Solera Networks’ New APIs Increase Effectiveness of Security and Network Management Analysis Software
August 7th, 2007
Solera Networks delivers open SOAP and REST APIs to enable full access and control for its Deep Packet Capture and Stream-to-Storage appliance by network packet analysis software solutions.
San Francisco, CA – August 7, 2007 – Solera Networks, the price-performance leader in lossless deep packet capture and stream-to-storage technology, announces the availability of two application programming interfaces (APIs) that will enable Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to access and analyze network packets directly from the Solera Networks platform, in real time or as regenerated network traffic.
The new APIs give customers the ability to do root cause discovery of network anomalies, accessing 100 percent of network traffic instead of relying on more limited methods such as statistical sampling or header analysis.
With the release of the APIs, software such as network intrusion detection, forensics, behavioral analytics, archiving, and network traffic analysis can easily integrate with the Solera DS file system to search, analyze and replicate 100 percent of the traffic on any network.
“One of the key differentiators for Solera Networks is that we provide an open platform that allows customers to utilize any number of commercial, custom or open source tools to analyze their network traffic, and our new APIs make this even easier,” said Steve Shillingford, President and CEO of Solera Networks. “Unlike other capture devices which restrict users to expensive, proprietary analysis tools on proprietary hardware, we allow customers to choose their tools and the level of deployment that best meet their specific needs. No other vendor provides this level of flexibility and return on investment.”
Applications that can now benefit from a complete historical view of network traffic include:
• Network management applications
• Network security applications
• Forensic/analytic applications
• Lawful Intercept applications
The new APIs are built using simple object access protocol (SOAP) and representational state transfer (REST) development environments. The APIs are available to third-party developers upon request.