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Halcyon Software Enhances AIX and Linux Monitoring in Network Server Suite V9.0

October 8, 2013

PETERBOROUGH, England, October 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Halcyon Software, a global leader in systems management software, has announced the
immediate availability of the latest version of Network Server Suite, the leading
monitoring and automation software solution for multi-platform environments. The new
release will enable organisations to ensure maximum availability of servers and network
devices to maintain business operations around the clock.

The cross-platform capabilities of Network Server Suite have been enhanced to provide
more comprehensive monitoring of critical applications running on AIX and Linux operating
systems as well as Windows. It includes a graphical Enterprise Console that provides
greater visibility of important events enabling users to view and manage alerts through a
single centralised dashboard. Automatic alerts can be also be sent to staff by email or
SMS and a free ‘app’ for Apple and Android smartphones or tablets provides a portable view
of the console to manage applications, processes and SNMP devices from any location.

According to Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director for Halcyon Software:
“Network Server Suite V9.0 features automated troubleshooting capabilities that will
complement the skills of AIX and Linux specialists enabling them to diagnose problems
faster and free up their time to focus on other operational issues. It will also allow
organisations to embed existing AIX and Linux skills into a point and click solution that
can be used by IT administrators to manage cross-platform IT environments and supplement
the capabilities of key staff.”

Network Server Suite V9.0 also has advanced troubleshooting tools that provide an
instant overview of important system events such as bottlenecks and failed logons with
automatic alerts if unusual activity is detected that may indicate potential hacking
attacks. Another new feature is the Disk Utilisation utility which monitors and reports on
disk and other hardware issues.

The automation tools increase operational efficiency by speeding up the process of
running scripts, analysing files and generating detailed reports, enabling potential
issues to be quickly identified and resolved. In addition, existing scripts can be
uploaded into the software and run securely with full error checking.

Halcyon Software has also announced a new ‘lite’ version of Network Server Suite which
enables the monitoring of VIOS (Virtual I/O Server) on IBM Power Systems. With pre-defined
template rules, it will help users to integrate the automatic monitoring of VIOS with
other monitoring and alerting tools for IBM Power Systems. Halcyon Software has also
published a VIOS monitoring guide that can be downloaded from


Existing users can upgrade to the latest standard version of Network Server suite free
of charge. For further information, please visit www.halcyonsoftware.com
[http://www.halcyonsoftware.com ].

About Halcyon Software

Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management software
solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of monitoring critical business systems,
core applications and processes. They support IBM enterprise-class systems, including
IBM(R) i and AIX(R), as well as Windows(R) and Linux(R) platforms. Halcyon solutions are
used world-wide by large multi-nationals, corporate and public sector data centres as well
as small to medium-sized organisations to ensure that vital IT systems, business
applications and services are available 24/7. With regional offices in Peterborough UK,
Philadelphia USA, and Melbourne Australia, Halcyon also has an international network of
partners and distributors supporting Europe, the Americas and Asia Pac. For further
information please visit http://www.halcyonsoftware.com.


        Carole Chandler, Halcyon Software
        Tel: +44(0)1733-234995
        E-mail: carole.chandler@halcyonsoftware.com

        Paul Jennings, PJMC Limited
        Tel: +44(0)1926-312886
        E-mail: info@pjmc.com

SOURCE Halcyon Software

Source: PR Newswire