon, CEO of AlterPoint. "Building on our experience, innovation and unwavering commitment to customer care, we continue to invest in industry-leading solutions that help customers transition from the traditional "break-fix" model of network management to one of proactive network governance. For the first time, our customers have a single, integrated platform to address both the operational and business aspects of large-scale IP networks."

AlterPoint highlights and accomplishments include:

-- Record-breaking Sales: sales for the third quarter increased 96 percent over the same period last year.

-- Customer Validation/Market Adoption: more than 125 customers worldwide now rely on AlterPoint solutions to manage 250,000-plus network devices.

-- Product Innovation: with the release of NetworkAuthority 6, the industry's first open, network governance solution, AlterPoint quadrupled its product offering and set a new bar for required capabilities in a network management solution.

-- Geographic Expansion: year-to-date sales in Europe increased 184 percent over total European sales in 2006

-- Open Source Initiatives: the ZipTie Open Network Alliance officially launched with support from industry-leading technology vendors Citrix Systems, Force10 Networks, Fortinet, Juniper Networks, Radware, Riverbed Technology and Vyatta, among others; in tandem, the ZipTie Open Source Network Management Project announced new enterprise class capabilities, now scaling to hundreds of users and tens of thousands of managed devices.

-- Industry Leadership: AlterPoint CTO Roger Castillo was elected to the Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL) Board; Dr. Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University professor, joined AlterPoint's Technical Advisory Board.

"Analysts predict more than 50 percent year over year growth in the network configuration management space over the next three years - and AlterPoint is on pace to meet or beat those expectations," said John Thornton, General Partner of Austin Ventures and a member of AlterPoint's board of directors. "The company was an early pioneer in this market and is once again redefining how complex networks are managed."

About AlterPoint, Inc.

AlterPoint network governance solutions optimize network spend and better align IT with business imperatives. The world's most respected enterprises rely on AlterPoint to curb hardware over-provisioning, reduce specialized labor, lower the cost of compliance, and improve the availability of network services. AlterPoint's open, comprehensive network CMDB combines operational and business data to automate, analyze and optimize network change, compliance, security and equipment lifecycles. Multiple stakeholders benefit from AlterPoint's customizable analytics and dashboards for impact assessment, faster troubleshooting, compliance scorecards and trend analysis. Founded in 2001, AlterPoint is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.alterpoint.com.

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