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Accedian Facilitates 'HD Network Visibility' with FlowBROKER

By Rory Lidstone February 09, 2016

End-to-end network performance specialist Accedian has launched a disruptive new technology called FlowBROKER that enables what the company describes as “HD visibility throughout the network.” In other words, FlowBROKER significantly enhances the efficiency, granularity, fidelity and completeness of user experience monitoring, security, policy enforcement, and compliance applications.

FlowBROKER was released in response to the need for operators to react instantly to maintain quality of service (QoS) as network virtualized and become more distributed and dynamic. Indeed, the new solution provides the pervasive, all-encompassing access to all flows, applications, layers and locations operators need over multi-vendor networks. The result is ubiquitous and holistic insight to analyzers that on their own would only see traffic where they are located.

According to Accedian, this is particularly in mobile networks, where roughly 80 percent of call failures actually originate outside the core network. With FlowBROKER, these kinds of issues can be detected and resolved quickly and reliably.

In January, Accedian reported that its overall sales grew by 25 percent in 2015, thanks in large part to a series of significant operator contract wins.

"FlowBROKER extends Accedian's virtualized instrumentation from network quality of service (QoS) assurance to all-layer QoE monitoring for direct insight into application performance, network behavior and user context," said Accedian CTO Claude Robitaille. "Service providers now have access to a new level of insight that reveal how the network and its functions affect the end-user experience."

FlowBROKER extends the reach, utility and scale of established deep packet inspection (DPI), security, policy enforcement and application analyzers by separating traffic access from the point of analysis, doing so without compromising data integrity, granularity or timing precision. In addition, it eliminates blind spots in big data analytics systems used for real time network optimization and subscriber insight.

To do all this, FlowBROKER is integrated into the SkyLIGHT Performance Platform, which essentially orchestrates each step of the process. Traffic is captured by NFV-based, programmable modules like Accedian’s Nano smart SFP.




Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Contributing Writer

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