Network Associates Inc.’s Sniffer Technologies group on Monday will introduce its first Sniffer protocol analyzer for 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
Debuting along with the Santa Clara, Calif. company’s new Sniffer Portable Lab 10 Gigabit Ethernet Analyzer, is its new InfiniStream network management tool, which combines a hardware-based traffic-capture engine and large-scale storage, along with a protocol-decode and expert-analysis software in a management console.
The new 10Gigabit Ethernet portable Sniffer is based on Intel Pentium 4.2GHz processor running Windows 2000. It includes a 1GB memory buffer to provide full line-rate, full-duplex data capture without frame loss.
The unit includes advanced filtering technology to quickly isolate the data required to troubleshoot problems on the network, and it incorporates triggers that can be used to more quickly pinpoint intermittent problems.
The Sniffer gathers real-time performance statistics without impeding full-line rate traffic capture, the company said, and graphically displays the statistics to allow users to quickly recognize unusual network behavior. It also includes the Sniffer protocol-decodes and expert-analysis engine. The system is available now for $150,000.
Network Associates will initially target equipment vendors looking to validate their 10 Gigabit Ethernet product designs, however, pitches to government entities, high-end enterprises and services providers are expected to follow.