Equinix Selects InMon Corp to Provide Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis for the Company's Network Exchange Services in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific
San Francisco, California — Aug. 17, 2006 — InMon Corporation, the leading supplier of traffic monitoring solutions for high-speed switched networks, announced that it has been selected to provide network traffic monitoring and analysis solutions for Equinix's network exchange services offered at the company's Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centers in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific.
Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) is the leading global provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services for enterprises, content companies and network services providers. Equinix provides reliable, secure and high-performance colocation and exchange services that offer immediate access to every major global network for the most efficient delivery of content to end-users. To support these services, such as Equinix Direct™ and Equinix Exchange™, Equinix is taking advantage of the sFlow® Technology embedded in the Ethernet switch fabric and InMon's Traffic Sentinel to gain visibility into L2-L7 traffic patterns.
With InMon Traffic Sentinel and sFlow, Equinix can provide its exchange services customers with real-time and historical reports of all traffic flows across its Equinix Exchange and Equinix Direct platforms. This enables rapid identification of causes of congestion, effective allocation of network resources to ensure that SLAs are met, accurate accounting for usage, protection against security threats, and optimization of peering relationships. This solution plays an important role in providing customers with reduced connectivity costs and improved performance and reliability.
"Equinix selected the InMon Traffic Sentinel software for our Equinix Exchange and Equinix Direct services for two critical needs." said Raju Chamarthi, Senior Manager, Network Engineering at Equinix. "First, it enables us to provide our customers with visibility into MAC, VLAN, IP and BGP information as they use our services. Second, it provides accurate traffic accounting data that scales well with our fast growing 10GigE-enabled exchange services."
InMon Traffic Sentinel provides complete end-to-end visibility, and eliminates the need for expensive probes, by making use of instrumentation available within network equipment. Traffic Sentinel fully supports the sFlow® standard for monitoring layer 2/3 switches, available in equipment from most leading network equipment vendors, including: Alcatel (CGEP:PA, NYSE:ALA), Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR), Force10 Networks, Foundry Networks (NASDAQ:FDRY), Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ) and Hitachi (NYSE:HIT). In addition, Traffic Sentinel supports the new IPFIX standard for monitoring routers as well as vendor specific technologies such as Cisco NetFlow(R), Juniper j-flow, Riverstone LFAP and Hewlett Packard Extended RMON.
About InMon Corp
InMon Corp is the leading supplier of traffic monitoring solutions for high-speed switched and routed networks. These solutions provide the tools and information needed to take control of today's mission-critical, value-added applications and services. Customers throughout the world in a variety of sectors including: Enterprise, Service Provider, Healthcare, Education, Government, and Media are using solutions from InMon Corp.
InMon Corp. is the pioneer in the application of statistical sampling for scalable and cost effective solutions for network-wide traffic monitoring, analysis, and reporting and has multiple patents pending in this field. As the inventor of sFlow, InMon Corp. works closely with leading switch vendors to enhance their networking solutions with comprehensive traffic management. For more information visit www.inmon.com.
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