By Michelle Amodio, TMCnet Contributor
Interop (News - Alert) is and has been the meeting place for the business technology community, providing for IT and corporate professionals the knowledge and insight into the latest IT trends. This year, TMCnet had a chance to catch up with a few of Interop’s exhibitors and vendors. Among them is Endace, and TMCnet’s Rich Tehrani talked with Tim Nichols, VP of Marketing for Endace to see what’s going on with their organization.
Endace specializes in helping large organizations understand what is really going on with their networks, notes Nichols. Endace monitors, records, indexes, and analyzes every single packet within a network. The company prides itself on 100 percent guaranteed packet-capture accuracy. This, in turn, gives packets the ability to perform better in instances like network outages or matters where security is a concern.
According to Nichols, organizations almost never have an idea of what is really going on inside of their networks. This is where Endace comes in.
“We work with some of the largest investment banks and some of the largest manufacturing companies in the U.S., and when we sit down with these organizations, we typically find that they think they know what is going on,” said Nichols. “When we plug in one of our systems, we generally are able to show them that they really have a very little idea.”
One organization that Nichols recalled called upon Endace to help with their network needs. Said organization had employed a very strict rule of no Skype (News - Alert) or instant messaging programs. What the organization didn’t realize that, in spite of their rules, there were multiple instances in which these programs were used over their network without them having known. What Endace allowed was for this organization to see what was really going on within their networks.
When it comes to choosing a networking monitoring solution, Nichols says businesses need to ask themselves whether or not the system they are using is able to capture continuously every packet on the network?
“Endace technology is used by intelligence agencies and large telcos because we guarantee, and have a 15 year history proving we capture every packet at 10Gb per second,” said Nichols.
It’s being able to capture every packet, every time with an accurate time stamp.
For more information on Endace’s network monitoring solutions, visit their website at www.endace.com
Edited by Rich Steeves