Nastel enhances AutoPilot M6’s capabilities for Application Performance Governance

MELVILLE, NY May 4th, 2010 – Nastel Technologies, a premier global provider of business transaction performance™ (BTP™) solutions for mission-critical applications spanning both the distributed and mainframe tiers, announced today that has enhanced its AutoPilot® M6 Suite of application performance management with improvements in Application Performance governance.

AutoPilot’s powerful predictive problem analytics have been enhanced. This powerful capability utilizes an embedded Complex Event Processing (CEP) engine to rapidly search for patterns that show a business is veering from business normal to business abnormal. It is packaged with pre-built policies for industry standard infrastructure with a wizard interface for user-defined policies. Added to this are new algorithms for automatically determining what is normal and abnormal for your business without requiring any intervention on the part of the user. Reducing the time to value for users enables businesses to benefit from this on day one of their implementation. The definitions within CEP are calculated in real-time and thus always up-to-date – again reducing the operational costs for users.

Nastel plans to announce further enhancements including the ability to use its auto-discovery of applications and transactions to correlate and determine which components in a business transaction are impacted by a failed or degraded transaction or application. AutoPilot will be able to detect small or seemingly minor “abnormal” activity that has the potential to cause cascading high-impact failures. In addition, CEP will enable AutoPilot to predict which components will fail in the future. This capability will enable what-if scenarios which are very important for contingency planning and business continuity.

AutoPilot M6 gives IT professionals and line-of-business managers 360-degree situational awareness™ of the entire IT environment, including both transactional and operational data in a unified business context. The solution, with its built-in complex event processing engine, enables management teams to identify and fix problems—even predict and prevent them—before they compromise SLA or other performance standards.

AutoPilot M6 was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring” by Will Cappelli, February 18, 2010. AutoPilot TransactionWorks®, the newest addition to the AutoPilot family, prompted Forrester Research to select Nastel as a “Hot Banking Tech Company” in its December 23, 2009 report, “Hot Banking Tech Companies To Watch In 2010”.

“Early-warning identification of problems is essential for today’s large enterprises, especially in the financial services and healthcare industries. With increased regulation, requirements for transparency and a mandate to manage risk, businesses need to know about problems when they first show up and not wait until they blow up. AutoPilot has proven itself to be a critical factor in enabling its customers to proactively manage their mission-critical business applications,” said Albert Mavashev, CTO for Nastel.

Nastel will be exhibiting at IBM Impact 2010 in Las Vegas, May 2nd – 5th and will be located at Booth S1 in Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort & Casino. To learn more, visit the display or visit the AutoPilot Overview.

About Nastel AutoPilot
Nastel AutoPilot provides businesses with 360° situational awareness™ of both operational and transactional data delivering improved visibility, prediction and performance. Nastel’s business transaction management solution ensures optimum service levels while eliminating the hidden costs, or "stealth waste," in business processes. AutoPilot’s capabilities for transaction management, deep expertise in WebSphere MQ, automated root cause isolation, performance analysis and determination of business impact enable its users to improve business process efficiencies and service levels while reducing cost and managing risk.

About Nastel
Nastel Technologies is a premier global provider of business transaction performance ™ solutions for mission-critical applications. Nastel is a privately held company headquartered in New York, with offices in the U.S., the U.K., Germany and Mexico, and a network of partners throughout Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. For more information, visit Nastel's website at www.nastel.com.

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