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Integration Server platform and Facility Management Web-based workflow engine work with company's operations support systems (OSS). Server platform uses XML, CORBA, RMI and JMS technologies to access, query, retrieve, and update infrastructure data. Facility Management enables customers to manage assets throughout entire lifecycle from procurement to retirement. It provides comprehensive and highly visual account of every asset throughout enterprise.

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NetCracker Introduces New Integration Server Platform and Facility Management Module Powerful Web-based workflow engine and facility-wide device manager further strengthen NetCracker's end-to-end OSS

Waltham, MA - May 21, 2002 - NetCracker Technology, a leading provider of end-to-end OSS and Communications Infrastructure Management Solutions, announced today the release of NetCracker Integration Server and NetCracker Facility Management, the latest components of NetCracker's benchmark OSS solution. The NetCracker solution features a 100% web based, robust workflow engine and a suite of full-featured, pre-integrated OSS modules designed to dramatically improve operational efficiency for telecommunications and enterprise clients.

"The economic environment facing telecom and enterprise customers today demands the most efficient and productive use of their existing capital investments and human resources," said Julie Wingerter, vice president at NetCracker Technology Corp. "The powerful NetCracker Integration Server and NetCracker Facility Management Solution, combined with our best-in-suite OSS applications delivers on the promise of lowering costs, and increasing revenue by optimizing the use of time, people and equipment."

The NetCracker Integration Server is a workflow-driven platform of the NetCracker OSS suite of products. Architecturally open and written in pure Java, the NetCracker platform leverages industry-standard XML, CORBA, RMI and JMS technologies to access, query, retrieve, and update infrastructure data. NetCracker Integration Server seamlessly combines with pre-integrated NetCracker modules and, in addition to a robust workflow engine, also provides a broad set of published APIs and connectors for complementary OSS and enterprise applications, which shortens the time required to implement NetCracker solutions. However, NetCracker saves its customers further time and expense by offering them a true "one-stop-shop" for many of their OSS needs from Order Management to Activation, thus avoiding the challenges faced when integrating modules from multiple vendors.

The latest module to be added to the NetCracker suite of applications is Facility Management. Facility Management complements the package by offering a solution that provides an up-to-date, comprehensive, and highly visual account of every asset throughout the enterprise. The NetCracker Facility Management enables customers to efficiently mange their assets throughout the entire lifecycle from procurement to retirement. Easy-to-use, Facility Management simplifies strategic space planning and streamlines moves, adds and changes with features for workforce and document management. An ideal way to enforce maintenance and inspection schedules, Facility Management also saves valuable time and effort by ensuring technicians are directed to the correct location.

NetCracker's fully integrated OSS modules also include Inventory Management, Order Management and Resource Provisioning. These work together to enable flow-through provisioning, to increase operational efficiency, and to speed time to market with new services. Inventory Management, with its new autodiscovery and reconciliation capabilities, provides a highly detailed, visually appealing, central repository of network physical and logical infrastructure. Order Management includes a product catalog, configurable interfaces, real time notification of order status and customer self-provisioning. Resource Provisioning works with Order Management and Inventory Management to automatically manage new service requests. Once a request is received and authorized, Resource Provisioning builds an end-to-end path, reserves capacity on both the physical and logical layers of the network, and creates a circuit layout. record (CLR). The CLR is supplied to an activation system and the flow-through provisioning process is completed. Confirmation of successful activation is communicated back through NetCracker to the customer. Alone or in combination, NetCracker's comprehensive OSS solutions deliver rapid, tangible, bottom line benefits to any service provider or enterprise customer seeking to streamline service delivery and capitalize on existing infrastructure investments.

NetCracker Technology
NetCracker Technology is a leading provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) and Communications Infrastructure Management solutions for telecommunications service providers and enterprise clients. NetCracker delivers a 100% web-based, fully automated, architecturally open, solution that supports a suite of pre-integrated, multi-featured modules and a robust workflow engine. These components offer comprehensive planning, maintenance, monitoring and support of critical IT, infrastructure, and customer resources and include: Integration Server, Order Management, Inventory Management, Facility Management and Resource Provisioning. NetCracker Technology is headquartered in Waltham, MA. and can be reached at 781-736-0860 or www.netcracker.com.

NetCracker is a registered trademark of NetCracker Technology Corporation. All other company or product names mentioned in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies of which they are associated.

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