SOURCE: Fluke Networks

November 19, 2007 06:00 ET

Fluke Networks' New PfR Manager Offers Customers Significant Cost Savings and Efficiencies When Using Dynamic Optimized Routing

PfR Manager Is the First WAN Route Optimization Solution Available Using Cisco Performance Routing Technology

EVERETT, WA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - Fluke Networks, provider of innovative Network SuperVision Solutions™ for the monitoring and analysis of enterprise and telecommunications networks, today announced the introduction of PfR Manager, a wide-area network (WAN) route optimization solution using new Performance Routing (PfR) technology from Cisco Systems, Inc. Together, the new offerings enable significant cost savings through intelligent bandwidth utilization and automatic routing optimization across multiple network paths by providing enhanced PfR configuration and management. In addition, network performance improves due to application and traffic based policies and prioritization.

"Cisco PfR technology coupled with Fluke Network's PfR Manager is a network innovation that will help our customers maximize the performance, availability and resiliency of their wide-area network. Organizations will then be able to intelligently optimize network routes by matching network conditions to application needs," said Inbar Lasser-Raab, director of network systems at Cisco. "We look forward to working with Fluke Networks to further enhance our customers' work environments and increase productivity for businesses."

PfR Manager is the most comprehensive management and reporting tool available today to directly integrate with and utilize Cisco's new Performance Routing technology. The release of PfR Manager from Fluke Networks coincides with Cisco's own worldwide announcement of its new Performance Routing systems.

Ease of use brings rapid cost savings to PfR Manager user

"PfR Manager is easy to install and is now providing us with the visibility needed to ensure that PfR is working properly," said Martin McCarrick, Network Manager for ITnet, which provides network service across a college campus in Dublin, Ireland. "We are delighted with the performance benefits and cost savings that Cisco's Performance Routing is already showing."

Fluke Networks' new PfR Manager is a software solution that runs on a user's Windows-based server. PfR Manager helps enable users to quickly and easily realize the benefits of Cisco's breakthrough PfR capabilities. PfR Manager's intuitive GUI simplifies installation, configuration, monitoring and reporting. Once in place, PfR Manager offers several important benefits:

--  Reduced network operating costs through the configuration for full
    utilization of all WAN links, including previously idle back-up links.
--  Improved network performance and response times through optimal
    configuration and monitoring of dynamic application-based routing and
    continuous performance measurement.
--  Simplified reports help enable baseline measurements and simplified
    verification against service-level agreements (SLAs).

PfR Manager is part of Enterprise Performance Management

PfR Manager is Fluke Networks' first product for active management of network resources. It is the latest addition in the rapidly growing area of Enterprise Performance Management, defined as the delivery of application, VoIP and network performance management in a converging enterprise network environment. Fluke Networks' Enterprise Performance Management solutions provide broad enterprise visibility, deep analysis and troubleshooting capability in an integrated platform. This allows IT organizations to maximize the value and performance of their IT infrastructure and deliver a superior end-user experience. For more information on Fluke Networks Enterprise Performance Management products and solutions, visit

Product availability

PfR Manager is available for immediate delivery through Fluke Networks' sales partners worldwide.

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™ 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.

Contact Information

    Dan Wright
    Public Relations Manager
    Fluke Networks
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