June 24, 2008

Mazu Networks Announces European Expansion With Kisdata and Solution Centre in the UK and Nomios in France

LONDON and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazu Networks, the leading provider of behavior-based, enterprise-class performance and availability solutions, today announced expansion into Europe by establishing a local presence in London and signing strategic partnerships with three leading integrators: Kisdata and Solution Centre in the UK and Nomios in France. Through its London-based office, Mazu Networks can better meet the increasing international demand for Mazu Profiler, the only performance and availability solution based on Network Behavior Analysis (NBA).

"Customer requests for Mazu Profiler drove our decision to cement a strong European presence," said Paul Brady, CEO, Mazu Networks. "We were already supporting several international customers from our U.S. headquarters before making the decision to set up shop in London. Through our local presence and strategic partnerships with Kisdata, Solution Centre and Nomios we can ensure the efficient and effective delivery of Mazu Profiler to the European market."

Mazu Networks boasts more than 200 organizations in its customer base, which includes companies from both the United States and European markets. The company's regional partners and local roots are evidence of Mazu Networks' steadfast commitment to international expansion and support of its customers abroad.

"We were getting many inbound inquiries on Mazu Profiler from our customer base prior to partnering with Mazu Networks," said Carl Delaney, managing director, Kisdata, an IT solutions provider based in Birmingham, UK. "Through the partnership with Mazu Networks we can provide our clients with a solution that can ensure the performance and availability of critical business services, regardless of the size or complexity of their IT infrastructure."

"Mazu Profiler allows us to provide our customers with a solution that can monitor the entire IT infrastructure from end-to-end," said Richard Pain, director, Solution Centre, an IT solutions provider based in Basingstoke, UK. "The intelligence they gain from Mazu Profiler's behavior-based approach is something no other performance and availability solution on the market today can provide. Mazu Profiler is a welcome and needed addition to the wide-range of leading solutions we offer."

Mazu Profiler provides significant value to network, security and data center operations teams by offering organizations a new way of looking at the IT infrastructure. By using Network Behavior Analysis (NBA), Mazu Profiler analyzes network traffic to provide valuable information about the interactions of and dependencies between users, applications and systems. This enables IT organizations to manage, secure and optimize the availability and performance of business services. This new network perspective enables IT teams to improve key initiatives including: application performance management; security and compliance; WAN management; CMDB-discovery; and data center consolidation and migration.

"The addition of Mazu Profiler to our portfolio of solutions enables us to provide customers with a behavior-based approach to performance management unavailable from competitive products on the market today," said Sebastien Kher, Nomios, specialists in performance and security optimization. "Having the ability to offer customers a NBA system targeted to their specific IT operations, data center or security needs greatly enhances the value we can provide."

Located in London, Mazu Networks' international office will support customers from EMEA. Robert Kelly, regional director, Mazu Networks, will oversee the operations at the new UK office. Bringing more than 20 years of technology sales and operations expertise to the role, Kelly will be responsible for managing the regional team and customer accounts. Contact information for Mazu Networks' new sales office:

   Mazu Networks   27 Old Gloucester Street   London WC1N 3AX, UK   Tel: +44 (0) 207 022 9899    

The Mazu Networks U.S. headquarters are located in Cambridge, Mass. at 125 Cambridge Park Drive, with local offices servicing the East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, Mountain and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

About Mazu Networks, Inc.

Mazu Networks offers solutions that enable IT organizations to manage, secure, and optimize the availability and performance of business services. Based on Network Behavior Analysis (NBA), Mazu Profiler provides a new way of looking at the IT infrastructure by analyzing network traffic to provide valuable information about the interactions of and dependencies between users, applications, and systems. This enables enterprise IT organizations to ensure optimal performance and availability, enhanced protection and support for regulatory compliance, and informed decision making for IT initiatives. Only Mazu Profiler offers behavioral analytics, user identification and application fingerprinting, role-based presentation using common data, and intelligent operation with other systems in the infrastructure. With Mazu Profiler, hundreds of customers are able to ensure the availability, performance, and security of business services as well as to reduce costs and satisfy regulatory requirements. For more information, please visit http://www.mazunetworks.com/.

Mazu Networks, Inc.

CONTACT: Karen Regan, +1-617-354-9292 ext. 148,[email protected], or Carol Lee, +1-617-354-9292 ext. 104,[email protected], both of Mazu Networks, Inc.

Web site: http://www.mazunetworks.com/