Accelerated Technology Launches Nucleus SNMPv3 with Security Features

4/23/2003 - Accelerated Technology®, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), announced the initial availability of NucleusTM Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) version 3. Nucleus SNMPv3 is an embedded implementation of the SNMP version 3 protocol.

First standardized in 1988, SNMP has become the de facto standard for the management of TCP/IP based network equipment. Because SNMP was easy to implement, easy to install, easy to use, and didn't burden the network, it was quickly adapted by virtually all network equipment vendors.

However, one major problem existed with the first version of SNMP (SNMPv1). It didn't provide for security. The second version offered improvements to the original specification but didn't solve the security problems. SNMPv3, approved as a standard in 2002, was developed with security issues in mind. Specifically, SNMPv3 includes three important services that address network security: authentication, privacy and access control.

Nucleus SNMPv3, which includes engines for all three versions of the SNMP protocol, is designed to plug seamlessly into Accelerated Technology's small, robust TCP/IP protocol stack, Nucleus NET. Designed with the requirements of the embedded environment in mind, the product can be scaled to include only the desired engines and features. So, for example, if compatibility with old network equipment is not necessary, the SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 engines can be excluded from the build.

"Due to the added security features in SNMPv3, network equipment vendors will now have the confidence to fully utilize SNMP for active management in their designs rather than just having a monitoring role. Nucleus SNMPv3 offers this with Nucleus in a royalty-free package, and hence offers a very attractive solution to network developers," said Robert Day, director of marketing for the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics®.

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About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $600 million and employs approximately 3,500 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site:

Accelerated Technology, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, is located in Mobile, Alabama with sales offices and distributors worldwide. By providing embedded systems developers with a focus on service, well-documented source code and industry leading non-royalty based Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) software, AT's RTOS software shortens time-to-market and provides a complete solution for engineers. For more information, please visit or email us at

Mentor Graphics and Accelerated Technology are registered trademarks and Nucleus is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

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