JANUARY 9, 2008 -- Endace Limited (search for Endace), developer of monitoring, application acceleration, and high-speed packet capture equipment, today announced the general availability of its NinjaProbe 200/2000 family, a portfolio of slimline platforms designed for deployment wherever space and power is at a premium. The probes are powered by Endace's Data Acquisition and Generation (DAG) cards to guarantee 100% packet capture under all network conditions on interfaces that include channelized TDM, SONET/SDH, up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. (See "Endace launches 40G 'NinjaProbe'" from Lightwave's July 2007 issue.)
Endace says the NinjaProbe 200/2000 continues to build its reputation as a leading supplier of multi-functioned network probes that can simultaneously support traffic monitoring and analysis, performance and latency measurement, and regulatory compliance applications. The NinjaProbe combines four or eight core CPUs with a selectable number of telco and Ethernet interfaces, via small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers, in a 1U server package. All versions ship with 2.25 Tbits of RAID storage as standard for high-speed write-to-disk applications.
NinjaProbe 200 and 2000 are fully manageable by Endace's Ninja Central Management Server (CMS), and each supports a customizable suite of Endace traffic handling applications, including NinjaCapture, NinjaFlow, and NinjaIntercept, report company representatives. With encrypted communication channels between the CMS and all NinjaProbes, network operators can securely configure, control, upgrade, and maintain a large network of Endace monitoring platforms and applications from a single location, they claim.
"NinjaProbe has already gained recognition as a platform that is capable of replacing multiple network monitoring devices with a single manageable unit," contends Steve Gleave, vice president of marketing at Endace. "As a sister product to the very high capacity NinjaProbe 500/5000 series, our new line of probes further enhances our ability to capture, filter, duplicate, analyse, and load balance every packet at any point in a communications network. Our expanded family of probes allows customers to cost-effectively monitor any network interface, from the edge to the core, with a range of high-performance platforms that truly enable the power to see all," he asserts.
NinjaProbes 200 and 2000 are available immediately. Pricing starts at $20,000.