Compact Network Emulator proving popular with Both Industry and Analysts Achieves Major Take-up and Techworld Recommended Status

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Released 6 months ago Itheon Networks Compact Network Emulator has achieved some major sales and increased sales leads. Also major review of the product requested by Techworld helped to cement the growth. Interestingly the product seemed to hit an accord within the industry.

Itheon Networks, the Networked Application Performance Lifecycle™ specialists, reported today that their recently released INE Compact has generated a record number of leads and caught the eye of the lab testers at Techworld, a major network technical publication who reviewed the product and gave it Recommended status.

INE Compact, Itheon Networks, small, silent, easy-to-use and cost effective network emulator is aimed at companies needing to replicate the network conditions applications are likely to encounter when running over WAN Networks. Since its launch in July it has sold strongly to companies in the finance, communication, defence and technology sectors.

"We are really excited by the level of interest generated by INE Compact, it shows the seriousness that is being taken by the market in testing applications in realistic network conditions before roll-out," said Frank Puranik, Itheon Networks Product Director. "We developed INE Compact in order to fill the gap between the low-end of the market where there are a number of cheap but not particularly user-friendly products and the top-of-the-range highly sophisticated but sometimes prohibitively expensive offerings. Our decision to produce a small, very easy-to-use desktop emulator that delivers the great majority of simulated network conditions application developers and testers are looking for has been clearly justified. The introduction of INE Compact also means that Itheon Networks now offers the most comprehensive range of network emulation products available from one supplier."

The enthusiasm for INE Compact is not just confined to user organisations. Techworld, the UK's infrastructure and networking knowledge centre recently conducted an independent review of INE Compact and awarded it Recommended status. The reviewer commented that "For most network emulation tasks, the INE compact is the one to look at," and concluded that it was "A nice addition to the lab of any IT person that wants to try stuff out in a sterile environment before doing it for real."

"We are also extremely pleased that the Techworld, as an independent and impartial organisation were impressed enough to recommend network emulator and describe it as the one to look at," said Frank Puranik.

About Techworld:
Techworld has been set up with one aim in mind; that of making the network manager's job easier. Unlike many IT sites, Techworld has been written by people with experience of running networks - people who are only too aware of the technical problems that are thrown up in the course of the working day. Techworld are impartial and not aimed at pushing any particular company's products.

Itheon Products:

Network Emulation Products
Itheon Networks' Emulator (INE) family of products recreate a wide variety of network characteristics that enable companies to develop and test their applications before roll-out.

Networked Application Performance Monitoring Products
Itheon Networks' Application Performance Monitoring products have enabled many companies to identify, in real time, the causes of poor applications and network performance.

About Itheon Networks:
Itheon Networks develops products that enable you to address the whole Networked Application Performance Lifecycle ™ from initial design & development, through testing, QA, to production rollout and ongoing performance monitoring. Many leading organizations deploy Itheon Networks technology including Alcatel, BlackRock, EDS, General Dynamics, IBM, Raytheon, Reuters, Schlumberger, Sun Microsystems and Unisys. Itheon Networks has offices in the USA and UK together with a select network of specialist resellers. For more information, please visit http://www.itheon-networks.com.

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