Net Optics Phantom Virtualization Tap(TM) Now Supports VMware's vSphere 5.x -- Enabling Customers to Seamlessly Upgrade While Maintaining Total Visibility
SANTA CLARA, CA, Feb 26, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Net Optics, Inc., the leading provider of Intelligent Network Access
and Monitoring Architecture, has launched the highly anticipated
Phantom Virtualization Tap 2.5. The new Tap provides unprecedented
total support for VMware vSphere 4.x, 5.0 & 5.1.
Support for vSphere 5.x and stealth deployments is key to delivering
total visibility for virtualizing customers via a silent kernel
module. This capability makes the Phantom Tap the only product now on
the market able to provide kernel-level implementation for vSphere
In addition to its enhanced vSphere support, the Phantom
Virtualization Tap 2.5 offers a wide spectrum of important
cost-saving and efficiency benefits. The Tap now leverages /dvFilter
API to deliver its advanced, kernel-level monitoring -- unique in
providing smart filtering at the collection point. The ability to
maintain a kernel-level solution is essential to a customer's ability
to optimize resource utilization.
Customers upgrading to vSphere 5.x can benefit substantially from the
Phantom Tap's new functions. It solves the critical need for
visibility in virtualized environments, where inter-VM and
cross-blade traffic have remained invisible to physical
instrumentation tools. The potential consequences of this
invisibility are profound in terms of reduced security,
non-compliance, loss of availability and lower performance.
With its support for VMware's latest and most important shipping
product, vSphere 5.x, the hypervisor-agnostic Phantom Virtualization
Tap 2.5 further extends its breadth as a full monitoring and access
solution. The ability to deliver a kernel-level monitor reinforces
Net Optics' leadership in the virtual monitoring and access arena,
placing the company at the forefront of the marketplace where some
companies still strive to deploy a virtual machine layer probe over
promiscuous mode v-switch.
Cross-hypervisor support is yet another factor that establishes the
Phantom Tap's continuing pre-eminence in virtualization access and
monitoring. Net Optics has been a Tap pioneer and innovator since its
founding in 1996.
"We're excited that, in addition to its many new capabilities, the
Phantom Tap 2.5 provides organizations of all types a reliable
resource for regulatory compliance," said Ran Nahmias, Senior
Director, Virtualization and Cloud Solutions. "Customers in all
industries gain immediate and long-term benefits from the ability to
deploy a total visibility solution for the expanding virtual
The Phantom Virtualization Tap Version 2.5 will be Generally
Available at the end of March and can be ordered at the start of Q2.
About Net Optics, Inc.
Net Optics is the leading provider of Total
Application and Network Visibility solutions that deliver real-time
network intelligence for peak performance in network monitoring and
security. As a result, businesses achieve the scalable end-to-end
visibility they need to optimize network performance of physical,
virtual and private cloud environments, and remote branch offices.
More than 7,500 enterprises, service providers and government
organizations -- including 85 percent of the Fortune 100 -- trust Net
Optics' comprehensive plug and play family of application-aware NPM,
Network Packet Broker, Virtual/Cloud and Visibility Management System
(VMS) solutions to deliver immediate results and quick time to value
through an easy-to-use interface. Net Optics maintains a global
presence through leading OEM partner and reseller networks.
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SOURCE: Net Optics
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