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Mazu Networks Adds Continuous Discovery to BMC Atrium
May 19, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


LISBON, Portugal and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BMC USERWORLD -- Mazu Networks, the leading (1) provider of behavior-based, enterprise-class performance and availability solutions, today announced a technology partnership with BMC Software to deliver Mazu Profiler Discovery's continuous appliance-based discovery capabilities for BMC Atrium business service management (BSM) solutions. When combined with BMC Atrium, IT operations teams get unprecedented access to right-time, enhanced information on the interactions of and dependencies between users, applications and servers on a continuous basis. Delivering this level of intelligence through the BMC Atrium infrastructure enables enterprises to dramatically improve the performance and availability of business services.

"Mazu Networks brings an innovative, operational approach to IT discovery," said John Peters, vice president, marketing, Enterprise Service Management, BMC Software. "This appliance-based solution enhances both BMC Atrium's market-leading configuration management database (CMDB) and robust, active application dependency mapping solution with the continuous network-level perspective that simplifies operations and enhances process integrity."

Mazu Profiler Discovery adds continuous passive discovery for BMC Atrium solutions by automatically analyzing network flow information to identify application-to-server and server-to-server dependencies. This innovative and distinct approach for monitoring application usage by using the existing network infrastructure provides detailed knowledge of how every application and device is being used, by whom, and when on a continuous basis. Mazu Profiler Discovery's passive, continuous approach combined with BMC Atrium's active application dependency mapping enhances the BMC Atrium CMDB product with the comprehensive and up-to-date information needed to improve both process and infrastructure efficiency.

Mazu Profiler Discovery provides significant value to network, security and data center operations teams by offering organizations a new way of looking at the IT infrastructure. By analyzing network traffic to provide valuable information about the interactions of and dependencies between users, applications and systems, Mazu Profiler Discovery enables IT organizations to manage, secure and optimize the availability and performance of business services. This new network perspective enables IT teams to improve key initiatives including: application performance and availability; security and compliance; WAN optimization; CMDB-discovery; and data center migration and consolidation.

"The Mazu Profiler Discovery for BMC Atrium partnership serves as another positive industry indicator of the demand for network-based, continuous discovery," said Paul Brady, CEO, Mazu Networks. "Together, Mazu Networks and BMC have brought a highly competitive and innovative solution to the Business Service Management space and have truly raised the bar for other market players."

With Mazu Profiler companies can address critical IT initiatives and evolve their network to keep pace with the speed of business today. For more information on the ways Mazu Profiler can resolve today's most pressing network operations and security challenges, please visit: http://www.mazunetworks.com/it-initiatives/index.php .

To learn more about Mazu Profiler Discovery for BMC Atrium, visit Mazu Networks at their kiosk at the Innovation Zone during the BMC UserWorld event from May 19 - May 21, 2008. Information on the partnership is also available online at: https://www.mazunetworks.com/partners/technology-partners.php .

Pricing and Availability

Recently validated by BMC Software, the Mazu Profiler Discovery solution for BMC Atrium is available from Mazu Networks through BMC Software's Market Zone program. Organizations seeking a reseller or distributor should contact Mazu Networks at: 866-354-MAZU or via email: info@mazunetworks.com. Mazu solutions start at $35,000 and can scale to meet the needs of any size environment.

About Mazu Networks, Inc.

Mazu Networks offers solutions that enable IT organizations to manage, secure, and optimize the availability and performance of business services. Mazu Profiler uses Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) to provide a new way of looking at the IT infrastructure by analyzing network traffic to provide valuable information about the interactions of and dependencies between users, applications, and systems. This enables enterprise IT organizations to ensure optimal performance and availability, enhanced protection and support for regulatory compliance, and informed decision making for IT initiatives. Only Mazu Profiler offers behavioral analytics, user identification and application fingerprinting, role-based presentation using common data, and intelligent operation with other systems in the infrastructure. With Mazu Profiler, hundreds of customers are able to ensure the availability, performance, and security of business services as well as to reduce costs and satisfy regulatory requirements. For more information, please visit www.mazunetworks.com .

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(1) See: http://www.mazunetworks.com/news-events/061201-yankee.php .

CONTACT: Karen Regan, +1-617-354-9292 ext. 148, karen.regan@mazunetworks.com, or Carol Lee, +1-617-354-9292 ext. 104,, both of Mazu Networks, Inc.

Web site: http://www.mazunetworks.com/