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Network Critical was established in 1997 by Alastair Hartrup to fulfill a market need for a better way to access network data traffic. Today, Network Critical has become the leader in Access Technology Solutions with their award winning, innovative products designed for the compliance era. A global company, Network Critical creates products with one-of-a-kind designs that provide flexibility with a modular design and offer passive access to the network infrastructure without the concern of failure or downtime. To support this, Network Critical is continually enhancing and adding to its product line, bringing to market products that are fully tested and reliable.

As the leading Access Technology Solutions provider, Network Critical is the only company bringing network access to the enterprise level. Conventional tapping is no longer a practical way to manage complex network systems. Network Critical offers smarter ways to access network infrastructures through dedicated chassis & module-based systems with features that support today’s many different monitoring needs. By integrating flexibility into an enterprise-based system, Network Critical’s solutions offer the best of both worlds; reliability with the ability to make changes easily and economically.

Network Critical has grown from a small start-up company to a successful organization in only a few short years. The company expanded in 2005, opening a second office in Buffalo, NY to handle all sales and operations for the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. In 2007, the company continued to grow by adding another office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, which services Eastern Europe and the Asian markets. The basis for this rapid growth has been the company’s strength as a channel-driven company. By building partnerships with companies that offer complimentary products, Network Critical is able to service the global market efficiently.

The complete line of Access Technology Solutions offered by Network Critical is different from traditional tapping technologies. Because the products make a copy of a network’s traffic, they isolate themselves from the live network and are able to collect all traffic passing through the network without introducing latency into it. This reduces network downtime while ensuring the network is fully compliant. The result is that all traffic is seen without impacting the flow of traffic along the live network.

Network Critical is extremely committed to educating the information technology market about the fundamental need for accurate and reliable network traffic access. By traveling and speaking with global leaders as well as publishing articles about the subject, executives from Network Critical are spreading the word about the importance of using carrier grade technologies to access network information. Today, as we enter the compliance era, it is imperative that all information is easily accessible and accurately collected. With Network Critical’s products, a company can feel at ease that all of their network’s accessing needs are supported.

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