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NextComputing Announces Solution for Network Packet Capture, Traffic Monitoring
NextComputing (News - Alert), a developer of high-performance rackmount and portable data capture solutions, has introduced its first end-to-end solution for network packet capture, traffic monitoring and analysis.
Officials with NextComputing said that Continuum PCAP is a high-speed network monitoring and capture system based on open-standards hardware and software. By building on familiar open-source tools, Continuum PCAP offers performance similar to more expensive capture systems but at a lower cost.
"The rapid growth in IP-based communication has put enormous demands on enterprises, service providers, and governments to make sense of all the information coming across their networks. This influx of data brings opportunities to extract actionable intelligence, but also presents significant risks when these complex networks become difficult to manage and protect," said Bob Labadini, president and CTO of NextComputing, in a statement.
Labadini said that Continuum PCAP is not only a powerful packet capture tool on its own, but can be combined with other analysis and monitoring tools to solve problems in network performance management, incident response, and data forensics.
"We believe this type of solution not only appeals to companies looking to start capturing their network traffic, but also large organizations looking for more open tools, and software developers who want to cost-effectively add packet capture capabilities to their existing applications," he said.
Company officials said that Continuum PCAP combines a robust packet capture engine with popular open-source tools into a system that is open, flexible, and powerful.
Continuum PCAP, which is built on a simple, browser-based user interface, enables high-speed recording of 1G and 10G networks, as well as packet analysis, intrusion detection, and real-time indexing.
According to company officials, this solution is available in several form-factors with varying amounts of data storage, including rackmount and portable.
Earlier in December, NextComputing had announced its latest mobile server and portable workstation, the Radius EX Plus.
This robust and transportable computer provides enterprise-level computing power, storage, and flexible customization options for users who need the power of a rackmount server or tower workstation, but in an all-in-one package that is small enough to be easily transported.
Edited by Rich Steeves