Fluke Networks spins out Visual Network Systems

The new operating entity focuses on application performance management.

Fluke Networks has created a new operating entity, spun out of its Fluke Networks Systems assets. The new entity, Visual Network Systems, operates independently and was established to address the market growth opportunity in the application performance management (APM) market, the company says.

Visual Network Systems offers what it describes as a comprehensive "suite" approach to demonstrate the value to IT professionals by delivering insight into individual user experience, application and network performance. IT professionals can improve end user productivity, the company says, through better application and business services delivery with visibility into how the infrastructure impacts the business.

The company is based on Colorado Springs, CO and headed by general manager Lyn Cantor. Cantor reports to Rich McBee, who oversees a group of companies under Danaher's Test and Measurement platform - including Fluke Networks, Tektronix Communications and now Visual Network Systems.

"Visual Network Systems' goal is to accelerate growth as a leading provider of enterprise service intelligence, which helps IT professionals and business stakeholders understand the true impact of the enterprise infrastructure for mission-critical applications and business services," McBee said. "By creating the separate operating entity, visual Network Systems will be able to build upon Fluke Networks' heritage of technology while being focused specifically on enteprise-wide network and application performance, and ultimately customer experience and IT technology, for large-scale enterprise customers."

Cantor added, "Becoming Visual Network Systems allows us to firmly establish our brand and enable growth within the APM market based on our unparalleled ability to deliver enterprise service intelligence. Visual Performance Manager, our flagship solution under Fluke Networks Systems, was recently recognized by Gartner's Magic Quadrant for application performance monitoring. Creating a focused business unit, Visual Network Systems, underscores our commitment to our customers, delivering the comprehensive tools to give them visibility into network performance."

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