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Solarflare® Dramatically Improves Risk Management with Enhanced "DVR-like" Realtime Lossless Data Recording

Capture SolarSystem (CSS) enables simple ubiquitous packet capture deployment on the top of every server rack in the data center

IRVINE, CA—November 17, 2015—Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent networking solutions, today announced enhancements to its CSS to address the key risk management and compliance issues facing financial institutions. The latest version of CSS allows customers to capture the entire network traffic flow in a rapidly searchable form, providing greater visibility and network instrumentation capabilities for regulatory reporting, risk analytics, performance monitoring, threat detection and more.

CSS is an open software platform that enables distributed, high performance, pervasive capture of all network nodes with a scalable approach. CSS includes key features such as line rate capture to disk (up to 40Gb/sec), indexed query of captured data, and intuitive GUI allowing rapid deployment of data capture solutions across enterprise data centers and other high-demand networks. With an open API, CSS can also be easily integrated with third-party analytic applications to create customized data retention and analytics solutions.

CSS is designed to address the key risk management challenges faced by financial services institutions. Specifically, CSS enables both buy-side and sell-side market participants to address several types of risk issues including:

  • Mitigating cyber security risk by providing greater visibility into enterprise network, enabling prevention of hostile intrusion and data theft
  • Enabling firms to effectively address regulatory compliance requirements and deliver a comprehensive record of audit trail
  • Improving operational efficiency by proving proof of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) compliance, enhanced trouble shooting process and network analysis
  • Optimizing electronic trade execution management with high performance precision time stamping capabilities

"We have seen an increased need among our financial services clients for more powerful network solutions to address their unique challenges in cybersecurity and compliance," said Solarflare CEO Russell Stern. "Working with our leading clients worldwide, we understand their need to capture, analyze and manage massive volumes of data across their global trading systems. By adding risk management capabilities to CSS, our clients are able to run high performance data capture solutions on any qualified server hardware, for trade analytics, regulatory reporting, performance optimization and threat detection. CSS is a giant step in reducing the time and cost between intrusion detection (IDS) and prevention (IPS)."

About Solarflare

Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O solutions that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. With over 1,400 customers worldwide, the company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, content delivery, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, HP, IBM and Lenovo. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK, New Delhi, India and San Diego, USA.

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