WildPackets, Inc., innovators in advanced network analysis, today announced that it is extending its OmniAnalysis Platform v4.0 for network monitoring and troubleshooting to include a new product family for SMBs, OmniAnalysis Workgroup. The OmniAnalysis Platform, initially released in 2003 to address the enterprise needs of IT professionals tasked with managing large and complex networks, is now available to managers of any sized network.
OmniAnalysis Workgroup products provide workgroups and small businesses with powerful but affordable solutions for troubleshooting and monitoring networks. OmniAnalysis Enterprise provides larger organizations with enterprise-class tools for troubleshooting and monitoring large, complex networks, including networks with full-duplex Gigabit or WAN segments. Both product families include a portable analyzer solution that network engineers can use in a laptop, as well as distributed analysis engines that can be installed in remote locations for 24/7 monitoring and analysis. Both product families also feature new enhancements that the company recently announced, including Application Analysis, Network Forensics Analysis and VoIP Expert Analysis.
"Ongoing business automation and Web-centric commerce have led SMBs to deploy increasingly complex, increasingly sophisticated networks," said Mahboud Zabetian, founder and CEO of WildPackets. "With the introduction of the OmniAnalysis Workgroup product family, we're making the Expert analysis and distributed architecture of our enterprise solutions available to SMBs. We're sure that the network engineers in these organizations will appreciate the advantages of remote, real-time analysis and award-winning Expert analysis."
Zabetian continued: "At the same time, we've enhanced the entire platform with new Application Analysis, Network Forensics and VoIP Expert Analysis features that every network administrator, whether working in a small business or an enterprise, will be sure to value."
OmniAnalysis Workgroup Products
The OmniAnalysis Workgroup product family features a new OmniPeek analyzer, called OmniPeek Workgroup, that supports Expert analysis on up to 500 conversations at a time from a single NIC. OmniPeek Workgroup is available for $995. For larger networks, OmniPeek Workgroup Pro, available at $2495, supports analysis on an unlimited number of conversations and from multiple NICs. Both OmniPeek Workgroup analyzers perform local analysis and can connect to up to two OmniEngines at a time. Both analyzers include support for media VoIP analysis. The Enhanced Voice Option, available for $2000, adds support for comprehensive VoIP call analysis and call playback to OmniPeek Workgroup Pro.
Rounding out the OmniAnalysis Workgroup product family, the OmniEngine Workgroup is a remote analysis engine for monitoring a variety of network topologies, including 10/100/1000 and wireless. OmniEngine Workgroup runs on Windows and is available for $1995.
All OmniAnalysis Workgroup products will be available for purchase online in the US and Canada, beginning on May 3, 2006.
OmniAnalysis Enterprise Products
The OmniAnalysis Enterprise product family includes WildPackets top-of-the-line OmniPeek Enterprise analyzer, which supports analysis on an unlimited number of nodes and from multiple NICs, including WildPackets Gigabit and WAN analyzer cards for maximum capture performance. OmniPeek Enterprise, available at $6995, can connect to an unlimited number of OmniEngines and includes support for media VoIP analysis. The Enhanced Voice Option, available for $2000, adds support for comprehensive VoIP call analysis and call playback to OmniPeek Enterprise.
The OmniAnalysis Enterprise family also includes OmniEngine Enterprise, a remote analysis engine for monitoring a variety of network topologies, including 10/100, full-duplex Gigabit, WAN, and wireless. OmniEngine Enterprise runs on Windows and is available for $5995. OmniEngine Enterprise is also available in an Omnipliance 3U rack-mount unit for ease of deployment.
WildPackets OmniAnalysis Platform
WildPackets' OmniAnalysis Platform is a distributed network analysis platform for optimizing network services and maximizing uptime on enterprise networks. The OmniAnalysis Platform uses advanced analytical techniques, including network forensics and application performance indexing, to troubleshoot network problems -- even those that have occurred hours or days ago. Compliance officers can use WildPackets' network forensics features to discover and verify compliance violations, such as those related to server or network access or illicit transmission of data.