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Smiths Group Turns to Lumeta for Complete Network Visibility During Network Consolidation
Jan 29, 2008 (10:01 AM EST)


SOMERSET, N.J., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumeta, the leading provider of Network Assurance solutions for enterprises and government agencies, today announced that it has successfully deployed the company's flagship Network Assurance solution, Lumeta IPsonar(R), at Smiths Group, a world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies. Specifically, Smiths Group gained the ability to accurately baseline its network, refining both known and unknown assets to fully understand the networks' depth and reach during network consolidation projects. Additionally, Smiths Group leverages IPsonar to assist in the management of the company's managed service providers (MSPs) and to establish a baseline when integrating networks stemming from mergers and acquisitions.

Smiths Group delivers numerous products and services for the threat and contraband detection, medical devices, energy and communications markets worldwide. The company's products and services make the world safer, healthier and more productive. The company employs more than 20,000 people in over 50 countries. By measuring the impact of change on risk and availability, Lumeta helps clients such as Smiths Group successfully keep pace with the demands of business and IT challenges such as M&A and network consolidation and MSP management.

"To accurately know what's on our network, we needed an intelligent tool capable of mapping our entire network and quantifying risk, and found it with IPsonar. In fact, IPsonar is a key component of our M&A strategy because we're able to instantly assess the impact of network consolidation," said Raymond Ray, Group Infrastructure and Security Manager, Smiths Group. "Additionally, IPsonar gives us the ability to ensure that our ISPs are configuring the network properly because we have visibility into their activities -- we can better manage that relationship."

Smiths Group used IPsonar to assist in consolidating three separate business divisions under the same managed service provider. Specifically, IPsonar was instrumental in determining the connections of every division, as well as the connections between divisions and partners. After the consolidation, IPsonar enabled Smiths Group to monitor wireless connections and search for network leaks -- providing insight into updates to the network infrastructure and ensure compliance with security policies.

IPsonar discovers every asset on a network, including assets not currently under management, visualizes the connectivity between assets and networks to uncover risk patterns and policy weaknesses, and enables network and security teams to bring unknown assets under management while deploying security technology more effectively to mitigate risk. Using IPsonar, IT organizations can ensure compliant operations and enhance vulnerability management and incident response programs, security policy compliance and audit programs and current and planned OS and infrastructure updates.

"A major challenge for any global organization is to ensure that there are absolutely no network leaks between business units, partners and customers," said Michael Markulec, executive vice president, technology and operations, Lumeta. "Whether your organization is dealing with consolidation from a merger, or simply needs visibility when connecting to a new network, IPsonar provides a comprehensive network baseline."

About Lumeta Corporation

Lumeta provides large enterprises and government agencies with the global visibility needed to quantify network risk and measure the impact of network change. Our network assurance solutions enable IT organizations to deploy new business services, maintain existing service levels and minimize network security risk to ensure compliant operations.

Lumeta's flagship product, IPsonar, is the industry's only solution that allows organizations to measure risk from a global network perspective. IPsonar maps every asset on a network -- including assets not currently under management -- visualizes the connectivity between assets and networks to uncover risk patterns and policy weaknesses, and enables network and security teams to bring unknown assets under management while deploying security technology more effectively to mitigate risk.

For more information, visit the Lumeta Web site at http://www.lumeta.com .

Lumeta, the Lumeta logo, IPsonar and the IPsonar logo are trademarks and service marks of the Lumeta Corporation. Other product and company names appearing in this document may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contacts: Jim McManus Davies Murphy Group (781) 418-2402 lumeta@daviesmurphy.com

CONTACT: Jim McManus of Davies Murphy Group for Lumeta, +1-781-418-2402, lumeta@daviesmurphy.com

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