APCON (News - Alert), a specialist in intelligent data traffic management solutions, announced a new development program for the Software Defined Networking (SDN) field.
The company develops innovative, scalable technology solutions to enhance network monitoring, intelligent data traffic analysis, network management and security. APCON specializes in packet aggregation, filtering, and network switching products, in addition to delivering management-software support.
Richard Rauch, president and CEO of APCON, said, “Software Defined Networking is clearly the next generation of data center management, and APCON has a solid foundation in the principles and technical requirements that define the concept.”
“We are launching a comprehensive development program to integrate APCON network monitoring switches with the coming generation of SDN controllers,” Rauch added.
SDN, or Software Defined Networking, segregates the network data flow control from the physical hardware constituting the network. SDN ensures very high flexibility which enables the allocation of resources as per requirement eliminating the need for an extensive remodeling process for the entire physical network.
Software will control the data flow process covering bandwidth provisioning, load balancing, monitoring, and security response activities, hence enabling easy execution. Also, new standards can be leveraged to actualize this concept, said officials.
First-tier networking companies that are developing SDN-compatible products include Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, NEC, Juniper Networks, Brocade (News - Alert) Communications, Arista Networks, and Extreme Networks. APCON, meanwhile, will be integrating the network monitoring system and features with SDN-controlled networks.
APCON solutions are used widely by customers in Global Fortune 500 companies, banks, other financial services institutions, telecommunication service providers, government agencies, military organizations, and computer equipment manufacturers, added officials.
In related company news, APCON announced a complete family of APCONTAP modular passive TAP solutions in August 2012. TAP (Test Access Port) devices are a basic building block of network monitoring, especially used in executing Intrusion (News - Alert) Detection Systems, network probes, and data recording and analysis systems.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman