STIG-Compliant Network Management Software offers SLA automation.

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Benefitting iDirect partners, SatManage v5.2 offers automated SLA Manager, which facilitates SLA reporting and management; Web Service APIs, which aid integration with existing business systems; and compliance with Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) requirements. Group Quality of Service (QoS) monitoring, Adaptive Coding and Modulation monitoring, as well as Multi-channel Demodulation TDMA reporting strengthen integration with iDirect iDX operating software.



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iDirect Upgrades Award-Winning Network Management Software SatManage



SatManage 5.2 brings SLA Manager, Web Service APIs, and STIG compliance features to iDirect partners

HERNDON, Va. -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced the release of SatManage 5.2, an upgrade to the company's award-winning network management software. SatManage 5.2 offers many valuable features to iDirect partners including an automated SLA Manager for easier SLA reporting and management and Web Service APIs for easier integration with existing business systems. SatManage 5.2 is also now compliant with Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) requirements, a key US Department of Defense directive, which enables government customers to leverage the benefits of SatManage. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

Key Features of SatManage 5.2:

SLA Manager - Enables network operators to calculate SLA performance accurately and automatically, significantly reducing the time and complexity spent on SLA negotiations and helping service providers avoid forced SLA penalty payments due to inaccurate data.

-- Provides fully customized, automatic SLA Reporting down to the client level
-- Provides flexible calculations for different services levels
-- Makes it easy to extend terrestrial SLAs to satellite networks Web Service APIs - Makes tasks like billing, provisioning, and managing trouble tickets easier by integrating them with existing business systems and processes.

STIG Compliance - SatManage now meets the configuration standards of US Department of Defense Information Assurance (IA) and IA-enabled devices/systems. As a STIG-compliant system, SatManage can now be integrated into DoD and defense functions globally and maintain proper IA accreditation, further strengthening iDirect technology's role in providing mission critical communications for defense and military applications.

In addition to these key features, SatManage 5.2 also brings advanced Group Quality of Service monitoring, Adaptive Coding and Modulation monitoring, and Multi-channel Demodulation TDMA reporting, strengthening its integration with iDirect's iDX operating software.

"With SatManage 5.2, we have brought deeper levels of integration, scale, and power to the software, giving our partners an important tool to improve network performance and streamline operations. And because it is STIG-compliant, our government and military users now have a secure technology to give them a deeper understanding of their mission-critical satellite networks. With greater insight into network performance, they can better keep operational costs in check."

~ Greg QUIGGLE

Vice President of Product Management, iDirect

iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology that enables our 350+ partners to optimize their networks, differentiate and expand their businesses. The iDirect Intelligent Platform(TM) allows our partners to run their entire business operations more efficiently via a single, unified IP-based satellite architecture, whether it's providing core IP applications to the enterprise or specialized services to any number of diverse vertical markets. iDirect is the #1 name in global satellite communications in key industries including maritime, military/government, and oil and gas, with a 62% hub market share and more than a quarter million remotes installed worldwide. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was formed to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the U.S. government market. In 2008, iDirect Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore to enhance its value-add and responsiveness to customers in the Asia Pacific region. For more information please visit www.idirect.net.

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems' innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.

CONTACT: Julie Bettinger, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, iDirect, +1-703-648-8155, Fax: +1-703-648-8015, jbettinger@idirect.net; Edward Szeto, Manager, Corporate Communications, VT Systems, +1-703-739-2610, Fax: +1-703-739-2611, eszeto@vt-systems.com

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