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SonicWALL unveils next-generation analytics software

Application Traffic Analytics is designed to provide IT managers with better network management capabilities

Intelligent network security and data protection solutions company SonicWALL has launched its Application Traffic Analytics software suite at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK.

The next-generation solution is designed to provide enterprise IT managers with insight real-time and historical network bandwidth utilisation, application traffic, security threats and employee productivity and consists of SonicWALL GMS 7.0, Analyser and Scrutiniser.

The solution is also designed to provide visualisation into the network to help administrators with troubleshooting and simplify overall network management.

“Network administrators are under continual pressure to minimise costs and optimise network capital investment, while facing exponential growth in business applications, digital content and network growth. Fifty percent of companies surveyed by industry analyst firm Forrester Research said at least 30% of their bandwidth is being consumed by social networking traffic. Being able to truly visualise, prioritise and protect network traffic flow is a business critical requirement,” said John Gmuender, vice president of engineering and CTO of SonicWALL. “Our new suite of Application Traffic Analytics gives the ability to eye-ball and analyse historical and real time data and application flow. By delivering granular hindsight, we give our customers the foresight to better plan and manage the corporate network in a way that translates directly to the bottom line through enhanced network performance, security and ROI.”

The ability to access historical and real-time forensic insight into application and data traffic flowing through a network is designed to enable IT managers to better predict, prepare, respond to – and avoid – bandwidth spikes, security threats, inappropriate application usage and network outages.

 “SonicWALL’s new application traffic analytics allow us to have more meaningful business discussions with our customers. For example, we can show in detail which applications are used most in a given day, month or year and which applications are a legitimate use of their network infrastructure and their employees’ time. This level of visibility and analytics helps us help our customers enhance their ROI and productivity,” said Michael Crean, CEO of Solutions Granted, a solution-based information technology firm specialising in complete managed services, network development and security. 

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