SOURCE: Net Optics

Net Optics

May 07, 2013 08:00 ET

Net Optics Streamlines 40G Migration and SDN Integration With New xStream 40 Solution and Advances AA-NPM With New Version of Spyke

At Interop, Net Optics to Demonstrate xStream 40™ Capabilities for 40G and 10G Networks, as Well as Spyke™ AA-NPM Support for Network Security and Availability

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Net Optics, Inc., the leading provider of Total Application and Network Visibility solutions, announces introduction of the xStream 40 Network Packet Broker (NPB) -- delivering exceptional performance and significant new capabilities. Plus, Net Optics announces additions to the Spyke Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring (AA-NPM) platform. Attendees at Interop Las Vegas can view demonstrations in booth #1559.

xStream 40™ provides extensive NPB capabilities for 40G networks, including advanced filtering, aggregation, load-balancing, time stamping and more. The scalable, high-density platform is being added to the Net Optics portfolio, providing 30 percent improved latency over the previous ultra-low latency record. xStream 40 also provides twenty percent more filters and 2.6X higher port density with the same form factor. This boosts productivity, cost savings and convenience, offering cost-effective ways to accelerate and manage. xStream 40 simplifies large-scale network management and network monitoring tasks, while sharing growing traffic loads among multiple tools.

"xStream 40 is loaded with features that will make customer migration to 40G networks easier. It is the most cost-effective method to perform 40G monitoring with existing 10G tools -- protecting existing investment while maintaining security and performance," says Sharon Besser, Net Optics VP of Technology.

Additional features include:

  • Delivery of up to 64 wire-speed 1 GbE and 10 GbE ports, or 48 wire-speed 1 GbE and 10 GbE ports and 4 40 GbE ports
  • Improved hardware includes support for IEEE 1588, Precision Time Protocol and time stamping on ingress
  • Time stamping of packets on the fly with nanosecond accuracy and packet manipulation options on all ports at line rate
  • Integrated capabilities for streamlining SDN migration supporting multiple management and integration protocols
  • Ability to leverage the supersized 1.28Tbps backplane to process more traffic at faster speeds while maximizing network performance and security

SPYKE 1.5 delivers AA-NPM supporting 10G networks and is designed to monitor applications and networks of companies from small branch sites to 10G Enterprise-wide networks. New support for 10G traffic monitoring allows Enterprise customers to deploy a plug-and-play, cost effective solution to complement current monitoring infrastructure.

AA-NPM demands deep diving into packet payloads to identify the underlying application and extract relevant performance indicators. Spyke 1.5's DPI engine adds coverage for hundreds of applications, letting customers examine and extract application meta-data for fast troubleshooting and problem resolution.

"Most monitoring tools see packet headers and provide flow information only," says Dave Britt, Net Optics Director of APM Technologies, "whereas DPI is like opening a letter to see the content."

Spyke provides meaningful metadata, identifying not only how well applications are performing but also what users are actually doing. So a customer can easily find "bandwidth hogs" and also extract Google search strings that users are entering, for example. Key enhancements let customers quickly understand which protocols and services are running in their networks. 

The first units of xStream 40 and Spyke 1.5 are expected to ship in early Q3.

About Net Optics, Inc.
Net Optics is the leading provider of Total Application and Network Visibility solutions that deliver real-time network intelligence for peak performance in network monitoring and security. As a result, businesses achieve the scalable end-to-end visibility they need to optimize network performance of physical, virtual and private cloud environments, and remote branch offices. More than 7,500 enterprises, service providers and government organizations -- including 85 percent of the Fortune 100 -- trust Net Optics' comprehensive plug and play family of application-aware NPM, Network Packet Broker, Virtual/Cloud and Visibility Management System (VMS) solutions to deliver immediate results and quick time to value through an easy-to-use interface. Net Optics maintains a global presence through leading OEM partner and reseller networks.


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