Kratos Releases Newest Version of COMPASS(TM) With Enhanced End-to-End Management Across Satellite and Terrestrial Networks

Kratos Releases Newest Version of COMPASS(TM) With Enhanced End-to-End
Management Across Satellite and Terrestrial Networks

Version 7.5 Features Integration With Kratos' NeuralStar(R) Enterprise
Management Product for Enhanced SLA and QoS Assurance

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Networks, Inc.announced
the release of the newest version of COMPASS^™, the industry leading Monitor
and Control (M&C) software product. Version 7.5 includes integration with
Kratos' NeuralStar^® enterprise management platform for enhanced end-to-end
management across satellite and terrestrial networks for greater assurance of
Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Quality of Service (QoS).

COMPASS is used by thousands of sites around the world for monitoring and
controlling RF equipment and operational technology for satellite earth
stations, microwave towers, remote sites, and a range of hybrid networks.
NeuralStar's enterprise management platform monitors IP-based networks and
collects and fuses specialized data from any network-connected device into a
common end-to-end operational picture of network operations. The new release
of COMPASS with NeuralStar integration enables the combined products to
provide a unified management dashboard of satellite and terrestrial network
performance for enhanced SLA and QoS assurance.

The integration of COMPASS with NeuralStar enables the sharing of data from RF
and IP management systems and the fusion of information into a meaningful
operational picture for faster response and better decision making. A diverse
range of data is normalized and fed into the system, delivering analytics to
help optimize network operations, maximize bandwidth usage and accelerate root
cause identification. The integrated products streamline disparate operations
at a fraction of the cost of custom solutions and one-off integration
projects.

Kratos provides complete situational awareness through its End-to-End (E2E)
Management Suite that includes COMPASS, NeuralStar and Monics^®, the
industry's most used carrier monitoring and interference detection product
from its SAT subsidiary. E2E management is the ability to assure the
availability, reliability and security of communication between distributed
end points across heterogeneous transports. The E2E Management Suite is united
by an architecture that incorporates distributed data collection, abstraction,
integration, analysis and correlation. Each product is available stand alone
or as part of the management suite. For more information about E2E Management,
see the Tech Focus Report in the recent issue of Via Satellite Magazine.

"Organizations are looking to improve service levels and QoS for customers and
reduce operational costs by maximizing network utilization on both the
terrestrial and satellite segments," said Michael Smith, Senior Vice President
of Enterprise Technology at Kratos. "With the new version of COMPASS, we are
overcoming some of the traditional management stovepipes and delivering
broader system visibility across the entire network. This includes features
such as unified dashboards and reporting that can be optimized for a specific
user, service or operation to enable increased effectiveness and ROI."

View a demonstration of COMPASS, NeuralStar and the End-to-End (E2E)
Management Suite at Satellite 2013 from March 19-21 in Washington, D/C. in the
Kratos booth #4024 for a live demo or visit www.KratosNetworks.com for more
information.

About Kratos Networks

Kratos Networks is a leader in helping organizations assure the availability,
reliability and security of communications across large scale, heterogeneous,
and geographically distributed networks. By monitoring IP and non-IP devices
across hybrid networks, Kratos Networks provides new insight into critical
services, improves efficiency of network operations and maximizes existing
investments for customers. The flagship products include NeuralStar® for
enterprise management and situational awareness and COMPASS® for monitoring
and control of communication devices. Each product is available as a
stand-alone offering or together as an End-to-End (E2E) Management solution
for hybrid networks. For more information about NeuralStar and COMPASS, please
visit www.KratosNetworks.com.

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized
National Security technology business providing mission critical products,
services and solutions for United States National Security. Kratos' core
capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system
integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos'
areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat
Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite
communication systems, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security,
information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has
primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately
4,300. The vast majority of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a
secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end
customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are
available at www.KratosDefense.com.

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CONTACT: Press Contact:
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