(Ping! Zine) – Napatech today announced that it has joined the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), a new industry organization created for collaboration among the Network Economy’s technology providers. Participation in the NI Alliance will ensure that Napatech Intelligent Network Adapter products support the existing and future needs of Network Intelligence vendors.
In today’s Network Economy—a world that now depends and runs on networks—accurate visibility and precise tracking of data crossing networks have become crucial to the availability, performance and security of applications and services. The growing complexity of IP transactions, the explosion of mobile applications, and the mainstream adoption of cloud computing surpass the capabilities of conventional tools to improve how networks operate, expand services and police illicit or criminal activity. Just like Business Intelligence solutions emerged to unlock information hidden in the enterprise, Network Intelligence technology is an emerging category of technology to reveal the critical details of the data locked inside network traffic and transactions.
The NI Alliance serves two purposes: first, as a forum for collaboration among technology providers whose solutions secure data in transit, ensure efficient data delivery, monetize data transactions or track real-time information. Through the NI Alliance, members can better serve their customers.
The NI Alliance also seeks to educate the market and the public on the role and value of Network Intelligence in protecting sensitive information; delivering value-added services, applications and information; and ensuring better performance of network-dependent solutions.
Napatech’s Intelligent Network Adapters already provide the market’s most comprehensive feature set and are widely deployed in network appliances that need to analyze network data intelligently. Napatech’s features help off-load the data analysis task by building intelligence into the network adapter and thereby accelerate network appliance performance.
“The Network Intelligence Alliance is a timely initiative to bring together the various companies, products and technologies that enable more intelligent management and operation of IP networks. Our combined knowledge can be used to identify and close technology gaps vital to the successful deployment of more intelligent network solutions”, stated Henrik Brill Jensen, CEO Napatech.
“Napatech is a valuable addition to the NI Alliance and we welcome their participation,” said Erik Larsson, Chairman of the NI Alliance. “It’s companies like Napatech joining with other vendors who play leadership roles in their respective areas of expertise that will enable organizations to most effectively apply Network Intelligence to better manage, protect and profit from their data networks.”
Establishment of the NI Alliance was initiated by Qosmos, whose Network Intelligence technology components provide the crucial first step in understanding what’s passing through networks. Qosmos’ hardware and software components extract and interpret real-time traffic—translating a data stream’s 1s and 0s into their respective communications protocols, metadata and content for use by third-party applications.
Through the NI Alliance, Qosmos expands its collaborative approach to help vendors design and deliver advanced solutions with embedded Network Intelligence technology in less time and at lower cost. The NI Alliance provides a channel for dialogue and partnerships that Alliance Members otherwise may not have considered or pursued when addressing the needs of joint customers. Visibility within the vendor community through the NI Alliance affords companies opportunities to market more comprehensive solutions with greater ROI and faster time to value for customers.