Netformx DesignXpert® Launches Their Largest Product Enrichment Release to Date

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Netformx is pleased to announce DesignXpert® Version 12.0, the next major release of its award-winning unique solution to solve the challenge of assessing, selling and deploying custom network & telecom services in an efficient and accurate manner. DesignXpert turns a typically manual process into an automated end-to-end process for the discovery & designing of networks and enables collaborative workflows within and across organizations. Hence, DesignXpert is empowering service providers, systems integrators and manufacturers worldwide to transform enterprise customer requirements into deployable network solutions. There are many other product enhancements that continue to strengthen DesignXpert’s position as the leading network design solution to reduce time, increase revenues and accuracy. To view a copy of the DesignXpert 12.0 Release Notes visit: http://download.netformx.com/RelNote12.htm

Netformx is pleased to announce DesignXpert® Version 12.0, the next major release of its award-winning unique solution to solve the challenge of assessing, selling and deploying custom network & telecom services in an efficient and accurate manner. DesignXpert turns a typically manual process into an automated end-to-end process for the discovery & designing of networks and enables collaborative workflows within and across organizations. Hence, DesignXpert is empowering service providers, systems integrators and manufacturers worldwide to transform enterprise customer requirements into deployable network solutions.

Included in this major release is the debut of a number of new features and enhancements including the ability to:

1) Find up-sell opportunities easily with the integration of Cisco Discovery Services (CDS) in DesignXpert
2) Create clear network layouts quickly using a new Layout Engine
3) Discover distributed networks using multiple seeds in Enterprise AutoDiscovery (EAD)
4) Increase productivity with DesignXpert’s improved user interface, introducing new functions such as a:
     o Customizable Reports panel that help users to stay organized
     o Navigation window to quickly navigate though complex designs
5) Enhance the user experience with more powerful functionality through a number of additional product improvements that will reduce user time and accelerate the opportunity to quote lifecycle.

The integration of CDS 1.1 with DesignXpert combines the thorough network assessment provided by Cisco with the ease of use of DesignXpert. Users can be more proactive, because it is now easier than ever to identify equipment nearing its end of life, equipment that needs software updates, and contracts that are expired or about to be expired. DesignXpert is the only solution currently integrated with CDS.
This integration provides a leading advantage for Netformx due to Cisco recently announcing EOL for Cisco Discovery (CD). With this integration, Cisco Partners will experience a shorter analysis cycle than previously with CD and KTN and provide a better platform for network assessment due to the deep level analysis and ease of use. This shorter and simplified process will provide for a greatly improved user experience.

“DesignXpert V12.0 enables our customers to become trusted advisors to their customers by proactively identifying and replacing end-of-life/support and out-of-warranty equipment that otherwise pose a major risk to the network uptime” stated Raphael Epstein, Netformx President and Chief Strategy Officer, “Combined with an enhanced and improved user interface and graphical layout engine, Sales Engineers can utilize even higher productivity gains.”

Incorporating a new layout engine has vastly improved the graphical layout quality and performance while also providing the ability to address complex and large networks. By increasing the alignment with industry standards, it is now possible to address symmetric, circular, hierarchical, and orthogonal layouts as well as special route links while providing the ability to tune different parameters in an advanced mode.
The EAD enhancements will now allow for users to discover MPLS networks and large enterprise networks. There have also been major advancements in the ability to discover Juniper equipment and Cisco WLAN controllers along with device configuration discovery for devices supporting Entity MIB.
Responding to user’s requests, DesignXpert’s improved user interface has resulted in major product advancements within the navigation windows, drawing navigator, and object explorer, as well as a dialog facelift and streamlined user friendly menu navigation. Many of these solutions will allow the user to stay organized and have easier access for commonly used features while also enabling them to effectively browse large drawings with a new Pan and Zoom feature. A few of the object explorer benefits include the ability to quickly browse between devices and edit common attributes for new devices. These changes continue to add to the user experience enabling them to complete some simple yet critical tasks much easier and faster.

Additional enhancements include the ability to quickly create a quote from a list of pre-defined parts and configurations, the ability to save time by importing lists of materials using Excel, and an improved link tool that now allows the user to connect multiple links using different protocols. Coming in early 2010 is a new updater where users will be able to get updates faster and earlier, with minimal user interaction and no administrative privilege required. All of these product improvements will continue to accelerate and streamline the opportunity to quote lifecycle and significantly reduce network design rejection rates.
There are many other product enhancements that continue to strengthen DesignXpert’s position as the leading network design solution to reduce time, increase revenues and accuracy. To view a copy of the DesignXpert 12.0 Release Notes click here: http://download.netformx.com/RelNote12.htm

About Netformx

Imagine Your Network …

Netformx automates the end-to-end process of designing networks and enables collaborative workflows within and across organizations. Service providers, systems integrators and manufacturers use the award winning Netformx Solutions worldwide to transform enterprise customer requirements into deployable network solutions. Today, at least 25,000 networking design and sales professionals around the globe use Netformx products. Our users are part of high-performance teams at systems integrators and service providers that include AT&T, Bell Canada, Sprint, Verizon, Mountain West Telecom, CenturyLink, HP Network Solution Group, Orange Business, Swisscom, Dimension Data, Belgacom and many others, both large and small. In addition, Netformx equipment vendor partners include Cisco, Juniper, Avaya, Nortel, TrippLite, Adtran, APC, Belden, and TerraWave Solutions among others.

Founded in 1994, Netformx is a privately held company headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley and maintains an R&D facility in Tel Aviv, Israel. More information can be found at http://www.netformx.com.

Media Contact:
Tina Morarity-Breunig
Netformx, Inc
(408) 423-6619 / (916) 660-9671

Netformx® and Netformx DesignXpert® are registered trademarks of Netformx, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.

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