Apparent Networks, Inc.

Apparent Networks, Inc.

July 07, 2005 09:00 ET

Apparent Networks, Inc.: ACS Gains Significant Advantage in Highly Competitive IT Outsourcing Market with Recent Service Quality Assurance Technology Purchase

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 7, 2005) -

AppareNet customer base bolstered by major partnership with ACS, a Fortune 500 company with more than 50,000 employees supporting client operations in nearly 100 countries

Apparent Networks, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership with Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., (ACS), that will see ACS achieve improved efficiencies in the hotly contested information technology (IT) outsourcing market while affording its customers a level of application performance that was previously impossible to achieve.

The agreement, valued at $5 million, gives ACS, a premier provider of business process and IT outsourcing solutions, a global site license for AppareNet™, software characterized by its unique ability to remotely and non-invasively assess and troubleshoot IP infrastructure. AppareNet dramatically increases end-user productivity by assuring that IP networks are and remain fault-free by quickly and easily identifying and remedying problems before they impact user experience.

"Our business ultimately comes down to service delivery and we are committed to client success through operational excellence. AppareNet is one of many enabling technologies that allows us to identify opportunities for efficiencies within our customers' infrastructure," says Jimmy Brown, ACS vice president of Network Services. "By improving network performance, our customers gain superior application performance and increased end-user productivity."

For Apparent Networks, this builds upon a series of major strategic relationships entered into during the past year. "Major IT solution providers, like ACS, are industry leaders because they understand the importance of adopting innovative ways to attain higher levels of service quality to better support their customers' business-critical applications," says Apparent Networks CEO and president Irfhan Rajani. "Competitive differentiators gained through this purchase benefit ACS' customers - greater efficiencies directly impact the bottom line. Improved customer satisfaction is a powerful advantage in this competitive marketplace."

ACS evaluated many alternatives before selecting AppareNet. "Clearly, AppareNet is a powerful solution that is unmatched in the marketplace," says ACS' Jimmy Brown. "This investment will enhance our ability to provide seamless management of the technologies necessary to release the power of fully converged data, voice and video over IP solutions."

About Affiliated Computer Services:

ACS, a FORTUNE 500 company with more than 50,000 people supporting client operations in nearly 100 countries, provides business process and information technology outsourcing solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The Company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS". ACS makes technology work. Visit ACS on the Internet at www.acs-inc.com.

About Apparent Networks:

Apparent Networks, Inc. develops and markets software for data, voice and video that is uniquely capable of providing unprecedented visibility into any network and quickly detecting network bottlenecks that are at the root of degraded end-user experience. Its AppareNet™ software solutions provide clear, concise, actionable information to resolve bottlenecks and correct network faults, and thereby extensively improve application performance. AppareNet is being used by information technology infrastructure providers, network-dependent vendors, enterprise customers, government agencies and educational institutions to improve network performance and enhance return on network investments. Apparent Networks' customers include IBM, VERITAS Software, Network Appliance, CNT, TELUS, FedEx, DHL Systems, the United States Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin Corp., Disney and Electronic Arts. The privately held company has offices in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, Canada. For more information, visit www.apparentnetworks.com.

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