Alterpoint Receives Highest Possible Rating in Leading Industry Analyst Firm's Marketscope : Independent Vendor Receives "Strong Positive" in Network Change and Configuration Management Evaluation

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AlterPoint, Inc. (http://www.alterpoint.com) a leading provider of network management software, today announced it received a “Strong Positive” rating in Gartner’s MarketScope for Network Change and Configuration Management.1 AlterPoint was one of 16 vendors evaluated in the report and received the highest possible rating of “Strong Positive.”

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Network managers will increasingly be called on to replace manual processes with automated NCCM tools to monitor and control network device configurations, thus improving staff efficiency, reducing risk and enabling the enforcement of compliance policies.

Gartner advises potential customers to consider vendors with a Strong Positive rating as "a strong choice for strategic investments." Criteria used to evaluate network change and configuration management (NCCM) products and vendors included:

Product capabilities Product strategy Overall viability of the vendor Sales execution/pricing Market responsiveness and track record "As one of the few network-centric pure plays, AlterPoint prioritizes resources and development efforts that focus exclusively on driving innovation in the network management market," said Scott Harmon, CEO of AlterPoint. "We are proud to be recognized by Gartner for what we believe is helping to redefine what customers should expect from a network management provider."

NCCM provides many benefits to a business' bottom line and is quickly becoming a priority for IT departments. According to Gartner's MarketScope report: "Network managers will increasingly be called on to replace manual processes with automated NCCM tools to monitor and control network device configurations, thus improving staff efficiency, reducing risk and enabling the enforcement of compliance policies."

Leading organizations worldwide rely on AlterPoint's NCCM solutions: NetworkAuthority Inventory, NetworkAuthority Enterprise CMDB, NetworkAuthority Automation and NetworkAuthority Lifecycle. As mentioned in the Gartner MarketScope report, NetworkAuthority Inventory is available free of charge via download.

About AlterPoint, Inc.

AlterPoint 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 http://www.alterpoint.com.

MarketScope Disclaimer

The MarketScope is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1 Gartner "MarketScope, Network Configuration and Change Management" by Debra Curtis and David Williams. November 21, 2008.

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