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Spirent Communications Partners With SL CorporationTo Enhance Reporting in Perform OSS

Customers Benefit From SL RTView's Extensible and Customizable Real-Time Visibility

CORTE MADERA, Calif. - September 2, 2008 - SL Corporation, a leading provider of real-time monitoring, analytics, and visualization software, today announced that Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), a global provider of performance analysis and service management solutions, selected SL's RTView to enhance the reporting functionality within the Spirent Perform operations support system (OSS). The integrated solution helps Spirent provide customers with a fully supported and extensible visualization solution that meets their current and future management needs.

"RTView's robust and extensive feature set helps ensure our Perform clients have the ability to deliver the most effective dashboards, alerts and reports for their businesses, now and going forward," said John Cunningham, vice president, Service Assurance at Spirent Communications.

Spirent Perform is an advanced OSS that provides automated quality of service (QoS) monitoring and assurance to help companies such as Qwest, Embarq, and Sprint/Nextel manage Service Level Agreements. The latest release of Perform, version 2.0, fully incorporates the RTView platform, and all existing reports have been migrated to RTView.

Spirent upgraded the standard reporting functionality within Perform to a more comprehensive and customizable visualization offering. They chose to work with SL Corporation because of RTView's reputation and capabilities beyond standard reporting, including:

  • DBMS support for retrieving data from sources such as XML streams, Web Services, HTM/Scrape, JMS
  • Real-time GUI views
  • Animation capabilities
  • Support for queries from various sources into one table
  • Data collection/storage - can collect data from various databases and store them within a single or multiple other data sources
  • Alerts available such as SNMP traps and customized alerts/actions
  • Customization available for commands, functions, and external interfaces

"Perform enables Spirent's customers to more tightly monitor their networks and offer increasingly stricter SLAs, thereby increasing revenues and margins," said Ted Wilson, vice president of Business Development for SL Corporation. "The comprehensive real-time visibility provided by RTView will further help these customers to identify performance issues more quickly - prior to impacting services - which can lead to significant operational cost savings."

For more information regarding Spirent, please visit http://www.spirent.com. For more information about SL's RTView platform, please visit http://sl.com/products/rtview.shtml. To download Bloor Research's recent product review of RTView, please visit http://sl.com/pdfs/bloor_productreview.pdf.

About SL Corporation
Over the past 24 years, SL Corporation has become the most knowledgeable and responsive provider of real-time monitoring, analytics, and visibility solutions. SL's flagship product, RTView, addresses a broad spectrum of enterprise visibility challenges spanning business activity monitoring (BAM), application performance management (APM), and component-level infrastructure monitoring. RTView has also become the de facto standard for extending the visualization of complex event processing (CEP) engines, TIBCO messaging middleware, Oracle Coherence data grids, and custom applications. SL's exclusive focus on real-time visibility solutions, commitment to customer success, and partner-centric culture are why thousands of industry leaders have chosen to work with SL to support their most critical applications and businesses. SL Corporation can be reached at +1 415-927-8400 or on the web at www.sl.com.

About Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications ( www.spirent.com) is a global provider of integrated performance analysis and service assurance systems that enable the development and deployment of next-generation networking technology such as Internet telephony, broadband services, 3G wireless, global navigation satellite systems, and network security equipment. Spirent Communications' solutions are used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, including the world's largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises and governments. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,500 employees worldwide.

Spirent Communications plc ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT). The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt ("ADR" ) programme with each ADR representing four Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares. The ADRs trade in the US over-the-counter ("OTC" ) market under the symbol SPMYY and the CUSIP number is 84856M209. Spirent Communications' sales to the United States government are made through Spirent Federal Systems Inc. www.spirentfederal.com

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