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Tom Sawyer Software Expands Leadership in the Storage Area Network Topology Marketplace

Tom Sawyer Software Expands Its Customer Base in the SAN and NAS Marketplaces

Berkeley, CA, August 21, 2000—Tom Sawyer Software, the leading vendor of scalable and incremental network topology technology, today announced that a number of leading Storage Area Networking vendors have adopted its Graph Layout Toolkit for Java and Graph Editor Toolkit for Java technology for use in their SAN management applications.

Leading vendors such as BMC Software, Cisco Systems, Computer Associates, Compaq, Sun Microsystems, Veritas, and Vixel have recognized that the technical risks and time to market concerns make it infeasible to build such technology in-house. These vendors have decided to turn to Tom Sawyer Software, relying on the experience and expertise that come from a decade as the leading network topology vendor.

Storage vendors are becoming increasingly aware that SAN management is the critical differentiator among SAN vendors. Easy-to-use network topology graphical user interfaces are critical in making SAN Management applications appealing to customers. Applications that use Tom Sawyer Software's technology include BMC Software SAN Manager for Patrol, Computer Associates UniCenter TND, Cisco Systems' Cisco Works, Veritas SANPoint Control, and Vixel SAN InSite 2000. The number of leading vendors employing Tom Sawyer Software products testifies to the ease of integration, the flexible APIs, and the exceptional engineering quality of our technology.

Tom Sawyer Software network layout technology is highly reliable and capable of displaying networks with thousands of devices. The Graph Layout Toolkit for Java supports the detection and display of bus, tree, hierarchical, ring, parallel link, nested, star, and mesh topologies. These topologies are readily portrayed with scalable and mature layout technology. Tom Sawyer Software's Graph Editor Toolkit for Java has superior graphics rendering throughput and supports even the largest SAN networks.

"We are pleased that such renowned vendors have recognized Tom Sawyer Software's long-time expertise in network topology. We believe this affirms Tom Sawyer Software as the de facto industry standard in network topology," said Brendan Madden, Chief Executive Officer of Tom Sawyer Software.

The Graph Editor Toolkit for Java can be used in applets and stand alone applications. Because it adheres to the JavaBeans specification, it supports the wide range of commercially available Java Integrated Development Environment products. It is compatible with Sun's JDK 1.2, and JDK 1.3, and Swing.

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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