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Endace Speeds Up Snort

Endace Limited announced availability of their NinjaBox Z-series network monitoring platform

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Endace Limited (LSE/AIM: EDA), a world leader in network traffic monitoring solutions, today announced availability of their NinjaBox Z-series network monitoring platform. Running at gigabit and 10-gigabit speeds, the NinjaBox Z-series allocates traffic across Intel® processors to enable standard servers to boost performance of applications such as the industry-standard Snort® Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) up to 8X.

“Endace’s load-balancing technology is giving us outstanding performance,” says Bill Terwilliger of Harvard University’s UIS/Network Operations Center, “We have over 40 snort processes running at about 50 percent utilization, something we could never have done with off-the-shelf hardware. We’ve been able to use Snort the way we want to and still inspect 100 percent of the traffic. Our maintenance is easier and we haven’t had to compromise on thoroughness.”

“As networks carry ever-increasing amounts of traffic at higher data rates, it’s been a real challenge for network managers to scale their existing traffic analysis solutions without changing the way they are deployed and operated,” says Libby Wilson, Head of Marketing for Endace. “Our strategy of delivering processing intelligence in hardware complements Intel’s multi-core strategy because network managers can now use off-the-shelf technology with existing applications to cope with the demands of analyzing traffic at up to 10 Gbps.”

Endace Ltd.

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