Added: (Thu Nov 16 2000)


PROVISO to Integrate with NETCOOL Suite for Best-in-Class Network Fault and Performance Solution

16th November 2000
For immediate distribution Quallaby # 0007

Quallaby, a leading provider of highly scalable network performance solutions, and Micromuse Incorporated, the leading provider of fault and service level management software today announced that Quallaby has joined the Micromuse Developers Alliance. As a Micromuse Netcool Ready Partner, Quallaby will license the Netcool Software Developers Kit (Netcool SDK), to develop a network interface with Netcool applications and create a Netcool Ready solution for its PROVISO DataMart application.

The Micromuse Developers Alliance is a program for leading independent technology providers seeking to offer integrated, off-the-shelf, multi-vendor, open OSS management solutions to service providers and corporate customers. The Netcool SDK provides the necessary tools to enable Quallaby to integrate its PROVISO DataMart application with Micromuse's Netcool suite. The integration of PROVISO DataMart software with Netcool will allow network service providers (NSPs) to enrich OSS applications with efficient network fault analysis and network resource availability to help predict network slow downs and interruptions in network-based customer services. In accounting, billing can be adjusted by delivery against service level agreement commitments and provisioning problems can be reduced with up-to-date information about network availability.

"Service level management is not a stand-alone application so we're excited to be part of the Micromuse Developers Alliance," said Tom Axbey, VP of sales, marketing, and business development at Quallaby. "We look forward to implementing our shared vision of enriching all aspects of service management, from provisioning to billing, through the tight integration of the Netcool suite and PROVISO DataMart."

The Micromuse Developers Alliance provides Micromuse and its alliance members with the resources to cooperatively pursue business, technical and marketing opportunities. Already a significant number of vendors have expressed interest in Micromuse's Developers Alliance Program to develop and provide integrated solutions for mutual customers. Toward that end, Micromuse actively enlists solutions providers offering applications complementary to Netcool. Micromuse provides its approved Netcool Ready partners with the Netcool SDK. Provided in CD-ROM format, the Netcool SDK provides the tools necessary to develop Netcool Probes, Gateways and Data Source Adapters.

"Quallaby has a natural synergy with Micromuse's Developers Alliance because of its commitment to provide high-end carrier-class solutions that deliver rapid access to network information," said Tim Tokarsky, Micromuse's senior vice president, business development. "The goal of the program is to provide off-the-shelf, integrated solutions that will enable our mutual customers to deliver enhanced service assurance and full network integrity to their customers."

About Micromuse
Micromuse Incorporated is the leading provider of fault and service-level management software. Micromuse was named one of the Top 25 Best Performers in the Wall Street Journal's Shareholder Scoreboard and has recently been recognized in the Forbes 500, Bloomberg's Top 100 Stocks, the Barron's 500 and San Francisco Chronicle 500. Micromuse customers include AirTouch, AT&T, BT, Cable & Wireless, Cellular One, Charles Schwab, Deutsche Telekom, Digex, EarthLink, GTE, ITC^DeltaCom, MCI Worldcom, NextLink, PSINet and a number of financial investment concerns. The Web site is at www.micromuse.com

About Quallaby
Quallaby Corporation is a leading provider of highly scalable network management solutions worldwide. Quallaby's PROVISO 2.0 is the first carrier-class network monitoring and service assurance solution to enable carriers and network service providers to build the network performance data marts they need to meet their business requirements. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, Quallaby has offices in France, United Kingdom, Germany, California, Texas and Virginia. Chosen one of the Top 100 Emerging Companies to Watch in 2000 by Computerworld, Quallaby is a privately-held company.

For more information, visit Quallaby's web site at www.quallaby.com

Quallaby, the Quallaby logo, PROVISO, the PROVISO logo, PROVISO Manager, PROVISO Report, and PROVISO Library, are trademarks of Quallaby Corporation. Worldwide registration of trademarks is in progress.

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Netcool is a registered trademark of Micromuse. All other trademarks and registered trademarks in this document are the properties of their respective owners. Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward- looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.

The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include the following: fluctuations in customer demand, the Company's ability to manage its growth (including the ability to hire sufficient sales and technical personnel), the risks associated with the expansion of the Company's distribution channels, the risk of new product introductions and customer acceptance of new products; the rapid technological change which characterises the Company's markets, the risks associated with competition, the risks associated with international sales as the Company expands its markets, and the ability of the Company to compete successfully in the future, as well as other risks identified in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission Filings, including but not limited to those appearing under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and on Form 10-K on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on the Company's Web site.

For further information, please contact:

PR Agency Contact:
Maria Hudson
Sam Hall
Insight Marketing Concepts
Tel: +44-1344-871900
Fax: +44-1344-871999
Email: mariah@insightgroup.co.uk

Client Contact:
Mark Stancombe
Tel: +44-1256 698 355
Fax: +44-1252 761 001
Email mstancombe@quallaby.com
Web site:http://www.quallaby.com

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