FARMINGDALE, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2015) - Nectar Services Corp., is a leader in the development of network monitoring and management software for voice, video, data, and advanced applications for the Unified Communications (UC) industry. Today the company announced, on the heels of Microsoft's formal launch of Skype for Business, its flagship Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP), supports Skype for Business and can be used now to help customers deploy. Nectar's UCMP provides the most comprehensive Network Pre-Assessment, Monitoring, Diagnostics and Reporting Solution for Skype for Business.

"Nectar automates the monitoring of networking infrastructures from multiple vendors, and provides end-to-end diagnostics when network problems occur. Given the importance of the network infrastructure for delivering high quality voice, video, and sharing, these capabilities can be incredibly valuable to Skype for Business customers," said BJ Haberkorn, director of product marketing for Skype. Nectar is a certified Microsoft Depth Partner. UCMP coupled with its Unified Communications Diagnostics (UCD) module is the most complete network management and monitoring platform. It allows enterprises deploying and service providers managing Skype for Business, the capability to proactively monitor and manage Skype for Business UC today and ultimately meet and exceed end-user expectations.

"Microsoft recognizes the need for solutions that help enterprises and managed service providers efficiently and effectively monitor and manage the ongoing operation of a Skype for Business or Lync deployment," stated David Giangano, CEO of Nectar. "We're excited to be working closely with Microsoft to enhance the native Skype for Business IT Pro tools. With our unique monitoring and diagnostics technology, we provide critical insight for multi-vendor environments, thus supporting enterprises who are migrating from a legacy platform to Skype for Business over time. Nectar provides the ability to look across the entire Skype for Business UC ecosystem and correlate data in real-time, which is necessary in delivering the best-in-class enterprise UC service."

Unique capabilities of Nectar's Unified Communications Management Platform for Skype for Business that service providers and enterprise clients can benefit include:

  • Network Assessment - offers advanced synthetic capabilities for network-pre-assessment and voice and video quality troubleshooting to help ensure network readiness for Skype for Business/Lync deployments.
  • Proactive Diagnostics - provides real-time feedback on poor voice or video quality experiences empowers enterprises to proactively take corrective action, thus accelerating deployment and the intended ROI from a Skype for Business platform decision.
  • Multi-Vendor Support - allows enterprises to invest in a solution that will support them today and for the foreseeable future as they migrate off their legacy platform onto Skype for Business/Lync.

Nectar's UCMP completely integrates and takes advantage of the Microsoft Software Defined Networking (SDN) API v2.1, which, for Nectar, is at the core of monitoring Microsoft's Skype for Business ecosystem. It is the company's unique and complete API integration of its UCD module which allows even more insight and better guidance for customers using Skype for Business to achieve unprecedented quick problem identification and resolution.

Nectar is demonstrating its advanced UC network monitoring and management software solutions for Skype for Business and Lync at Enterprise Connect this week, Nectar Booth No. 1913.

About Nectar Services Corp.
Nectar delivers business value by developing innovative solutions that arm IT organizations with actionable information that helps to adapt to change, manage complexity, and deliver quantifiable ROI reporting for their Unified Communications investments. Our flagship offering, Unified Communications Management Platform™ (UCMP™) improves service delivery across integrated voice, data, video and application solutions by providing critical performance information to executives and technical resources. Armed with this knowledge, companies now have the foundation to align IT initiatives with business objectives, transform their infrastructure and free up critical resources. Visit for more information.

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