Endace, a world leader in high-speed network monitoring and recording technology, has once again become a wholly New Zealand owned and operated company following a management-led buyout from its parent company, Emulex Corp.
Founded in 2001, and acquired by Emulex Corp. in 2013, Endace has created a global reputation for its packet-capture and network recording technology used to support security and network management applications in some of the world largest and most sophisticated enterprise, government, financial and service provider networks. The buyout allows Endace to maintain its focus on core technologies while continuing a culture of innovation. The company created the packet capture category more than a decade ago, launched the world’s first network recording appliance and leads the market in packet capture performance and accuracy.
Stuart Wilson, Endace’s CEO, has been with the company for more than a decade and led the team tasked with returning the company back to private ownership.
“Operating as an independent company again allows us to continue to deliver innovative solutions to our customers under the Endace brand they’ve known and trusted for more than 15 years,” says Wilson. “We still have the same team of great people and we are all committed to continuing to lead our market.”
Demand for Endace’s technology is accelerating globally with some very large customer installations in government and commercial sectors already this year. Wilson attributes this in part to an increase in publicity surrounding high profile data breaches being reported by the media.
“This publicity has forced organizations to look at whether they’re adequately prepared to deal with security breaches. When they do, they’re realizing a detailed history of network traffic is fundamental to enabling forensic analysts to investigate, quantify and respond to a breach effectively. That means being able to capture, store and analyze network traffic accurately even on high-speed, heavily loaded networks, and that’s where Endace excels,” he says.
Endace is continuing to invest heavily in R&D. The company has a range of new products launching over the coming weeks, including the new 9000 Series EndaceProbe™️ Network Recorder. With up to 192TB of storage and 20Gbps sustained recording to disk, the new EndaceProbe sets new industry standards for capacity. It is designed to allow customers to extend the network history available for effective forensic investigation in the event of a data breach.