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Harris Corporation Introduces NetBoss Agent Manager


New product lowers operational costs by efficiently automating management of device parameters

MELBOURNE, Florida, November 8, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a leading global provider of turnkey resource management and service assurance systems, today introduced NetBoss Agent Manager™, a new Resource Management product that extends the capabilities of its flagship product, NetBoss Manage.IT™, by incorporating efficient, policy-based automated management of critical device parameters. NetBoss Agent Manager™ allows network managers to establish the conditions that represent trouble areas on the network, and continually monitors incoming events and determines which management policies, if any, have been violated. Operators are then notified of those violations through a set of notification options including configurable NetBoss® alarms, SMS or text messages, or email.

“In an increasingly complex networking world, successful and efficient monitoring and control of network resources depends not only on processing events and alarms, but also on evaluating device parameters in a timely manner,” said John Koenig, vice president of the Harris NetBoss business unit. “The new NetBoss Agent Manager™, together with NetBoss Manage.IT™ and Harris Smart Agents, forms a robust, flexible, and efficient Resource Management Operational Support System (OSS) of unmatched power and effectiveness.”

Network Operation Center (NOC) operators will find NetBoss Agent Manager™ an easy, user-friendly way to organize managed devices on their network, and even managed services into a set of simple networking policies. NetBoss Agent Manager™ also gives operators dynamically updated views of detailed historical information using powerful graphs.

NetBoss Agent Manager™ offers multiple benefits. Its user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) for rules creation enables operators and technicians, rather than software engineers, to create policy-based rule sets. This simplifies management agents and lowers operations support costs. Once rules are created and activated, device parameters supplied by Harris Smart Agents are automatically evaluated to generate events and reports, lowering operator workload, automating monitoring, and further reducing operations costs.

NetBoss Agent Manager™ is available now. Contact Harris for more information via phone: 1-800-442-7747, or email:

About NetBoss®
NetBoss® is a turnkey, end-to-end Service Assurance solution for broadband, wireless and converged networks. The innovative approach to network and service management employed by the NetBoss network management platform provides the lowest total cost of ownership for network operations and maintenance, and enables operators to improve quality of service. NetBoss® functions as a scalable “manager-of-managers,” enabling users to proactively manage and maintain their entire network from legacy to next generation, from a single Web-enabled view. Progressive companies worldwide rely on NetBoss® for the automation and support they need to optimize their network performance.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of $3.5 billion and nearly 14,000 employees — including more than 6,000 engineers and scientists — dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. The company’s operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. NetBoss® products are produced by the NetBoss business unit, an operation of Harris Microwave Communications Division. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at


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