VSS Monitoring Earns Multiple Awards in 2012 Fierce Innovation Awards Program for Technology Innovation, Financial Impact, and Customer Experience

Company Earns Highest Honor in Test and Measurement Category and Best in Show for 'Most Efficient/Cost Saver;' Named Finalist in Device and Network Security Category

SAN MATEO, Calif. - VSS Monitoring, a leader in network packet brokers (NPBs), today announced that it has been recognized with multiple industry honors in this year's Fierce Innovation Awards Program, an operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable.

VSS Monitoring received top honors in the "Test and Measurement" awards category as well as an overall award of "Best in Show: Most Efficient/Cost Saver" for its vBroker(TM) Series. The company was also recognized as a finalist in the "Device and Network Security" awards category for its vProtector(TM) Series.

The 2012 winners were selected by an exclusive panel of carrier-only judges, including Stephen Bye, CTO and VP of Technology Development & Strategy at Sprint; Mattias Fridstrom, VP and Head of Technology at TeliaSonera International; Abhi Ingle, VP of Ecosystem and Innovation at AT&T; Tom Nagel, SVP of Business Development & Strategy, for Communications & Data Services at Comcast Cable; Todd Smith, Director of Media Relations at Cox Communications; and Jim Wales, Executive Director of Networks at Verizon.

Judges evaluated this year's submissions based on technology innovation, financial impact, market validation and end-user customer experience.

"FierceMarkets is a leading outlet of news and analysis for the telecommunications industry, and it's rewarding to receive such high honors in so many areas of its awards program, especially to be recognized by these high-ranking experts in telecom," said Rob Markovich, VSS Monitoring SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "These awards recognize and validate the company's heritage in the telecom space. Communications service providers turn to VSS Monitoring to best improve their customer satisfaction assurance infrastructure, while achieving significant savings."

VSS Monitoring is a leader in brokering traffic for performance and security tools on dynamic networks deployed by enterprises, governments and service providers. With a large and feature-rich family of network packet brokers, VSS Monitoring allows IT professionals to see into the farthest reaches of even the largest networks. VSS Monitoring's innovative Network Intelligence Optimization Systems(TM) for passive monitoring and active inline tools help prevent problems from reaching end users, and greatly improve the ROI of tool deployments.

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About VSS Monitoring

VSS Monitoring is a world leader in network packet brokers (NPBs), providing a visionary, systems approach for optimizing and scaling the connectivity between network switching and the network intelligence universe of performance and security tools. VSS Monitoring network packet brokers improve tool usage and efficiency, simplify IT operations, and greatly enhance ROI from tools. For more information, visit www.vssmonitoring.com.

VSS, vBroker, vMC and vMesh are trademarks or registered trademarks of VSS Monitoring, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.


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