FARMINGDALE, NY--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - Nectar, visionary in the development of market-leading converged network monitoring and management software, today has announced a major release of its Converged Management Platform (Nectar CMP™) 5.0. Achieving new heights in intelligent network monitoring and management, Nectar CMP 5.0, adds Microsoft Lync and Cisco's UCM solutions to its award winning Avaya and Nortel monitoring and management solutions portfolio. Nectar CMP 5.0 achieves true vendor agnostic end-to-end monitoring and management capabilities across a broad spectrum of industry leading communication platforms.

"We have set the bar extremely high with our award winning Converged Monitoring Platform software for the Avaya and Nortel portfolio, anything less in what we deliver to our Channel Partners and customers is simply unacceptable. Nectar CMP 5.0 had to go way beyond just checking off the basic capability 'tic box,' which has become common place in today's market," said David Giangano, CEO, Nectar. "Today's addition of Microsoft Lync and Cisco UCM monitoring capabilities stays true to our roots in delivering very powerful and innovative solutions, which analyze, inform and enable our service providers and customers to easily manage very complex converged network environments. Nectar CMP 5.0 will truly deliver the most sophisticated, real-time converged network monitoring and management solution for today's multivendor communication environments."

Nectar CMP has been deployed worldwide and embraced by some of the largest managed service providers and their global enterprise customers. With a rapidly changing landscape, organizations are facing new operational challenges. Increased network and application complexity, and the interdependencies between today's business communications and collaboration applications, make managing these ecosystems extremely complex. Nectar CMP 5.0 is your key to unlock complexity. As a valued member of Avaya's DevConnect program, Nectar's Converged Management Platform revolutionized real-time voice quality monitoring for Avaya's CM solutions portfolio. Nectar CMP 5.0 now revolutionizes converged network management for Cisco UCM, Microsoft Lync and Nortel CS1000.

Composed like a masterpiece of music, CMP 5.0 was developed to hear and pinpoint the inconsistencies of Voice over IP (VoIP) across distributed and integrated solutions of Avaya, Cisco, Lync, and Nortel, while also delivering superior innovation, which earned Nectar CMP award winning industry status. Praised by our Business Partners and their customers for years, CMP 5.0 is designed to again raise the bar and seamlessly transform the business of converged network monitoring, with a new improved GUI experience and enhanced Session Border Controller monitoring, SIP intelligence and expanded automation of asset discovery and system interdependency mapping.

About Nectar Services Corp.
Nectar Services Corp.® delivers business value through the development of innovative solutions which enable IT organizations with actionable information to adapt to change, manage complexity, and transform their infrastructure. Our flagship offering, Nectar Converged Management Platform™ (CMP™), was uniquely designed with business services in mind. It empowers management, business, and technical resources with the essential information they need to make decisions, and as a foundation to facilitate the alignment of business and IT initiatives. Leveraging the power of CMP positions you to transform your infrastructure, free up critical resources and improve service delivery across integrated voice, data, and application solutions.

Contact Information:

Frances Vinci
Executive Vice President