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Kratos Networks

October 14, 2010 08:30 ET

Kratos Networks and Nastel Partner to Offer Integrated Application-Aware Network Performance Management Solutions

Integration of Product Families Brings IT Managers a 360 Degree View of Application and Infrastructure Performance for Real-Time Situational Awareness and Risk Management

SAN DIEGO, CA and MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwire - October 14, 2010) -  Kratos Networks, a leading provider of Network Monitoring and Management solutions, and Nastel Technologies, Inc., a premier global provider of Application Performance Monitoring and Business Transaction Performance™, today announced a Technology Partnership Agreement to integrate Nastel's AutoPilot® M6 technology with Kratos' NeuralStar® and dopplerVUE® network event management products. The resulting solutions will provide IT managers with sophisticated Application-Aware Network Performance Management (ANPM), a seamless, 360 degree view of their IT infrastructure -- hardware, applications and services -- enabling real-time continuous monitoring, complete troubleshooting, comprehensive situational awareness and better service to users.

Today's IT environments deploy a constellation of web-based, mobile and network-centric applications across sophisticated, security-conscious network configurations that combine physical, virtual and cloud-based servers and resources. These topologies defy the stovepipe management disciplines that have traditionally separated router performance from cybersecurity from application availability. End users, however, only care about whether they can get their work done, not what technology is causing the problem, which means IT managers need an integrated view of user services and their dependencies. Together, Kratos and Nastel will provide that integrated view at the right levels, scope and scale.

Solutions will include products for both enterprise and mid-sized networks, achieved by integrating Nastel's AutoPilot M6 with two Kratos products -- NeuralStar, a "manager of managers" and event integration platform for enterprises and distributed networks; and dopplerVUE, a business class monitoring solution that brings enterprise grade management features to networks of any size. Both products specialize in integrating heterogeneous management data, displaying that data in highly customizable dashboards and the ability to write more meaningful rules for alarming and filtering.

Nastel's application performance management solution, AutoPilot ensures the availability and performance of critical business applications via auto discovery, business transaction management, real-time monitoring, dynamic dashboards, complex event processing, application performance analysis, root cause analysis, proactive alerting and automated problem resolution. Customers in the line of business, development and IT utilize AutoPilot to guarantee high application performance, service level agreement compliance, reduced user impact, fewer incidents, lower costs and greater productivity.

Together, the integrated product sets provide a real-time, end-to-end view of the performance and availability of all network, application, server, services and business transactions in dynamic, customizable dashboards. IT managers can use the combined solutions to:

  • troubleshoot and isolate the root cause of problems between the network, applications and servers
  • predict potential IT failures and latency problems and take proactive action to avoid them
  • filter alerts and warnings across network and application domains
  • automatically resolve many IT issues without human involvement

These capabilities enable workload consolidation for organizations seeking to reduce costs, as well as efficiency gains, improved experience for end-users, reduced latency and higher productivity.

"Nastel is at the cutting edge of advanced applications monitoring," said Phil Carrai, President of Kratos Technologies. "Integrating our respective capabilities gives our customers unparalleled visibility into their environments and user services. Through a single 'pane of glass' they can manage, troubleshoot and remediate IT problems quickly before they can cause a real hardship to the organization."

"We are pleased to partner with Kratos in offering a solution combining AutoPilot, our award winning Business Transaction Management and Application Performance Monitoring solution, integrated with Kratos' industry leading NeuralStar and dopplerVUE network event management products," said David Mavashev, CEO of Nastel Technologies. "The combined solution will deliver a rapid return on investment by reducing the mean time-to-know about problems spanning the network and applications. This will enable our joint customers to meet their service level agreements, mitigate risk and deliver superior service."

About Kratos Networks
Kratos Networks is a division of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ: KTOS), specializing in products and services that help large and small organizations better manage their network-centered operations. Flagship products include NeuralStar®, an enterprise management solution that integrates data across distributed networks for strategic global views and dopplerVUE®, an easy to use network monitoring and management tool that brings enterprise-grade features to networks of any size. The Kratos Network Management Platform is the foundation of both of these products and serves as an event management correlation and dashboarding solution that is ideal for creating custom monitoring applications or as the basis for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) creating built-in management capabilities for their hardware or software products. For more information about NeuralStar, dopplerVUE, or the Kratos Network Management Platform, please visit

About Nastel
Nastel Technologies, Inc. is a premier global provider of Application Performance Monitoring and Business Transaction Performance™ (BTP™) solutions for mission-critical applications spanning both the distributed and mainframe tiers. Nastel is a privately held company headquartered in New York, with offices in the U.S., the U.K., Germany and Mexico, and a network of partners throughout Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. For more information, visit Nastel's website at

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