SOURCE: Solarflare


November 10, 2014 09:00 ET

Solarflare® Powers Pervasive Enterprise Data Recording, Retention and Query

Capture SolarSystem Enables Real-Time, Distributed, Precision Capture Critical to Cyber Threat Management, Regulatory Compliance and Business Analytics

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) - Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent networking software and hardware, today announced Capture SolarSystem™, an open software platform that delivers network capture, high-performance persistent capture to disk along with query and network statistics, providing a cost-effective approach to deploying data capture more broadly across enterprise data centers, clouds, telcos and other high-demand networks. The distributed, real-time data recording, retention and query provided by Capture SolarSystem represent the critical foundation for the management of cyber threats, audit and compliance with business regulations, as well as business analytics within the enterprise.

Capture SolarSystem is a turnkey software platform that comes pre-configured and performance optimized to run on qualified industry standard servers, transforming Solarflare's Ethernet server adapters into packet capture devices that provide up to four ports of line-rate capture. Capture SolarSystem also has an open API that enables integration with third-party analytic applications, creating a powerful capture and analytics solution that is capable of line rate capture to disk and real-time simultaneous capture and indexed query of captured data. Capture SolarSystem comes complete with management and monitoring via a web-based graphical user interface.

According to ESG research, the market for server-based packet capture, packet processing and monitoring will grow substantially, reaching nearly $1B by 2018. This growth will occur in enterprise data centers and clouds, and will benefit from the continued growth in virtualization and the emergence of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

"We see an escalating need for access to capture, processing and analysis of network data to address network performance, security, uptime, and demanding SLA requirements," said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at ESG. "This need will drive substantial market growth over the next five years. Solarflare will be well positioned for this market transformation with its high performance intelligent network I/O platform and value-added software."

"Capture SolarSystem represents a unique way to distribute the capture of network data throughout the enterprise," said Solarflare CEO Russell Stern. "By dramatically increasing the number of capture nodes within the network, our customers can now more economically and pervasively manage cyber threats, comply with regulatory requirements and employ extensive business analytics. Plus, our open software platform enables the use of the most popular third-party security, monitoring and network analytics applications."

Capture SolarSystem is the latest capture application developed by Solarflare, joining SolarCapture SDK, SolarCapture Live and SolarCapture Pro. They are part of Solarflare's line of AppFlex™ software products, which include application acceleration, network monitoring and network security solutions. All applications operate in conjunction with Solarflare's industry leading, high-performance, low-latency server I/O adapters.

About Solarflare

Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. With over 1,200 customers worldwide, the company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, HP and IBM. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK and New Delhi, India.

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