Endace gets into IoT with Cisco

Auckland-based network monitoring company, Endace, is getting onto the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon by joining the Cisco Solution Partner Program. It says this will enable it to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance and management of the network to capture value in the ‘Internet of Everything’ (Cisco’s preferred name for IoT).

The program, “unites Cisco with third-party independent hardware and software vendors to deliver integrated solutions to joint customers,” according to Endace. The company says that, as a solution partner, it offers a complementary product and has started to collaborate with Cisco to meet the needs of joint customers.

CEO Stuart Wilson said: "The Cisco Solution Partner Program enables us to work closely with Cisco and our mutual customers to test and prove our solutions work seamlessly with Cisco solutions, such as the FirePOWER Management Center console, with Endace's 100 percent accurate network recording and network visibility products."

The Cisco Marketplace says that “Endace Fusion Connector for Cisco FirePOWER “enables seamless, click-through workflow between security event alerts in the Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center console and recorded packet data on EndaceProbe Network Recorders relating to that event.

“This allows rapid response and remediation and drastically reduces the time and resources required to search for and access packet data relevant to a security event. By increasing the speed that events can be investigated and responded to, the effectiveness of SecOps teams is increased, security is improved, and the costs associated with investigating security events is reduced.”

Endace started life 15 years ago as a university research project and now claims to be "a global company servicing some of the largest organisations, running some of the most complex networks on the planet.” It lists among its customers three of the top five telcos in the USA, five of the top 10 global telcos, top US, European and APAC government and defence departments, five of the top 10 commercial banks in the USA and four of the top five diversified financials globally.

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