SOURCE: Infinera

February 15, 2006 18:28 ET

Infinera Joins Micromuse Alliance™ Program

Integrated Solution Streamlines Service Assurance Over Infinera's Digital Optical Networks

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2006 --Infinera, the leader in Digital Optical Networking, has been certified as Netcool® Ready™, enabling Infinera's digital optical networking solutions to be easily managed through one of the leading providers of business and service assurance solutions. The Netcool Ready certification ensures that the Infinera Digital Networking Administrator (DNA) Integration Module for Netcool is compatible with Micromuse® Netcool® Solutions™, allowing Infinera's customers to rapidly integrate the Infinera DTN into their existing operations environment.

The Infinera DTN is managed by the Infinera DNA, a robust, scalable real-time management application that combines nodal and network-level operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning functions into a single centralized management system. Infinera DNA provides customers with network and element management solutions for assessing and administering digital optical networks, and offers standards-compliant integration interfaces for streamlining integration with customer Operations Support Systems (OSS).

Integration with the Micromuse Netcool Solutions will improve operations efficiency and increase business continuity for customers through real-time monitoring of network and service faults from Infinera DNA, and expedite deployment and management of the Infinera DTN. Micromuse Inc. (NASDAQ: MUSE) is a leading provider of service and business assurance solutions for service providers and enterprises.

"Infinera has established itself as a major player in the long-haul DWDM market only a year after it began shipping product. Integration with the Micromuse Netcool Solutions, which has a very strong position as one of the preferred network management systems among service providers worldwide, should help accelerate Infinera's market penetration," said Michael Howard, principal analyst at Infonetics Research.

"The integrated turnkey solution simplifies management of services deployed on Infinera digital optical networks and enhances overall customer service levels," said Chris Liou, Infinera Vice President of Product Management. "In conjunction with Infinera's revolutionary large-scale photonic integrated circuits, customers can proactively monitor the digital performance of their optical networks and services and streamline their network operations through Micromuse Netcool®."

"We are pleased to welcome Infinera as a Micromuse Alliance Partner and expand the Integration Module™ for Netcool® to include the Infinera DNA," said John Sien, Micromuse Vice President of OEMs and Alliances. "The Netcool Suite™ delivers the broadest management scope of any solution on the market and helps organizations assure IT operations by consolidating, correlating and reporting on all IT domains, and integration with Infinera's innovative Digital Optical Networking solution will help us deliver greater value to our joint customers."

About Infinera DNA

Infinera Digital Network Administrator is a scalable and high-availability element management system for Infinera-based networks. It delivers real-time fault, configuration, topology, performance, and security management capabilities and streamlines administration of networks and network elements. Infinera DNA is designed around network operations center activities, and includes a user-friendly graphical interface as well as multiple communication interfaces to integration servers and operations support systems.

About the Netcool Suite

Micromuse's Netcool software solutions provide businesses with the assurance that their applications and services are up and operating. By allowing our customers to see what's happening throughout the infrastructure in real-time, Netcool applications enable them to respond to problems before revenue-supporting services are affected.

Netcool applications install out-of-the-box, deploy rapidly and scale to the largest environments. Micromuse's flagship, Netcool/OMNIbus™ application, includes a library of off-the-shelf software modules that allow our customers to collect and consolidate information from more than 1,000 environments spanning applications, systems, voice and IP, cable/broadband, switches and routers, and enterprise management systems.

About Infinera

Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera's systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems and PIC technology are designed to provide optical networks with simpler engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and more flexible networking. For more information, please visit

About Micromuse

Micromuse Inc. (NASDAQ: MUSE) is the leading provider of ultra-scalable, real-time business and service assurance software solutions. The Netcool® software suite provides government and commercial organizations with the assurance that their IT systems are supporting and driving profits 24 hours a day. Unlike traditional infrastructure management systems, Netcool solutions provide real-time end-to-end visibility and accurate troubleshooting from a business perspective. Such business intelligence allows organizations to respond to problems quickly, streamline workflow processes and improve business uptime. Micromuse Defense and intelligence agency customers include U.S. Department of State, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, the Pentagon, NASA, U.S. Navy, Department of Energy, USDA, Department of Justice and the Army National Guard. Federal offices are located in McLean, VA. Headquarters are located at 650 Townsend Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94103; (415) 568-9800. The Web site is at

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