News | September 30, 2008

Visionael Partners With Government Solution Providers To Manage Network Inventory For Federal Intelligence Agencies

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visionael Corporation, a leading provider of next-generation service automation and delivery management software and services, today announced its partnership with Government Solution Providers (GSP), a telecommunications reseller and contractor for the defense and intelligence customer community. Through this partnership, two premiere government intelligence agencies are now using Visionael's Network Resource Manager (NRM) to track network inventory in real-time, providing significant cost savings through improved resource allocation and reduced labor.

"In my 30 years of government experience, Visionael was the first to provide a product with real-time inventory and positive control over all network assets," said John Curtis, president and owner of Government Solution Providers. "This is especially critical in the government sector where agencies have accreditation responsibilities; they can easily identify and prove what equipment they currently have and what they need. I'm a firm believer in the NRM as a powerful management tool for budgeting, planning for growth and expansion as well as justifying manpower."

GSP worked with two of its intelligence agency customers to deploy Visionael's NRM, a single, server-based application which manages IT assets throughout the network lifecycle. Both agencies were experiencing difficulty managing their networks. Multiple groups were responsible for different aspects of the network and changes to the inventory were not centrally recorded. Relying on outdated information, network engineers often had to repeat tasks which significantly increased time spent on manual labor and overall costs.

Now, these agencies rely on Visionael's NRM to provide an up-to-date central repository of all network data. Using the NRM workflow engine, the agencies' network administrators can create a configuration control process to systematically manage the entire inventory throughout each stage of the project at hand. To ensure accuracy, Visionael's NRM monitors network equipment and checks the actual inventory against the repository. It automatically reconciles the inventory list to reflect the current inventory status, providing live, real-time network data.

"Government agencies face the challenge of scarce resources – both in terms of people and assets," said Craig Nichols, president and CEO of Visionael. "Our NRM enables government agencies to better leverage the equipment they already have and spend less man hours tracking and managing it. Government Solutions Providers is a key player in this market and we look forward to a long and mutually successful relationship with them."

About Visionael

Visionael is a software and services company that enables customers to effectively plan for and respond to the ever-changing complexity associated with large computer networks. Enterprises, government organizations, network outsourcers, and telecommunications services providers rely on Visionael solutions and insights to reduce the time and risk of deploying new network technologies and services. The company has an extensive worldwide customer base, including Alpheus Communications, Comcast, Rogers, EDS, TDC Song, Kaiser Permanente, IBM Global Services, Sprint and Vodafone. Channel, system integrators and partners include Cognizant, Dimension Data, EDS, HP, IBM Global Services, Logica and Pride. Visionael is a privately held company, headquartered in Mountain View, California, with major development facilities in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Gothenburg, Sweden; and Bangalore, India. Sales offices are located throughout North America and Europe.

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