SOURCE: VSS Monitoring

November 17, 2008 07:17 ET

VSS Creates Industry's First 10-Gigabit Distributed Traffic Capture Family With Launch of V 4.24 Distributed Filter Tap

BURLINGAME, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - VSS Monitoring today announced shipment of the first 10 Gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) Distributed Traffic Capture System™ for network monitoring. The high-speed tap captures data from any point on a network and feeds it to a central location for analysis, providing a complete, centralized and scalable view of large networks.

Available now, the V 4.24 Distributed Filter Tap™ is a high port capacity tool with the ability to selectively aggregate and filter traffic to optimize the use of network monitoring devices. Additional 10 Gb/s distributed traffic capture taps with a range of capacity and speed combinations for different network environments will be available later this year from VSS Monitoring.

The addition of the 10 Gb/s devices to VSS Monitoring's existing product set creates the industry's most flexible array of traffic-capture solutions, able to deploy on almost any network topology and cost-effectively scale to any network size.

"Lack of network visibility impacts user productivity, causes lost revenue opportunities and increases IT costs," said Bojan Simic, Research Analyst, Network and Application Performance Management, Aberdeen Group. "Distributed traffic capture technology represents the first cost-scalable solution for monitoring of large networks. Only a highly flexible system of distributed traffic capture taps can provide the tight coupling to the network infrastructure necessary for total network visibility."

Deployments of 10 Gb/s networks are reaching pervasive deployment levels in large enterprises and telecommunications companies, driven by increased data traffic and by the rapid growth of bandwidth-intensive applications such as remote access, wireless, VoIP, IPTV, over-the-top or broadband-based video, and cloud computing.

"You can't monitor what you can't see," said Terence M. Breslin, VSS Monitoring's CEO. "The only way to ensure proactive control of the network and meet regulatory requirements and ROI objectives is with the complete visibility provided by distributed traffic capture."

A graphical user interface provides a straightforward means to manage the V 4.24 Distributed Filter Tap remotely or locally. It gives users a quick way to select pre-defined filters and to build custom ones, allowing them to choose from context-sensitive fields and pick lists, as well as letting them enter conditional expressions directly. The user interface employs HTTPS to ensure that the connection to the tap is encrypted.

VSS offers the largest number of traffic capture devices, with almost 150 aggregation and replicator taps, span port capture devices and network taps. Like other VSS Distributed Traffic Capture Systems, the V 4.24 Distributed Filter Tap is designed for large, complex networks whose managers face ever greater performance demands, higher threat levels, and legally mandated security and compliance requirements.

The V 4.24 Distributed Filter Tap is available worldwide from VSS Monitoring's channel partners. In addition, VSS Monitoring systems are offered by many network analyzer vendors as part of a network management solution. Users should contact VSS Monitoring for further information, including demos, pricing and local resellers.

VSS Monitoring, Inc. ( is the world's leading innovator of Distributed Traffic Capture Systems and network taps, focused on meeting the rapidly evolving requirements of security and performance-conscious network professionals. Distributed Traffic Capture Systems herald a new architecture of network monitoring, one which fundamentally improves its capability and price-performance. The company is headquartered in Burlingame, Calif., and is privately held.

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