September 23, 2008

VSS Monitoring, Inc. Introduces Industry’s Highest-Capacity Network Traffic Capture Tool

VSS Monitoring, Inc. today introduced the 16x8 Distributed Tap(TM), the industry's highest-capacity network traffic capture tool, delivering a complete, selectable and centralized view of even the largest networks.

"Network monitoring is clearly an area in need of answers," said Glenn O'Donnell, Senior Analyst, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Forrester Research. "By decoupling traffic capture and analysis, you can achieve more complete monitoring and better correlation of monitored data, thereby reducing network vulnerability. For these reasons we are seeing an increasing demand for traffic capture solutions."

"VSS Monitoring's Distributed Traffic Capture(TM) approach reduces response time to network incidents as well as reducing their number overall," said VSS Monitoring's CEO, Terence M. Breslin. "Pro-active control is the number-one goal of network managers and CIOs, and network visibility is the only way to achieve it."

With 16 10/100/1000 UTP ports, eight 1-Gigabit SFP ports and two 10/100/1000 management ports, the 16x8 Distributed Tap has the highest port density of any commercially distributed network tap. Combined with the ability for users to selectively aggregate its output ports, the new tap brings unparalleled flexibility to architecting a distributed traffic capture solution optimized for any network.

Key to the performance of VSS products is the transparent pass-through of network traffic, with almost zero latency and virtually no effect on the signal should the VSS tap lose power. VSS Monitoring's vAssure(TM) proprietary technology (patent pending) reduces normal Gigabit failover time to as little as 100 ms, helping ensure that packet-sensitive applications running on copper media, such as VoIP and IPTV, continue to function uninterrupted and at specified quality-of-service levels.

Like other VSS Distributed Traffic Capture Systems, the 16x8 Distributed 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 16x8 Distributed 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, at a time when network managers and CIOs face increasingly urgent and complex challenges in monitoring large-scale networks. The company is headquartered in Burlingame, Calif., and is privately held.

VSS, 16x8 Distributed Tap, Distributed Traffic Capture, Distributed Traffic Capture System and vAssure are trademarks or registered trademarks of VSS Monitoring, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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SOURCE: VSS Monitoring