November 5, 2008

ILS Technology Acquires Assets of ComBrio to Expand Business in Managed Service Provider Market

ILS Technology, LLC, an industry leader in enabling intelligence through connectivity, today announced it has acquired substantially all the operating assets of ComBrio, Inc., a leading provider of Remote Product Services (RPS) software for mission critical remote data center management. ComBrio's virtual IP infrastructure is used to monitor and manage devices for RPS providers and their enterprise customers.

The acquisition enables ILS Technology to expand its footprint in the Managed Service Provider market by capitalizing on ComBrio's Virtual Service Infrastructure (VSI) that provides simple, secure monitoring and access to a wide variety of information technology devices and systems.

Integrated into ILS Technology's portfolio, VSI will significantly strengthen the company's ability to provide seamless communication between intelligent devices in the plant and enterprise applications. The VSI capability also will enhance ILS Technology's ability to provide efficient and secure transport of data between diversely located support centers without requiring dedicated connections or complex VPNs.

"ComBrio's VSI is the first unified RPS solution that delivers the comprehensive capabilities required by service providers, and the control capabilities that are vital to enterprises," said Fred Yentz, president and CEO of ILS Technology. "Moreover, it is very complementary to our secureWISE and deviceWISE solutions, which enable both public and private sector entities in many industries to discover more ways to make their operations leaner, reduce cost and improve efficiency."

VSI spans a multitude of industries and monitor-device types while fully leveraging existing investments in best-of-breed monitoring tools. The tools increase security and regulatory compliance, improve service response times and reduce network costs for RPS providers and their enterprise customers.

"This is a strong strategic match of our companies' technologies, cultures and commitment to provide secure and seamless data connectivity," said Randy Krenz, president of ComBrio. "Our customers can expect to benefit from the infrastructure, innovation, service and dedication to enabling intelligence through connectivity that ILS Technology is known for."

ComBrio's VSI products integrate seamlessly with ILS Technology's deviceWISE products to provide simple access to plant floor systems. VSI connectivity allows for easy navigation through complex infrastructure such as firewalls and switches that often complicate the task of enterprise systems management. Working together, deviceWISE and ComBrio's VSI easily allow complex events to be generated from simple equipment and fed into valuable decision-making enterprise applications. ComBrio's VSI product line allows for simple, secure connection of these devices to trusted external parties in the support and supply chains or simple remote connectivity to remote centers of competence within the enterprise.

"The VSI technology enhances our product portfolio by providing easily managed, yet secure connectivity from IT devices to third-party applications in either managed service provider or network operations center environments," said John Keever, executive vice president and CTO of ILS Technology. "VSI addresses secure connectivity where a network-centric solution perspective is more applicable than the granular application-centric solution perspective we provide in our secureWISE product offering."

About ILS Technology

ILS Technology, LLC, provides software technology and services that change the way companies share information - within their own operations and their end-to-end supply chain. The company's solutions, including software as a service, enable secure and collaborative connections between intelligent devices in production environments, across enterprises and between businesses. Offering broad applicability in a wide array of industries, ILS Technology's offerings have been field-proven in markets where the protection of intellectual property is crucial and the ability to share information from any point around the world in real time is paramount. Solutions developed by ILS Technology adhere to demanding industry standards and are adaptable to virtually any technology platform regardless of vendor. For more information, visit

ILS Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (, a leading provider of supply chain logistics services and a manufacturer of highly engineered products for industrial original equipment manufacturers.