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NetQoS Inc., a provider of network performance management software and services for Global 4000 enterprises, managed service providers and integrators, today announced the launch of the NetQoS Performance Center Version 3 in Europe. The NetQoS Performance Center product suite provides global visibility, via a single Web-based management console, into the key metrics necessary to quantify network performance: end-to-end performance monitoring, traffic analysis and device management.

Network performance issues in global organisations are rising due to the increasing complexity and volume of application data, coupled with IT trends including convergence, consolidation and the increasing number of remote users accessing the corporate network. By providing customisable, role-specific views into this data, the NetQoS Performance Center helps IT professionals, including engineering, operations, and management:

  • Measure end user response times
  • Provide consistent application service delivery
  • Understand how infrastructure changes affect network and application performance
  • Isolate performance problems to the application, server, or network
  • Identify the applications and users consuming bandwidth, and when
  • Avoid unnecessary WAN costs
  • Manage the convergence of voice, video and data
  • Identify virus or denial of service attacks

The NetQoS Performance Center's product modules include NetQoS SuperAgent for end-to-end performance monitoring, NetQoS ReporterAnalyzer(tm) for Cisco IOS NetFlow and IPFIX traffic reporting and analysis, and NetQoS NetVoyant for device and infrastructure performance management.

London-based ICI Group, one of the world's largest producers of specialty products and paints, deployed the NetQoS Performance Center's ReporterAnalyzer module to gain visibility into network traffic from 320 locations in 46 countries. With its data traffic increasing 100 percent year over year due to international expansion, ICI's network team is under a mandate to control network costs and ensure efficient application delivery.

"As we strive to contain costs and make more informed decisions about bandwidth procurement and troubleshooting, our MPLS service providers could not give us the visibility we needed into detailed application traffic patterns," said Hitesh Parmer, ICI Group's global network technology manager. "Using ReporterAnalyzer with NetQoS Performance Center management reports gives us centralised visibility into traffic patterns across our global locations. This data enables us to justify bandwidth upgrades, reduce network costs by identifying under-utilised sites, troubleshoot issues faster, and analyse the impact of new application rollouts to prioritise traffic appropriately."

"In addition, the NetQoS Performance Center gives the network teams at each of our business units the ability to manage their own sites with customised views into their own traffic and alerting," continued Parmer. "From a business perspective, it's a cleaner and faster approach and has made the everyday life of the network managers much easier."

NetQoS Performance Center Version 3 further simplifies the collection and analysis of network performance management data through:

  • Inbound/outbound integration using Web services: Customers can now export any NetQoS Performance Center view to any third-party Web-based application with just a few mouse clicks. In addition, NetQoS now has a published platform to display any inbound third-party application or custom data source in the Performance Center.
      For instance, NetQoS has integrated Newtest Robot technology, from Paris-based Auditec (www.auditec-newtest.com) into the NetQoS Performance Center. This integration enables NetQoS customers to define and monitor specific business transactions and diagnose application-specific performance issues from the same Web-based management console they use to monitor global network performance. The software robots are deployed at key locations and generate synthetic transactions that are monitored to gauge the performance and availability of selected business processes. This active monitoring approach complements NetQoS SuperAgent, which passively measures real user TCP application response times across the WAN without the use of distributed software agents.
  • Enhanced user interface (UI): Based on extensive user testing, the NetQoS Performance Center's UI has been designed for intuitive use by different IT functional groups to maximise staff efficiency and collaboration. The state-of-the-art UI also provides a foundation for adding functionality in future releases as product and partner technology integration increases. In addition, the new Web UI has been optimized for viewing and interpreting data-rich charts and reports, based on feedback from NetQoS customers who have standardised on the Performance Center as their central console for network performance management in network operations centres and call centres.
  • Updated sign-on features simplify the administration and configuration process for NetQoS customers using multiple product modules with the NetQoS Performance Center.
  • More customisable page views: Any page in the NetQoS Performance Center can now easily be made a user's home page, enabling staff members to readily view the data most relevant to them.

In addition, the NetQoS Performance Center's product modules include the following new capabilities:

  • NetQoS ReporterAnalyzer:
    • 30 days of one-minute granularity data: ReporterAnalyzer's product architecture scales to handle the number of interfaces and volume of flow data in the world's largest networks. Now, customers have access to detailed information at one-minute granularity for 30 days to analyse and solve network and application performance issues even faster.
    • Enhanced type of service (ToS) capabilities: As more customers move to MPLS environments and roll out applications such as VoIP and video on their networks, requiring various quality of service (QoS) policies, the ability to understand the impact of change is vital. ReporterAnalyzer provides the means to monitor how new technologies are impacting the environment by giving customers visibility into what applications are coloured with specific ToS values and how different classes of traffic are distributed across their enterprise environment.
  • NetQoS SuperAgent: Role-based permission sets - By providing different views into performance information, SuperAgent helps IT organisations share information more easily to solve problems faster and report service levels. With its enhanced role-based permission sets, SuperAgent enables customers to assign users to one or many roles and to give those roles permissions to view one or many groups (applications, servers, networks) and any or all of the reporting sections within the product.
  • NetQoS NetVoyant: For organisations deploying VoIP, NetVoyant gauges the quality of voice calls, including latency, jitter, packet loss, and mean opinion score (MOS), via Cisco IP SLA.

NetQoS sells the NetQoS Performance Center in the United Kingdom and Ireland through its London-based sales office. In addition, the NetQoS product line is available throughout Europe via its established reseller network.

The NetQoS Performance Center is included at no additional cost with the purchase of one of NetQoS' product modules: NetQoS SuperAgent starting at ú21,725, NetQoS ReporterAnalyzer(tm) starting at ú13,750 or NetQoS NetVoyant starting at ú13,750.

NetQoS launched the new version of the NetQoS Performance Center today at Cisco Networkers in Cannes, France, being held Jan. 30-Feb. 2. For a demo, visit NetQoS at booth G-2.

For more information about the NetQoS Performance Center or any of its product modules, visit http://www.netqos.co.uk/solutions/NPC/

About NetQoS Inc.
NetQoS software and services help large organisations - including 8 of the Fortune 12 - improve the delivery of applications over wide area networks by enabling them to monitor application service levels, troubleshoot problems quickly, and plan for change. Representative NetQoS customers include Chevron, Lockheed Martin, American Express, Hilton Hotels, Siemens, Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, NASA, and Barclays Global Investors. NetQoS is based in Austin, Texas, and has offices in London and Singapore.

NetQoS Inc., a provider of network performance management software and services for Global 4000 enterprises, managed service providers and integrators, today announced the launch of the NetQoS Performance Center Version 3 in Europe. The NetQoS Performance Center product suite provides global visibility, via a single Web-based management console, into the key metrics necessary to quantify network performance: end-to-end performance monitoring, traffic analysis and device management.

Network performance issues in global organisations are rising due to the increasing complexity and volume of application data, coupled with IT trends including convergence, consolidation and the increasing number of remote users accessing the corporate network. By providing customisable, role-specific views into this data, the NetQoS Performance Center helps IT professionals, including engineering, operations, and management:

  • Measure end user response times
  • Provide consistent application service delivery
  • Understand how infrastructure changes affect network and application performance
  • Isolate performance problems to the application, server, or network
  • Identify the applications and users consuming bandwidth, and when
  • Avoid unnecessary WAN costs
  • Manage the convergence of voice, video and data
  • Identify virus or denial of service attacks

The NetQoS Performance Center's product modules include NetQoS SuperAgent for end-to-end performance monitoring, NetQoS ReporterAnalyzer(tm) for Cisco IOS NetFlow and IPFIX traffic reporting and analysis, and NetQoS NetVoyant for device and infrastructure performance management.

London-based ICI Group, one of the world's largest producers of specialty products and paints, deployed the NetQoS Performance Center's ReporterAnalyzer module to gain visibility into network traffic from 320 locations in 46 countries. With its data traffic increasing 100 percent year over year due to international expansion, ICI's network team is under a mandate to control network costs and ensure efficient application delivery.

"As we strive to contain costs and make more informed decisions about bandwidth procurement and troubleshooting, our MPLS service providers could not give us the visibility we needed into detailed application traffic patterns," said Hitesh Parmer, ICI Group's global network technology manager. "Using ReporterAnalyzer with NetQoS Performance Center management reports gives us centralised visibility into traffic patterns across our global locations. This data enables us to justify bandwidth upgrades, reduce network costs by identifying under-utilised sites, troubleshoot issues faster, and analyse the impact of new application rollouts to prioritise traffic appropriately."

"In addition, the NetQoS Performance Center gives the network teams at each of our business units the ability to manage their own sites with customised views into their own traffic and alerting," continued Parmer. "From a business perspective, it's a cleaner and faster approach and has made the everyday life of the network managers much easier."

NetQoS Performance Center Version 3 further simplifies the collection and analysis of network performance management data through:

  • Inbound/outbound integration using Web services: Customers can now export any NetQoS Performance Center view to any third-party Web-based application with just a few mouse clicks. In addition, NetQoS now has a published platform to display any inbound third-party application or custom data source in the Performance Center.
      For instance, NetQoS has integrated Newtest Robot technology, from Paris-based Auditec (www.auditec-newtest.com) into the NetQoS Performance Center. This integration enables NetQoS customers to define and monitor specific business transactions and diagnose application-specific performance issues from the same Web-based management console they use to monitor global network performance. The software robots are deployed at key locations and generate synthetic transactions that are monitored to gauge the performance and availability of selected business processes. This active monitoring approach complements NetQoS SuperAgent, which passively measures real user TCP application response times across the WAN without the use of distributed software agents.
  • Enhanced user interface (UI): Based on extensive user testing, the NetQoS Performance Center's UI has been designed for intuitive use by different IT functional groups to maximise staff efficiency and collaboration. The state-of-the-art UI also provides a foundation for adding functionality in future releases as product and partner technology integration increases. In addition, the new Web UI has been optimized for viewing and interpreting data-rich charts and reports, based on feedback from NetQoS customers who have standardised on the Performance Center as their central console for network performance management in network operations centres and call centres.
  • Updated sign-on features simplify the administration and configuration process for NetQoS customers using multiple product modules with the NetQoS Performance Center.
  • More customisable page views: Any page in the NetQoS Performance Center can now easily be made a user's home page, enabling staff members to readily view the data most relevant to them.

In addition, the NetQoS Performance Center's product modules include the following new capabilities:

  • NetQoS ReporterAnalyzer:
    • 30 days of one-minute granularity data: ReporterAnalyzer's product architecture scales to handle the number of interfaces and volume of flow data in the world's largest networks. Now, customers have access to detailed information at one-minute granularity for 30 days to analyse and solve network and application performance issues even faster.
    • Enhanced type of service (ToS) capabilities: As more customers move to MPLS environments and roll out applications such as VoIP and video on their networks, requiring various quality of service (QoS) policies, the ability to understand the impact of change is vital. ReporterAnalyzer provides the means to monitor how new technologies are impacting the environment by giving customers visibility into what applications are coloured with specific ToS values and how different classes of traffic are distributed across their enterprise environment.
  • NetQoS SuperAgent: Role-based permission sets - By providing different views into performance information, SuperAgent helps IT organisations share information more easily to solve problems faster and report service levels. With its enhanced role-based permission sets, SuperAgent enables customers to assign users to one or many roles and to give those roles permissions to view one or many groups (applications, servers, networks) and any or all of the reporting sections within the product.
  • NetQoS NetVoyant: For organisations deploying VoIP, NetVoyant gauges the quality of voice calls, including latency, jitter, packet loss, and mean opinion score (MOS), via Cisco IP SLA.

NetQoS sells the NetQoS Performance Center in the United Kingdom and Ireland through its London-based sales office. In addition, the NetQoS product line is available throughout Europe via its established reseller network.

The NetQoS Performance Center is included at no additional cost with the purchase of one of NetQoS' product modules: NetQoS SuperAgent starting at ú21,725, NetQoS ReporterAnalyzer(tm) starting at ú13,750 or NetQoS NetVoyant starting at ú13,750.

NetQoS launched the new version of the NetQoS Performance Center today at Cisco Networkers in Cannes, France, being held Jan. 30-Feb. 2. For a demo, visit NetQoS at booth G-2.

For more information about the NetQoS Performance Center or any of its product modules, visit http://www.netqos.co.uk/solutions/NPC/

About NetQoS Inc.
NetQoS software and services help large organisations - including 8 of the Fortune 12 - improve the delivery of applications over wide area networks by enabling them to monitor application service levels, troubleshoot problems quickly, and plan for change. Representative NetQoS customers include Chevron, Lockheed Martin, American Express, Hilton Hotels, Siemens, Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, NASA, and Barclays Global Investors. NetQoS is based in Austin, Texas, and has offices in London and Singapore.

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    • Using NodeRun.com as a pre-built development environment

     

     

  • Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericDuring this webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

    • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
    • How do I monitor the IFS?
    • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
    • How do I secure the IFS?

    Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i.

     

  • Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

    Don't miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.

     

     

  • 5 IBM i Security Quick Wins

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
    There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
    Join top IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption

     

     

  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.

     

     

  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

     

     

     

  • 10 Practical IBM i Security Tips for Surviving Covid-19 and Working From Home

    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.

     

  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_Generic3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.

     

     

  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.

     

     

  • Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i

    SB Profound WC GenericHave you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
    Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
    In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
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  • The Biggest Mistakes in IBM i Security

    SB Profound WC Generic The Biggest Mistakes in IBM i Security
    Here’s the harsh reality: cybersecurity pros have to get their jobs right every single day, while an attacker only has to succeed once to do incredible damage.
    Whether that’s thousands of exposed records, millions of dollars in fines and legal fees, or diminished share value, it’s easy to judge organizations that fall victim. IBM i enjoys an enviable reputation for security, but no system is impervious to mistakes.
    Join this webinar to learn about the biggest errors made when securing a Power Systems server.
    This knowledge is critical for ensuring integrity of your application data and preventing you from becoming the next Equifax. It’s also essential for complying with all formal regulations, including SOX, PCI, GDPR, and HIPAA
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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
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    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

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    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

    - Automated report distribution
    - View online without delay
    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
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    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
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    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
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    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.