WildPackets SuperCore Offers 10G Analysis

WildPackets' Omnipliance SuperCore is aimed at enterprises and midmarket companies alike.

WildPackets wants to give enterprises and midmarket businesses alike greater visibility into their networks.

At the Cisco Live Conference June 24 in Orlando, Fla., WildPackets officials rolled out the Omnipliance SuperCore, a data recording offering to enable IT administrators to capture, monitor and analyze traffic on their 10-Gigabit networks.

The goal is to give network engineers the forensic capabilities to track everything happening on their networks, said Tony Barbagallo, vice president of marketing at WildPackets.

Barbagallo said that, until recently, it was primarily the larger enterprises with their complex networks that needed such analytical capabilities. That has changed, with midmarket companies now needing the same technology to monitor their emerging 10G networks, he said.

WildPackets has also evolved, starting out selling software to large businesses and then, four years ago, selling appliances bundled with its software to make it easier and more affordable for midmarket companies to monitor their networks, he said.

The Omnipliance SuperCore, aimed at high-speed networks and distributed storage subsystems, offers such features as full capture and analysis capabilities for 10G networks, programmable hardware filtering, high-precision time stamping and synchronization, and up to 64 terabytes of local storage. It also supports SAN (storage-area network) environments.

Customers will be able to order it June 27, Barbagallo said.