Endace Honored Among Top Products at 5th Annual Security Summit
Auckland, New Zealand, and Chantilly, VA June 18, 2008 - Endace Limited (LSE/AIM: EDA), a world leader in network monitoring solutions, today announced that an international panel of judges selected the company’s NinjaBox-Z series 2000 server as Runner Up in the 5th annual “Most Innovative Security Products and Services” competition hosted at The Security Summit in San Diego, CA.
Chosen from more than 30 competing technologies for its innovation, direct applicability to current market needs and dual-use capabilities in the private and government sectors, the NinjaBox-Z enables multiple network monitoring applications to run in parallel. Each NinjaBox-Z platform is preconfigured with Endace Data Acquisition and Generation (DAG®) interface cards running on an optimized, multi-core Linux server. Traffic is load-balanced across the x86 CPUs, allowing NinjaBox-Z to analyze every packet in real-time on highly utilized links up to 10 Gbps.
“We showed the judges a Snort Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) with a full untuned ruleset that runs at multi gigabit speeds without a single dropped packet,” said Stephen Gleave, VP Marketing at Endace. “While acting as a single sensor, our load-balancing techniques spread the traffic across eight separate instances of Snort. Each CPU core was operating at only around twenty percent utilization.”
Gleave added that Snort and NTOP (network traffic probe) can run simultaneously on the same NinjaBox-Z and still analyze every packet. “This impressed the judges because it demonstrates that businesses can reduce costs by using open-source monitoring and analysis applications running on fewer servers.”
“The Endace NinjaBox-Z series stood out as a technology effectively addressing a current need in the market to enhance regional and international security,” said Michael B. Jones, President of The Security Network. “The innovation and multi-use applicability was very impressive among the technologies featured at this year’s competition.”
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