InterWorking Labs and Gambit Communications Enter Into Cross-Marketing Agreement


Agreement to provide SilverCreek and MIMIC to new customers for a limited time



SCOTTS VALLEY, CA - (May 1, 2001) - InterWorking Labs, Inc. (IWL), the leading developer of SNMP testing solutions, and Gambit Communications, the leading provider of network management simulation tools, today announced a cross-marketing agreement . Under the terms of the agreement, IWL and Gambit will provide new customers with a coupon redeemable for a limited time-out license of the complimentary company’s software product.


For InterWorking Labs customers, a coupon for MIMIC Full will be sent to those interested in obtaining an evaluation copy of the 100 agent license with a 90-day time out. MIMIC Full normally retails for $8,995 without the time-out. Gambit customers who indicate interest in the evaluation of SilverCreek, will receive a coupon good for a 30-day license of SilverCreek Standard Edition, which retails for $3,995 without the timeout.


“The synergies of the MIMIC Simulator and SilverCreek products compliment each other very well,” explained Pankaj Shah, Vice President of Marketing of Gambit Communications. “Therefore, it only seemed natural for Gambit and InterWorking Labs to team up to provide a total network management solution.”


Chris Wellens, President and CEO of InterWorking Labs, added, “Gambit’s MIMIC product used with SilverCreek, the SNMP Test Suite, provides an expanded test environment for our customers to easily and conveniently run tests against more SNMP agents. We feel this will be a valuable addition to their test infrastructure.”


IWL, the leading developer of SNMP test software

With more than eight years of experience, InterWorking Labs (IWL) remains in the forefront of the Internet revolution, providing test software that expedites time to market.  SilverCreek, the official SNMP Test Suite from IWL, provides compliance testing and verification for DOCSIS, RMON and SNMP.  Encompassing approximately 1000 tests, the SilverCreek product line verifies that networking hardware and software, wireless systems, CATV, embedded systems, and other Internet-related products conform to the latest Internet management standards. InterWorking Labs' battery of standards tests have already shortened time-to-market for market leaders including Cisco Systems, Microsoft, and Wind River Systems.   For more information please visit our web site at



MIMIC provides an inexpensive way for enterprises, device vendors, management software developers and outsourcers to demo, test, develop, train and certify management applications without purchasing equipment and maintaining labs for those functions. MIMIC has the ability to simulate up to 10,000 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), DHCP and TFTP, as well as RMON(1, 2).

About Gambit Communications, Inc.

Founded in 1995, Gambit Communications is a leader in network 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 100 customers includes: Computer Associates, Hewlett Packard, MCI, Lucent, Xylan, GTE, APC, Quallaby, Seagate, InfoVista, Fujitsu, Marconi, Nortel, and Ericsson. For more information on Gambit and MIMIC, please visit Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard, MCI, Cisco, Nortel, Alcatel, Marconi, Lucent, Riversoft, BMC, InfoVista and Ericsson. For more information on Gambit and MIMIC, please visit

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InterWorking Labs and SilverCreek are registered trademarks of InterWorking Labs, Inc.


MIMIC and Gambit Communications are trademarks of Gambit Communications, Inc.



Contact:            Nadine M. Frush                                    Daryle R. Lamoureux

InterWorking Labs, Inc.                           Gambit Communications, Inc.

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