Endace Ltd., a manufacturer of intelligent network recording and network visibility infrastructure products, this week launched the EndaceAccess 100, a new 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE)-capable network visibility headend.
According to the firm, it will allow organizations to get the network access that they need to monitor, analyze, protect and troubleshoot 100 GbE network segments.
“There has been no way for organizations to get visibility into 100G network segments, which has slowed 100G adoption,” said Spencer Greene, senior vice president, product management and marketing at Endace. “Previously, when the world moved from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps networking, the ability to leverage existing tools in this way proved to be a major advantage for organizations, and we expect this to be the case as organizations make the natural transition from 10 Gbps to 40G and 100G networking.”
Jonah Kowall, research director at Gartner, said that while 100 GbE is growing in adoption and remains the domain of large enterprises and carrier core networks; it will ultimately become approachable for smaller companies within data centre deployments: "As of today, there is no practical way for organizations seeking to deploy 100G to gain access to the network traffic for the purposes of network and/or network security monitoring. Additionally, the monitoring tools themselves cannot handle this level of traffic which is a critical shortcoming that will prevent the deployment of 100G technology within many organizations."