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NetSuite Selects Tom Sawyer Software's Network Layout Components for NetSuite Advanced Professional Design

New Release of Network Design System Powered by Graph Layout Toolkit

Berkeley, CA, November 23, 1998—Tom Sawyer Software, the leading vendor of graph layout technology, today announced the incorporation of its industry standard-setting Graph Layout Toolkit within NetSuite Advanced Professional Design, a state-of-the-art network design system that automates network design, validation and documentation. The Graph Layout Toolkit provides scalable network layout components for visualizing large, multi-level network designs. NetSuite Advanced Professional Design helps network professionals create and maintain living models of their networks. These models enable their networks to evolve accurately, promptly, and efficiently to meet growing business demands.

The Graph Layout Toolkit plays a major role in NetSuite Advanced Professional Design by managing the graphical layout of network design schematics so that users can easily view the devices in a network and identify potential problem areas. The Graph Layout Toolkit allows NetSuite's developers to deliver a highly scalable network design system that manages large multi-level network designs. The Graph Layout Toolkit provides the industry's most proven layout routines for automatically managing large network topology diagrams. These graph layout routines produce clear, well-ordered network design interfaces that display thousands of network devices and relationships between them.

"As the demands on business-critical networks continue to grow, managing the entire network design process requires that NetSuite continuously evolve our product family," said Frank Azzolino, chief executive officer of NetSuite Development. "Working with Tom Sawyer Software, the leader in network layout components, allows us to reduce our development time and improve the functionality of NetSuite Advanced Professional Design software for our customers so they can better visualize their networks."

"Tom Sawyer Software pioneered high-performance graph layout technologies for visualizing the complex relationships found in large network design and management applications," said Brendan Madden, chief executive officer of Tom Sawyer Software. "We're especially pleased to work with NetSuite to help them deliver superior network design visualization in NetSuite Advanced Professional Design."

The Graph Layout Toolkit provides the most complete set of graph layout algorithms in the industry. These algorithms are embedded within an application and automatically present network information in clear, well-formatted multi-level diagrams. By using the Graph Layout Toolkit, software developers can quickly deliver applications that graphically depict underlying structures and expose relationships in applications such as network design, software engineering, workflow, and process modeling. The Graph Layout Toolkit is packaged as a set of portable components and is available in C, C++, ActiveX, and Java versions. This complete platform coverage allows developers to deploy graph layout functionality in Unix, Windows and cross-platform Web environments.

About Netsuite Corporation

NetSuite Development Corp., based in Concord, MA, has pioneered the development of software products for network discovery, design, validation, and documentation, based on the company's patented NetSuite N'telligence technology. NetSuite N'telligence is the industry's most comprehensive body of network knowledge and experience, based on extensive information about network device characteristics, IEEE, and VLAN design rules, connection validation rules, protocol consistency checks, and Year 2000 compliance rules. Companies such as GTE Internetworking, Fidelity Investments, Lucent Technologies, NCR, Reuters, and Siemens have selected NetSuite to help create and maintain living network models for themselves or their clients. For more information about NetSuite, visit

About Tom Sawyer Software

Tom Sawyer Software is the leading provider of software and services that enable organizations to build highly scalable and flexible graph and data visualization and analysis applications. These applications are used to discover hidden patterns, complex relationships, and key trends in large and diverse datasets. Tom Sawyer Software serves clients with needs in link analysis; network topology; architectures and models; schematics and maps; and dependencies, flows, and processes. We help clients federate and integrate their data from multiple sources and build the graph and data visualization applications that are critical to analyzing and gaining insight into their data.

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