Insightix Technology Aims to Fill Network Discovery Gaps
A new startup hopes to squeeze into the crowded market for network discovery and mapping with a proprietary technology that overcomes limitations of existing techniques.A new startup hopes to squeeze into the crowded market for network discovery and mapping with a proprietary technology that overcomes limitations of existing techniques. Insightix Ltd. last week launched its DID (Dynamic Infrastructure Discovery) technology, which officials claim can detect and identify the 10 to 40 percent of elements that other passive or dynamic discovery mechanisms fail to find. The unique technology does both active and passive real-time, dynamic network discovery without exacting significant overhead on the network or on devices. It does not use agents to gather data.
"Active network discovery suffers from an inability to completely and accurately detect all elements found on a network," said Ofir Arkin, chief technology officer and co-founder of Insightix, in Raanana, Israel. "For example, active discovery tools cant see behind firewalls. Passive discovery is installed at a choke point on the network and looks at network activity to draw conclusions about elements. But if the traffic doesnt go through that choke point, the passive system wont be aware of those elements."