Remote management is almost a prerequisite for network-based devices. Such support can be simplified with the Create Network Persona (NP) BloX. This development provides support for Web browsers, SNMP (simple network management protocol), and command-line interfaces (CLI). The system employs a plug-in architecture for parametrized data presentation (PDP) in XML and application intelligence modules (AIMs). A suite of IDE-based (integrated development environment) development tools makes customization easy. Create NP BloX starts at $10,000.