Visual Network Systems Recognized for Near-Perfect Score

Rated in Application Performance Management in Enterprise Management

Updated: January 05, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Visual Network Systems, a leading provider of application and network performance management solutions for IT organizations, today announced its Visual Performance Manager (VPM) solution received a strong endorsement in Enterprise Management Associates' (EMA) latest Radar Report. The report provides an evaluation of products in the areas of architecture and integration, cost advantage, deployment and administration, functionality and vendor strength. Overall, the VPM solution, which includes appliance instrumentation for NetFlow collection and application performance monitoring, network probes and active test agents for data collection and testing, with data analysis, presentation and reporting, met or exceeded the industry standard in each category.

According to the profile, the greatest strength of Visual Network Systems' VPM solution is functionality, receiving a near-perfect score in terms of application discovery/recognition, metrics and measurement and a score well above average in terms of alerting/alarming, troubleshooting and visualization/reporting. Additionally, EMA noted the strength of VPM's advanced behavioral analytics, which include sophisticated dynamic thresholding and innovative baseline anomaly recognition.

"With the breadth of functionality, established success and an upstanding reputation in managed services, Visual Network Systems is certainly well-positioned to continue to experience success offering comprehensive solutions to large enterprises and managed service providers," said Jim Frey, research director, Enterprise Management Associates. "The company and its solutions have proven stability with flexibility to grow with varying market needs."

Visual Network Systems operates as an independent entity within the Communication and Enterprise Group of Danaher Corporation. It is positioned to leverage financial support, as well as technologies from the Communication and Enterprise Group and from its parent company. According to the report, this financial backing and the newly announced vision, Enterprise Service Intelligence, caused Visual Network Systems to receive a higher than average score in the area of vendor strength.

"We are pleased that EMA, a highly regarded analyst and consulting firm among enterprise IT professionals and IT management solution vendors, has confirmed our leadership position in the market," said Lyn Cantor, senior vice president and general manager, Visual Network Systems. "EMA's favorable ranking of our business strategy and supporting VPM solution serves as affirmation of the value Visual Network Systems currently offers and will continue to offer large enterprises and managed services providers."

With such a robust suite of products, EMA states that the VPM system exhibits excellent breadth in terms of application types supported and overall solution architecture/design; it is strong in supported network environments and scalability. Finally, Visual Network Systems received exceptional scores in the deployment and administration category because of low implementation costs, extensive training options and flexible support of testing and migration facilities.

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. Visual Network Systems is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, and distributes its products in more than 50 countries. More information can be found by visiting Visual Network Systems web site at: or by calling (888) 293-5853. Follow Visual Network Systems on Twitter @vnetsystems (

About Enterprise Management Associates

Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that specializes in going "beyond the surface" to provide deep insight across the full spectrum of IT management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise IT professionals and IT vendors at or follow EMA on Twitter (

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