30 March 2008

Endace delivers open programming interface for NinjaProbe appliance

Auckland, NZ, and Washington DC, March 31st, 2008 - Endace Limited ("Endace"; LSE/AIM: EDA), a world leader in high speed network monitoring today announced the availability of a new application programming interface (API) that simplifies the handling of large captured-data files and real-time data flows. Endace's data forwarding API (DFA) is now available for current and prospective application partners to access the full packet capture, filter and duplication capabilities of the NinjaProbe appliance portfolio.

Capturing data at high rates presents a problem for traffic analysis software that downloads and opens very large files in order to access the subject data. Endace's DFA improves performance monitoring by allowing these applications to request target traffic from the NinjaProbe on an "as-needed" basis. "Endace has a strong history in providing open APIs for packet capture," explained Stephen Gleave, VP Marketing at Endace. "Our Data Acquisition and Generation, or DAG, cards have always provided a common API for packet capture, regardless of network interface type. By extending this approach to our portfolio of managed appliances, we are providing a unique opportunity for partners to leverage the power of a single platform to simultaneously drive multiple monitoring applications, easily and effectively."

The ability for a single probe to filter, store or forward relevant data to multiple back-office applications is of broad interest to customers and developers alike. "As a developer of sophisticated applications for intelligence analysts, Fox Replay relies on ready access to stored or real-time data for complete reconstruction of intercepted traffic flows," said Bert Hubert, CTO and co-founder of Fox Replay. "NinjaProbe's data forwarding API allows companies like Fox to translate the power of high speed, one hundred percent packet capture into usable information for government agencies and law enforcement, without the need to sift through terabytes of stored but potentially irrelevant data."