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OC Systems' Universal Agent Certified ca smart With Computer Associates' Unicenter NSM

Provides Additional Options for Monitoring Packaged and Custom Software Applications Within CA's Industry-Leading Management Solution.

Fairfax, VA (January 14, 2004)—OC Systems, Inc. announced that its Universal Agent has been certified ca smart with Unicenter Network and Systems Management (Unicenter NSM) from Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA). The Universal Agent expands Unicenter's application management capabilities beyond those software packages (such as SAP and Microsoft Exchange) for which CA already provides application agents. Customers can now monitor virtually any packaged or custom application within their environment to ensure business continuity and performance.

Unicenter NSM manages the availability and performance of operating systems and provides basic status management on all infrastructure elements—including network devices, business applications and database systems—to deliver an efficient and responsive on-demand computing environment.

OC Systems' Universal Agent and CA's Unicenter NSM provide a framework to further define instrumentation and monitoring policies for critical applications within organizations' IT enterprises. The Universal Agent uses OC Systems' patented Aprobe instrumentation technology to instrument the application at runtime, while it is in memory. No application files are changed. No access to source is required, and there is no need to rebuild or recompile the application.

Virtually any internal or external aspect of the application can be monitored, including data related to method or function entry or exit; business objects, parameter values, variables, queues, and other program objects; and timing of selected functions, methods, or transactions.

By intimately monitoring the internal functioning and performance of applications, technical staff can identify potential problems faster and resolve them before business processes are affected.

"With the Universal Agent, any application can be brought under Unicenter quickly, easily, and cost-effectively," said Oliver Cole, president of OC Systems. "By extending the power of Unicenter NSM into virtually any application, organizations can enhance availability and improve performance in the most complex IT environments."

ca smart solutions are certified to integrate seamlessly with CA's industry-leading technologies, providing customers with substantial and immediate business benefits.

About OC Systems
OC Systems, Inc. provides state-of-the-art software tools, development environments, and services that maximize software quality and application availability to companies that are developing and maintaining critical systems. Customers include Lockheed Martin, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Unisys, Sandia National Laboratories, TRW, UUNET, Cognos, Intel, SAIC, Veridian Engineering and the U.S. Army. Founded in 1983, the employee-owned company is based in Fairfax, Virginia. More information may be obtained at http://www.ocsystems.com.

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