Cisco, Indus River and VPNet Collaborate With Inverse to Measure VPN Service Levels.
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 1999--
Inverse (mathematics) inverse - Given a function, f : D -> C, a function g : C -> D is called a left inverse for f if for all d in D, g (f d) = d and a right inverse if, for all c in C, f (g c) = c and an inverse if both conditions hold. Network Technology Inc. today announced that it has formed the TunnelVision Initiative, a program to bring enterprise customers and service providers new levels of visibility and accoarticipate in the program.
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"VPNs are crucial to making the Internet a safe place to do business," said Michael Watters, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Inverse, Sunnyvale.
"Customers have concerns about VPN technologies impairing the end user application and access service levels as we move to working in a shared media environment. The TunnelVision Initiative is committed to providing customers with the technologies they need to guarantee the highest levels of network performance without compromising security."
VPNs are an increasingly popular networking solution used by corporations to cut communications costs and create secured communications to customers and partners. Enterprise customers, though, have been uncertain of the potential impact on their users, if any, from the deployment of dial and dedicated VPNs.
And service providers, looking to take advantage of a new revenue opportunity to provide managed VPN services, must be able to prove service quality. Both instances call for service-level measurements of network connections as well as secure tunnels.
The bundling of Inverse's service management technology will allow network-connection metrics metrics Managed care A popular term for standards by which the quality of a product, service, or outcome of a particular form of Pt management is evaluated. See TQM. -- such as call failure rates, network throughput and latency (1) The time between initiating a request in the computer and receiving the answer. Data latency may refer to the time between a query and the results arriving at the screen or the time between initiating a transaction that modifies one or more databases and its completion. -- to be collected. To address VPN-specific tunnel measurement, the TunnelVision Initiative also will:
-- define the metrics required to measure service-level performance within secure VPN tunnels, initially in remote-access environments and then in dedicated environments; -- provide the methodology and solutions required for both enterprises and service providers to manage performance levels in real time and create verifiable service-level agreements using IP InSight, Inverse's service-level management system for IP network and application services; and -- define industry standards for remote-access and dedicated network VPN service performance measurement and verification.
"Our service provider and enterprise customers told us that as they start to aggressively roll out VPNs, they needed the ability to measure VPN-specific performance characteristics," Watters said. "Inverse immediately recognized that alliances would be necessary to meet this requirement, leading us to team with Cisco, Indus River Indus River
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VPN solutions from Cisco, Indus River and VPNet have already successfully passed interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other. testing with both the IP InSight Client and the IP InSight service-level reporting application suite. VPN products that include the IP InSight Client are expected to be available this summer or early in the fall.
Indus River and VPNet also will resell re·sell
tr.v. re·sold , re·sell·ing, re·sells
1. To sell again.
2. To sell (a product or service) to the public or to an end user, especially as an authorized dealer. the Inverse IP InSight service-level management system to their enterprise and service provider customers.
During the second half of this year, Inverse will work with each of these vendors to measure service levels within secure VPN tunnels. The metrics to validate To prove something to be sound or logical. Also to certify conformance to a standard. Contrast with "verify," which means to prove something to be correct.
For example, data entry validity checking determines whether the data make sense (numbers fall within a range, numeric data service levels will include availability, throughput, packet loss and latency experienced within a tunneling tunneling, quantum-mechanical effect by which a particle can penetrate a barrier into a region of space that would be forbidden by ordinary classical mechanics. environment.
"IP InSight expands our existing service level management program -- providing customers with the detailed VPN service level performance they need as they deploy VPNs to remote access users."
"IP InSight adds best-in-class performance monitoring technology to the comprehensive policy management environment pioneered by Indus River in its RiverWorks Enterprise VPN solution," said Dave Zwicker, vice president of marketing for Indus River Networks. "Together they deliver the necessary management tools for network administrators to run large scale remote access VPNs."
"We're excited about the TunnelVision Initiative because we can utilize Inverse's IP InSight solutions to address the needs of our enterprise and service provider customers," said Jeff Barnell, vice president of service operations for VPNet Technologies.
"We'll be bundling the IP InSight Client with our industry-leading VPNware VPNremote Client, and we'll be offering the IP InSight service-level management system on a turnkey See turnkey system. basis for enterprises and service providers as part of our VPNsure Program offerings. We're excited to be partnering with Inverse and taking a leading role in bringing comprehensive service level management to VPNs."
About Indus River Networks
Indus River Networks, headquartered in Acton, Mass., is a leading developer of intelligent remote networking solutions that address the ease-of-use, scalability, security, dependability dependability - software reliability and policy management requirements of large corporations worldwide.
Named one of "1999 Hot Products of the Year" by Data Communications data communications, application of telecommunications technology to the problem of transmitting data, especially to, from, or between computers. In popular usage, it is said that data communications make it possible for one computer to "talk" with another. , the company's premier RiverWorks Enterprise VPN product suite provides unparalleled performance and ease-of-use capabilities for large-scale deployment of policy-enabled virtual private networks.
For the latest information on Indus River's innovative technologies and products, visit our web site at http://www.indusriver.com.
About Inverse Network Technology Inc.
Inverse Network Technology is the leading provider of software solutions and measurement services that allow service providers and their business customers to measure service quality for applications such as remote access outsourcing (1) Contracting with outside consultants, software houses or service bureaus to perform systems analysis, programming and datacenter operations. Contrast with insourcing. See netsourcing, ASP, SSP and facilities management. , virtual private networks (VPNs) and electronic commerce.
Inverse helps ISPs and corporations enhance performance and reliability and improve customer satisfaction of their web sites and IP networks. Founded in 1996, the company is located in Sunnyvale. For more information, call 408/616-6200 or visit the Inverse web site at http://www.inversenet.com/.
About VPNet Technologies
VPNet Technologies Inc., the first company formed with a singular SINGULAR, construction. In grammar the singular is used to express only one, not plural. Johnson.
2. In law, the singular frequently includes the plural. focus on VPNs, provides end users and service providers with a complete and flexible spectrum of VPN solutions. VPNet's award-winning VPNware(TM) Systems deliver the highest levels of security, performance, and manageability across a wide range of VPN applications.
VPNet's VPNsure(SM) Services enable enterprises and service providers to outsource VPN design, implementation, and management. Customers wanting more information about VPNet's products and services can contact the company at 408/445-6600 or visit its World Wide Web home page at http://www.vpnet.com.