Photo Brendan O’Flaherty, CEO of cPacket Networks
“Many of our existing customers are consolidating their data centers as they move a part of their workloads into the cloud. They want to upgrade their data center infrastructure to 100Gbps to meet current and future business requirements,” said Brendan O’Flaherty, CEO of cPacket Networks.

cPacket Networks, delivering intelligent observability for hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud networks, has expanded its cStor series packet capture appliances with the launch of their new cStor 100 solution. The cStor family already supports capture at 40, 25, 15, and 10Gbps as well as a virtual/cloud version up to 10Gbps. The cStor 100 appliance allows for capturing, storing, and analyzing network packet data at up to 100Gbps speed.

The cStor 100 appliance provides 100Gbps burst with sustained 60Gbps capture-to-disk throughput along with 288TB of on-board storage (extensible up to 2PB). It helps organizations to capture, store, replay, and analyze high speed network traffic as the ultimate source of truth for troubleshooting issues, security forensics, incident response, and compliance.

“Many of our existing customers are consolidating their data centers as they move a part of their workloads into the cloud,” said Brendan O’Flaherty, CEO of cPacket Networks. “They want to upgrade their data center infrastructure to 100Gbps to meet current and future business requirements. cPacket’s being early to 100Gbps observability helps our customers go through this change uneventfully.”

The cPacket cStor 100 appliance comes with the following key features:

  • Built for high-performance, low-latency networks, and intensive workloads – The cStor 100 appliance provides flow analytics, TCP stateful analysis, RTP analysis, VPN analysis, market data gap detection, one-way latency, and other value-added analytics at high-speeds for mission-critical environments and network operation centers.
  • Effective incident response through Network Detection and Response – The cStor 100 appliance would be quite an effective security forensics tool for providing before, during, and after packet data in correlation with security incidents. By integrating with industry leading threat detection and mitigation solutions such as Vectra, Corelight, Palo Alto Networks, and Fortinet, the cStor 100 appliance may extend the life, effectiveness, and return-on-investment for the security tools.
  • Added security and privacy with Self-Encrypting Drives – Separate versions of the cStor 100 appliance with self-encrypting drives (SED) are available to meet additional security and privacy requirements for the public, government, financial, healthcare, and other sensitive deployments.

“While most of the industry is still hovering around or below 40Gbps capture rates, you can find a few products that claim higher performance,” said Nadeem Zahid, Vice President of Product Management at cPacket Networks. “What is really lacking is a well-rounded solution that can capture at 100Gbps speed while delivering impactful analytics and supporting simultaneous data search. You can fill the storage really fast and accumulate lots of data at 100Gbps. Finding the right packets fast in the case of root-cause analysis or a security breach makes a lot of difference for a business.”

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