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AT&T Improves E-Business Management Tools

AT&T's Solutions arm Thursday expanded its application performance management capabilities to provide a speedier service for corporate and extranet users experience.

AT&T Solutions, the managed networking solutions and professional services arm of AT&T, will integrate the new application performance management tools with its networked messaging management, enterprise wide area networks and custom hosting capabilities, with the use of Packeteer Inc.'s quality-of-service solutions.

The application performance management capabilities bring greater management control over applications hosted by AT&T and over applications hosted at the customer's location. They also provide performance control tools for applications running on clients' networks that allow businesses to assign priority levels to specific applications or users.

These new application management services, along with Web Performance Management, which the company introduced in May, are integrated with the AT&T Solutions Global Enterprise Management System platform in the company's Global Client Support Centers.

"We intend to offer global networking companies the same level and quality of support for e-business applications that they've come to expect from AT&T for their traditional networking infrastructure," said William Harvey, services director, AT&T Solutions.

Packeteer is a leading provider of Internet application infrastructure systems designed to enable businesses and service providers to ensure the quality of experience for networked applications and application services.