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Network Critical and Savvius become Technology Partners

Network Critical, a global innovator of next generation network access and packet visibility products announced today that they have joined the Savvius technology partner program. Likewise, Savvius has been added to the Network Critical Technology Partner Program. The programs are designed to foster collaboration among select technology leaders with the goal of providing complete security and network performance solutions to service provider, mobility, and enterprise customers.

Savvius products provide packet intelligence for network performance and security, insightful analytics, powerful network forensics, and performance troubleshooting. The solutions enable NOC teams, security teams, network administrators, and field technicians to get the critical analysis they need to keep networks running optimally and securely.

Savvius Chief Technology Officer, Mandana Javaheri, said, “Savvius network forensics and analytics solutions rely on fast and accurate delivery of packets. Partnering with Network Critical assures our customers that their fast and accurate taps and packet brokers will meet the speeds and requirements of our appliances.”

The best practice for connecting the Savvius network and security appliances is using a tap on the link between network end points. By inserting a tap on the link and connecting the appliance to the tap, users will have 100% visibility into the data flows. Further, the tap protects the network with fail safe technology keeping the network up and available even if there are issues such as a power failure. With a tap, unlike span port connections, there are no concerns about dropped packets or adding unnecessary internal traffic in the switch. For packet capture and analysis, it is important to have 100% accurate input that can only be provided by network taps.

Mike Harrison, Network Critical added, “This partnership will provide a complete high speed access, capture, and analysis solution to our customers with the added advantage of well coordinated support.”

About Network Critical
Network Critical is the leading Intelligent Access and Monitoring Solutions provider delivering real-time IT visibility, monitoring and control. Network Critical provides lab-certified, innovative, carrier-grade TAP solutions that enable complete access to network traffic across various network media. Network Critical’s SmartNA™ solutions are used in conjunction with Network Analyzers, IDS/IPS appliances, Bandwidth Management, Forensics, Filtering, Data Leakage Prevention and Lawful Interception, all while providing 100% network visibility and zero packet loss. For more information, please visit www.networkcritical.com.

About Savvius, Inc.
Savvius offers a range of powerful software and hardware products that maintain network performance and enhance security investigations. Trusted by network and security professionals at over 6,000 companies in 60 countries around the world, Savvius packet intelligence delivers intuitive visualization and effective forensics for faster resolution of network and application performance issues. For more information about Savvius Omnipliance®, Savvius Omnipeek®, Savvius Vigil™, and Savvius Insight™, and to learn about Savvius technology and channel partners, visit www.savvius.com.

Posted: 18/04/2016 10:35:15 by Global Administrator with 0 comments

Network Critical Joins Cyphort Technology Partner Program

Network Critical announced today that they have joined the Cyphort Technology Partner Program. Likewise, Cyphort has been added to the Network Critical Technology Partner Program. The alliance programs are designed to provide enterprise and service provider customers with tight collaboration between innovative security solutions and the access foundation that enables and supports these applications.

Cyphort’s network-based, next generation APT Defense solution evolves as rapidly as the threats it is designed to detect. Cyphort provides a unique experience by utilizing a single-pane-of-glass for threat visibility across an enterprise’s perimeter and internal networks, ensuring the identification of initial compromised systems, and the ongoing internal threat progression. The result is a solution that reduces time from detection to remediation and is able to be deployed across an enterprise’s global infrastructure quickly via general purpose hardware, virtual machines or cloud appliances.

The alliance between Network Critical and Cyphort will help to consolidate their well established presence in the United States market, and facilitate their mission to expand in the UK and EMEA markets. Mike Harrison, Network Critical Director of Sales and Marketing said, “We believe combining Cyphort’s threat visibility and Network Critical’s access platforms will provide better network visibility and broader network protection for our common customers worldwide.”

Network Critical provides 100% complete and accurate access to the necessary data flows. Network Critical taps can be deployed with Cyphort Collector software running on commodity, low cost hardware deployed at key network locations throughout network egress points, data centers or branch offices. Taps allow accurate and complete visibility while providing fail safe operation insuring the continued availability of network services in the event of power disruption or other appliance issues.

About Network Critical
Network Critical is an industry leader in network access technology. Our technology ensures 100% continuous network visibility. Network Critical products eliminate any concerns of downtime and scale easily as the network grows. The health of your network is always secure with Network Critical products. The 1G to 10G TAPs and packet brokers are used with IDS, IPS, network traffic monitoring tools, sniffers and more, to provide completely accurate network visibility with zero packet loss. For more information, visit http://www.networkcritical.com.

About Cyphort
Cyphort is the next generation APT defense solution for enterprise organizations. Cyphort provides a single pane of glass across perimeter and laterally moving threats, correlates threat signals before and after an incident, while eliminating noise from false alerts and red herrings. Cyphort has leveraged the power of machine learning and data science to build a next generation threat detection engine that evolves ahead of the threats. A virtualized deployment model combined with open API based integration allows customers to address APT security gaps across global locations while leveraging their existing investments in perimeter and endpoint security for threat defense. Cyphort is a privately held company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, please visit www.cyphort.com and follow us @Cyphort.

Posted: 01/03/2016 00:00:00 by Global Administrator with 0 comments

ntop and Network Critical become Tech Partners

Network Critical announced today that they have become a technology partner with ntop. Likewise, ntop has become a member of the Network Critical Technology Partner Program. The alliance programs are designed to provide enterprise and service provider customers with tight collaboration between innovative security solutions and the access foundation that enables and supports these applications.

ntop started as an open source project in 1998 whose goal was to create a simple yet effective web-based traffic monitoring platform. Many things have changed since then, including the nature of the traffic being analyzed, operating systems running on PCs, and the type of users. Though these changes, ntop has evolved from a single-project centric effort into a full fledged research company whose goal is still the original one. Namely innovate in network monitoring using commodity hardware and open-source operating systems.

The nBox Recorder is a network traffic disk recorder application. With nBox Recorder you can capture full-sized network packets at gigabit rate from a live network interface and write them into files. It has been designed and developed mainly because most network security systems rely on capturing all packets (headers and payload), since any packets may have been responsible for the attack or could contain the problems that we are trying to find.

The best practice for connecting the nBox Recorder, of course, is using a Tap on the link between network end points. By inserting a tap on the link and connecting the nBox to the tap, users will see 100% visibility into the data flows. Further, the Tap protects the network with fail safe technology keeping the network up and available even if there are issues such as power failure. With a Tap, unlike Span port connections, there are no concerns about dropped packets or adding unnecessary internal traffic in the switch.

Mike Harrison, Network Critical Director of Sales said, “We are pleased to be working with ntop. Their high quality networking software and end to end support is a great fit with the Network Critical network access hardware products and commitment to customer service.”

Today’s security and analysis environment requires multiple tools to fully understand traffic flows and protect the network. Connecting multiple tools through Taps into a Packet Broker is the best way to manage dynamic traffic flows, aggregate links and efficiently distribute the right data to the right tool. This partnership will provide turnkey solutions for data access, capture, storage and analysis.

For more information visit networkcritical.com and ntop.org.

Posted: 09/02/2016 09:38:39 by Global Administrator with 0 comments

Check Point Software Technologies Partners with Network Critical for Advanced Threat Protection

Network Critical announced today that they have become a technology partner with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Likewise, Check Point has become a member of the Network Critical Technology Partner Program. The alliance programs are designed to provide enterprise and service provider customers with tight collaboration between innovative security solutions and the access foundation that both enables and supports these applications.

With the increase in sophistication of cyber threats, many targeted attacks begin with exploiting software vulnerabilities in downloaded files and email attachments. These threats include new exploits, or even variants of known exploits unleashed almost daily with no existing signatures and therefore no standard solutions to detect those variants. New and undiscovered threats require new solutions that go beyond signatures of known threats.

Check Point offers a wide range of SandBlast Threat Extraction solutions for customers who have regulatory or privacy concerns preventing them from using the SandBlast Threat Emulation cloud-based service. These appliances can be connected in-line to the network allowing proactive prevention and prompt delivery of safe content.

The best practice for inline appliance connection is through a fail-safe tap. Visibility, simplicity and reliability are the hallmarks of Network Critical’s tap solutions. Connecting inline appliances through taps provide fail-safe operation if there is a power failure or other issues with the appliance. The network always stays up. Further, using inline taps also allows for the connection of other security, performance or analytic appliances to the same links.

Alastair Hartrup, Network Critical CEO said, “This alliance between Check Point and Network Critical will allow our common customers the strongest proactive, real-time threat protection without the risk of network interruption.”

Posted: 08/02/2016 10:22:12 by Global Administrator with 0 comments

Network Critical Moves USA Headquarters

Network Critical, a global innovator of network access and visibility products, announced today that they are moving their USA headquarters from Buffalo, NY to Alpharetta, GA. The move is to facilitate planned expansion of support and services to their customer base in The Americas: North, Central and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Alpharetta is known as the Technology City of the South and for good reason. Over 77% of the workforce is employed in professional/technical positions. Major global tech companies such as HP, Microsoft, Lancope and Verizon have a significant presence in the area. Further, companies can draw talent from outstanding universities such as Georgia Tech, University of Georgia and Georgia State University among others. Ren Hall, Network Critical President of the Americas said, “Alpharetta offers a deep technical talent pool from eager new university grads to experienced technical professionals. We are excited to become part of this vibrant tech community.”

The new office address is:

Network Critical NA, LLC.
12600 Deerfield Parkway
Suite 100
Alpharetta
GA 30004
USA

About Network Critical

Network Critical is an industry leader in network access technology. Our technology ensures 100% continuous network visibility. Network Critical products eliminate any concerns of downtime and scale easily as the network grows. The health of your network is always secure with Network Critical products. The 1G to 10G TAPs and packet brokers are used with IDS, IPS, network traffic monitoring tools, sniffers and more, to provide 100% network visibility with zero packet loss. For more information, visit http://www.networkcritical.com.

Posted: 29/01/2016 12:01:05 by Global Administrator with 0 comments

Network Critical Joins NetFort Technology Partner Program to Maximise Network Visibility Capabilities with the NetFort LANGuardian Solution.

Network Critical today announced that it has joined the NetFort Technology Partner Program (NTPP). The NetFort Technology Partner Program is made up of organisations that work with NetFort to offer their global customers the broadest range of options to maximise the capabilities of the LANGuardian solution. Together, NetFort and Network Critical are collaborating to optimise network visibility and monitoring.

“NetFort are delighted to welcome Network Critical to our Technology partner program. The flexibility and usability of both Network Critical and NetFort make them an ideal solution for organisations of all sizes” said John Brosnan, CEO at NetFort. “The combination of SmartNA-X™ and LANGuardian technologies will ensure organisations can very easily gain deeper security and operational insights into what is happening across their network, even internally.”

Having the capability of the SmartNA-X family in their product portfolio, Network Critical is combining a simple to use and flexible passive tapping, aggregation and filtering platform, with the NetFort LANGuardian deep packet inspection platform to help improve network traffic and security monitoring, visibility, control and reporting.

“The unmatched port flexibility and operational simplicity of the SmartNA-X family together with the powerful packet inspection and analysis of NetFort LANGuardian solution, will help customers have complete visibility of their network and user activity, without interrupting network operation,” said Alastair Hartrup CEO at Network Critical.

Network Critical is a global innovator in Network Packet Broker and Traffic Access technologies, delivering real-time network visibility, monitoring and control solutions to service providers, data centers, e-commerce, government and defense networks worldwide. Our SmartNA-X™ family with the revolutionary Drag-n-Vu™ filter rule engine, connects network analyzers, IDS/IPS appliances, bandwidth management, forensics, filtering, data leakage prevention and lawful interception devices, to network links providing 100% traffic visibility with zero packet loss and no added delay. http://www.networkcritical.com

About NetFort

NetFort provides a range of software products to monitor traffic and security on virtual and physical networks. Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, NetFort was established in 2002 and has built up a global customer base in the enterprise, education, and government sectors.

The LANGuardian has been successfully implemented and proven to be an invaluable asset in many domestic and international private sector companies, government departments, educational institutions, and local councils. NetFort customers include United States Navy, Seven Oaks School Division, United States Treasury, Washington Gas, Red Bull Formula 1, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, the Football Association, City National Bank, and Department of Transport, UK. For more information visit: http://www.netfort.com/.

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Posted: 15/01/2016 12:40:34 by Global Administrator with 0 comments