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

VIAVI Again Recognized for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics

Milpitas, Calif., February 27, 2017 – VIAVI Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) has been named a Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) for the fourth year in a row.1  In the Gartner, Inc. report, VIAVI is again recognized as a leader in its category based on the company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision.2

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is considered one of the industry's most influential evaluations of enterprise network solutions..

“VIAVI is honored to be positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for NPMD for the fourth year in a row,” said Douglas Roberts, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Business Unit, VIAVI Solutions. “We believe this recognition substantiates our unique approach to network performance management. Business leaders and IT teams, including network operations, require complete visibility, in-depth analysis and end-to-end insight to address the challenges created by today’s hybrid IT environment. VIAVI has a history of delivering comprehensive performance monitoring and diagnostics solutions based on wire data for multiple IT stakeholders.”

According to a recent Gartner report “Use Data- and Analytics-Centric Processes With a Focus on Wire Data to Future-Proof Availability and Performance Management,” Gartner indicates the importance of wire data will continue to increase in most organizations over the next several years: “While log data will certainly have a role in future monitoring and analytics, it is wire data — radically rethought and used in new ways — that will prove to be the most critical source of data for availability and performance management over the next five years.”3

The Observer Performance Management Platform from VIAVI is a comprehensive NPMD solution and includes Observer Apex, Observer GigaStor, Observer Analyzer and Observer SightOps. With the ability to capture, analyze, and retain all wire data, the Observer Platform addresses the visibility challenges of monitoring and troubleshooting across hybrid physical, virtual, private and public cloud environments. Independent of network speed, architecture, or technology deployed in the data center, VIAVI employs a heterogeneous approach to instrumentation and visibility to help ensure that application troubleshooting and threat intelligence data are always available.

Network outages negatively affect revenue, productivity and brand reputation, and are increasingly impactful as organizations implement digital business initiatives, according to the Gartner report “How to Reduce Network Downtime in the Era of Digital Business”: “After an outage, NPMD tools can help identify the impact of the incident by specifying which users and applications were affected. Many NPMD solutions also store forensic evidence that can be examined retrospectively to understand the outage cause(s).”4

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About VIAVI Solutions
VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a worldwide channel community including VIAVI Velocity Solution Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. VIAVI is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets. Learn more about VIAVI at Viavi Solutions. Follow us on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

1 Previously positioned as JDSU, 2014 and 2015

2 Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics,” Sanjit Ganguli and Vivek Bhalla, February 21, 2017.

3 Gartner, Inc., “Use Data- and Analytics-Centric Processes With a Focus on Wire Data to Future-Proof Availability and Performance Management,” Will Cappelli, Vivek Bhalla, March 10, 2016.

4 Gartner, Inc., “How to Reduce Network Downtime in the Era of Digital Business,” Andrew Lerner, Sanjit Ganguli, Vivek Bhalla, December 2, 2016.