|[January 28, 2013]
cPacket Radically Simplifies How Data Center and Cloud Professionals Pinpoint Problems
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
cPacket (News - Alert) Networks has today announced (at Cisco Live) a new network
performance and monitoring solution that radically simplifies the way in
which cloud and data center professionals pinpoint issues. This means
they can find and act upon network problems before user experiences are
The new cPacket solution is called SPIFEE™ (Stream & Packet Inspection
Front End Environment). It includes the new cPacket Search™ which, in
the same way a Google (News - Alert) Search finds relevant information from anywhere in
the Web based on text strings, makes it possible to "grep" the entire
network -- in real-time and immediately find relevant traffic patterns,
performance bottlenecks, and applications misbehavior.
"Until now, network professionals have invested enormous time and effort
in storing large amounts of traffic on disk, and then trying to
post-process that data to analyze network performance and applications
problems," said Rony Kay, founder and CEO of cPacket. "This is both very
costly and doesn't scale to the massive amounts of traffic in today's
network environments. Moreover, too much time and too many resources are
spent collecting unusable data, instead of analyzing and solving actual
problems. Our goal is to enable network professionals to surgically
search and find what they need instantly."
The SPIFEE solution streamlines distributed deployments of cPacket's cVu
traffic monitoring switches. SPIFEE capabilities include:
Real-time grep for any specific traffic, anywhere in the network,
according to any combination of header fields and patterns in the
packets payload content, providing instantly ranked results.
Interactive visual mapping and dashboards of all the smart ports from
the cPacket cVu devices across the network. These include unified
access for filtering, forwarding, aggregating, replicating, balancing,
and archiving granular performance and health metrics.
On-he-fly analysis of network performance, application's behavior,
and trends. These can be viewed with a simple performance gadget and
combined with proactive alerts based on thresholds, ratios and events.
Moreover, these alerts can be easily adjusted for different needs with
Overall, SPIFEE provides a streamlined approach to a continuous
improvement cycle of network operations, optimization, and trouble
shooting. It perpetually monitors the network and provides proactive
notice of anomalies, performance bottlenecks, spikes, and application
behavior abnormalities. In combination with the real-time network grep
function, SPIFEE allows instant drill down into any relevant information
that is needed to solve problems.
World's First Real-time Grep: Search the Network for what you
need when you need it
"Unfortunately, in today's environment, network operators spend the vast
majority of their time trying to locate relevant information, or sifting
through vast amount of unusable data, when they look for network
problems," said Kay. "Instead, it would be more efficient to invest that
time analyzing and solving actual problems."
cPacket recognized that the challenge of solving network problems is
like finding a needle in a haystack and it is getting dramatically more
difficult with increased network speeds and complexity. As a result, the
company developed its unique grep technology which performs real-time
distributed search across the entire data center network to isolate
suspected traffic profiles according to any combination of header fields
and payload content. From a web browser, a SPIFEE user can search
on-the-fly for a particular pattern match or a signature, such as a
cookie, URL or user ID, and have only the right packets isolated for
deeper investigation. Moreover, this real-time insight can be used to
define custom key performance indicators (KPI's) and to trigger
proactive alerts to identify problems before they emerge.
According to Kay, "The uses of this instant network search are virtually
limitless. We know that our users will invent many ways to benefit from
SPIFEE that we didn't even anticipate."
SPIFEE Availability and Further information
SPIFEE is available today from cPacket to complement its cVu product
line. For more information about SPIFEE see www.cpacket.com/SPIFEE.
cPacket is the recognized leader in pervasive network intelligence. The
company delivers solutions that radically simplify network traffic
monitoring and data center performance optimization. At the heart of all
of cPacket's solutions are its unique Algorithmic Fabric chips and
innovative hardware-software architecture. The company's customers
include the world largest data centers, service providers, financial and
government organizations. cPacket is located in Mountain View, CA (News - Alert). For
more information, visit www.cpacket.com.
Editors, note: All trademarks and registered trademarks are those of
their respective companies.
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