June 16, 2009

NetIQ Delivers Unified Communications Management to MTS Allstream

NetIQ AppManager Scales to Monitor and Report on More Than One Million Phones Worldwide


Press Release

HOUSTON

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, announced today that MTS Allstream has selected NetIQ to manage their customers' Unified Communications (UC) applications and infrastructure. With the addition of this MTS Allstream deployment, NetIQ® AppManager® will manage more than one million Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) enabled phones worldwide, spanning the four leading infrastructure vendors: Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft and Nortel.

MTS Allstream, one of Canada's leading communications solutions providers, manages communications infrastructure for enterprise customers across the country. MTS Allstream tapped NetIQ to help them develop an innovative, value-added offering to manage their UC solutions.

"We needed a solution to help us measure performance levels and enhance end-user experience," said Eric Fletcher, senior vice president, Marketing at MTS Allstream. "NetIQ provides us with the ability to report on service levels, diagnose call quality degradation and remediate issues immediately. NetIQ AppManager allows us to scale and manage our customers' UC components—all from a single console. With NetIQ, we can deliver value by optimizing end-user Quality of Experience (QoE), which is exactly what our customers need and have come to expect."

MTS Allstream first leveraged NetIQ Vivinet® Assessor to effectively predict the overall expected call quality on customer networks. Now utilizing NetIQ AppManager, MTS Allstream can holistically manage customers' UC deployments, including application servers and network devices. As a result, MTS Allstream delivers compelling customer value by preventing end-user downtime and proactively enhancing service levels 24x7x365.

"NetIQ's reputation as a market leader in the systems management space led us to evaluate their products," Mr. Fletcher said. "After helping us plan for and execute the successful launch of a differentiated managed service, it is clear that we made the right choice with NetIQ."

"Now managing over one million of the world's VoIP phones, our proven history in this space is a testament to the value that our comprehensive monitoring and reporting delivers for the additional applications that comprise Unified Communications management," said Criss Scruggs, senior manager, Product Marketing at NetIQ. "Service providers like MTS Allstream require a heterogeneous management solution like NetIQ AppManager, as it will not only meet their current needs, but also reliably scale to accommodate future growth plans."

About NetIQ VoIP Management

Helping to connect distributed enterprises across six continents and 35 different countries, NetIQ manages some of the largest VoIP installations worldwide and can deliver unparalleled scalability and reliability. By managing the entire VoIP lifecycle, including network assessment, pre-deployment, ongoing end-to-end monitoring, reporting and capacity planning, NetIQ VoIP solutions proactively detect Quality of Service (QoS), limit call degradation and provide quick diagnosis to ensure a consistent, exceptional end-user experience.

About NetIQ

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a global leader in systems and security management. With more than 12,000 customers in over 60 countries, NetIQ solutions maximize technology investments and enable IT process improvements to achieve measurable cost savings. For more information on NetIQ’s portfolio of award-winning products for IT Process Automation, Systems Management, Security Management, Configuration Audit and Control, Enterprise Administration and Unified Communications Management, please contact us.

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