Endace, a company offering intelligent network recording and visibility infrastructure, has unveiled a 100-Gigabit Ethernet (100G) capable Network Visibility Headend system called EndaceAccess 100.
The EndaceAccess family of headend systems is specifically built to resolve the problem of ultra-high speed network access by ingesting 40G or 100G traffic and load balancing traffic out over multiple 10Gbps ports, which means the 10Gbps monitoring or security tool can now be used in 40G and 100G environments.
The new EndaceAccess 100 utilizes Endace’s DAG technology and is configured to support LAN or WAN protocols. This 100G and 40G capable headend system can be deployed in both the data center and WAN environments, enabling the organizations to use their existing 10 Gbps monitoring and security tools with ease.
“Until today, 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. “The EndaceAccess 100 enables organizations to leverage their existing 10 Gbps capable tools in a 100G environment. 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.”
EndaceAccess systems support two ingress ports, which connect to the network in either direction via a passive network tap. Utilizing a custom-built flow-safe load-balancing algorithm, network traffic is steered toward 12x10Gbps egress ports for connection to 10Gbps ports on remote appliances.
The company is currently offering EndaceAccess 100 and this system is inter-operable with any 10 Gbps capable monitoring or security tool, including Endace’s own range of Intelligent Network Recorders.
Edited by Braden Becker