Planet Associates Receives US Army Certificate of Networthiness for Planet IRM Software

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Planet Infrastructure Management Software Certified for Use within US Army IT Networks

Neptune, NJ – November 13, 2012– Planet Associates Inc., the leading provider of Infrastructure Relationship Management (IRM) software and services for Enterprise Networks, has recently been approved for a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) by the US Army 9th Signal Command / Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM).  This signifies that Planet® IRM has met the Army’s rigorous standards for measurement, control, and minimization of security risks and impacts in IT systems and can now be deployed anywhere within the Army’s Enterprise Infrastructure Network.

 “Receiving the CoN is an acknowledgement of Planet IRM’s compliance with the Army’s stringent requirements for security, compatibility, and sustainability,” said William Spencer, President and CEO of Planet Associates.  “The Army recognizes the need for increased critical infrastructure visibility, and Planet IRM has been approved to serve as a Configuration Management System (CMS) in an effort to enhance oversight of the Army’s network assets.”

 Planet IRM will be utilized as the visual IT infrastructure repository to provide configuration and change management capabilities for WAN circuits, fiber optic and copper outside and inside plant, communications rooms, data centers and workspaces.  It will import and export data to authoritative systems (e.g. BMC Remedy) as needed.  Imported data will be reconciled to ensure end-to-end connectivity to visually describe services and circuits over WAN, OSP, building, LAN, closet, data center, user, and IT assets.  Planet IRM will be used to analyze mission critical infrastructure, move/add/change processing, and resource and space planning.

 Planet IRM provides a visualized, centralized and consolidated CMS of both physical and cyber infrastructures and associated dependencies. It is a comprehensive solution that integrates IT asset management to physical infrastructure through a visualization engine equipped with analysis tools, and integrates orphaned IT infrastructure data into an accurate, collaborative, real-time data repository. Planet IRM improves operational efficiency and service levels, reduces network disruptions and downtime, and provides the cohesion necessary for accurate and thorough critical system analysis.

 Planet IRM is available through the US General Service Administration’s schedule GS-35F-0928N or via the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative and SmartBUY Blanket Purchase Agreements.

 About Planet Associates Inc.

Planet Associates Inc., located in Neptune, N.J., develops, licenses and supports the Planet IRM family of infrastructure relationship management software products.  Planet IRM is uniquely capable of total enterprise network asset consolidation, incorporating Inside and Outside Cable Plant, Data Center, WAN, and User/Desktop Management, and all interconnectivity.  For more information on Planet IRM software, call Planet Associates at (732) 922-5300, email mjviscomi@planetassoc.com or visit http://www.planetassoc.com.

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Planet® is a registered trademark of Planet Associates Inc.  BMC Remedy is the exclusive property of BMC Software Inc. and is a registered trademark with the US Patent Office.  Copyright ©2010 Planet Associates Inc.  All rights reserved.

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