Nashua, NH - June 10, 2002 - Gambit Communications, the leading network management simulation tools provider, announced today that The Tolly Group has integrated Gambit's MIMIC™ Simulator into its Test Tool Pavilion. The addition of MIMIC to The Tolly Group's portfolio of test tools provides a "virtual lab" to create network environments and conditions - such as very large, heterogeneous networks, major trap storms, etc. - that can be costly to produce in a physical lab.

MIMIC extends the lab environment by simulating managed networks populated with routers, hubs, switches and other devices that are managed using the SNMP, Cisco IOS®, Telnet, DHCP, TFTP, ToD and MGCP/NCS protocols. It provides a scalable, flexible and extensible network simulation environment. This creates an inexpensive way for enterprises, device vendors, management software developers and outsourcers to demo, test, develop, train and certify management applications without purchasing all the equipment and maintaining labs for those functions.

"We are pleased to have Gambit Communications as part of our Test Tool Pavilion," said Kevin Tolly, President & CEO of The Tolly Group. "Gambit's MIMIC Simulator allows us to simulate large virtual networks without the time consuming and costly build out of a traditional lab."

"We are excited to be a partner with The Tolly Group, a leading, independent testing organization," explained Pankaj Shah, CEO of Gambit Communications. "The Tolly Group's decision to utilize MIMIC Simulator into their lab emphasizes MIMIC's value as an evaluation, testing and certification tool. With MIMIC's network simulation and recording ability, they will be able to create consistent and accurate test environments for evaluation of management applications."

About The Tolly Group
The Tolly Group, an independent testing and strategic consulting organization based in Manasquan, N.J., offers a full range of services designed to furnish both the vendor and end-user communities with authoritative and unbiased information. Additionally, The Tolly Group is recognized worldwide for its expertise in assessing leading-edge technologies. For more information on the Tolly Group's services, visit its Web site at, E-mail inquiries to, call 1-732-528-3300 or fax at 1-732-528-1888.

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, v2c, v3), RMON(1, 2), DHCP, TFTP, ToD, DOCSIS and MGCP/NCS, as well as Telnet and IOS.

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 150 customers includes: 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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