August 28, 2008
Endace Enhances NinjaProbe Appliance
Endace, a provider of network monitoring solutions, has enhanced its NinjaProbe appliance that allows the platform to capture, store and replay network traffic at speeds approaching 10Gb/s.
These capabilities permit network operators to replay events on their network exactly as they occurred, providing the ability to recreate real network scenarios, identify the cause and effect of alarm conditions, load and test networking and security equipment and actively study user experiences for services like video on demand. Until now, testing has relied on expensive equipment to generate synthetic test patterns; an approach that does not reflect real world traffic conditions and therefore fails to allow for proper network optimization.
Stephen Gleave, vice president of marketing at Endace, said: "While customers are already familiar with NinjaProbe's wire-speed traffic capture capabilities, our addition of synchronized traffic replay, even across multiple probes, adds a new dimension to network monitoring and trouble-shooting. After precisely time-stamping every captured packet, NinjaProbe can now accurately replay stored data while maintaining inter-packet delay intervals, guaranteeing recreation of the originally monitored traffic."