SOURCE: Telcordia

July 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Telcordia® IP Assure Improves Network Compliance, Availability and Security

Flexible Software Solution Delivers Automated and Non-Intrusive Assessment and Awareness of IP Networks

PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - The network efficiencies, cost-effectiveness and flexibility of IP continue to drive soaring adoption rates around the globe. As ever-expanding IP networks get more complex and dynamic, real-time and mission-critical applications demand heightened security, five nines availability, Quality of Service (QoS) and regulatory compliance. To address this growing need, Telcordia, a global leader in the development of IP, wireline and mobile telecommunications software and services, today announced the availability of Telcordia® IP Assure, a flexible software solution for automated and non-intrusive assessment and awareness of IP networks.

"As communication service providers, government entities and large enterprises, such as financial institutions, continue to rely on IP networks for bandwidth, speed and cost-savings to carry mission-critical data, they struggle with security, availability and regulatory compliance issues," said Adam Drobot, CTO and President of Advanced Technology Solutions, Telcordia. "Telcordia is committed to delivering innovative, forward-thinking solutions that enable network operators to overcome the toughest and most complex challenges. To that end, Telcordia IP Assure was designed to provide IP network operators with an automated and non-intrusive software solution that helps them keep networks safe, secure and running smoothly while conducting business in a dynamic global market. The solution has already proved successful for trial customers, including a large United States government agency, and we look forward to serving the growing needs of network operators of all sizes."

While destined to be the future backbone of communications, IP networks commonly suffer from a variety of serious errors, including reduced availability, compromised security, regulatory non-compliance and poor QoS. The cause of these errors revolve around the increasing amount of IP devices and services being introduced to networks, high turnover amongst network and security personnel, changing policies and regulatory demands and organizational changes.

According to Yankee Group, IT departments currently spend 90% of the time required to fix a problem just trying to isolate the issue. Being able to rapidly identify where a problem exists can cut mean time to repair (MTTR) by orders of magnitude.

"With the emergence of enterprise mobility, service-oriented architecture (SOA), virtualization and convergence, the underlying infrastructure that supports corporate applications and services has become much more complex," said Vanessa Alvarez, analyst, Yankee Group. "In an age where IP network outages and breaches can negatively impact a company's revenues, corporate reputation, and put them at risk of regulatory non-compliance, it is imperative that network managers have fool-proof assurances that their networks remain secure, compliant, and available. Telcordia IP Assure addresses this enterprise need to balance adequate security with high availability for IP networks."

A robust, comprehensive IP network management solution must offer flawless automation, full-scalability flow-through provisioning, monitoring and troubleshooting, situational awareness and integrated operations. Telcordia IP Assure represents an innovative network management breakthrough as it is a vendor- and device-neutral solution that leverages patent-pending Telcordia algorithms and a comprehensive built-in rules database to perform non-intrusive analysis of all IP routers, switches, and firewalls. It also mines data from network inventory, discovery and monitoring elements to provide a complete understanding of network conditions.

Telcordia IP Assure

Telcordia IP Assure transforms the costly, labor-intensive job of network error detection and remediation into a simple, automated process while improving the security, regulatory compliance, and high availability of enterprise IP networks by:

--  Proactively assessing networks and protocols in their entirety, not
    just on a per-device basis;
--  Automatically delivering real-time, multilevel, multiprotocol (VLAN,
    VPN, routing, IP subnet) IP network views;
--  Checking for configuration errors before a device is installed or
    updated; and
--  Scaling easily to accommodate the largest, most complex, most dynamic
    IP infrastructures.
    

For more information about Telcordia IP assure, please visit http://www.telcordia.com/products/ip-assure/index.html. To learn more about Telcordia, visit www.telcordia.com.

About Telcordia

Telcordia Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of telecommunications network software and services for IP, wireline, wireless, and cable. As the industry continuously evolves, Telcordia has the experience and reach to deliver the critical elements of success to help communication providers worldwide deploy innovative and profitable new services via any network or device while helping carriers aggressively reduce costs and grow revenues. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com)

Contact Information

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    Brian Baumley
    Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    +1 732-699-4187
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