Sniffer Technologies introduces Network Application Performance Management tool
Network Associates, a provider of intrusion prevention solutions, announced
that its Sniffer Technologies division is entering the network-based application
performance management market with the introduction of Appera Application Manager
1.0 software solution. According to NAI, this new solution assures optimal network
availability and performance while reducing business risk for deployment and
maintenance of mission critical applications.
Through the introduction of Appera software, Sniffer Technologies now provides
both network and applications managers with the ability to help manage the application
lifecycle from pre-applications deployment testing all the way through post-application
Sniffer Technologies solutions are architected for corporations, service providers
and governments that want to reduce their technology, business and personal
risk associated with network and application performance. Sniffer claims the
new solution offers the necessary tools to help improve the availability, performance,
and efficiency of applications, as well as the underlying network infrastructure.
This, in turn, enables customers to reduce the business risks related to the
deployment and maintenance of key applications such as Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management
(CRM) and Business Process Automation (BPA).
"The core network infrastructure is largely built out for established businesses,
with refinements not wholesale rearchitectingbeing the basis for
near-term investments," said Eric Hemmendinger, research director at Aberdeen
Group. "New investments in enterprise networks are increasingly application-driven,
as it is the business applications that take priority on network capacity. With
this introduction, Sniffer Technologies is delivering new capabilities to network
managers to rapidly identify and resolve application-based issues that materially
impact network availability and capacity. The new capabilities provide the intelligence
needed by IT staff charged with successfully implementing applications to identify
and resolve application-based performance problems."
More information on Sniffer Technologies and its products is available at www.sniffer.com.