GAMBIT COMMUNICATIONS AND NOC BUILDER PARTNER
TO IMPROVE NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTERS

Nashua, NH - January 22, 2002 - Gambit Communications, the leading network management simulation tools provider, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with NOC Builder, a leading provider of network consulting and software solutions for network operations centers (NOCs). NOC Builder has integrated Gambit's MIMIC Simulator into their network services and software offerings in order to improve the performance, efficiency and services of NOCs.

This partnership and combination of solutions offers NOCs a unique management solution. NOC Builder provides integration and automation services, combining existing or new network management solutions with trouble tracking and report generation processes. MIMIC's network discovery and recording abilities can record and simulate the existing network environments. Then these simulations can be modified in order to represent the proposed solutions, ensuring that the solutions will meet the customers' needs prior to deploying them.

"MIMIC is essential in our continuing quest for quality," said Rick Shearin, NOC Builder President and CEO. "We are very excited about what MIMIC has done for our network management development efforts and what it will do for our customers. MIMIC simulates live network events for all types of networks. With MIMIC we can train our professional services team and verify configurations before our network management solution reaches the customer."

"Our partnership with NOC Builder will help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NOCs, " said Pankaj Shah, CEO of Gambit Communications. "NOC Builder's expertise in network management creates a perfect environment for the use of MIMIC. Not only can NOC Builder enjoy the benefits of MIMIC, but so too can their customers. All the operators in the newly-created network operations center can familiarize themselves with the environment, by training on an exact replica of their center, using a simulation created by MIMIC."

MIMIC provides an inexpensive way for enterprises, device vendors, management software developers and outsourcers to demo, test, develop, train and certify management applications without purchasing all the equipment and maintaining labs for those functions. In addition, MIMIC has the ability to simulate up to 10,000 devices from one workstation. MIMIC simulations can be distributed over multiple platforms for enterprise simulation testing of even larger environments.

About NOC Builder
NOC Builder, Inc. is a premier provider of network consulting and software solutions that enhance the efficiency and service capabilities of network operations centers. The NOC Builder organization is comprised of technical resources and experienced leaders with a background in successfully managing network availability and performance. NOC Builder offers professional services addressing the full lifecycle of network operations center development from facility planning and systems design to professional services and training. NOC Builder also provides outsourcing and managed service solutions for companies looking to reduce operating costs, meet disaster recovery requirements, or focus on core business functions. NOC Builder is a privately-held company. For more information, call toll-free 866.612.0900 or visit NOC Builder's web site at www.nocbuilder.com.

About MIMIC
MIMIC provides an inexpensive way for enterprises, device vendors, management software developers and outsourcers to demo, test, develop, train and certify management applications without purchasing equipment and maintaining labs for those functions. MIMIC has the ability to simulate up to 10,000 devices from one workstation. MIMIC simulations can be distributed over multiple platforms for enterprise simulation testing of even larger environments. MIMIC includes user-friendly wizards for importing new MIBs, recording large networks, creating device simulations and network topologies, and provides full support for SNMP(v1, v2, v3), RMON(1, 2), DHCP, TFTP, ToD, DOCSIS and MGCP, as well as Telnet and IOS.

About Gambit Communications, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Gambit Communications is a leader in network simulation tools that enhance the productivity of management software developers and enterprise users while lowering their costs. MIMIC Simulator is a modular family of simulators used by leading networking vendors for use in applications from development and testing to operator training and disaster simulations. Gambit Communications' portfolio of over 150 customers includes: Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard, MCI, Cisco, Nortel, Alcatel, Marconi, Lucent, RiverSoft, BMC, InfoVista, and Ericsson. For more information on Gambit and MIMIC, please visit www.gambitcommunications.com.


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