SOURCE: NetFort Technologies

NetFort Technologies

December 11, 2013 09:00 ET

NetFort Introduces LANGuardian V12

Latest Release Enables Accurate Concise Visibility Into Application Usage for Any Type and Size of Network

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - NetFort Technologies, a leading developer of innovative software for monitoring activity on computer networks, today announced the availability of LANGuardian version 12, a significant new release of its flagship network monitoring software product. The new release includes CBAR (content-based application recognition), an enhancement of NetFort's deep packet inspection (DPI) technology that recognizes and classifies application traffic based on packet content rather than relying on packet headers and port numbers. In addition to CBAR, LANGuardian version 12 also includes the following new features:

  • New graphics rendering engine
  • Application-aware report drilldown
  • Traffic breakdown by application and website domain

LANGuardian version 12 uses the same agentless architectural model as previous LANGuardian versions, which enables it to provide deep insight into network activity solely by analyzing traffic packets. Because LANGuardian does not rely on agents, it can be installed and connected to a network in minutes. Furthermore, LANGuardian has no impact on network availability or performance and, unlike other deep packet inspection products, it runs on standard off-the-shelf hardware.

LANGuardian is available as a standalone product or as a plug-in module that integrates with leading infrastructure management environments such as SolarWinds, IPswitch, Splunk and McAfee.

A free 30-day trial of NetFort LANGuardian is available at:

John Brosnan, CEO of NetFort Technologies stated:

"Cloud services, data center consolidation, mobility and SaaS are driving an increase in network activity and bandwidth demands in organizations of all sizes. Companies need clear and accurate information about what's happening on their networks, but they are struggling to get it. On the one hand, network monitoring tools that run on standard hardware do not analyze traffic packets in detail. On the other hand, tools that analyze traffic packets in detail run on bespoke hardware that is outside the budget of most SMBs. LANGuardian is able to perform deep packet inspection on network traffic while running on a standard physical or virtual server. As a result, it offers SMBs the unique value proposition of extremely detailed network traffic analysis at an affordable price. Busy network engineers and system administrators really value having a single point of access to all the information they need about the devices, and the traffic, on their network. Integrating LANGuardian into their dashboards gives them the single pane of glass they have been looking for, without the cost and complexity normally associated with DPI solutions."

About NetFort

NetFort provides a range of software products to monitor activity on virtual and physical networks. Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, NetFort was established in 2002 and has built up a global customer base in the enterprise, education, and government sectors.

The LANGuardian has been successfully implemented and proven to be an invaluable asset in many domestic and international private sector companies, government departments, educational institutions, and local councils. NetFort customers include Honda Canada, Seven Oaks School Division, United States Treasury, Washington Gas, Red Bull Formula 1, Panasonic, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, the Football Association, City National Bank, and Canada Life. For more information visit:

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