Gambit adds support for JUNOS simulation
Allows Real World Simulation of Juniper Gear

Nashua, NH - JUNE 25, 2009 -- Gambit Communications, a leading network simulation tools provider, today announced MIMIC® JUNOS Simulator, a new solution for network engineers for testing and training with Juniper Networks® (NASDAQ: JNPR) devices.

MIMIC® JUNOS Simulator extends a real world lab environment by creating a virtual network of Juniper Routers and Switches. It enables a thorough testing and a hands-on learning experience without needing to buy expensive equipment. They can interact with Juniper gear just like real devices using SNMP or JUNOS®.

With the introduction of more powerful networking equipment and capital budget shrinking, simulation offers significant benefits to enterprises and service providers, including the reduced operating costs and greater flexibility in testing. It offers the same industry leading simulation capabilities as other MIMIC Simulator Suite products, to ensure the smooth rollout of new implementations and thorough training of their IT staff.

MIMIC JUNOS simulator works with Juniper and other vendor's management applications which use SNMP and/or JUNOS. It ships with a ready-to-go library of devices, including many Juniper devices. MIMIC's powerful recording and simulation capabilities can duplicate the production network in to their test labs.

"MIMIC JUNOS Simulator represents the latest step in Gambit's strategy to ensure that its simulation software address the particular challenges of testing heterogeneous management systems", stated Uwe Zimmermann, President and CTO of Gambit Communications. "Recently Gambit also released MIMIC Wireless Simulator, a solution for wireless management applications with new and unique capabilities for wired and wireless device behavior simulation."

MIMIC Simulator 9.40 also includes the following new features in addition to the JUNOS Simulator:

  • Support for Juniper JUNOS and Cisco IOS command over Telnet/SSH;
  • Automated JUNOS command discovery tool to allow users to discover all the JUNOS commands that are available on a specific device;
  • JUNOS command recording tool to allow users to choose the specific JUNOS commands that will be included in the simulation;
  • Extended security with SNMPv3 AES-192 and AES-256 support;
  • Performance Wizard - To determine the right system for the type of simulations planned;
  • Improved C++ and Perl API interface and performance and support for the latest Tcl 8.5.6;
  • Support for Windows 7, Fedora 10 platform and Solaris Zones;
  • Performance enhancements for large scalability testing along with addition of many devices and MIBs in libraries.
  • MIMIC's extensibility and scalability, up to 20,000 devices on a single platform, provide the opportunity to create network environments that would be impractical to create in a physical lab environment. Visit for more information.

    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 500 customers includes: IBM, JP Morgan, VISA, Shell, US Army, US Air Force, HP, CA, Cisco, Intel, AT&T, MCI and Alcatel-Lucent. For more information on Gambit and MIMIC, please visit .

    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 20,000 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, IPMI, DHCP, TFTP, RMON(1, 2) as well as Telnet/Cisco IOS.

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