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Avocent to Lead Discussion at NI on the Benefits of Centralized Management for Heterogeneous Data Centers

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 1, 2006 — Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a leader in IT infrastructure manageability solutions, today announced C.C. Fridlin, P.E., director of product management, will present at the Networld + Interop (N+I) conference and trade show in Las Vegas, held May 2-4 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Conference Center. Fridlin will address how centralized management solutions provide more complete control of data centers housing multi-vendor equipment. His presentation “The Strategic Data Center: Centralizing for Success” is scheduled from 2:15-3 p.m. PST on Wed., May 3.

At N+I, Avocent also will demonstrate industry leading centralized solutions for managing servers, serial console managers, power devices and environmental monitoring equipment. Demonstrations will take place in booth #2132 (Avocent) and #865 (Cyclades: An Avocent Company).

Avocent’s unique integration of hardware, software and embedded technologies provides a single interface to quickly and efficiently manage IT infrastructure and solve system problems anytime, anywhere, no matter the location or health of servers or network devices. Avocent IP-based solutions eliminate distance limitations and provide 24/7 access and control of data centers. IT administrators can sit at a single console and have secure, local and remote control of multiple servers, serial devices, IPMI proxy appliances and power management systems.

DSView 3 management software also provides access and control of third-party tools, allowing IT staff to use their favorite day-to-day in-band tools, such as Microsoft Terminal Services, with automated failover to out-of-band solutions. Failures and failovers are documented in the software’s event log for easy reporting for adherence to corporate security policies and government security regulations. Other security features of DSView 3 software include selectable encryption modes, including AES, the highest standard adopted by the U.S. government, and RSA SecurID two-factor authentication.

Last month, Avocent announced the integration of the Cyclades ACS console management appliances and KVM/net and KVM/netPlus KVM over IP switches into the Avocent DSView 3 software solution — furthering the company’s industry leading solutions for data center management.

About Avocent Corporation
Avocent Corporation is a leading supplier of connectivity solutions for enterprise data centers, branch offices, and small to medium size businesses. Branded and OEM products include remote and local access solutions for switching, serial console, power, extension, intelligent platform management interface (IPMI), mobile, and video display management solutions. Additional information is available at: www.avocent.com

Avocent, the Avocent logo, DSView, and The Power of Being There are registered trademarks of Avocent Corporation or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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