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LANsurveyor For Mac OS X And Jaguar Now Available

Features New Backup Profiler, Map Topologies, Xserve Support, and More

Lafayette, CA – August 28th, 2002 – Neon Software, the leader in Macintosh
Network Management tools, announced today the immediate availability of
LANsurveyor(R) 7.0 for Mac OS X. LANsurveyor’s powerful network mapping,
managing and reporting provides a fully-scaleable, enterprise-level
solution for cross-platform network management.

LANsurveyor 7.0 includes a number of new map and report options as well as
support for the Aqua interface, Mac OS X, Xserve systems, and Jaguar, Apple
Computer’s latest Mac OS X release.

In addition to explicit support for Apple technologies, LANsurveyor 7.0
supports several new map types and increased reporting capabilities.
LANsurveyor supports Mac OS X v10.1.5 and 10.2 as well as Mac OS 8 and 9.
LANsurveyor also includes 20 Neon Responders for Mac OS and Windows,
including Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP.

“Network administrators require support for the latest technologies in
their core management applications,” said Craig Isaacs, Neon president.
“LANsurveyor now includes complete support of Apple Computer’s latest
technologies, including Jaguar and the new Xserve hardware as well as
support for more than 40 new SNMP-based devices and services.”


Neon Responders can be installed on network clients to enhance
LANsurveyor’s functionality, including file distribution, messaging and
reporting. LANsurveyor’s powerful reporting features generate complete
software and hardware asset inventory reports of the entire network, saving
time and IT resources.

LANsurveyor 7.0 now features Backup Profiler which allows administrators to
further understand valuable data assets that reside on client computers.
Backup Profiler tracks the amount and type of data on client computers and
the change rate of that data. Network administrators finally have a tool
they can use to plan for data security on all Macintosh and Windows
computers when using the Neon Responder.

“You can’t afford to back up every document on every desktop. Even worse,
you can’t afford to miss the critical documents,” said Dorian Cougias,
president of Network Frontiers, LLC. “Network Administrators the world over
have told us how hard it is to choose which files to back up on end user
machines and which can be ignored. Too many administrators have had to
ignore everything because of space and time limitations. LANsurveyor’s
Backup Profiler is the first network management application that lets
network administrators discern what data is important and where it is.”
Network Frontiers is releasing its newest book, “Backup and Recovery: From
Desktop to Datacenter.” Details are available at

LANsurveyor 7.0 features support for more than 40 new SNMP-based devices. A
partial list of new devices and services includes Xerox, Wind River,
Minolta, Nokia, SCO, Xserve, Pairgain, Avaya, Freebsd, Foundry Networks,
Linksys, and Tektronix.


LANsurveyor automatically draws network maps and displays network objects
(computers, printers, routers and other nodes) and then provides detailed
profiles of the devices found. LANsurveyor 7.0 now includes three new map
topologies in addition to linear maps: symmetrical, circular, and
orthogonal. These four topologies allow administrators to display their
networks in the manner that most closely matches their requirements.


The LANsurveyor Management Station comes bundled with 20 Neon Responder
licenses and is available for $495. Neon Responders are available in 25,
50, 100, and 500 packs starting at $250. Upgrades for current LANsurveyor
owners are $129, and customers who have purchased LANsurveyor since July 1,
2002, will receive a free upgrade. LANsurveyor 7 is available from select
resellers and distributors around the world as well as directly from Neon
Software. Call 800-334-6366, visit, or email
for more information.


Neon Software is a leading supplier of cross-platform network management
applications. Neon’s applications help secure, manage, and optimize
networks. The Neon product line includes CyberGauge(R) (monitor your
bandwidth), NetMinder Ethernet(R) (diagnose your network), and
LANsurveyor(R) (map and manage your entire network). For additional
information, visit

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