September 9, 2008

Lumeta and Avalon Technology Form Partnership to Offer Network Assurance Solutions to Federal Agencies

SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumeta, the leading provider of Network Assurance solutions for enterprises and government agencies, and Avalon Technology, the leader of lifecycle management solutions and services for telecommunications and IT technology, today announced they have entered into a partnership to deliver Lumeta's network assurance technology, IPsonar, to Federal agencies. Lumeta's IPsonar technology will enable fast and comprehensive network discovery to identify security, availability and compliance issues.

Today, Federal government agencies are faced with numerous mandates and transition initiatives such as Networx, IPv6 and TIC. These initiatives require complete visibility into network connectivity and behavior so that changes to the network can be balanced with security, availability and compliance imperatives. Together, Lumeta and Avalon will provide the government with a single, comprehensive solution that allows agencies to gain a complete understanding of the network environment in order to measure and mange network risk and close security gaps.

"Several federal agencies, including the Federal Aviation Association, already benefit from using Lumeta's IPsonar," said Michael Markulec, chief operating officer for Lumeta. "Avalon Technology's customers will gain a tremendous advantage in their cyber security programs with IPsonar. Many network security programs focus on securing data and systems, without directly addressing the network that connects these systems and transports the data. Lumeta's IPsonar closes an important gap in a comprehensive IA framework with active discovery at the network level."

Irv Rodrigues, President and CTO of Avalon Technology commented, "We are thrilled to be working with Lumeta and are impressed with IPsonar's unparalleled ability to assess networks quickly provide a high level, comprehensive view of the entire network. Most vulnerability management tools address network risk at the device and host level but IPsonar will help our customers identify policy violations at the network level -- such as improperly connected partners or a remote office with a vulnerable Internet connection. We expect customers to immediately see the impact of using Lumeta."

About Lumeta Corporation

Lumeta empowers large enterprise and government agencies with global network visibility, allowing them to understand how network change affects security, availability, and compliance.

Lumeta's IPsonar is the industry's only network assurance solution that discovers and maps every asset on a network, including assets not currently under management. This capability enables IT professionals to analyze the connectivity between assets and networks, uncover risk patterns, and automate the enforcement of network policies.

With this level of network assurance, IT organizations can harden security, improve business continuity, and deploy new services without impacting its ability to deliver existing services.

   For more information, visit the Lumeta Web site at    About Avalon Technology, Inc.  

Avalon Technology is the leader of lifecycle management solutions and services for telecommunications and IT technology. Our 360 degree approach ensures that at all stages of development our clients are operating efficiently, effectively, and optimally, while maintaining a clear vision of their mission and goals. Avalon is the recent award recipient of the GSA FSSI Wireless Telecommunications Expense Management (TEM) contract to streamline the procurement and management of wireless devices and services used by the Federal Government. Avalon has also recently won a State of Virginia contract to provide TEM audit services to 299 agencies in the Commonwealth.

Since 2002, Avalon has grown significantly and expanded its field offices to locations throughout the nation. Inc. Magazine has named Avalon one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America -- and the 50th fastest growing company in the Washington metro area. Avalon's clients include U.S. Army, Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Siemens, Sun Microsystems and other commercial and Federal entities. Avalon is a SBA 8(a) Certified Small Business.

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Lumeta, the Lumeta logo, IPsonar and the IPsonar logo are trademarks and service marks of the Lumeta Corporation. Other product and company names appearing in this document may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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CONTACT: Joe Rigoli of Davies Murphy Group, +1-781-418-2423,[email protected], for Lumeta Corporation; or Heather Calkin of AvalonTechnology, +1-703-647-6660, [email protected]

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