ZipTie Open Network Alliance Gains Industry Momentum: ADTRAN, CITTIO, Concursive and Silver Peak Systems Join Growing Alliance Independent Software Vendors and Network Equipment Providers Collaborate to Bring Open Source Resources to Networking Community

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Delivering on its vision for the open management of multi-vendor networks, AlterPoint today announced that ADTRAN (NASDAQ: ADTN), Inc., CITTIO, Concursive and Silver Peak Systems, have joined the ZipTie Open Network Alliance (ZONA), a consortium of like-minded technology vendors dedicated to promoting interoperability, standardization, best practices and value-added tools for the networking community. These companies join existing ZONA members Citrix, Force10, Fortinet, Juniper, Radware, Riverbed and Vyatta in supporting the ZipTie open source project for network inventory and configuration management, as well as ZipForge, the industry's first-ever network management exchange where users can download, develop and share scripts, change templates, rules, policies, adaptors, plug-ins and best practices intended to foster ongoing innovation in network management technology.

We are proud of the industry commitment to ZipForge and ZipTie that we've seen so far, and look forward to accelerating this momentum in 2008

    "Many enterprises are faced with the common challenge of integrating best of breed networking solutions from multiple vendors," said Damon Ennis, vice president of product management at Silver Peak. "By working with ZONA, we can easily integrate the WAN optimization piece of the 'puzzle' with other key components for a seamless end user experience."

Through the commitment of AlterPoint and ZONA, the ZipTie project has evolved to support hundreds of users, scale to thousands of devices and significantly improve security, giving large enterprises a viable, cost-effective alternative to vendor-centric element management systems. To-date, nearly 8,000 users have joined the ZipTie community.

"Our customers' networks are getting more and more diverse, which makes network management more complex," said Stephen Galbraith, vice president engineering at Empowered Networks, a leading management solutions integrator and AlterPoint's partner in Canada. "ZipTie, and the ZONA initiative, advances our goal of providing customers with a flexible, integrated solution to effectively manage all of the different devices in their heterogeneous networks."

"We are proud of the industry commitment to ZipForge and ZipTie that we've seen so far, and look forward to accelerating this momentum in 2008," said Scott Harmon, CEO of AlterPoint. "With our growing user base, and ZONA's contributions to the ZipForge management exchange, open network management is quickly becoming a viable competitive alternative to proprietary management solutions."

About AlterPoint, Inc.

AlterPoint open network management 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

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