Printer Friendly Announces Fluke Networks as a Corporate Sponsor; Web Portal Dedicated to Network Performance Management Education Gains Support of Global Network Vendor.

AUSTIN, Texas -- - - has announced that Everett, Wash.-based Fluke Networks has become a full site sponsor. is the only vendor-neutral online resource dedicated specifically to network performance management, with resources to help network engineers improve the delivery of networked applications.

"The job of network professionals is changing, with more focus on managing the delivery and performance of applications across the network," said Belinda Yung-Rubke, Fluke Networks marketing manager for application and network performance analysis. "Fluke Networks believes is providing a unique resource to discuss the impact that network performance has on application performance, including best practices for isolating the cause of performance problems. The convergence of user input, supplier solutions and outside expert opinion makes a valuable forum for networking professionals."

"Traditional fault management no longer addresses the full range of network management issues. Given industry trends that make application delivery across the network more complex and challenging, such as data center consolidation, Web services, MPLS, VoIP, and so forth, we need more complete views of network behavior and activity," said Ed Tittel, director of training services for "By sponsoring, Fluke Networks helps us pursue our mission to provide network managers and engineers with the resources they need to deal with network performance management and to optimize application delivery." encourages network engineers to focus on performance metrics, not just network availability, to be more effective at troubleshooting, planning for change, and measuring end user service levels. emphasizes practical, field-tested, vendor-neutral solutions to network performance issues that engineers face in their daily jobs, with a wide range of information ranging from networking fundamentals to advanced problem solving techniques. features training, technical articles, interviews, news, and blogs contributed by industry experts.

In addition, offers PMG NetAnalyst(R) training and certification. With more than 2,500 Certified NetAnalysts worldwide, the NetAnalyst program is the most widely recognized accreditation within the network performance management discipline. NetAnalyst founder and networking expert Bill Alderson oversees the program as executive NetAnalyst and principal fellow.

About Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks provides innovative solutions for the installation and certification, testing, monitoring and analysis of copper, fiber and wireless networks used by enterprises and telecommunications carriers. The company's comprehensive line of Network SuperVision(TM) Solutions provide network installers, owners, and maintainers with superior vision, combining speed, accuracy and ease of use to optimize network performance. Headquartered in Everett, Washington, the company distributes its products in more than 50 countries. More information can be found by visiting Fluke Networks' Web site at or by calling 800-283-5853.

About is an independent Web portal designed for network engineers, promoting a performance-first approach to network management. Its mission is to provide network professionals essential knowledge to optimize the performance of enterprise networks that deliver critical applications. The site includes resources such as industry news, technical information, best practices, expert blogs, and online forums for interaction with industry thought leaders and peers. also offers NetAnalyst training and certification.'s corporate sponsors include NetQoS(R) Inc. and Fluke Networks. For more information, visit

NetQoS and PMG NetAnalyst are registered trademarks of NetQoS Inc. All other trade names, trademarks, and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Date:Jun 20, 2006
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