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***For Immediate Release***
Network Critical Integrates cPacket Networks “Complete Packet Inspection Technology” in its new Smart Network 10G Filtering TAP
Buffalo, NY & Mountain View, CA, June 17, 2008 Network Critical, the creator of the leading carrier-grade Access Technology Solutions, and cPacket Networks, the emerging leader in “complete” packet inspection technology announced today that they have worked together to create a 10 Gigabit TAP featuring complete packet filtering. Network Critical’s Smart Network Access 10G Filtering TAP will utilize cPacket’s revolutionary “complete” packet inspection chip which allows customers access to a 10 Gigabit data stream while providing the ability to filter traffic and send it back out a 1 Gigabit monitoring port. This innovative product provides a way for customers to continue to utilize their 1 Gigabit analysis tools while still being able to upgrade to a 10 Gigabit data stream.
The Smart Network Access 10G Filtering TAP comes equipped with two 10 Gigabit Live Network Input Ports, two 10 Gigabit Monitoring Ports that allow for filtering and two 1 Gigabit Monitoring Ports that allow aggregation and filtering. As with the other components of the Smart Network Access System, this unit comes equipped with Network Critical’s Failsafe Technology, which assures no disruption of network traffic, even if power is lost to the unit.
Other features of the Smart Network Access 10G Filtering TAP include:
“We are excited to be working with cPacket Networks on this ground-breaking new product,” said Chris Bihary, Managing Director of the Americas for Network Critical. “Their complete packet inspection chip allows us to add filtering functionality to our product line, which is something our customers have been asking for. It also allows us to add a 10 Gigabit tool to our Smart Network Access System, which provides more flexibility and allows us to offer a solution for every customer’s need.”
“Network Critcal’s new 10G Filtering TAP is an ideal application for our complete packet inspection chip,” said Rony Kay, President and CEO of cPacket. “In addition, their market leadership and this new product will guarantee that the benefits of complete packet inspection will be quickly appreciated by a rapidly growing audience of network professionals.”
For more information about Network Critical and the Smart Network Access System, please visit www.networkcritical.com.
About Network Critical:
Network Critical, the leader in Access Technology Solutions, provides lab-certified, innovative, carrier grade technology which allows complete access to networks for analysis, monitoring, security and auditing purposes. Our products provide flexibility with one-of-a-kind modular designs that offer passive traffic access without the concern of failure or downtime. Network Critical’s portable and infrastructure solutions provide proven 100% network visibility with zero packet loss 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
CriticalTAP solutions have been tested, certified and utilized in Fortune 500 banking and insurance companies, global telecom providers (ISP’s), commercial businesses and government agencies. Network Critical is a world-wide Access Technology Solutions provider with operations based in Buffalo, NY, USA; Reading, Berkshire, UK; and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, visit www.networkcritical.com.
About cPacket Networks:
cPacket Networks is an emerging leader in chips and technologies that offers breakthrough, “complete” packet inspection, at a fraction of the complexity, power, or cost of preexisting approaches. It provides manufacturers of routers, switches and other network appliances a low-impact means to easily drop game-changing, wire-speed active network traffic analysis and response directly into their existing or planned designs whether targeted at the service providers, the enterprise, or the small office. The exploding use of networks for media-centric applications makes the availability of truly pervasive deep packet inspection timely and crucial.
cPacket was founded in 2003 and is located in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit www.cpacket.com.