Nokia Siemens Networks Selects Tail-f Systems to Enhance

Nokia Siemens Networks Selects Tail-f Systems to Enhance NetAct's
Multi-Vendor Configuration Management 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 10/16/12 --  Tail-f Systems, the
leading provider of multi-vendor configuration management and network
automation software, today announced that its NCS software will be
used in Nokia Siemens Networks NetAct, the vendor's network
management system. NCS' unique capability to provide multi-vendor
management of third party IP infrastructure will enable NetAct
customers to overcome existing manual bottlenecks that prevent the
optimization of mobile services. 
Tail-f's NCS product is an innovative network abstraction layer that
will be integrated into NetAct to manage a wide variety of network
equipment common in Service Providers' IP networks, such as Cisco and
Juniper switches. NCS allows services to be modeled and automatically
translated into real-time, fine-grained configuration changes.  
"Nokia Siemens Networks is executing its vision to deliver
multi-vendor, multi-technology fulfillment," said Nancee Ruzicka,
Director, OSS/BSS Global Competitive Strategies, Stratecast, a
Division of Frost & Sullivan. "The inclusion of Tail-f's NCS product
into NetAct solves one of the major headaches of end-to-end
fulfillment in mobile transport -- the ability to rapidly create and
execute automated configuration changes across multi-vendor network
technologies without relying on manual processes." 
"We decided to use Tail-f Systems' NCS software based on the strength
and easy scalability of the product," said Peter Patomella, Head of
the OSS Business Line at Nokia Siemens Networks. "Their model-driven
software will enhance NetAct's ability to manage IP transport
networks through one central interface. It will also simplify network
operations and lay the foundation for superior end-to-end mobile
broadband service management," continued Patomella. 
"Managing multiple, inflexible silos of infrastructure is preventing
service providers from achieving business agility," said Fredrik
Lundberg, CEO of Tail-f Systems. "Service providers are looking for
unified multi-vendor management systems that can also leverage their
existing IP networks. Nokia Siemens Networks' NetAct is deployed in
over 400 service provider networks throughout the world and Tail-f
Systems is delighted to bring our expertise in multi-vendor network
configuration management to further enhance NetAct's capabilities." 
About Tail-f Systems
 Tail-f Systems is the leading provider of
multi-vendor configuration management and network automation
software. Seven of the ten largest global networking equipment
providers are Tail-f Systems' customers. Network Equipment Providers
use Tail-f's software to build on-device management systems and
EMS/NMS platforms in less time and with differentiated capabilities.
Service Providers use Tail-f 's software to quickly build scalable,
agile management systems and benefit by bringing network services to
market faster and more reliably. Smart Grid solution providers use
Tail-f's software to build state-of-the-art configuration systems
that meet industry requirements for security and high availability.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Tail-f is a Red Herring Top 100
company, a Stratecast Global OSS/BSS 10 to Watch Company, and a
Pipeline Network Innovations Award Finalist. 
Carl Moberg
VP of Marketing
+46 70 621 2908 
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