December 16, 1996 6:00 PM ET
Seagate Software inks OEM deal with Olivetti
By Maria Seminerio

  Seagate Software officials said today the company has signed a two-year OEM agreement for Ing. C. Olivetti & C. S.p.A. Inc. to integrate Seagate's LANAlert product into its SupportNet remote network and systems management service.

The deal, Seagate's first OEM agreement with a vendor outside the United States, also calls for Olivetti to act as a corporate reseller for Seagate's enterprise management software products, Seagate and Olivetti officials said.

Olivetti will initially sell Seagate's LANAlert product suite for NetWare file servers, Windows NT servers and IPX workstations through SupportNet. Other Seagate products including NerveCenter, an enterprise event correlation system, and AshWin, a batch job-scheduling application, are expected to be added to Olivetti's offerings in the future, said officials from the companies.

"Because of the success of a number of major companies in providing outsourced network management services, this has emerged as a key sales channel for Seagate Software products," said Doug Felder, vice president of strategic relations for Seagate. The deal will also help position Seagate as a global player in network management services, Felder said.

Seagate, a unit of Seagate Technology Inc., is based in Cupertino, Calif., and can be reached at

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