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Lancope Announces the StealthWatch FlowSensor AE 3000 for Affordable 10 Gigabit NetFlow-Based Monitoring

StealthWatch FlowSensor AE 3000 Provides Cost-Effective Visibility and Performance Monitoring for 10 Gigabit Networks

ATLANTA, GA - June 7, 2010 - Lancope, Inc., the leader in NetFlow™ collection and analysis and the provider of the StealthWatch®, today announced the StealthWatch FlowSensor AE 3000 appliance, a new addition to the StealthWatch product family, that generates NetFlow data and packet-level metrics for cost-effective network visibility across 10 gigabit (10G) environments. With the new appliance, Lancope combines packet level statistics with NetFlow collection and analysis to provide affordable network performance and security monitoring of 10G networks.

The StealthWatch FlowSensor AE 3000 extends StealthWatch visibility into 10G networks that lack flow data, or where traditional Ethernet sensor technology is cost prohibitive. The StealthWatch FlowSensor AE 3000 translates Ethernet communications into lightweight "flow records" which are sent to StealthWatch Flow Collectors for detailed analysis. By delivering flow-by-flow visibility for 10 gigabit networks, StealthWatch provides continuous, scalable network visibility across the enterprise and down to individual flows at a fraction of the cost of traditional probe-based solutions, which charge based on total line rate rather than actual capacity used.

The lightweight StealthWatch FlowSensor AE 3000 connects to the 10G Ethernet through a switch port analyzer (SPAN), mirror port, or Ethernet test access port (TAP), and creates customized NetFlow v9 records with packet-level statistics from the traffic it observes. These flow records are sent to StealthWatch Flow Collectors for further analysis, including round-trip time (RTT), server response time (SRT), other TCP metrics and packet payload. Using StealthWatch's unique drill-down features, operators can identify root cause within seconds, easily determining whether a problem exists in the network, with a server or at a user's desktops.

Minimizing the need for expensive probe-based solutions and personnel, StealthWatch helps organizations optimize enterprise performance and security, while reducing overall network and security management costs. Leveraging NetFlow, sFlow, and packet-level metrics, StealthWatch provides an end-to-end enterprise monitoring and security solution for 10G networks from a single, integrated platform.

"10G Ethernet offers a tremendous boost in performance and capacity but also introduces several monitoring challenges. Traditional packet-based probes are much more expensive for 10G, and may not be the most cost-effective option due to the fact that most 10G links are still significantly underutilized," said Jim Frey, research director for Enterprise Management Associates. "Lancope's unique approach combines packet-level statistics with NetFlow collection and analysis to provide an affordable means of gathering essential performance and security metrics for 10G networks."

"The newest StealthWatch FlowSensor AE appliance provides an affordable means of gathering network performance and security metrics in high-rate 10G environments," said Adam Powers, CTO of Lancope. "Our flow-based approach not only eliminates costly monitoring of unused capacity, but also enables help desk, network operators and security analysts to detect, troubleshoot and manage network incidents all from a single solution."
Learn more about this appliance at http://www2.lancope.com/10G_Monitoring.

Availability & Pricing
Now available and shipping, introductory pricing for the StealthWatch FlowSensor AE 3000 begins at US $27,995. Current customers can contact their account manager or Lancope Customer Care at support@lancope.com. For more information, contactLancope at sales@lancope.com.

About Lancope
Lancope®, Inc. is the leader in NetFlowTM collection and analysis and the provider of the StealthWatch® System for flow-based network performance and security monitoring. Delivering unified visibility across physical and virtual networks, StealthWatch eliminates network blind spots and reduces total network and security management costs. Both OPSEC and Common Criteria-certified, StealthWatch monitors the networks of Global 2000 organizations, academic institutions and government entities worldwide. Lancope also partners with fellow best-of-breed solution providers through its Technology Alliance Program, which includes Cisco Systems, Brocade, Blue Coat, VMware, IBM Tivoli, Check Point, TippingPoint, ArcSight and A10 Networks. Lancope is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.lancope.com/.

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