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Fluke Networks Announces Creation of Visual Network Systems
Jun 28, 2010 (01:06 PM EDT)


Company creates independent operating entity to capitalize on strong growth in Application Performance Market

EVERETT, Wash., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluke Networks, the leader in network installation and analysis, today announced it has created a new operating entity from its Fluke Networks Systems assets with the introduction of Visual Network Systems. The newly branded company will operate independently and was established to address the tremendous market growth opportunity in the Application Performance Management (APM) market.

Visual Network Systems will be headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The new company is led by Lyn Cantor, general manager of Visual Network Systems. Cantor reports directly to Rich McBee, who has leadership responsibility for a group of companies under Danaher's Test and Measurement platform, including Visual Network Systems, Fluke Networks and Tektronix Communications. Visual Network Systems' portfolio includes a collection of organic and inorganic technologies that support the company's Enterprise Service Intelligence Strategy:

  • Visual Performance Manager
  • Visual UpTime Products
  • NetFlow Tracker
  • Application Performance Appliance (APA)
  • NetAlly Active Test Solutions

"Visual Network Systems' goal is to accelerate growth as a leading provider of Enterprise Service Intelligence, which helps IT professionals and business stakeholders understand the true impact of the enterprise infrastructure for mission critical applications and business services," said McBee. "Fluke Networks is a trusted leading provider of innovative solutions for the installation and certification, testing, monitoring and analysis of copper, fiber and wireless networks used by enterprises and telecommunications carriers. By creating the separate operating entity, Visual Network Systems will be able to build upon Fluke Networks' heritage of technology while being focused specifically on enterprise-wide network and application and performance, and ultimately customer experience and IT technology, for larger scale enterprise customers."

"Becoming Visual Network Systems allows us to firmly establish our brand and enable growth within the APM market based on our unparalleled ability to deliver Enterprise Service Intelligence," said Lyn Cantor, general manager, Visual Network Systems. "Visual Performance Manager, our flagship solution under Fluke Networks Systems, was recently recognized by Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring. Creating a focused business unit, Visual Network Systems, underscores our commitment to our customers, delivering the comprehensive tools to give them visibility into network performance."

Visual Network Systems offers a comprehensive "suite" approach to demonstrate the value to IT professionals by delivering insight into individual user experience, application and network performance. IT professionals can improve end user productivity through better application and business services delivery with visibility into how the infrastructure impacts the business. IT decision makers equipped with the proper intelligence can reduce operating costs and make better decisions that impact business services delivery.

About Visual Network Systems

Visual Network Systems, formerly Fluke Networks Systems, provides innovative solutions that support IT professionals responsible for enterprise-wide application, network and VoIP performance. The company's flagship solution, Visual Performance Manager is a unified system that provides enterprise service intelligence to help organizations effectively deliver these services. Its solutions are available directly to enterprises or as part of a managed services offering. Fluke Networks Systems is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and distributes its products in more than 50 countries. More information can be found by visiting Visual Network Systems web site at: www.visualnetworksystems.com or by calling (888) 293-5853.

About Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks provides innovative solutions for the installation and certification, testing, monitoring and analysis of copper, fiber and wireless networks used by enterprises and telecommunications carriers. The company's comprehensive line of Network SuperVision™ Solutions provide network installers, owners, and maintainers with superior vision, combining speed, accuracy and ease of use to optimize network performance. Headquartered in Everett, Washington, the company distributes its products in more than 50 countries. More information can be found by visiting Fluke Networks' Web site at www.flukenetworks.com or by calling (800) 283-5853.

SOURCE Visual Network Systems