Endace debuts network packet capture fabric

Auckland based network monitoring technology provider, Endace, has released EndaceFabric, billed as a centrally managed, network-wide packet capture and recording fabric

Auckland based network monitoring technology provider, Endace, has released EndaceFabric, billed as a centrally managed, network-wide packet capture and recording fabric. The new functionality is incorporated in release OSm6.3 of Endace’s operating system.  

According to Endace, EndaceFabric “gives network security and network operations teams the definitive, packet-level evidence they need to rapidly investigate, and respond with certainty, to cybersecurity threats and network or application performance issues.”  

EndaceFabric connects multiple EndaceProbe high-speed packet capture appliances into a recording fabric that can be centrally managed using EndaceCMS central management server and, Endace says, “includes tools that enable analysts to quickly find and retrieve the network history they need for investigations.”  

These include EndaceConsole, billed as “a one click data-mining application that lets analysts quickly search the network history stored across the EndaceFabric and download or archive packet capture files to SAN or NAS storage,” and EndaceVision and EndacePackets. These are describes as built-in, browser-based tools that let analysts search, visualise and analyse network history on multiple EndaceProbes simultaneously.  

Endace’s VP product management, Cary Wright, said that managing accurate recording of petabytes of network history and making it searchable across the network presented a big technical challenge. “EndaceFabric addresses that challenge by providing a distributed, centrally-managed recording infrastructure that can be deployed across the entire network at scale,” he said.  

“EndaceFabric’s one-click search lets analysts quickly locate, retrieve and analyse packets of interest from petabytes of recorded network history distributed across the EndaceProbes in the fabric. This streamlines investigation workflows, and eases the burden on NOC and SOC teams which are under pressure to investigate and resolve the exponentially increasing number of critical alerts they receive each day.”  

Endace says it will launch the new EndaceFabric, and demonstrate how network history can be integrated with partner analytics solutions, at the Black Hat in Las Vegas at the end of July.  

Endace names former IDG CIO as VP marketing

Endace has named Mark Evans as VP marketing, saying he had he had already been working with the company for several years through tech PR and marketing agency, Swaytech, which he co-founded.  

“He was the founding CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau in New Zealand, and prior to that spent more than a decade at global technology publisher IDG Communications,” Endace said.  

“At IDG, he held the roles of CIO and CTO in New Zealand before being seconded to a global role as an advisor on Internet publishing technology, editorial and sales. He was a frequent contributor to Computerworld, CIO Magazine and Management Technology Briefing, and wrote a PC World column on programming for several years.    

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