Visual Networks brings strategic network information to the executive desktop.
ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 14, 1997--
New Executive Reporting Package For Visual UpTime(R)
Targets Senior-Level Decision Makers
Visual Networks, the original developer and leading provider of managed access systems for wide-area, fast-packet services, announced Monday the addition of the Executive Reporting Package to the company's market leading, WAN management product, Visual UpTime.
Senior-level executives now have access to network-wide reports on service level verification, overall quality monitoring, exception analysis, and capacity planning Determining the required future configuration of hardware and software for a network, datacenter or Web site. There are numerous capacity planning tools on the market used to monitor and analyze the performance of the current hardware and software. . The Executive Reporting Package will be rolled out in three phases over the course of 1997.
"This announcement is very exciting, because by adding the Executive Reporting Package, Visual UpTime now provides the level of information that CIO's and senior management need to track network-wide trends in order to make accurate resource allocation resource allocation Managed care The constellation of activities and decisions which form the basis for prioritizing health care needs decisions," said Robert Markovich, vice president of marketing.
"Additionally, the Executive Reporting Package provides the information needed by executives to accurately determine if their companies are receiving the appropriate levels of service being paid for from the service provider."
CIO's and other senior-level management need information on the status of the network that is different from the information needed by network managers and engineers. Not only does senior-level management need to verify they are receiving the level of service agreed to with their service provider, they also need the ability to see a top-down or "watchtower" view of network performance.
That information can then be utilized in making strategic decisions on budget and resource allocation. Additionally, senior executives need to make aggregate quality assessments on the state of the overall network, both in the short term and over time for continued efficiency. By automating report generation, senior management can access strategic data in a timely fashion.
Phase one implementation for the Visual UpTime Executive Reporting Package includes service level verification, including error performance for each line/port in the network as well as congestion The condition of a network when there is not enough bandwidth to support the current traffic load.
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Synthetic resin, an organic polymer made by treating vinyl chloride monomers with a peroxide. . Also included in phase one is network-wide quality monitoring and capacity planning. The new reporting capabilities assist in effective planning and budgeting of resources, based on network-wide trends.
Examples of overall quality monitoring include comparisons of average "quality indexes" for all network elements and the network overall to the established baselines. This includes monitoring traffic volume trends by comparing the volume of network traffic over a given time versus the network traffic baseline.
The capacity planning capabilities include detailing one-second burst usage history for all ports/PVC's in a given network, from most to least active, while also making port and PVC recommendations in terms of increasing/decreasing the access speed and Committed Information Rate (communications) Committed Information Rate - (CIR) The guaranteed average bandwidth of a virtual circuit in a frame relay network. The CIR plus the Excess Information Rate (EIR, burst rate) is equal to or less than the speed of the access port into the network. (CIR (Committed Information Rate) In a frame relay network, the average transmission rate in bits per second (typically Kbps) for a virtual circuit. It defines the maximum rate that the network can handle under normal conditions. ), respectively.
In addition to the executive reporting package, Visual Networks is announcing Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. access to Visual UpTime's planning and reporting toolsets. Now executives can view Visual UpTime reports using a familiar Web interface. They also can automatically generate meaningful reports, according to according to
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3. their decision timetables. Visual UpTime's executive reporting capabilities can be accessed by both the Netscape Navigator An earlier Web browser for Windows, Macintosh and X Windows from Netscape that provided secure transmission over the Internet. Soon after its introduction in 1994, Navigator, or just "Netscape," as it was commonly called, quickly became the leading browser on the Web. and Microsoft Explorer browsers.
Visual Networks will begin taking orders in 60 days for the first phase of the Executive Reporting Package, including service level verification, overall quality monitoring, and capacity planning.
Enhanced features to service level verification and the addition of exception analysis will be available in the third quarter of this year, with automated au·to·mate
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2. , network-wide baselining becoming available in the fourth quarter. Pricing for the Executive Reporting Package and Web access will start at $9,995, depending on network size.
Visual Networks Inc., a privately-held company, is focused on providing managed access systems, a new breed of WAN product that integrates expert WAN monitoring with WAN access equipment. These systems automate the site-to-site support and management of networks based on public data services such as frame relay A high-speed packet switching protocol used in wide area networks (WANs). Providing a granular service of up to DS3 speed (45 Mbps), it has become popular for LAN to LAN connections across remote distances, and services are offered by most major carriers. , the Internet, and ATM. Visual Networks is headquartered in Rockville, with sales offices nationwide.
For more information about Visual Networks and Visual UpTime, contact Visual Networks Inc., 2092 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland Rockville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. According to the 2006 census update, the city had a total population of 59,114, making it the second largest city in Maryland. 20850, at 301/208-6784, or via the World Wide Web at http://www.visualnetworks.com
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Daniel Davie, 301/519-1758