San Jose, CALIF. — Fastlane Software Systems ( http://www.xni.com ) announced they have won a Federal Procurement award to deploy realtime network monitoring systems at the Federal Aviation Administration. In an intensely competitive field Fastlane Software Systems, a small start-up beat such industry giants as EDS, Elron and Concord Communications. Fastlane’s winning proposal featured a turnkey approach which integrates their award winning Xni software, various open source elements, the Redhat (Nasdaq: RHAT) Linux Operating system and Intel based hardware from Compaq Computer Corporation.
“The combination of our Xni software and the Redhat Linux operating system offers a robust, stable and highly economical platform which gives us a distinct edge over the NT based competitors”, said Brain Sefton, CEO, Fastlane Software.
“The addition of Fastlane’s XNI software to the growing number of applications that run of Red Hat Linux is further proof of the dramatic growth in customer demand for Linux applications”, said Paul McNamara, Vice President of Products and Platforms for Red Hat, Inc.
Fastlane Software Systems develops, deploys and supports realtime network analysis and monitoring, security and IP Billing solutions. Fastlane is based at the NASA TEN business incubator ( http://www.ten-net.org ), and incubator which includes the NASA Ames Technology Commercialization Center (ATCC) in its clusters of high-tech startups. TEN and ATCC have approximately 20 startups under sponsorship, and includes such major successes in its graduating companies as eBay, iPrint, and Xros.
Said TEN/ATCC chief operating officer, Bill Musgrave, “We are pleased to have Fastlane in our incubator. The technology that Brian Sefton and his Fastlane team have developed represents the kind of innovation that can be applied immediately to address significant real-world problems.”