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Solana Networks Unveils Network Monitoring Solution for SMBs
March 21, 2013
Solana Networks (News - Alert), a provider of intelligent network monitoring products for mission critical networks, unveiled the launch of a new network performance management tool for small and medium businesses (SMBs).
The new SparrowIQ is a cost-effective network monitoring solution that allows businesses to easily monitor and troubleshoot network and application utilization and efficiency. The packet-based traffic analysis tool is delivered as an all-in-one software solution.
According to Solana officials, the rise in bandwidth consumption has resulted in the need to improve the performance of services and applications crossing the network.
According to Rowhani, SparrowIQ is a powerful and easy-to-use traffic monitoring solution that specifically targets this gap and was designed from the ground up with the SMB in mind.
Industry experts believe that network performance tools like SparrowIQ bring application-aware, traffic monitoring to smaller IT shops that lack the budget to spend on network management. "IT professionals maintaining smaller shops face the same concerns that larger IT enterprises face; complaints of a slow-running network or applications, but with much smaller budgets,” said Nisan Rowhani (News - Alert), Solana’s VP of Product Management, in a statement. “As a result, they’re unable to leverage the benefits of performance monitoring solutions due to cost and time constraints."
Some of the key features of SparrowIQ include traffic forensics, real-time traffic alerting, automatic report generation and distribution.
Traffic Forensics helps customers analyze and compare details between business-relevant traffic and recreational /unauthorized traffic where as Real-time Traffic Alerting enables a business to configure and receive instant custom notifications around the clock when bandwidth crosses preset thresholds.
The network monitoring tool also supports smaller sites that may not have flow-capable routers or switches with its built-in network probe. It can investigate and diagnose complex network performance issues on or off-site.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli