EVERETT, Wash., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluke Networks today announced that Visual Performance Manager (VPM), its distributed end-to-end network and application performance monitoring solution, has been deployed by Cadence Bank, N.A., a regional financial services company serving consumer, commercial and business customers across the southern and southwest United States. VPM allows the bank to identify interactions between cloud-based services and the network, uncover performance bottlenecks, and better manage and isolate problems with key financial service applications, diminishing the impact on nearly 1,500 employees spread across more than 100 locations.
Like many financial services companies, Cadence Bank grew through acquisition, which presented unique challenges when combining overlapping and often completely different hardware, applications, and third-party service providers. Further, Cadence is in the midst of opening a new data center, which presents new challenges when identifying users that rely on specific applications, and when streamlining the migration process. The Cadence IT team needed a scalable, comprehensive view into how applications and services behave on the network and how users interact with them. Visual Performance Manager was selected as a turnkey solution to meet a wide variety of visibility issues.
"VPM provides us visibility and access to information that allows our team to save time and money when integrating new networks, optimizing existing ones, and isolating IT problems across the organization," said Jonathan Hay, vice president and director of network engineering at Cadence Bank. "It helps eliminate manual correlations of data and gives us a clear line of sight into network and application performance problems so we can more easily meet IT objectives and get a better understanding of the landscape and impact to end-users."
Visual Performance Manager is a highly scalable distributed system that provides end-to-end visibility into applications being delivered across cloud, carrier and enterprise networks. With a centralized user interface, automated application/server/site discovery, and end-user experience baselining and monitoring, Visual Performance Manager provides complete visibility into network traffic, VoIP monitoring and troubleshooting, and QoS/CoS monitoring and reporting.
Cadence Bank predicts that by taking a close look at application and user behavior with VPM, the reduction in broadband circuits required will payback the purchase price of VPM within 6-8 months based on circuit optimization alone. With a growing base of users and locations, Cadence also expects to use VPM to uncover trends to proactively add circuits to sites that are over-utilized, allowing them to better optimize key financial service applications.
"VPM gives us a level of insight we previously didn't have and will allow our team to work more collaboratively to solve IT challenges," said Mickey Parker, senior vice president and director of network services at Cadence. "It's already proven itself an indispensable system and the go-to resource when evaluating problems, planning changes, or taking the pulse of key systems."
About Cadence Bank
Cadence Bank, N.A., based in Birmingham, Ala., is a $5.7 billion bank with more than 100 locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Backed by 126 years of financial expertise, Cadence serves commercial and consumer clients with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions designed to keep pace with their lives. These products and services include commercial and consumer banking, small business banking, treasury management, international banking, specialized lending, commercial real estate, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, business and personal insurance, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, and credit cards. Cadence Bank and its affiliates, Linscomb & Williams and Cadence Insurance, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Houston-based Cadence Bancorp, LLC. Additional information about Cadence Bank is available at cadencebank.com. Cadence Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks' products and expertise to help solve today's toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and data centers. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.FlukeNetworks.com or call +1 (425) 446-4519.
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