Vendor Profile - Net Optics is the global leader in building monitoring access devices for use with security and network management tools across the entire network. Their family of taps and monitoring filter devices enables companies to easily deploy the latest intrusion detection and prevention systems, protocol analyzers, forensics appliances and network probes before a threat or network issue arises.
April 21, 2008
Dan McCarthy is the Reseller Channel Manager of Net Optics.
April 18, 2008
Executive Profile - Bob Shaw is the President and CEO of Net Optics. Since March of 2001, Bob has been implementing the company vision and strategy, motivating the executive team to stay focused on helping Net Optics customers win in their markets. Under his leadership, Net Optics has achieved consistent double-digit growth, launching more than 25 new products, acquiring over 700 new customers, and expanding Net Optics' global presence.
Bob brings both Fortune 200 management and start-up experience to Net Optics. Prior to joining Net Optics, Bob Shaw was Sr. Vice President of Sales for Noosh, a market leader in collaborative enterprise communication for the Fortune 500. In addition, Bob has held Senior Vice President leadership positions within sales, marketing, and operations for the $1 billion business unit at RR Donnelley & Sons Company. During his years at Donnelley, he also served as a general manager at one of their state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, where he guided 300 employees to reach new performance benchmarks for the company. Bob holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Geneva College in Pennsylvania.
March 03, 2008
Monitoring a Converged Network to fully deliver on the promise of a secure and reliable network, many organizations are turning to monitoring tool aggregation devices. It proves to be a powerful solution that offers tremendous return on investment for consolidating the usability of monitoring tools within networks. Link Aggregation or Link Aggregators combine multiple in-line full duplex data streams into one single stream that is copied to multiple monitoring ports. The connected monitoring tools receive the entire full duplex conversation enabling 100% visibility across important links in the architecture.
In addition to reducing costs, improving productivity levels and increasing IT responsiveness, Link Aggregators provide an even greater opportunity to decrease overall network complexity and the demands that IT professionals now face with understanding what is on their networks. The challenge lies in centrally combining the ability to collect data from multiple access points as well as maintaining a diverse mix of monitoring, security, and forensic tools.
November 02, 2007
Regardless of the type of monitoring device being placed in-line within a network link both the network and security teams encounter similar issues. Network outages and downtime are required to install a monitoring device, and if it fails or needs to be moved, the physical stream is once again interrupted. For most, introducing a recognized, potential point of failure into the network is a truly unacceptable solution.
In response to these issues, the monitoring appliance vendors turned to Tap vendors to satisfy the need for passive in-line devices that help solve the problems that occur due to power loss, IPS malfunction or redeployment of the appliance. A device was needed that could be bundled with monitoring appliances and offered customers a tested solution—the Bypass Switch.
Common features would include dual power supplies, visual status indicators, dual network and IPS monitor ports. And, for optimum performance, a means to capture and provide reports on the health of the network would be essential.