For Immediate Release
Contact: Sharon Doi
Neon Software, Inc.
3685 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Suite 253
Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone: 925-283-9771
Fax: 925-283-6507

Announcing LANsurveyor 5.0 with IP Monitoring

LAFAYETTE, CA – April 19th, 1999 – Neon Software announced today the
latest upgrade to LANsurveyor, their network mapping, managing, and
reporting application. LANsurveyor 5.0 adds the ability to query the
network via IP as well as other new features, including folder
distribution, instant messaging and a host of new query abilities.
LANsurveyor 5.0 also features tight integration with Netopia’s
Timbuktu screen-sharing application and Neon Software’s CyberGauge
Internet bandwidth utility.

LANsurveyor 5.0 autodiscovers both IP and AppleTalk nodes and draws a
network map. From the map, fully customizable template reports can
answer hundreds of questions about hardware and software assets.
LANsurveyor runs on the MacOS and maps and audits up/down status of
any IP or AppleTalk addressable node.

“Even the most dedicated MacOS manager has to contend with
multi-protocol issues of routing IP and mapping Ethernet, IP, and
AppleTalk addresses to individual workstations” said Laurie Abrams,
Director of Sales at Neon Software. “LANsurveyor 5.0 allows a network
administrator to see workstations across their WAN and manage them
from a graphical user interface.” said Abrams.

LANsurveyor 5.0 New Features
* Expanded IP Autodiscovery includes Neon Responder, Netopia’s Timbuktu,
SNMP and ICMP nodes. LANsurveyor autodiscovery has been substantially
enhanced to map a variety of IP services providing an even more complete
view of your network.
* IP Query capability to the Neon Responder.
The Neon Responder, a small, low-impact MacOS INIT returns hundreds of
software and hardware parameter data and can be queried via both IP and
* Tight Integration with Netopia’s Timbuktu application.
Launch Timbuktu screen-sharing directly from the LANsurveyor map if it is
installed on the queried node, plus query and report Timbuktu configuration
* Tight Integration with CyberGauge, Neon Software’s popular Internet Bandwidth
monitoring application, to provide network traffic graphs in real-time.
* Folder Distribution
Distribute folders, as well as files, for quick and efficient software
* Instant Messages
Immediate communication via LANsurveyor to all Neon Responder-enabled nodes.
* Additional new features, such as expanded SNMP queries and expanded
Neon Responder security features.

For more detailed information about LANsurveyor’s features, please

Pricing and Availability
The LANsurveyor Management Station comes bundled with a 20-user
license and is available in a Five-Zone version for $295 and an
Unlimited-Zone version for $495. Additional licenses are available in
three configurations – 25 Responders@$10 per node; 50 Responders@$7
per node; 100 Responders@$5 per node. Volume license pricing is also
available. LANsurveyor 5.0 is available from Neon Software over the
Internet at, by email by contacting, or
by calling 800-334-6366 in the United States.

LANsurveyor owners can upgrade their management station and up to 49
user licenses to version 5.0 for only $99. 50 to 99 user licenses
upgrade for $129; 100 to 299 user licenses are $159 and 300+ user
licenses upgrade for $179.

Sidegrade Offer
Neon Software offers a 20% sidegrade discount to owners of GraceLAN,
Status*Mac, RADAR and Network SuperVisor with proof of purchase.

Neon Software develops intelligent network software tools for both
MacOS and Windows. The Neon Software Network Management Series
includes LANsurveyor for network mapping, management and reporting;
NetMinder Ethernet, a software-based protocol analyzer and traffic
monitor; CyberGauge, the Internet bandwidth monitoring application;
and RouterCheck, an AppleTalk router troubleshooting and management