Natural MicroSystems PolicyPoint Certified for Compatibility with Concord's Network Health Friday 15 December 2000 PDF Print PolicyPoint Enables End-to-End QoS for Converged IP Applications and Services; Now Demonstrates Compatibility with Leading Performance Management Application Natural MicroSystems (NASDAQ: NMSS), the technology leader enabling a new era of communications, today announced that its PolicyPoint QoS IP traffic classification and multi-service access platform has been certified by Concord Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRD) for compatibility with Network Health®. The certification verifies that NMS' PolicyPoint interoperates with Concord's Network Health, the premier solution that enables service providers and enterprises to view network performance across applications, network services and the network infrastructure. Concord is the market leader in solutions that maximise the availability and performance of the e-business infrastructure. Using information gathered by PolicyPoint and reported to Network Health, network managers can apply the PolicyPoint solution's unmatched quality of service (QoS) and class of service (CoS) capabilities to achieve predictable and consistent service level management of IP-based services and converged IP applications. PolicyPoint dramatically improves service level agreement (SLA) management by supplying the vital link that extends QoS from the service provider's core network into the customer premise. Voice, video and data communications can readily coexist on a single network, yielding cost savings, greater convenience and improved business efficiencies. NMS markets PolicyPoint to service providers and developers that create customer premise equipment (CPE) solutions connecting the enterprise LAN to the service provider's local loop. "The addition of PolicyPoint to Concord's Network Health Certified program is great news for service providers and enterprises faced with managing service levels in converged IP networks," said Brian Burba, Concord's Vice President of Product Marketing. "Network Health detects performance problems across the network infrastructure and provides information to remedy the issue. NMS' PolicyPoint takes users to the logical step of automating intervention to prevent problems from recurring." "We've turned up the PolicyPoint value proposition another notch by demonstrating compatibility with the Network Health," said Charlie Walker, vice president and general manager of NMS' IP Services Management business. "Being able to measure and document performance are critical parts of service level management, so this step amplifies the unique QoS and CoS capabilities that PolicyPoint offers. NMS is pleased to become a Concord Network Health Certified partner." About PolicyPoint NMS' PolicyPoint provides a reliable, cost-effective solution for delivering predictable and consistent transport of voice, video and data traffic between enterprise Ethernet LANs and public or private IP and ATM WANs. When deployed at the customer premise, PolicyPoint enables multiple IP CoS offerings to be provided to different applications and users. This sophisticated solution integrates traffic classification, metering, application-level traffic shaping, reporting and service level management capabilities. Patent-pending deterministic classification technology allows IP QoS and bandwidth allocation to be managed by user or application type and enforced by time of day or other specified policies. Packets from LAN IP applications can be classified at wire speed, protecting against lost packets. Unique virtual circuits are established across the network fabric to provide complete end-to-end facility control. Flows are scheduled to conform to user-specified bandwidth and delay parameters, and all IP and ATM traffic is shaped for precise SLA compliance. As a result, a single network can service multiple voice, video and data applications with dependable and controlled performance. NMS offers PolicyPoint capabilities in custom packages to address the specific requirements of OEMs and Service Providers that include: · integrated 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN interfaces · one or two T1 or E1 interfaces · static and dynamic routing · metering · diagnostics · remote management via Web browser, SNMP or Telnet More information can be found at http://www.nmss.com/nmss/nmssweb.nsf/pages/IPServicesManagem... About Natural MicroSystems Natural MicroSystems (NASDAQ: NMSS) is the technology leader making it possible for the world's top networking and communication equipment suppliers to create and accelerate communications infrastructure and services. The Framingham, MA company designs, develops and supplies network-quality hardware and software components and provides design and customization services that are enabling a new era of communications. Deployed in more than 65 countries, NMS' products and technologies are at the foundation of today's high-value communications systems, including network-based enhanced service platforms, media and access gateways, media servers, voice portals, web-enabled call centers, unified messaging platforms and wireless networks. NMS has a long history of technology innovations that advance the rapid growth of the communications industry worldwide, including breakthroughs such as the first complete open IP gateway, the first complete open packet media server and leadership in bringing open, scalable CompactPCI to the telecommunications industry. 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