cPacket Unveils Industry's First High-Resolution Stream Analysis and Predictive Behavioral Analytics Feature for Financial Markets

San Jose, CA - 11 July 2016

cBurst to Save Millions With Deeper Insight, Broader Visibility and Improved Monitoring Performance of Financial Network Data 

cPacket Networks, a leading provider of next-generation network performance monitoring and analysis solutions, today announced cBurst, a high-resolution stream analysis and predictive behavioral analytics feature for trading exchanges and financial service firms. To address the increasing volume and velocity of financial data networks, cBurst is the industry's first solution capable of real-time monitoring of 1,000 data streams per port at one-millisecond resolution.

cPacket's millisecond analytics offers 1,000 times higher resolution than competitive solutions, enabling detection of microbursts and proactive alerts of imminent network performance issues before they impact end-users, and the bottom line of financial market's world-wide. The cBurst feature is integrated into the cPacket Intelligent Monitoring Fabric, and leverages their cVu appliances, which are capable of 40G real-time line-rate performance analytics and complete packet inspection across L2-L7.

"For financial services firms, network performance and the cost of network downtime is serious business, where split seconds can potentially have million-dollar ramifications," said cPacket CEO Brendan O'Flaherty. "As microbursts approach a network's port capacity, they can become predictive indicators of imminent network issues before an outage occurs. Identifying problems in advance is extremely valuable, as it provides our customers with the ability to take corrective action before their user's trades are impacted."

With deployments at some of the world's largest trading exchanges and financial services firms globally, cPacket improves SLA compliance, provides greater uptime and reduces mean time to resolution (MTTR) of network issues. cPacket's solutions also reduce CapEx, OpEx and the overall monitoring total cost of ownership (TCO) by delivering performance levels not possible in software or merchant silicon-based solutions via its customized hardware and innovative distributed monitoring architecture.

Financial markets and trading behavior are event-driven, causing market data feeds to experience extreme fluctuations in traffic levels with spikes and bursts that can exceed network capacity, potentially causing critical trading data to be dropped. Additionally, these spikes can occur across very short time spans, resulting in microbursts that can be difficult to detect. Financial networks typically use UDP streaming to share pricing data globally with multiple destinations in real time. When traffic in a UDP stream is dropped, that data is permanently lost, directly impacting customer trading activity.

"Financial services organizations require complete, accurate and on-time data in their trading systems, or their customer's trades can be impacted," said Jim Duffy, Senior Networking Analyst, 451 Research. "cBurst leverages cPacket's unique Distributed Monitoring Architecture to provide the predictive analytics needed to address network problems before their customers and their bottom line are impacted."

cBurst is generally available now and integrated with cPacket's cVu and cStor solutions. 

cPacket Networks offers next-generation performance monitoring solutions for service providers and other large network operators that are built around our innovative Distributed Monitoring Architecture. By bringing network intelligence closer to the wire, cPacket enables network operators to proactively identify problems before they negatively impact end-users, cPacket delivers real-time performance analytics at line-rate speeds up to 40Gbps and 100Gbps, and provides the broadest coverage available in the industry. By improving operational efficiency and proactively identifying problems cPacket customers are able achieve substantial OPEX and CAPEX savings. Based in Silicon Valley, CA, cPacket solutions are relied on by operators of the world's largest service provider and enterprise networks. 

cPacket, cPacket Networks, cVu, cStor, SPIFEE, Distributed Monitoring Architecture, and Integrated Monitoring Fabric are trademarks or registered trademarks of cPacket Networks.


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