SAN FRANCISCO - Feb. 22 th 2011 - Net Optics, Inc., the leading provider of Intelligent Access and Monitoring Architecture solutions delivering real-time IT visibility, monitoring and control, today announced the Phantom Virtual Tap™, a Net Optics innovation that provides organizations with the capability to monitor both physical and virtual network traffic. This highly scalable solution helps enterprises master the challenges of virtual network security, compliance and performance with unprecedented cost-effectiveness and flexibility. Phantom Virtual Tap provides total visibility of inter-vm traffic passing between virtual servers on hypervisor stacks, giving enterprise IT managers the ability to monitor, analyze, audit and report on that traffic.
"Currently, there are no network monitoring solutions that allow enterprises to monitor their networks across both their physical and virtual deployments," said Bob Shaw, president and CEO, Net Optics. "With Phantom Virtual Tap, we provide IT managers a reliable, scalable solution that for the first time in monitoring enables a holistic view of traffic that was previously invisible. Further, the Phantom Virtual Tap empowers managers to meet security and compliance requirements while deriving full investment value from their current implementation of physical tools."
As the shift to virtualized environments continues to grow, IT managers are demanding extensive monitoring and auditing capabilities so they can better manage and secure their converged data centers, regardless of computing platform—physical or virtual. The need for these capabilities is critical in highly-regulated industries such as finance, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing. With Phantom Virtual Tap, enterprise IT managers will be able to use Net Optics' market-leading Tap and monitoring access solutions to optimize their computing infrastructure through increased visibility of data center traffic.
Phantom Virtual Tap incorporates several innovative features, including Hypervisor stack network monitoring, integration with VMware vMotion and complete visibility of Inter-VM traffic. As part of Net Optics' suite of category-leading monitoring access and management solutions, Phantom Virtual Tap is seamlessly integrated with Net Optics Director™ switches in current implementations or deployed in stand-alone mode as needed. Net Optics' Phantom Virtual Tap is licensed per ESX/ESXi server.