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Wilsonville, OR, United States, 2009/06/24 - APCON, global leader in network management solutions launches INTELLAFLEX, an aggregation and filtering blade available on the INTELLAPATCH Series 3000 - APCON.com.
APCON unveiled an aggregation and filtering solution called INTELLAFLEX™, designed to work in conjunction with its popular INTELLAPATCH® Series 3000 switching chassis.
“This combination of products has the potential to change the face of network monitoring for large enterprise infrastructures,” said Richard Rauch, president and CEO of APCON. “These options reflect what our enterprise customers need today – scalability, flexibility and security with a reasonable total cost of product ownership.”
Axial Systems, APCON’s VAR for the UK, distributes and supports INTELLAPATCH® and the new INTELLAFLEX™ product from its offices in Berkshire and Cheshire. Axial has been a partner of APCON since 2005 and was recently named 2008 Channel Partner of the Year EMEA.
INTELLAFLEX Aggregation and Filtering Solution
INTELLAFLEX is a Packet Aggregator blade that adds aggregation and filtering capability to APCON’s INTELLAPATCH Series 3000 switching solution. This blade allows users to aggregate multiple data links from network SPAN, Tap or mirror ports, and filter and direct only the desired traffic to specific monitoring devices.
In this way, users are able to electronically share expensive monitoring devices (such as analyzers and IDS) – often across multiple locations – while preventing oversubscription and data loss.
Supporting up to 144 ports in 4U, INTELLAFLEX offers the highest port density in a single chassis – easily accommodating large enterprises that typically have hundreds of SPAN ports and Taps in their networks. INTELLAFLEX also offers the highest port-aggregation density, with a maximum of 120 1G ports and 32 10G ports in a single chassis.
“In today’s economy, IT managers share in the enterprise effort to reduce costs wherever possible,” said Rauch. “INTELLAFLEX eliminates the need for multiple devices to realize the benefits of aggregation and filtering. Thus, it promises capital equipment cost savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars, while contributing directly to the continued uptime of every critical network.”
INTELLAPATCH Series 3000 Matrix Switches
INTELLAPATCH Series 3000 is APCON’s new flagship switch product line (apcon.com). Designed for today’s most demanding enterprise data center environments, these chassis offers high density blades – 1U high with 36 ports each – that deliver exceptional functionality while providing data center space savings. Users can now have 144 ports of non-blocking, any-to-any connectivity in a 4U chassis, delivering 100 percent visibility to thousands of critical network segments.
A key feature of the Series 3000 is its fault-tolerant, redundant controller cards. Unlike switches with single controllers that can halt network operations during a failure, the high availability fail-over capacity of the Series 3000 allows it to be used in-line, in the production network of an enterprise. Series 3000 chassis are modular, offering hot-swappable power supplies and field-replaceable fans, as well as hitless software upgrades and a host of advanced diagnostic features.