SOURCE: VSS Monitoring

VSS Monitoring

VSS Monitoring

May 11, 2011 08:27 ET

VSS Monitoring Joins Extreme Networks' Go Purple Partner Program to Optimize Network Visibility and Increase Switch Performance

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - VSS Monitoring, the leader in network traffic capture for packet-level visibility, today announced that it has joined Extreme Networks' Go Purple Partner program to deliver an optimized network visibility layer and increased switch performance for Extreme Networks' mobile enterprise and carrier solutions.

VSS Monitoring's Distributed Traffic Capture Systems™ break the practice of a 1:1 relationship between the monitoring tool and a network link. Distributed traffic capture abstracts the traffic to be monitored into a traffic capture layer, removing the processing from the switch's mirror port, allowing it to be optimized in real time for the monitoring infrastructure. Optimization operations may include filtering, aggregation at 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps), load balancing, conditional packet slicing, microburst measurement, and time and port stamping.

"The partnership with VSS Monitoring enhances the visibility and performance of our switching platforms, across the backbone and to the edge of the network." said Dick O'Hara, director, WW alliances for Extreme Networks. "VSS Monitoring Distributed Traffic Capture Systems deployed with Extreme Networks offers a best-in-class visibility layer to optimize monitoring and security."

"We are delivering the visibility essential to the scalability and reliability of Extreme Networks' best-in-class enterprise and carrier mobility solutions," said Kevin Jablonski, VSS Monitoring vice president of sales and global alliances. "The unprecedented scalability of VSS Distributed Traffic Capture Systems helps ensure that Extreme Networks Ethernet solutions meet the toughest challenges in network connectivity and IP-based communications."

VSS Monitoring Distributed Traffic Capture Systems and vStack+™ architecture scales packet-level visibility across Extreme Networks' enterprise and carrier mobility products, supporting 10 Gbps deployments for VoIP, security, and analytic monitoring applications.

Extreme Networks deliver networks optimized for the new mobile world of people and machines, providing pervasive access, awareness and control from the converged edge to the cloud. Its carrier Ethernet switches provide service providers with flexible and cost effective solutions to meet their high availability requirements for converged services.

About Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks delivers networks for the mobile world. The company's open network solutions enable a quality user experience, providing a platform for improved business agility. From the converged mobile edge of enterprises to virtualized clouds, and from data centers to global carrier networks that backhaul mobile traffic, Extreme Networks' extensible services architecture helps set a foundation for mobility, user awareness and faster performance to empower people and machines to connect and move seamlessly. Extreme Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit:

About VSS Monitoring

VSS Monitoring, Inc. is the leader in network traffic capture, with the world's largest and most feature-rich family of traffic capture devices allowing IT professionals to see into the farthest reaches of even the largest networks, preventing problems from reaching end users, and greatly accelerating the ROI of network monitoring and security tools. VSS's innovative Distributed Traffic Capture Systems and active inline bypass / load balancer appliances such as the Protector Series™ herald a new architecture of network monitoring, one which fundamentally improves its capability and price-performance. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit

VSS, Distributed Traffic Capture Systems, vStack+, and Protector Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of VSS Monitoring, Inc. in the United States and other countries.Extreme Networks and the Extreme Networks logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to features and benefits of Extreme Networks products are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Mark McHarry
    VSS Monitoring Media Relations
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    Gregory Cross
    Extreme Networks Public Relations
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