November 25, 1996 1:00 PM ET
Bay teams up for network management offering
By Margaret Kane

  Bay Networks Inc., working with five other companies, has launched a service that offers integrated network management capabilities for infrastructure and services.

OptivityServices, aimed at telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers and cable TV operators, combines Optivity Enterprise, a network management application, with software tools from the other vendors that are customized for a particular service provider.

Bay, of Santa Clara, Calif., has signed deals with Syndesis Ltd. for service provisioning systems, MIL 3 Inc. for network simulation and visualization tools, DeskTalk Systems Inc. for large-scale data collection, WANDL Inc. for network planning and analysis, and Anite Systems for billing applications.

"OptivityServices enables service providers to differentiate their services by offering customers managed services for the router/WAN, segment/LAN or desktop environments," said Mick Scully, vice president of product and market management for Bay's Internet/Telecom business unit, in a release.

The new service is available now. Pricing varies, based on which software applications and configuration are used.

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