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Through a firmware patch the company's enterprise Series 300 network monitoring switches can handle 40G trunking.
An increasing number of enterprises are readying for 40 Gbps networks. However, not all of their current network monitoring appliances may be up to the task because they can’t handle that speed.
APCON Inc., a maker of enterprise-scale aggregation network monitoring switches, said Tuesday it has an answer: It has upgraded the firmware on its IntellaPatch Series 3000 switches to in effect slow traffic throught filtering and load balancing so 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps performance monitoring and security tools can perform optimally.
Byline published by Mobile Enterprise, written by Paul Ginn, Director of Marketing shares insights on the phenomenon of BYOD and the overall impact to network security. Ginn outlines the benefits of intelligent network monitoring solutions.
TMC was able to recently speak with Paul Ginn, director of marketing at APCON, a company providing complete network visibility for improved network security and optimized monitoring tool efficiency, who divulged his similar perception on.
November 16, 2012 - Historically, IT security has been all about defending against external threats. However, the recent cyber-attack against oil giant Saudi Aramco reinforces the need to give equal weight to internal threats as well.
On August 15, 2012, an insider at Saudi Aramco used privileged access to the company's network to release a computer virus called Shamoon. The virus infected roughly 75...
November 1, 2012 - A group of bankers, analysts and tech professionals... think the substantial denial of service attacks aimed at the largest banks are a prelude to a longer-term series of smaller malware intrusions and insider attacks against banks of all sizes - actions that are much harder to detect and stop, but capable of doing harm in the form of ID theft, data breaches and network disruptions.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24, 2012 -- PRNewswire -- Today Interop, produced by UBM TechWeb, releases 25+ exhibitor announcements to break at Interop New York next week, October 1-5, at the Javits Convention Center. As the premier technology event for IT professionals, Interop provides an unparalleled platform for sponsors to showcase the latest technology advancements in business IT.
June 15, 2012 - APCON, Inc. was at Cisco Live earlier this week talking about how customers can use its highly available and scalable network monitoring and traffic analysis tools in their data centers to reduce costs.
May 21, 2012 - Dave Hubbard, APCON Regional Sales Manager, discusses APCON newly launched high density 10G and 40G IntellaFlex Blades at Interop 2012.
May 21, 2012 - As ESG follows up on its early January research on Intelligent Management Aggregation Networks (iMAN), Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst at ESG, reports on its trip to Interop Las Vegas 2012. Although iMAN remains a niche products for large enterprises and service providers, the market shows a definitive progression with some major consolidations announced over the past 6 to 8 months. As organizations transition to 10G and 40G connections, the focus is on the network traffic increases. Matrix switching solutions are taking an unprecedented place in today's networks. Watch this space!
May 21, 2012 - APCON newest high density 10G Ethernet IntellaFlex Blade makes the
CRN top 10 hot products to watch from Interop Las Vegas 2012.
APCON, Inc., the industry leader for intelligent network monitoring switches, today announced its IntellaTap managed network tapping solution. This innovative solution allows data center managers to simultaneously tap up to nine full duplex 10G fiber optic Ethernet links on a single blade that integrates seamlessly into an APCON network switch.
Portland-based APCON Inc. - a corporate security technology manufacturer - has opened a regional office at 2301 West Plano Parkway in Plano.
The site for the regional office was chosen based on a thorough review of numerous regions in the United States, President and CEO Richard Rauch said.
With major data breaches becoming an increasingly common threat, corporate IT departments are making network monitoring and security hardware more of a
That's good news for APCON, Inc., the Wilsonville-based manufacturer of network
APCON last year doubled its revenue, growing from $16 million in 2009 to around
Anyone who runs a business today knows that the economy, competition, regulations, and other forces have combined to create an unforgiving business environment. Enterprise executives in this environment struggle to achieve profitability, tasking every department to cut costs and increase productivity.
Given that nearly every commercial enterprise relies on its network for operations as well as revenue generation, it's surprising that more enterprise executives have not heard the message from their IT departments – investments in network management technology are key to growing the overall bottom line.
Every business today is digging deep to find ways of reducing operating costs to remain profitable and enable reinvestment for continued competitiveness. Many are finding opportunities in their data centers, in particular opportunities to employ technology that can significantly decrease their energy consumption and operating costs. Until recently, this may have been perceived as an issue only for facilities managers. However, global economic conditions, mounting pressures on profitability, and other factors have combined to make energy cost containment an issue for all enterprise managers and executives.
Many data center managers that need to monitor new 10G network segments can't currently justify the significant investment in new monitoring devices, but high density aggregation filtering systems make it possible to get the job done using 1G monitoring tools.
For a 10G tool, such as an analyzer, prices often start at $50,000, while the annual support contract can add another 15%. So the investment for an organization that has, say, five geographically dispersed data centers, each equipped with five analysis tools, can run to over $1 million in capital costs and nearly $200,000 in annual support fees.
Given this challenge, many organizations are finding ways to use existing 1G tools to monitor both the 1G infrastructure as well as the 10G links. What makes this possible is the advancement of aggregation and filtering technology.
Every business today is digging deep to find ways to remain profitable. Many are finding opportunities in their data centers. Knowledge Center contributor Jason Perlewitz explains how data center managers can use advanced switch technology in their data center to significantly decrease operating costs and reduce energy consumption.