InfoVista Completes Acquisition of Accellent
Top Analyst Firm Applauds the Company’s Acquisition
Paris, France – November 22, 2007 – InfoVista (Euronext IFV - FR0004031649), the leading service-centric performance management software vendor, today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of France-based, privately held Accellent, whose application-centric network monitoring solutions are used by large international organizations to ensure the delivery of mission-critical and revenue-generating services.
Alain Tingaud, InfoVista CEO, commented on the completion of the Accellent acquisition: “We are pleased to welcome Accellent on board and look forward to offering our customers an extended solution. Together, we will have the competitive advantage by way of advanced application response and traffic monitoring, which analysts and industry observers agree is a critical component to a holistic communication infrastructure performance management solution.”
He added further: “We’re really pleased with the positive response that the Accellent acquisition has generated among analysts and industry observers. EMA’s latest report on the strategic value of this acquisition to InfoVista customers re-affirms our vision for providing proven proactive service assurance solutions to global enterprises and services providers of all sizes.”
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT management research and consulting firm, concluded that Accellent has significantly bolstered InfoVista’s competitive edge in offering advanced application performance assurance to large enterprises and service providers across the world. EMA’s Director of IT Service Management Consulting, Hank Marquis, stressed that as a result of the acquisition InfoVista customers can expect dramatic improvements to IT service quality because InfoVista can now identify the causes of many application performance issues and be armed with the information they need to solve them.
According to Marquis, when integrated and available as a unified product, the combination of InfoVista and Accellent will allow:
* Detection of performance issues with end-user applications or services
* Analysis of supporting infrastructure for performance issues
* Visibility into the performance of specific applications and/or users consuming bandwidth
* Determination of the devices, applications, users, locations and business groups affected
InfoVista will update the market on its Transformation and Execution Plan for the next three years on December 13, 2007 during their next SFAF presentation at the Centre de Conference du Palais de la Bourse, Palais Brongniart. To register for this meeting, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst and consulting firm dedicated to the IT management market. The firm provides IT vendors and enterprise IT professionals with objective insight into the real-world business value of long-established and emerging technologies, ranging from security, storage and IT Service Management (ITSM) to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB), virtualization and service-oriented architecture (SOA). Even with its rapid growth, EMA has never lost sight of the client, and continues to offer personalized support and convenient access to its analysts. For more information on EMA’s extensive library of IT management research, free online IT Management Solutions Center and IT consulting offerings, visit www.enterprisemanagement.com.
InfoVista is the Service-Centric Performance Management Software Company that assures the optimal delivery of business-critical IT services. Driven by a uniquely adaptive and real-time technology foundation, InfoVista solutions improve business effectiveness, reduce operating risk, lower cost of operations, increase agility and create competitive advantage. Eighty percent of the world’s largest service providers as ranked by Fortune®, as well as leading Global 2000 enterprises, rely on InfoVista to enhance the business value of their technology assets. Representative customers include Bell Canada, Bharti, BNP Paribas, British Telecom, Cable & Wireless, Colt, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Deloitte & Touche, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Natixis, Savvis Corporation, SingTel, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telstra and Voca. A Software Magazine 500 company, InfoVista stock is traded on the Eurolist by Euronext (FR0004031649). For more information about the company, please visit www.infovista.com.
Cautionary Statement: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are “forward looking statements.” These statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements; including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties arising from the rapid evolution of our markets, competition, market acceptance of our products, our dependence upon spending by the telecommunications industry and our ability to develop and protect new technologies. For a description of other factors which might affect our actual results, please see the “Risk Factors” section and other disclosures in InfoVista’s public filings with French Autorité des Marchés Financiers or on its website www.infovista.com. Readers of this news release are cautioned not to put undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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