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Endace Product Honored at 5th Annual Security Summit

June 18, 2008

Judges impressed by the company's NinjaBox-Z running a full SNORT ruleset on saturated high-speed links without dropping a packet. The server enables multiple network intrusion monitoring applications to run in parallel.


AUCKLAND, New Zealand & CHANTILLY, VA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Endace Ltd. (LSE/AIM: EDA), a world leader in network monitoring solutions, today announced that an international panel of judges selected the company's NinjaBox-Z series 2000 server as Runner Up in the 5th annual "Most Innovative Security Products and Services" competition hosted at The Security Summit in San Diego, CA.

Chosen from more than 30 competing technologies for its innovation, direct applicability to current market needs and dual-use capabilities in the private and government sectors, the NinjaBox-Z enables multiple network monitoring applications to run in parallel. Each NinjaBox-Z platform is preconfigured with Endace Data Acquisition and Generation (DAG) interface cards running on an optimized, multi-core Linux server. Traffic is load-balanced across the x86 CPUs, allowing NinjaBox-Z to analyze every packet in real-time on highly utilized links up to 10 Gbps.

"We showed the judges a Snort network intrusion detection system (NIDS) with a full untuned ruleset that runs at multi gigabit speeds without a single dropped packet," said Stephen Gleave, VP Marketing at Endace. "While acting as a single sensor, our load-balancing techniques spread the traffic across eight separate instances of Snort. Each CPU core was operating at only around twenty percent utilization."

Gleave added that Snort and NTOP (network traffic probe) can run simultaneously on the same NinjaBox-Z and still analyze every packet. "This impressed the judges because it demonstrates that businesses can reduce costs by using open-source monitoring and analysis applications running on fewer servers."

"The Endace NinjaBox-Z series stood out as a technology effectively addressing a current need in the market to enhance regional and international security," said Michael B. Jones, President of The Security Network. "The innovation and multi-use applicability was very impressive among the technologies featured at this year's competition."

Snort is an open source network intrusion prevention and detection system which combines the benefits of signature, protocol and anomaly based inspection methods. Snort is a registered trademark of Sourcefire, Inc. Product and company names used are used for identification purposes only and such use does not imply any agreement between Endace and any named company, or any sponsorship or endorsement by any named company.

About Endace
For organisations that rely on their IP networks to do business, Endace provides traffic monitoring, latency measurement, network security and application acceleration solutions that capture, inspect and report on every single data packet. We enable our customers to be confident in their service performance, information security, and regulatory compliance. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Endace also has offices in the UK, USA and Singapore. Quoted on AIM, the stock code is LSE: EDA.


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