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April 11, 2011

NIKSUN Wins Product Quality Award for Network Monitoring Technology

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

NIKSUN (News - Alert), a provider of real-time enterprise network monitoring solutions, has been awarded the 2011 Global Product Quality Leadership Award for Network Performance Monitoring.

According to Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert), network traffic is becoming more disintegrated in nature. The increase in data and multimedia traffic volume demands high bandwidth. To manage this requirement, providers need to have in-depth awareness of network traffic to optimize management solutions and applications in order to meet end user requirements.

Frost & Sullivan identifies that a key challenge in network performance monitoring for networks is the ability to capture, organize, and analyze all data packets continually in real-time and for later use.

The Global Product Quality Leadership Award recognizes NIKSUN NetVCR, a powerful network analysis tool that monitors both inbound and outbound traffic, applications, and services at real-time production traffic rates.

“With a highly fragmented network performance monitoring market, NIKSUN's NetVCR stood out among competing products in best practices criteria for managing today's demanding service delivery environments,” said Mariano Kimbara, research analyst for Frost & Sullivan, in a statement.

“We selected NIKSUN NetVCR because of its differentiated leadership in performance, design, and usability,” Kimbara added. “The NIKSUN technology also demonstrates exceptional vision in scalability that enterprises and service providers need.”

The solution captures, time-stamps and indexes full-packets for zero loss monitoring of enterprise, carrier, and ISP networks and services. It analyzes each packet in real-time at line speed and alerts users of service interruptions or network/application slowdowns as soon as they occur.

The alert is linked to corresponding packet information, so it enables users to immediately zoom down to the sub-millisecond level and initiate deep-packet transaction content inspection, troubleshooting, and root-cause discovery.

To select the product for the Global Product Quality Leadership Award, Frost & Sullivan industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry, according to officials at the research agency.

“We are pleased and honored to accept Frost & Sullivan's prestigious award for NIKSUN NetVCR product,” said Parag Pruthi, founder, CEO, and fhairman for NIKSUN, in a statement. “As today's bandwidth increases exponentially, NIKSUN NetVCR easily scales to meet that increasing demand and provide seamless control over your network.”

“Our continued investment in R&D and commitment to our customers allows NIKSUN to offer a scalable architecture in both network monitoring and security surveillance without having to 'rip and replace' existing systems,” Pruthi added.

Earlier this year, NIKSUN launched NIKSUN's NetTradeWatch solution for monitoring transactions and delivering actionable intelligence for high-frequency trading.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf