Avocent SonicAdmin Adds Lotus Notes/Domino Management from Mobile Devices

SonicAdmin enables network administrators to securely manage networks using a smartphone, PDA, BlackBerry or other mobile device. With version 4.0, IT professionals can now manage Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino servers.

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Avocent SonicAdmin Adds Lotus Notes/Domino Management from Mobile Devices
SonicAdmin 4.0 unchains IT execs from the data center

New Orleans, LA - - March 14, 2005 - Avocent Corporation's (NASDAQ: AVCT) Mobile Solutions Group today announced the latest version of SonicAdmin at the CTIA Wireless Conference in New Orleans. SonicAdmin enables network administrators to securely manage networks using a smartphone, PDA, BlackBerry or other mobile device. With version 4.0, IT professionals can now manage Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino servers.

"SonicAdmin 4.0 enables IT users to securely connect to a network, diagnose problems, and fix them in real time, all from a hand -held wireless device they can slip into their pocket," said Derek Ball, director of business development for Avocent. "The addition of Lotus Notes and Domino support gives IT personnel running Lotus servers the power of being there, no matter where they are."

SonicAdmin is a complete network and server administration utility that allows system administrators and support workers to diagnose and repair server and network problems; as well as perform day -to -day maintenance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SonicAdmin will increase uptime by enabling users to bring systems back online faster and with less effort. SonicAdmin features integrations with selected third -party applications including TelAlert, NetIQ AppManager, Microsoft Exchange, Blackberry Enterprise Server and RSA SecurID. SonicAdmin utilizes a sophisticated multi -layer security model that utilizes point -to -point industry standard security protocols to ensure that the advantages of mobility do not compromise your network.

Pricing and Availability
SonicAdmin 4.0 is available for $249 per managed server, $2,000 for a 10 pack, and $7,500 for 50. Avocent products can be purchased through leading resellers worldwide. SonicAdmin 4.0 will be available in April 2005. A public beta is currently available for download at http://www.sonicmobility.com. Current SonicAdmin 3.1 customers with a valid maintenance agreement can upgrade to the new version for free upon release of version 4.0.

About Avocent Corporation
Avocent Corporation is the leading supplier of connectivity solutions for enterprise data centers, service providers and financial institutions worldwide. Branded products include KVM switching, extension, intelligent platform management interface (IPMI), remote access, wireless and video display solutions. Additional information is available at: www.avocent.com

Forward -Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that are forward -looking statements as defined within the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding market opportunity, product development, engineering and design activities, and product availability and operability. These forward -looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with general economic conditions, risks attributable to future product demand, sales, and expenses, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, risks associated with reliance on a limited number of component suppliers and single source components, and risk associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in Avocent's annual report on Form 10 -K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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