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Network Associates introduces distributed Netasyst solution for small and mid-size businesses

  • 15 April, 2004 08:35

<p>15 April 2004 - Network Associates has announced the Netasyst D/DX network analyser, the newest addition to the Netasyst network analyser product solution family from the Sniffer Technologies division. The Netasyst D/DX network analyser is specifically designed to provide small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) with a flexible network performance solution to monitor, troubleshoot and secure their 10/100 Ethernet networks on a 24/7 basis from a single, remote console.</p>
<p>Leveraging the features and functionalities of the Sniffer Distributed enterprise-class network management solution, Netasyst D/DX is a software-only solution designed to provide SMB customers with a reliable and cost-effective solution to remotely troubleshoot and manage their networks. As the solution can be deployed across a company's network, users can proactively manage their entire network from a central location.</p>
<p>The permanent instrumentation of Netasyst D/DX enables SMB organisations to have complete visibility into network traffic across multiple locations, saving time and money and providing the capability to troubleshoot issues, optimise performance and better secure their network and applications. Netasyst D/DX is ideally suited to baseline network traffic and enable users to better understand typical utilisation levels, traffic flows, predominant protocols and applications, and typical response times.</p>
<p>Since Netasyst D/DX is a distributed architecture, it also includes:
• Remote monitoring and analysis - the intelligent architecture of Netasyst D/DX software enables users to have maximum visibility into network traffic through software that is located on a user's local machine that can log into a remote agent that is across the street or around the globe, helping to reduce travel expenses, as well as downtime and degradation.
• 24/7 availability - because Netasyst D/DX software is continually monitoring the network, it provides IT managers with real-time network status updates and can provide trend statistics. This always-on functionality also enables users to establish baselines in order to detect problems before they affect end users and to help facilitate optimisation of the IT infrastructure.
• Increased staff efficiency - the distributed architecture enables staff resources to solve problems in their area of expertise, regardless of where they are physically located. It can also bring two or more IT professionals together to work simultaneously on solving issues, bringing faster time-to-resolution. Through this collaborative functionality, Netasyst D/DX software also facilitates training for new staff, allowing them to work concurrently with experienced staff members to troubleshoot a problem.
• Reduced hardware and network costs - the Netasyst solution uses industry standard hardware that can be provided by the customers or the value adding reseller. With this low-priced hardware investment, traffic analysis can be done on the remote agent, so that traffic doesn't have to be back-hauled across the network, further exacerbating network issues that may exist.</p>
<p>"Customers shouldn't have to settle for a peek at their network when tools like Netasyst D/DX can let them see the whole thing," said Allan Bell, Asia Pacific Marketing Director at Network Associates. "The network performance and availability needs of today's SMBs are no different than large enterprise organisations, and the Netasyst product line from Sniffer Technologies directly addresses the requirements these businesses have. Quite simply, the Netasyst network analyser is the right solution for SMBs looking for 24/7 remote network monitoring and analysis, as well as the ability to monitor their critical segments wherever they are located."</p>
<p>The Netasyst D/DX network analyser solution will be available through channel partners and direct sales, and will begin shipping in June 2004.</p>
<p>About Sniffer Technologies
Sniffer Technologies products are a part of Network Associates McAfee® Network Protection Solutions family of products, and deliver network, security, and application management solutions designed to ensure optimal business uptime and availability. Supporting the widest range of network topologies in the industry, the Sniffer products enable enterprises, small to medium businesses, and service providers worldwide to effectively keep their networks and applications up and running at peak performance, 24/7. As one of the most trusted providers of monitoring, troubleshooting, and network visualisation solutions, Sniffer products are designed to meet the demanding availability and security requirements of organisations' Web sites; Internet applications; converged voice, video, and data networks; wireless local area networks (LANs); and high speed switched and optical networks.</p>
<p>For more information on Sniffer Technologies products please visit http://www.sniffer.com .</p>
<p>About Network Associates
With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Network Associates, Inc. creates best-of-breed computer security solutions that prevent intrusions on networks and protect computer systems from the next generation of blended attacks and threats. Offering two families of products, McAfee System Protection Solutions, securing desktops and servers, and McAfee Network Protection Solutions, ensuring the protection and performance of the corporate network, Network Associates offers computer security to large enterprises, governments, small and medium sized businesses, and consumers.</p>
<p>For more information, Network Associates can be reached at 972-963-8000 or on the Internet at http://www.networkassociates.com/ .</p>
<p>NOTE: Network Associates, McAfee, Sniffer and Netasyst are registered trademarks or trademarks of Network Associates, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Sniffer® brand products are made only by Network Associates, Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Media queries:
Grazia Pecoraro
Senior Account Manager
TEXT100 Public Relations
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Email: graziap@text1000.com.au</p>

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