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WildPackets Responsible for the Network Health of 19 Pennsylvania School Districts

Educational IT support unit relies on OmniPeek for comprehensive monitoring and network analysis

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF - March 31, 2009 – WildPackets, Inc. (, a leading provider of network and application analysis solutions, today announced that Pennsylvania's Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit (IU5) uses WildPackets OmniPeek solution to provide high-quality IT network support across 19 school districts and career centers.

Serving more than 180 buildings, ranging from superintendent and administration offices to school computer labs, IU5's small staff required a sophisticated level of visibility into the various networks in order to diagnose problems and get the network performing optimally as quickly as possible.

"Repeatedly, we were in situations where we had networking failures and couldn't put our finger on the root cause. All this translated into an unacceptable amount of downtime, not to mention very unhappy users," said Vince Humes, Director of Technology Solutions at IU5. "We needed desperately to stop flying blind and get deep visibility across all our infrastructures so we could maintain network health. Guessing was no longer an option."

IU5 turned to WildPackets for help. OmniPeek Enterprise offers an intuitive graphical dashboard to promptly analyze and troubleshoot networks, providing centralized expert analysis for all networks under management. With OmniPeek Enterprise, network engineers can monitor the entire network and quickly analyze faults from multiple network segments, drill down through multiple layers of analysis, and pinpoint problems that need correction.

"Thousands of students, teachers, and administrators at IU5 rely on the Internet for their daily research activities, creating heavy traffic loads on school networks," said Tony Barbagallo, vice president of marketing at WildPackets. "OmniPeek allows the IT staff at IU5 to quickly pinpoint network performance issues in an automated fashion, eliminating a significant amount of time normally required with manual network troubleshooting exercises."

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About WildPackets, Inc.

WildPackets develops hardware and software solutions that drive network performance, enabling organizations of all sizes to analyze, troubleshoot, optimize, and secure their wired and wireless networks. WildPackets products are sold in over 60 countries and deployed in all industrial sectors. Customers include Boeing, Chrysler, Fidelity, Motorola, Nationwide, and over 80 percent of the Fortune 1000. WildPackets is a Cisco Technical Development Partner (CTDP).

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