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New AutoMate Edition Automates Hundreds of Tasks without Scripting

Network Automation, Inc., today announced the release of AutoMate 7, the only software utility that automates hundreds of IT processes with a drag-and-drop strategy requiring no scripting. The AutoMate upgrade adds 70 new actions including XML, Active Directory, PGP encryption, Web Services and WMI support, bringing the total number of pre-programmed actions to 244. The upgrade also features an enhanced task builder that speeds the assembly of automation sequences, plus other improvements that help organizations eliminate process-related inefficiencies without the time and expense of coding.

Los Angeles, February 9, 2009

Network Automation, Inc., today announced the release of AutoMate 7, the only software utility that automates hundreds of IT processes with a drag-and-drop strategy requiring no scripting. The AutoMate upgrade adds 70 new actions including XML, Active Directory, PGP encryption, Web Services and WMI support, bringing the total number of pre-programmed actions to 244. The upgrade also features an enhanced task builder that speeds the assembly of automation sequences, plus other improvements that help organizations eliminate process-related inefficiencies without the time and expense of coding.

AutoMate enables IT staff to quickly and easily string together a series of tasks for automatically triggering and executing processes such as application integration, job scheduling, FTP transfers, Excel operations, batch processing, report generation, data transformation, database queries, system monitoring and problem resolution and beyond. All tasks are pre-programmed and described in plain English, enabling configuration by IT personnel without programming capabilities.

Key new automation capabilities in AutoMate 7 include support for:

- XML document interaction, eliminating the complex process previously required to incorporate XML documents into AutoMate sequences.
- Any Active Directory operation, allowing automation of end user provisioning, deprovisioning and other identity management tasks.
- PGP encryption, allowing automatic encryption or decryption of any file for secure data transfer.
- Web Services, enabling tasks to interact with SOAP-based web resources without writing any code.
- WMI triggers and status checks, allowing tasks to be launched by queries to Windows Management Instrumentation as well as checked during execution.

Users now also have faster drag-and-drop task building abilities via a new action search and filter that eliminates the need to scroll through all 230 pre-programmed actions as well as a new option to reorganize AutoMate's Available Actions list for rapid access to frequently used actions. In addition, users can now open multiple tasks simultaneously, find and replace tasks for faster editing of lengthy action sequences, and move the task-building window to any location on their screen for greater flexibility.

Other new features in AutoMate 7 include a completely new FTP engine that improves speed as well as supporting Tumbleweed's SecureTransport Server for safe file transfer, persistent SQL connections for dramatic reductions in CPU usage, enhanced support for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, and hundreds of other usability and functionality improvements.

AutoMate 7 has been released and is available immediately for purchase at www.networkautomation.com.

About HelpSystems

HelpSystems, LLC is a leading provider of systems and network management, security and compliance, and business intelligence solutions. HelpSystems software reduces data center costs by improving operational control and delivery of IT services. Founded in 1982, the company has 14 offices worldwide and more than 9,000 customers from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, HelpSystems sells its solutions directly and through strategic partners worldwide. The company is backed by Summit Partners, a leading growth equity investor in the software sector with nearly $15 billion of capital under management.

HelpSystems brands include: Robot, SEQUEL Software, PowerTech, Skybot Software, Bytware, Safestone, CCSS, InterMapper, ShowCase and AutoMate. Learn more at www.helpsystems.com.

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