Cox Communications Chooses InfoVista to Manage Service Levels

United States' Fifth Largest Cable Television Company

Picks InfoVista to Ensure Network Uptime



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from InfoVista

    COLUMBIA, Md., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- InfoVista
 (Nasdaq:   IVTA - Nouveau Marche: 7667), a global provider of advanced software
 which monitors, analyzes and reports on the performance, availability and
 quality of service of Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI), today
 announced that Cox Communications Inc., the nation's fifth largest full-
 service cable television company has selected InfoVista's real-time reporting
 solutions to provide information for capacity planning and performance
 management to the Cox Network Operations Center (NOC) in Atlanta, GA.
     "InfoVista lets us monitor equipment performance at the interface level
 through its comprehensive data gathering," said David Fears, Director of the
 Network Operation Center for Cox Communications. "The InfoVista product allows
 central gathering of this information, and then presentation of the data to
 field engineers through web based reports."
     InfoVista's real time network reporting solution will monitor and report
 on Cox's production network, providing statistics on a variety of equipment,
 including ATM elements and a variety of Cable Modem Terminating Systems
 (CMTS's).  Real time traps on events, and performance metrics, are sent to the
 Micromuse Netcool network event manager at the NOC.
     "Customers like Cox are demanding reporting solutions that our competitors
 can't provide," said Anthony Vidal, Chief Operating Officer, InfoVista. "As a
 network critical company, Cox realizes the importance in eliminating network
 downtime."
 
     About Cox Communications, Inc.
     Cox Communications serves approximately 6.2 million customers nationwide,
 making it the nation's fifth largest cable television company. A full-service
 provider of telecommunications products, Cox offers an array of services,
 including Cox Cable; local and long distance telephone services under the Cox
 Digital Telephone brand; high-speed Internet access under the brands Cox@Home,
 Road Runner and Cox Express; advanced digital video programming services under
 the Cox Digital Cable brand; and commercial voice and data services via Cox
 Business Services. Cox is an investor in telecommunications companies
 including Sprint PCS and Excite@Home, as well as programming networks
 including Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Outdoor Life and
 Speedvision. More information about Cox Communications can be accessed on the
 Internet at www.cox.com.
 
     About InfoVista
     InfoVista is a leading global provider of Service Level Management
 software solutions. InfoVista designs, develops and markets technologically
 advanced software which monitors, analyzes and reports on the performance and
 quality of services of information technology (IT) infrastructure, including
 networks, servers and applications. InfoVista markets primarily to
 telecommunications companies, including British Telecom, France Telecom, and
 Cegetel; Internet service providers including UUNET and Wanadoo; and other IT-
 intensive organizations such as financial services companies including AXA,
 First Union Bank, Fleet Capital and Banque de France, and other multinational
 companies like Nestle and Shell. InfoVista stock is traded on the NASDAQ under
 the ticker symbol IVTA and the Nouveau Marche under the symbol InfoVista
 (7667). For more information about the company, please visit
 www.infovista.com.
     Cautionary Statement for Purposes of the "Safe Harbor" Provisions of the
 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical
 information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are
 "forward looking statements." These statements involve risks and uncertainties
 which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such
 forward-looking statements; including, without limitation, risks and
 uncertainties arising from the rapid evolution of our markets, competition,
 market acceptance of our products, our dependence upon spending by the
 telecommunications industry and our ability to develop and protect new
 technologies.  For a description of other factors which might affect our
 actual results, please see the "Risk Factors" section and other disclosures in
 InfoVista's public filings with the US Securities & Exchange Commission and
 French Commission des Operations de Bourse.  Readers of this news release are
 cautioned not to put undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. The
 Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking
 statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
 otherwise.
     InfoVista is a registered trademark of InfoVista, S.A.
 
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SOURCE InfoVista
    COLUMBIA, Md., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- InfoVista
 (Nasdaq:   IVTA - Nouveau Marche: 7667), a global provider of advanced software
 which monitors, analyzes and reports on the performance, availability and
 quality of service of Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI), today
 announced that Cox Communications Inc., the nation's fifth largest full-
 service cable television company has selected InfoVista's real-time reporting
 solutions to provide information for capacity planning and performance
 management to the Cox Network Operations Center (NOC) in Atlanta, GA.
     "InfoVista lets us monitor equipment performance at the interface level
 through its comprehensive data gathering," said David Fears, Director of the
 Network Operation Center for Cox Communications. "The InfoVista product allows
 central gathering of this information, and then presentation of the data to
 field engineers through web based reports."
     InfoVista's real time network reporting solution will monitor and report
 on Cox's production network, providing statistics on a variety of equipment,
 including ATM elements and a variety of Cable Modem Terminating Systems
 (CMTS's).  Real time traps on events, and performance metrics, are sent to the
 Micromuse Netcool network event manager at the NOC.
     "Customers like Cox are demanding reporting solutions that our competitors
 can't provide," said Anthony Vidal, Chief Operating Officer, InfoVista. "As a
 network critical company, Cox realizes the importance in eliminating network
 downtime."
 
     About Cox Communications, Inc.
     Cox Communications serves approximately 6.2 million customers nationwide,
 making it the nation's fifth largest cable television company. A full-service
 provider of telecommunications products, Cox offers an array of services,
 including Cox Cable; local and long distance telephone services under the Cox
 Digital Telephone brand; high-speed Internet access under the brands Cox@Home,
 Road Runner and Cox Express; advanced digital video programming services under
 the Cox Digital Cable brand; and commercial voice and data services via Cox
 Business Services. Cox is an investor in telecommunications companies
 including Sprint PCS and Excite@Home, as well as programming networks
 including Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Outdoor Life and
 Speedvision. More information about Cox Communications can be accessed on the
 Internet at www.cox.com.
 
     About InfoVista
     InfoVista is a leading global provider of Service Level Management
 software solutions. InfoVista designs, develops and markets technologically
 advanced software which monitors, analyzes and reports on the performance and
 quality of services of information technology (IT) infrastructure, including
 networks, servers and applications. InfoVista markets primarily to
 telecommunications companies, including British Telecom, France Telecom, and
 Cegetel; Internet service providers including UUNET and Wanadoo; and other IT-
 intensive organizations such as financial services companies including AXA,
 First Union Bank, Fleet Capital and Banque de France, and other multinational
 companies like Nestle and Shell. InfoVista stock is traded on the NASDAQ under
 the ticker symbol IVTA and the Nouveau Marche under the symbol InfoVista
 (7667). For more information about the company, please visit
 www.infovista.com.
     Cautionary Statement for Purposes of the "Safe Harbor" Provisions of the
 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical
 information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are
 "forward looking statements." These statements involve risks and uncertainties
 which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such
 forward-looking statements; including, without limitation, risks and
 uncertainties arising from the rapid evolution of our markets, competition,
 market acceptance of our products, our dependence upon spending by the
 telecommunications industry and our ability to develop and protect new
 technologies.  For a description of other factors which might affect our
 actual results, please see the "Risk Factors" section and other disclosures in
 InfoVista's public filings with the US Securities & Exchange Commission and
 French Commission des Operations de Bourse.  Readers of this news release are
 cautioned not to put undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. The
 Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking
 statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
 otherwise.
     InfoVista is a registered trademark of InfoVista, S.A.
 
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