VIAVI Solutions Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third Consecutive Year

Positioning Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute in Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics Market

Milpitas, Calif., February 17, 2016 – VIAVI Solutions has been positioned as a Leader in the new Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) for the third consecutive year*.1 In the Gartner, Inc. report, VIAVI is recognized as a network performance management leader in its category for completeness of vision and ability to execute. The Gartner Magic Quadrant is considered one of the tech industry's most influential evaluations of enterprise network solutions.

According to the report, “NPMD solutions play a key role in helping IT ops support increasingly complex technologies and services with network visibility, detection of performance issues and root cause analysis. This market is a fast-growing segment of the larger network management space. Gartner estimates the size of the NPMD tool market at $1.1 billion and growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.0%, according to Gartner's ‘Market Share Analysis: IT Operations Management Software, Worldwide, 2014.’”1

"VIAVI is excited and honored to maintain position as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for NPMD three years in a row," said Tom Fawcett, General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Business Unit, VIAVI Solutions. "We know that IT departments face escalating performance monitoring obstacles including increasing network speeds, application complexity, and technology innovation like SDN and hybrid IT deployments. They need comprehensive service awareness, from ‘single pane of glass’ dashboard visibility to root cause determination through seamless workflows. We’ve made that our mission at VIAVI, and believe that our positioning as a Leader is validation that we are succeeding."

VIAVI’s NPMD solution set is the Observer® Performance Management Platform consisting of Observer Apex™, Observer Management Server, Observer GigaStor™, Observer Analyzer, Observer Infrastructure, Observer Matrix™ and Observer nTAPs™ products. In addition to developing NPMD technologies, VIAVI has also formed strategic partnerships with industry pioneers such as Gigamon and ScienceLogic to provide enterprises with a broad portfolio of integrated products to meet emerging market needs. The company recently introduced Observer SightOps , a comprehensive solution for monitoring and troubleshooting across hybrid physical, virtual, private-cloud and public-cloud environments.

*Formerly positioned as JDSU

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1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics, by Gartner Analysts Sanjit Ganguli, Vivek Bhalla, February 1, 2016.

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