EXFO Ontology's automated common cause analysis module unveiled at Digital Transformation World

May 17, 2018
EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) used Digital Transformation World in Nice, France this week to unveil EXFO Ontology's automated common cause analysis module. The module uses insights from the company's network/service topology and real-time performance analytics offerings to automate the troubleshooting process.

EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) used Digital Transformation World in Nice, France this week to unveil EXFO Ontology's automated common cause analysis module. The module uses insights from the company's network/service topology and real-time performance analytics offerings to automate the troubleshooting process.

Without automation in service assurance applications and integration of assurance across services and infrastructures, diagnosing issues that affect multiple services, cells, or subscribers simultaneously can take weeks, says EXFO. Communications service providers (CSPs) also may need a multidisciplinary team to detect the common cause of such issues, the company adds. CSPs can use the module to find the source of serious service disruptions quickly, says EXFO, including those that proceed from obscure network transmission problems that are typically challenging to pinpoint.

EXFO Ontology's automated common cause analysis module connects performance measurements to network topology, rapidly enabling service degradation diagnosis, the company asserts. Automated common cause analysis is the first offering to automatically uncover multiple and distributed KPI violations alike, and then determine the common cause and speed up troubleshooting by generating topology-driven analysis, EXFO attests.

Last year, EXFO acquired privately held UK-based Ontology Systems for $7.6 million, net of cash, to strengthens its position in real-time network topology discovery and service-chain mapping (see "EXFO buys Ontology Systems for real-time network topology discovery and service-chain mapping").

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