ALTEN Calsoft Labs Joins Network Intelligence Alliance to Drive Innovation and Leadership for Next-Generation Network Solutions
PARIS and SANTA CLARA, California, August 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Participation in industry organization will create opportunities to collaborate with
other technology providers supporting the Network Economy and better serve customers with
solutions based on Network Intelligence technology.
ALTEN Calsoft Labs [http://www.calsoftlabs.com ], a wholly owned subsidiary of ALTEN
[http://www.alten.com ], the EUR 1.2 billion European leader in Engineering and Technology
Consulting, today announced that it has become a member of the Network Intelligence
Alliance (NI Alliance), an industry organization created for collaboration among the
Network Economy’s technology providers. Participation in the NI Alliance will help ALTEN
Calsoft Labs to build and market innovative solutions for customers seeking to improve
security, intelligence and user experience in services deployed on next-generation IP
In today’s Network Economy-a world that now depends and runs on networks-accurate
visibility and precise tracking of data crossing networks have become crucial to the
availability, performance and security of applications and services. The growing
complexity of IP transactions, the explosion of mobile applications, and the mainstream
adoption of cloud computing surpass the capabilities of conventional tools to improve how
networks operate, expand services, and cope with cybersecurity. Just like Business
Intelligence solutions emerged to unlock information hidden in the enterprise, Network
Intelligence technology is an emerging category of technology to reveal the critical
details of the data locked inside network traffic and transactions.
The NI Alliance serves two purposes: first, as a forum for collaboration among
technology providers whose solutions secure data in transit, ensure efficient data
delivery, monetize data transactions or track real-time information. Through the NI
Alliance, members can better serve their customers.
The NI Alliance also seeks to educate the market and the public on the role and value
of Network Intelligence in protecting sensitive information; delivering value-added
services, applications and information; and ensuring better performance of
ALTEN Calsoft Labs leverages Network Intelligence to build innovative solutions in the
areas of Application Delivery Optimization (ADO), Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Big
Data Analytics that rely on real time network traffic analysis.
“Network Intelligence plays a crucial role in software-defined networks, especially in
real-time traffic monitoring, applications performance, enterprise security and policy
enforcement”, said Gerald Attia, Deputy CEO, ALTEN Group. “As a member of the NI Alliance,
we add value to our clients’ R&D efforts in L4-L7 switching, application acceleration &
optimization, security, content filtering, virtual appliance development & service
assurance, where integration of Network Intelligence is critical”.
As pioneers in network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking
(SDN) markets, ALTEN Calsoft Labs helps Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs), Cloud
Providers and Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) architect, integrate and deploy Network
Intelligence technology in their products, virtual appliances and SDN/NFV solutions. “As
NFV and SDN initiatives are influencing a new generation of architectures, Network
Intelligence gathering and associated network traffic and data analysis, is becoming key
to exploiting these new architectures, enabling scale, security and new applications” said
Narendra Dhara, Sr. Vice President, Networking and Embedded at ALTEN Calsoft Labs.
“ALTEN Calsoft Labs is a valuable addition to the NI Alliance and we welcome their
participation,” said Erik Larsson, Chairman of the NI Alliance. “It’s companies like
Calsoft Labs joining with other vendors who play leadership roles in their respective
areas of expertise that will enable organizations to most effectively apply Network
Intelligence to better manage, protect and profit from their data networks.”
Establishment of the NI Alliance was initiated by Qosmos, whose Network Intelligence
technology components provide the crucial first step in understanding what’s passing
through networks. Qosmos’ hardware and software components extract and interpret real-time
traffic-translating a data stream’s 1s and 0s into their respective communications
protocols, metadata and content for use by third-party applications.
Through the NI Alliance, Qosmos expands its collaborative approach to help vendors
design and deliver advanced solutions with embedded Network Intelligence technology in
less time and at lower cost. The NI Alliance provides a channel for dialogue and
partnerships that Alliance Members otherwise may not have considered or pursued when
addressing the needs of joint customers. Visibility within the vendor community through
the NI Alliance affords companies opportunities to market more comprehensive solutions
with greater ROI and faster time to value for customers.
About the NI Alliance
The NI Alliance is an industry organization created for collaboration among the
Network Economy’s technology providers and to educate the market on the role and value of
Network Intelligence technology. Members are vendors involved in the capture, processing,
decoding, analysis, and leveraging of network data; suppliers of Network Intelligence
technology components; software vendors; and information providers of solutions, such as
cybersecurity, telecom service assurance, traffic optimization and more. Participation in
the NI Alliance helps members to build and market innovative solutions to Communications
Service Providers (CSPs) governments and enterprise customers seeking to improve
performance, security and the monetization of network-dependent services and applications.
For more information, please visit http://www.nialliance.org
About ALTEN Calsoft Labs
Calsoft Labs [http://www.calsoftlabs.com ] is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALTEN, the
EUR1.2 billion European leader in Engineering and Technology Consulting. Calsoft Labs
offers technology consulting and product engineering services globally to equipment
manufacturers (OEMs/ODMs), semiconductor vendors, and independent software vendors (ISVs).
Calsoft Labs operates state-of-the-art product design and development centres at
Bangalore, Chennai and Mysore in India, with a network of sales and support offices
worldwide including North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit
ALTEN Calsoft Labs Media Contact Poornima Naghendran, 20:20 MSL Phone: +91-44-30718395 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NI Alliance Media Contact Madeleine Renouard Phone: +33-1-70-81-19-54 / Email: email@example.com
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