Packet Capture Pioneer Endace Celebrates 20th Anniversary

AUCKLAND, NZ – 19 August, 2021 - For two decades, Endace has been a global leader in network security and performance, providing solutions to some of the world’s largest enterprises, protecting networks across industries such as banking, telecommunications, media, healthcare, retail, government/military.

Celebrations around the World

Appropriately, Endace kicked off its 20th birthday with a commemoration dinner at the place of its founding, Waikato University, But that’s just the start of festivities. Around the world, Endace employees are celebrating the anniversary by working together to give back to their communities.

  • Globally: Endace has nominated the Glaucoma Foundation as its global corporate charity and has donated US$20,000 to the foundation’s annual Art Challenge fundraiser which funds important research into Glaucoma causes and treatments.
  • New Zealand: Kiwi Endace employees will be participating in Sustainable Coastlines’ Beautiful Beaches work initiatives throughout the year.
  • United Kingdom: continuing a long-running tradition, the EMEA team will sponsor MoD Field Gun Run events to raise money for the Dorothy Hospice.
  • Australia: Endace Australia volunteered in the kitchens at FareShare to create nutritious meals that will be distributed by charities and community groups to food-insecure individuals.
  • USA: Endace US challenged its team members to commit to 30 hours of exercise over 30 days with donations going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • India: Endace employees in India donated two food carts through Rotary Chennai that will be used to provide an income source for needy families.

Endace CEO, Stuart Wilson, said “Twenty years in business is a significant milestone. The fact Endace continues to thrive and grow is a testament to having a really smart and focused team, and the strength of our relationships with our customers and partners. We are very grateful for their unwavering support and loyalty.”

“Twenty years is just the beginning for Endace, and it’s going to be fascinating to see what we can do in the future,” Wilson said.

Photos of Endace’s celebrations and fundraising activities are available on the Endace blog.

Background Information

Keys to Endace’s success and longevity

These main factors have been instrumental in driving Endace’s success over the last two decades:

  • The ability to create hardware that can deliver highly accurate, network-wide packet capture and recording on some of the largest, fastest networks on the planet. And continually evolving this technology to keep pace with sustained increases in network speeds, loads and storage requirements.
  • The growing importance of packet data as a crucial source of evidence for security teams to combat cyberattacks, and for network and IT teams to ensure the performance and reliability of their networks.
  • Endace’s “open” platform approach, enabling customers to integrate packet history into security and performance monitoring tools from market leading vendors such as Cisco, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, Darktrace, Splunk and many others. Endace’s Fusion Partner program brings these partners’ solutions (and open source tools) together to create an “ecosystem of interoperability” for security teams.

Endace History and Key Milestones

Endace was founded in 2001 from a research project which originated at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Waikato.

Endace’s first product, the DAG (Data Acquisition and Generation) card, was a hardware-based network capture card. The company’s first customers included some of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, trading exchanges, and governments, which used the cards to capture network traffic for performance and security monitoring. Over the next five years, Endace built a reputation for the performance, reliability and accuracy of its DAG cards, which became the gold standard for packet capture.

In 2005, Endace introduced its first packet capture appliance, the EndaceProbe Analytics Platform (originally called the NinjaProbe). This advance in technology has driven the company’s success ever since.

Significant milestones in Endace’s history include:

  • 2001 - Endace was incorporated.
  • 2005 - Endace became a publicly listed company on the UK stock exchange’s AIM board - the first Kiwi company to list in the UK.
  • 2005 - Endace launched its first packet capture appliance
  • 2007 - Endace introduced application hosting to its platform and announced customers could accelerate the performance of the open-source SNORT IDS on the platform
  • 2013 - Endace was wholly acquired by US company, Emulex
  • 2015 - After Emulex was acquired by Avago Technologies (now Broadcom) Endace became a privately held New Zealand company again in a management buyout.
  • 2016 - 2021
    • Endace continues to set industry benchmarks with the increasing performance and capacity of its award-winning EndaceProbe platform
    • Endace continues to grow its Fusion Partner program, adding market-leading companies including Cisco, Splunk, IBM, Micro Focus, Darktrace, Palo Alto Networks and Corelight just to name a few.
    • Endace continues to grow a blue-chip customer base with global customers - recently announcing a significant deal with the US Department of Defense with DISA.