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TMCNet:  Spark Integration Technologies Announces Newest Version of its Award-Winning Distrix Gateway Router Based on SDN Technology

[March 03, 2014]

Spark Integration Technologies Announces Newest Version of its Award-Winning Distrix Gateway Router Based on SDN Technology

VANCOUVER, British Columbia & SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Spark Integration Technologies, Inc. (www.sparkintegration.com), a leading developer of software enabling simple, secure and resilient networks, today announced the release of version 4 of its Distrix Gateway (News - Alert) Router. Based on open software-defined network (SDN) technology, Distrix 4 adds an array of features that substantially extend the software's ability to dynamically create highly secure connections across local- and wide-area networks.

Distrix 4 will be showcased at the Open Networking Summit, in Santa Clara, Calif., March 3-5 (Kiosk S-7).

"Since its debut, Distrix has helped customers virtualize their networks and turn them on their head by establishing connectivity on demand that are controlled by the needs of the application," said Jay Friedman, president of Spark Integration Technologies. "With Distrix 4, our customers continue to reduce the time and costs of network deployment, while also gaining significant advantages in monioring, flow control and application development."

A Distrix Gateway forms a virtual network overlay that runs on top of existing networks, making them simple, secure and resilient. The solution also enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively implement advanced networks by refining rather than replacing existing infrastructure. Distrix 4 adds to this powerful gateway router three significant enhancements: extended monitoring visibility into network flows; a new service-controller application to effectively configure and control flows; and an extended RESTful application programming interface (API) to allow external applications complete dynamic control over network service creation and monitoring.

With Distrix 4, organizations can easily extend and scale their existing remote connectivity, such as that provided by today's virtual private networks. Dynamic provisioning is simple and requires no network reconfiguration when an application or device needs a connection, while still meeting IT security policies. By using multi-path routing and intelligent traffic management services, Distrix 4 allows networks to become self-healing and self-optimizing, making them especially adept in dealing with bandwidth-constrained connections and unreliable links. Distrix 4 employs enhanced network security to reduce the overall attack surface of the network and of user applications, eliminating major vulnerabilities hackers try to exploit.

To learn more about Spark's Distrix SDN platform, visit www.sparkintegration.com/products/distrix.

About Spark Integration Technologies

Spark Integration Technologies is a leading developer of software that enables simple, secure and resilient networks. The company's award-winning Distrix software provides secure connectivity across a variety of industries, and empowers organizations to quickly and cost-effectively implement advanced networks by refining, rather than replacing, existing infrastructures. Distrix closes the gap between information technology (IT) and operation technology (OT) systems, giving network architects and IT/OT managers the ability to remotely monitor and manage physical devices, control systems and IT resources in business-critical environments. Spark is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with offices also in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.sparkintegration.com.


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