SOURCE: Net Optics

Net Optics

March 28, 2011 08:00 ET

Net Optics Announces Industry's First Network and Application Monitoring Tap for Remote Sites

appTap Offers Real-Time Visibility Into Distributed Networks for Superior Management and Quick Issue Diagnosis and Resolution

SANTA CLARA, CA and MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - (Cisco Live!) -- Net Optics, Inc., the leader of real-time network visibility solutions, today announced the appTap™, the industry's first integrated network and application monitoring Tap specifically designed for networks in remote sites, and the only monitoring solution with a built-in Tap. A simple, plug-and-play solution with remote access, the appTap eliminates the need for costly onsite engineering support -- a major benefit for businesses seeking to reduce complexity and increase automation while lowering costs by tens of thousands of dollars per year. Product demos are available at Cisco Live! in booth # WE21 from March 29 to April 1.

Real-Time Visibility into Remote Networks or Mid-Size Implementations
Challenged by limited IT resources and smaller budgets, remote branch sites with up to 100Mb internet connections need an easy to use and affordable solution for visibility into network and application performance. With appTap, businesses can now proactively detect and resolve problems in real-time before they affect business continuity, competitiveness and revenue. The product captures and analyzes network traffic, application activity and monitors Voice Over IP (VoIP) calls, pinpointing performance issues such as low quality VoIP due to jitter, underperforming applications, and insufficient network bandwidth.

"Small satellite offices and remote branch sites face the same network and application management challenges of large data centers, but have few or no engineers on staff and smaller IT budgets," said Sharon Besser, vice president of technology for Net Optics. "Even one instance of business downtime can result in a loss of thousands of dollars and long-term damage to the business image. appTap prevents these losses by enabling total visibility into both network traffic and application performance, helping to quickly isolate problems before they interrupt the business and affect revenues."

Enhanced Monitoring and Management Capabilities
Specifically, appTap's broad access and monitoring capabilities enable businesses to:

  • Preserve historical network performance data for identifying changes in behavior early on 
  • Automatically detect locally deployed and Web-based applications and view the network resources they use
  • View network use over time, helping determine capacity needs and future-proofing the network 
  • Have network access via its monitoring ports for Intrusion Detection Systems and other solutions

Flexible Options Address Varying Customer Needs 
End users can choose from three levels of monitoring visibility based on business needs, including network, application and session monitoring. Network Monitoring captures network data, generates and consumes NetFlow records and exports NetFlow records for use by third party flow analysis tools. Application Monitoring includes the benefits of Network Monitoring in addition to flow monitoring and analysis and report tools that break down network use by layer, protocol and application. Finally, Session Monitoring includes the benefits of network and application monitoring as well as the ability to troubleshoot VoIP calls. 

"The combination of appTap's network, application and session monitoring integrated with a built-in Tap and monitoring ports is brilliant," said Steve Urquhart, co-founder and managing director of Triplelayer Networks. "Net Optics is addressing a market segment that is not served by other types of solutions available today. We anticipate a high customer demand for a cost-effective product like appTap."

appTap will be available globally in Q2 2011 and will be sold through select partners and VARs.


About Net Optics, Inc.
Net Optics is the leading provider of Intelligent Access and Monitoring Architecture solutions that deliver real-time IT visibility, monitoring and control. As a result, businesses achieve peak performance in network analytics and security. More than 7,000 enterprises, service providers and government organizations -- including 85 percent of the Fortune 100 -- trust Net Optics' comprehensive smart access hardware and software solutions to plan, scale and future-proof their networks through an easy-to-use interface. Net Optics maintains a global presence through leading OEM partner and reseller networks.

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