Network Critical Joins TM Forum

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Network Critical, the creator of modular access technology solutions, has just joined the TM Forum. The TM Forum is the world’s leading industry association focused on enabling best-in-class IT for service providers. This partnership will allow Network Critical to provide the communications, media, defense and cloud service markets with better service by aligning with best practices and standards within the industry.

The TM Forum consists of a group of over 700 customers in 185 countries that work together to craft solutions for the communications, media, and defense and cloud service markets. It provides a place where industry leaders are provided an innovative, industry-leading approach to collaborative R&D, along with wide range of support services including benchmarking, training and certification. TM Forum brings together the world’s largest communications, technology and media companies, providing an innovative, industry-leading approach to collaborative R&D, along with wide range of support services including benchmarking, training and certification. The Forum produces the renowned international Management World conference series, as well as thought-leading industry research and publications.

Network Critical’s network TAP solutions provide an essential tool for the members of the TM Forum. “Our access solutions provide the members of the TM Forum a completely reliable way to access their network traffic while guaranteeing they can provide the best service to their customers,” said Carrie Manion, VP of Sales and Marketing at Network Critical. “The TM Forum provides a place where we can interact with other manufactures who are working within the industry so we can work together to provide the best solutions for our customers.”

"The TM Forum is very pleased to welcome Network Critical as a member,” said Apostolos Kallis, Senior VP, Sales & Account Management at the TM Forum. “With their expertise in network access technology, we feel they will make a positive contribution to the work of the TM Forum and our industry."

Network Critical manufactures and sells network access solutions; including Ethernet TAPs, network TAPs, aggregation TAPs, regeneration TAPs and filtering TAPs. Their flagship product line, the Smart Network Access System, provides a flexible, modular and cost effective network access solution for any size network.

About Network Critical:
Network Critical, the creator of the network TAP solution, provides lab-certified, innovative, carrier-grade TAP solutions which allow complete access to network traffic. Network Critical TAPs are used with network intrusion detection systems, network intrusion protection systems, network traffic monitoring and more to provide 100% network visibility with zero packet loss 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The organization’s commitment to uncompromised attention provides customers with an involved, attentive and hands-on experience that will meet their needs of today and exceed their expectations for tomorrow. Network Critical is a global access technology solution provider with operations based in Buffalo, NY USA; Reading, Berkshire UK; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit

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