Verizon Business Delivers on Application Aware Strategy for the Global Market

READING, U.K. -- Verizon Business customers in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America can now achieve improved levels of performance for applications like voice over IP (VoIP), enterprise resource planning and video.  The company today announced the next phase of its Application Aware reporting tools rollout, with the global availability of additional Application Aware network tools.  Verizon Business announced its Application Aware network-management strategy in 2006.

Verizon Application Aware reporting tools were developed in response to Private IP customers' increasing dependence on real-time, network-centric applications.  Using network-based, application-aware tools, customers can closely monitor and manage network and application performance and adjust capacity to meet changing requirements, thereby achieving network efficiencies. 

"In recognition of the cost and capability benefits associated with converged voice, data and video, customers are increasingly moving towards an integrated IP environment," commented Roberta Mackintosh, director, international products for Verizon Business.  "We're delighted to be expanding our application- aware capabilities to the global market.  These network tools will provide our customers with the ability to assess how business applications are impacting the corporate wide network, and give approved applications the required priority in line with business and application requirements."

Verizon Business' next phase of Application Aware reporting tools capabilities are offered in conjunction with Centrisoft Corporation, and include a Network Assessment Service as well as Application Awareness and Prioritisation tools.  These services build on and complement Verizon Business' existing Network Performance services which are already helping customers in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America to monitor and manage the performance of their Private IP networks.

About Network Assessment Service

Network Assessment, helps Verizon Business' Private IP customers align network resources with their business strategy and performance data, easing the adoption of new technologies and identifying performance barriers that affect user productivity.  Network managers gain enhanced visibility and the ability to view how enterprise applications affect both the wide area network and the performance of other applications in a dynamic network environment, thus giving companies enhanced ease and flexibility as they introduce new business processes.  

About Application Awareness and Prioritisation Tools

Verizon Business' Application Analysis and Application Priority assist Private IP customers to optimize their multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks by providing streamlined, Web-based reports to evaluate application performance from the desktop and user level.  With Application Priority, customers can control which applications take precedence for delivery through the network.  This capability reduces the need for costly site-by-site router configurations and enables more specific marking by application versus broader marking by port.  As a result, Private IP customers can adjust bandwidth and simplify network management in line with their business needs.

Verizon Application Aware reporting tools, in combination with Verizon Private IP, are now offered in 121 countries globally. Verizon Business' Network Assessment, Application Analysis  and Application Priority tools, all powered by Centrisoft, can be deployed on any portion of a customer's network (whether on-net or off-net), regardless of network and location.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced technology and professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.

About Centrisoft Corporation
Centrisoft Corporation enables distributed enterprises to measure, manage and improve application response time, bandwidth utilization and voice quality over a wide area network.  Centrisoft's managed service software provides a comprehensive view of network resource consumption by application and user, the ability to prioritize consumption of these network resources as well as dynamically allocate bandwidth based on business priorities.  For more information, visit www.centrisoft.com.