MIMIC Simulator 11.00 introduces NetFlow Simulation along with breakthrough in scalability

New software release extends powerful simulation capability to create 50,000 device lab for large scale testing

Nashua, NH - January 11, 2011 -- Gambit Communications, a leading provider of powerful and affordable network and SNMP simulation tools to more than 1,000 customers worldwide, today announced the availability of the latest version of its network simulation product, MIMIC Simulator Suite 11.00. The updated MIMIC delivers NetFlow Simulator, a new solution for complete evaluation and troubleshooting of Flow monitoring, management and analysis applications.

MIMIC Simulator Suite also provides significant functionality and usability enhancements that bolster scalability to 50,000 devices. This is a major breakthrough in simulation technology.

"MIMIC Simulator is a way for organizations to test the quality, scalability and performance of their applications, without the need to invest in building large physical testing facilities. With its updated support for NetFlow simulation and significantly increased simulation of up to 50,000 devices, IT staffs can test applications with simulated network traffic flows and device loading conditions that more closely resemble the demanding scalability requirements of their production environment. Tools like MIMIC Simulator enable IT organizations to test their networks for business-readiness, without putting their production environments at risk." said Audrey Rasmussen, Partner and Principal Analyst at Ptak, Noel and Associates.

"MIMIC Simulator helps evaluate and test network management applications by simplifying four key management requirements: scalable lab, detailed network component diagnostics, dynamic network update and protocol support," said Uwe Zimmermann, President of Gambit Communications. "This latest release delivers the features and capabilities that development and QA teams need to ensure the scalability and performance of their applications, backed up by the value and reliability for which MIMIC solutions are known."

MIMIC Simulator is the engine behind Gambit's 24/7 SaaS offering for Cisco CCNA practice labs, MIMIC Virtual Lab Cloud. With MIMIC scaling to 50,000 devices, it enables Cisco training organizations to provide thousands of CCNA lab pods running simultaneously.

Highlights from the latest MIMIC Simulator:

Availability

MIMIC Simulator 11.00 is available immediately from Gambit.

About Gambit Communications, Inc.

Founded in 1995, Gambit Communications is a leader in network and SNMP 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 1,000 customers includes: IBM, JP Morgan, VISA, Shell, US Army, US Air Force, HP, Microsoft, CA, Cisco, Intel, AT&T, MCI, Dell. For more information on Gambit and MIMIC, please visit www.gambitcomm.com .

About MIMIC Simulator

MIMIC provides an inexpensive way for enterprises, device vendors, management and software developers to evaluate, test, demo, develop, train and certify management applications without purchasing equipment and maintaining labs for those functions. MIMIC has the ability to simulate up to 50,000 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), IPv6, NetFlow, IPMI, DHCP, TFTP, RMON(1, 2) as well as Telnet, Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS and TL/1.

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