Prisa Networks Announces Involvement in Brocade Fabric Access Partner Program; VisualSAN(TM) Supports Brocade Fabric OS API

- Prisa's VisualSAN Optimized for Brocade SAN Infrastructure -



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Prisa Networks, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Prisa
 Networks, the pace-setting independent supplier of SAN network management
 software to OEMs and xSPs, announced today that they are a Brocade Fabric
 Access(TM) Partner.  The partnership enables important new features in Prisa's
 VisualSAN Network Management Suite and enhances Prisa's application
 functionality over
 Brocade-based Storage Area Network (SAN) infrastructure.
     Prisa's VisualSAN Suite currently includes two modules, VisualSAN Network
 Manager and VisualSAN Performance Manager.  VisualSAN Network Manager
 presently takes full advantage of Brocade Fabric Operating System (Fabric
 OS(TM)) services for switch discovery, SAN topology rendering, network status,
 and configuration information.  VisualSAN Performance Manager takes maximum
 advantage of the statistics gathered from Brocade SilkWorm(R) fabric switches,
 such as switch port statistics, to provide visualization of real-time
 performance and historical performance for QoS and to assist in network
 planning.
     Rael Morris, vice president of marketing for Prisa Networks stated,
 "Simplifying the management of Storage Area Networks is our number one
 concern.  Participation in this program reinforces our commitment to provide
 rich network management services and ease-of-use within heterogeneous SAN
 fabrics."
     "By leveraging Brocade Fabric Access, Prisa enables network administrators
 to visualize and implement SAN zoning from VisualSAN's network management
 console.  It enables administration of zones and visual identification of the
 physical and logical network elements belonging to specific zones," said Jay
 Kidd, Brocade vice president of Product Marketing.  "We are pleased to have
 Prisa Networks as a Brocade Fabric Access Partner.  SAN-designed applications,
 such as Prisa's Visual SAN Network Manager, that take full advantage of the
 intelligence of the Brocade SAN fabric, further simplify the deployment and
 management of SANs for our mutual customers."
 
     About Prisa's Management Software
     The VisualSAN Network Management Suite, consisting of VisualSAN Network
 Manager and VisualSAN Performance Manager, automatically discovers SAN devices
 and renders a SAN topology map showing device interconnects.  Through
 VisualSAN Network Manager, events are monitored, filtered, and correlated, and
 alerts are generated based on administrator-defined policies.  IT
 administrators can monitor faults in real time, allowing them to address
 problems before they disrupt service.  VisualSAN Performance Manager monitors
 real time performance of SANs and renders this data in an intuitive visual
 format with alert generation.  Data collected by VisualSAN Performance Manager
 is used for historical and trending analysis.
 
     About Prisa Networks, Inc.
     Prisa Networks, Inc. is the pace-setting independent OEM supplier of
 network management software for System Area and Storage Area Networks (SANs).
 The company's products include software for SAN quality of service,
 performance, and service level management.  Prisa's SAN network management
 software is sold through major OEMs and to storage-centric xSPs, including
 Storage Service Providers.  Prisa Networks is a member of the Fibre Channel
 Industry Association and the InfiniBand(SM) Trade Association.  Prisa is a
 Voting Member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).  Prisa's
 corporate headquarters are located at 6620 Mesa Ridge Road, Suite 200, San
 Diego, CA 92121.  For more information, please contact Prisa at 858.677.0030;
 or via fax at 858.677.9099, or log on to their web site at www.prisa.com.
 
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    SAN DIEGO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Prisa
 Networks, the pace-setting independent supplier of SAN network management
 software to OEMs and xSPs, announced today that they are a Brocade Fabric
 Access(TM) Partner.  The partnership enables important new features in Prisa's
 VisualSAN Network Management Suite and enhances Prisa's application
 functionality over
 Brocade-based Storage Area Network (SAN) infrastructure.
     Prisa's VisualSAN Suite currently includes two modules, VisualSAN Network
 Manager and VisualSAN Performance Manager.  VisualSAN Network Manager
 presently takes full advantage of Brocade Fabric Operating System (Fabric
 OS(TM)) services for switch discovery, SAN topology rendering, network status,
 and configuration information.  VisualSAN Performance Manager takes maximum
 advantage of the statistics gathered from Brocade SilkWorm(R) fabric switches,
 such as switch port statistics, to provide visualization of real-time
 performance and historical performance for QoS and to assist in network
 planning.
     Rael Morris, vice president of marketing for Prisa Networks stated,
 "Simplifying the management of Storage Area Networks is our number one
 concern.  Participation in this program reinforces our commitment to provide
 rich network management services and ease-of-use within heterogeneous SAN
 fabrics."
     "By leveraging Brocade Fabric Access, Prisa enables network administrators
 to visualize and implement SAN zoning from VisualSAN's network management
 console.  It enables administration of zones and visual identification of the
 physical and logical network elements belonging to specific zones," said Jay
 Kidd, Brocade vice president of Product Marketing.  "We are pleased to have
 Prisa Networks as a Brocade Fabric Access Partner.  SAN-designed applications,
 such as Prisa's Visual SAN Network Manager, that take full advantage of the
 intelligence of the Brocade SAN fabric, further simplify the deployment and
 management of SANs for our mutual customers."
 
     About Prisa's Management Software
     The VisualSAN Network Management Suite, consisting of VisualSAN Network
 Manager and VisualSAN Performance Manager, automatically discovers SAN devices
 and renders a SAN topology map showing device interconnects.  Through
 VisualSAN Network Manager, events are monitored, filtered, and correlated, and
 alerts are generated based on administrator-defined policies.  IT
 administrators can monitor faults in real time, allowing them to address
 problems before they disrupt service.  VisualSAN Performance Manager monitors
 real time performance of SANs and renders this data in an intuitive visual
 format with alert generation.  Data collected by VisualSAN Performance Manager
 is used for historical and trending analysis.
 
     About Prisa Networks, Inc.
     Prisa Networks, Inc. is the pace-setting independent OEM supplier of
 network management software for System Area and Storage Area Networks (SANs).
 The company's products include software for SAN quality of service,
 performance, and service level management.  Prisa's SAN network management
 software is sold through major OEMs and to storage-centric xSPs, including
 Storage Service Providers.  Prisa Networks is a member of the Fibre Channel
 Industry Association and the InfiniBand(SM) Trade Association.  Prisa is a
 Voting Member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).  Prisa's
 corporate headquarters are located at 6620 Mesa Ridge Road, Suite 200, San
 Diego, CA 92121.  For more information, please contact Prisa at 858.677.0030;
 or via fax at 858.677.9099, or log on to their web site at www.prisa.com.
 
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