Fortify Acquires Wams, An End-to-end Network Services Provider

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Fortify Acquires WAMS, An end-to-end Network Services Provider


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Apr. 8 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


    Fortify Infrastructure Services, a leading provider of IT services,

announced its acquisition of California-based Wide Area Management Services,

an end-to-end Network Service provider. In acquiring WAMS, Fortify gains

capabilities and expertise that will strengthen its fast-growing IT

Infrastructure Services practice.


    Founded in 1995 by former NetSolve/Cisco executives, WAMS is a

privately-held company with two state-of-the-art US-based Network Operations

Centers (NOC) and a world-class proprietary network management software

platform that can be leveraged across its entire customer base. WAMS also

brings an installed base of over 200 direct & indirect customers, partners

and high-end consulting capabilities in areas such as network architecture,

planning, design and security solutions. In addition, Fortify gains a highly

experienced management team, led by industry veterans Tom Shaw, CEO of WAMS

and Gary Rose, CTO of WAMS.


    This relationship offers customers of both companies with a single,

secure, seamless, global delivery platform, managed with common software and

processes worldwide.


    "This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to continue build on the

success of Fortify's fast-growing IT Infrastructure Services practice by

expanding the depth of services we can provide to our customers," said

Madhuri Kakarla, Chief Operating Officer of the Networking Practice at

Fortify. "Our proven industry track record in managed and professional

services, coupled with Fortify's leading offshore delivery capability and

India-based Network Operations Centre, will provide clients with flexibility

and a range of options for delivering high value, secure, end-to-end

infrastructure management services," said Tom Shaw, CEO of WAMS.


    WAMS offers a full range of network infrastructure management services

from network assessments and design to 24x7x365 managed services. WAMS

expertise spans a wide spectrum of clients' network infrastructure, including

WAN, LAN, VPN, Network Security, IP Telephony, and Wireless networks. These

services are powered by WAMS enterprise-class, "MOATIS" Network Management

Platform deployed at its Santa Clara-based Network Operations Center (NOC).


    About Fortify

    Fortify is a leading provider of IT services. Focused on delivering

strategic information technology solutions that address the complex business

needs of its clients, Fortify uses its own on-site/offshore outsourcing model

to provide infrastructure services; application services, and business

process outsourcing. Find additional information about Fortify at



    About WAMS

    WAMS is a leading network services organization that provides a suite of

managed and professional services that enhance and complement existing or

planned network environments with the promise of delivering Uptime. Find

additional information about WAMS at www.wams.com.


SOURCE  Fortify Infrastructure Services


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    CONTACT: Madhuri Kakarla of Fortify Infrastructure Services,

+1-408-373-3871



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