NetManage and Noble House International Team to Help Customers Maximize Time-to-Market and Cost Savings with OnWeb

Agreement Provides Customers with Strategic Consulting Services to Isolate Business Pain Points and Deliver Rapid Results by Web-Enabling Legacy Applications

Cupertino, Calif. � December 4, 2002 � NetManage, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETME), experts in host access and integration solutions, and Noble House International (NHI), an IT strategy consulting firm, today announced a partnership in which the two companies will work together to fulfill the growing demand for NetManage’s OnWeb�. OnWeb is a server-based software solution that allows companies to quickly Web-enable host applications, without the high cost of rewriting or changing back-end systems. In today’s challenged economy, the technology strength of OnWeb combined with NHI’s expertise in system integration and consulting will help risk-adverse customers realize new business value from existing legacy systems and experience rapid return on investment.

NHI provides full-service professional consulting and integration services in four areas: human potential re-engineering, technology services, risk and management services and event management. These specialties provide customers with a complete IT strategy as they integrate their legacy data into Web-based solutions, including maximizing human potential to ensure that CEO, CTO and CIO-level decision makers are armed with the tools they need to better lead organizations. Together, NetManage and NHI will effectively isolate business pain points for customers. They will then determine which applications, data or processes residing on legacy systems can save money or create new revenue by implementing OnWeb.

One of the areas that NHI has had success is in the Insurance vertical. Our cost effective services and designs, in the areas of Remote Access and VPN solutions have been successfully implemented at various Insurance brokers as well as Insurance companies. Our focus is to offer cost effective solutions to meet the various challenges faced by the brokers as well as the Insurers.

“There are two reasons why Web integration projects fail. One is because the technology is too complex, and requires that a customer re-write their applications from scratch. The second is because the implementation does not fully take into account the people, process and tools required to make it a success,” said Linda Gladden, vice president of Indirect Sales and Business Development at NetManage. “Together OnWeb and NHI are addressing both issues head-on. Leveraging the ease-of-use and flexibility of OnWeb, our new partner NHI will ensure that each deployment is customized and strategic for the organization.”

“For the past two years enterprises have had to postpone a number of technology projects for cost reasons, yet they are still challenged by fundamental business issues that need to be addressed in order to remain competitive. Of primary concern is extending legacy information over the Web to customers and partners,” said Arvin Jain, CEO of NHI. “The NetManage OnWeb solution fills a void in the marketplace because it is cost-effective and allows customers to leverage existing systems. As a result, CIOs can deliver shareholder value immediately by bringing legacy processes to the forefront for internal and external use, while laying the groundwork for more complex Web services deployments in the future.”

The partnership will initially focus on specific vertical industries in the U.S. and Canada including telecom, insurance and energy. NHI will also offer joint customers a state-of-the-art presentation theater, which is optimized for OnWeb product demonstrations, end-user and partner workshops and custom integration environments.

About Noble House International

NHI is a company that is truly dedicated to the betterment of our clients business, their people, and the solutions they use. NHI is structured in four business practices:

  • Human Potential Re-Engineering,
  • Technology Services,
  • Risk and Management Services,
  • Event Management Group

While these individual business practices on their own, deliver exceptional services, combined they offer a complete corporate solution. NHI has solutions that work synergistically for the enhancement and greater potential of our client organizations. For More information, visit

About OnWeb

OnWeb is a multi-platform, server-based, host integration solution that allows companies to quickly access and extend host information, applications and business processes to customers, partners and employees in the presentation format and device of their choice. Using a drag-and-drop environment, OnWeb allows the integration of legacy data into Web applications from an extensive range of data sources, including IBM zSeries; iSeries, UNIX, VT and Unisys systems; and major databases. Easy-to-use host publishing features enable companies to rapidly transform host screens into graphical Web pages with no programming. Companies can also integrate multiple data sources and powerful new business logic into a single user presentation.

About NetManage

Founded in 1990, NetManage, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETME), experts in host access and integration solutions, provides software and consulting services to extend and maximize a company’s investment in existing legacy systems and applications. NetManage offers a full range of application integration, Web publishing and host access software for mid-size and Global 2000 enterprises. NetManage has more than 30,000 customers including 480 of the Fortune 500. NetManage sells its products and services worldwide through its direct sales force, international subsidiaries, and authorized channel partners. NetManage is headquartered in Cupertino and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit