EAST SYRACUSE, USA: Datacom Systems Inc., a manufacturer of innovative network access solutions, announced today that it has collaborated with Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd to introduce a line of products that provide test and monitoring access for 10 Gigabit networks.
Through advanced filtering, these products improve monitoring efficiency and optimize network resources particularly for decentralized networking environments or anywhere departments and autonomous groups need efficient access to network data.
“Many of today’s new solutions are geared toward centralizing monitoring resources,” said Chris Koeneman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Datacom Systems. “In some cases centralization is appropriate but we find that these solutions are too complex to manage and too costly for the needs of our customers in Japan. Our new 10G solutions are more cost-effective for distributed networks. And I am proud to say that Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd. powers our 10G solutions.”
Ideal for distributed or decentralized networks, this new line of devices is easy to manage and scales gracefully to multiple locations. Priced more affordably than most alternative solutions, Datacom Systems’ devices allow companies to save money, while decreasing the time and resources it takes to implement and manage monitoring access solutions across multiple locations. The Datacom Systems 10G solutions are the only monitoring products to use the Fujitsu 10G ASIC.
SINGLEstream 10 Gigabit Link Aggregation Taps
SINGLEstream 10G Link Aggregation TAPs provide in-line full-duplex visibility at 10G, even for single interface monitoring applications. The SINGLEstream line of 10G link aggregation taps enables bi-directional monitoring of 10 Gigabit full duplex links by aggregating both Tx and Rx data streams into one single stream of traffic, allowing any connected monitoring device – including those with only one NIC – to receive a complete copy of all the data in a single trace file.
SINGLEstream taps reduce dependence on network switch resources to improve network performance and visibility, and provide a single point of deployment and remote management to maximize IT staff efficiency and reduce MTTR.
“While still flexible and easy to manage, the addition of data filtering to these taps allows network personnel to customize what traffic their monitoring tools receive. As a result, network traffic can be load balanced or reduced to improve monitoring efficiency and eliminate the possibility of port oversubscription,” Koeneman said.
“By applying aggregation and filtering, even a 1 Gigabit tool can monitor a 10 Gigabit network, which provides tremendous value to customers who may not have 10 Gigabit monitoring tools, but are nevertheless required to upgrade their networks to meet today’s performance demands.”
VERSAstream 10 Gigabit Data Access Switches
Datacom Systems’ VERSAstream 10G Data Access Switches with data filtering help network and security professionals overcome monitoring, troubleshooting, and deployment bottlenecks by providing efficient out-of-band monitoring access to 10 Gigabit networks.
Advanced filtering technology allows network analysts to customize the traffic flow sent to any monitoring tool based on configurable filters, such as IP address, port number, MAC address, VLAN, frame, protocol type, or customizable off sets in the IP header.
By aggregating and regenerating network traffic, the VERSAstream line provides visibility for multiple monitoring tools into multiple network segments. Any-to-any port steering allows personnel to direct traffic from one port to any other port, eliminating the need for complicated port reconfiguration or physically relocating tools around the network. The VS-1214 has 14 total configurable ports and the 4-port (XFP) 10 Gb to 10-port Gigabit (SFP) bridges the gap between 10G networks and 1G tools.
All of Datacom Systems’ products, including the new 10G solutions, are available in Japan from these partners: Network Value Components, ComWorth and TOYO Corp.