Apparent Networks Releases PathView -- Network Fault and Performance Management Tool

PathView helps network engineers identify and resolve performance issues tthrough carrier, MPLS, and cloud environments.

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Apparent Networks has released PathView to help assure application delivery over distributed, multi-party network environments. With PathView, organizations can leverage the same Apparent Networks technology used by large enterprises, service providers, and carriers to maintain quality and consistency in network services. Available now for download, PathView provides solutions for troubleshooting, monitoring, assessing, and reporting on network performance, even covering network segments owned or managed by third parties.

Many companies are investigating the benefits of next-generation networked applications such as VoIP, outsourced disaster recovery, and unified communications services. Although these applications can bring great benefits, including reduced cost and ease of management, they require consistently high network performance, especially since they may rely on more public Internet connectivity. With PathView, even the smallest departments can manage end-to-end network performance to ensure that their deployments of these new applications will work properly and deliver the desired operational improvements.

“The Internet enables an ever-expanding set of application access and delivery opportunities for enterprise IT, but in order to take advantage of them it is increasingly critical to monitor and manage end-to-end network performance to ensure optimal application availability and performance,” said Peter Christy, principal analyst at the Internet Research Group. “The ability to see across the entire delivery path of applications -- whether voice, video, or data -- is critical if these network-enabled opportunities are to be effectively exploited.”

Networking professionals are using the PathView toolset to troubleshoot performance problems, monitor service levels, assess their network’s readiness for new applications, and report on service delivery.

PathView is designed to help network engineers resolve their most difficult network problems and handle network tasks more efficiently. Uses of PathView include:

  • Pre-assess network readiness for new application deployments such as VoIP, video, and other latency-sensitive applications

  • Troubleshoot performance problems -- quickly and accurately determine the location and cause of carrier performance issues, distributed WAN/MPLS problems, and issues with cloud-based services

  • Monitor the performance of critical application service paths continuously and in real time

  • Report on actual application path performance to internal constituents with simple language and clear, easy-to-understand graphics

PathView is available now for download. Prices start at $2,995. Users can sign up for a free 30-day trial at

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