SOURCE: Confio Software

August 28, 2006 13:40 ET

Confio Software Announces Lion Apparel Has Licensed Ignite for Oracle

Leader in Personal Protective Equipment Achieves Outstanding ROI

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 28, 2006 -- Confio Software, the leading developer of Wait-Time based performance tools, today announced that Lion Apparel, the world's largest manufacturer of protective clothing, has licensed Confio Ignite™ for Oracle for use in optimizing database performance within Lion Apparel operations.

Lion Apparel is a leading producer of men's and women's safety and personal identity garments. "Performance issues and slow logons due to custom code for the domestic eBusiness Suite were the reasons we turned to Ignite for Oracle," Ron Brown, Director of IS Operations for Lion, stated. "In four months, Ignite has helped us cut our wait times by 50%, and saved us over $200,000.00 in annual labor cost."

"Application performance management solutions from Confio have helped global organizations like Lion Apparel eliminate the bottlenecks in their ERP applications because our software resolves problems that conventional tools just can't see," said Don Bergal, Chief Operating Officer of Confio.

Specific licensing terms were not disclosed. Ignite's Wait-Time methodology is used to monitor and tune Oracle databases and J2EE based applications, isolating the most critical bottlenecks affecting end-user performance and identifying steps to quickly resolve them. Confio's agentless operation allows monitoring of multiple databases from a single central Repository, without installation of any executable agent on the production server. As a result, monitoring is accomplished without additional performance load. Within 30 minutes, Confio Ignite users can install and be capturing data to solve their Oracle database bottlenecks. For a free trial visit

About Lion Apparel

Lion Apparel serves the uniform and personal protective equipment and logistics requirements of police and fire departments, civilian government agencies, emergency services, and military organizations around the world. Over the decades, Lion has emerged as a leading program management distributor and producer of occupational apparel. Today the company is made up of more than 600 employees serving customers around the world from over 20 facilities. Its corporate headquarters is in Dayton, Ohio. For more information see

About Confio Software

Confio Software develops application performance management tools that are revolutionizing the way that databases and the applications that depend on them are monitored, managed and optimized. Built on industry best-practice Wait-Time methods, Confio Igniter Suite improves service levels and reduces costs for database and application infrastructure. Confio is based in Boulder, Colorado, with customers worldwide. For more information see

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