Emulex Validates 100GbE Line Rate Capture of Endace Intelligent Network Recorders Using Ixia Traffic Management Systems

   Emulex Validates 100GbE Line Rate Capture of Endace Intelligent Network
               Recorders Using Ixia Traffic Management Systems

Solution Delivers Ground-Breaking Performance for Network Security Forensics
and Network Performance Management

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 9, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Emulex Corporation
(NYSE:ELX), the leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management,
today announced the results of definitive 100Gb Ethernet (100GbE) performance
tests that demonstrated incredible strides being made by Endace, a division of
Emulex, in the capacity for full-stream recording over high speed networks.
The tests were performed in partnership with Ixia, a provider of test,
assessment and optimization solutions that accelerate and secure application
delivery, and Merlin International, a leading IT solution provider to the U.S.
federal government.

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For organizations considering 100GbE deployments, the ground-breaking tests
further validate the leadership of Endace intelligent network recording
solutions. Network recording is essential for effective network
troubleshooting, diagnostics and security forensics, and the lack of solutions
in this space has challenged operations teams' deployment of 100GbE network
technology.

The reality is that many network analytics and security forensics tools in use
today can only handle a fraction of a 10 Gb per second (Gbps) link, let alone
100 Gbps, meaning outputs are often inaccurate and misleading. Endace
customers have proven that it's only by having complete data that operations
and security teams can resolve issues without any guesswork.

"The availability of full-rate network recording at 100GbE is an important
milestone on the road to broader adoption of 100GbE technology," said Shaun
Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development. "These
test results are also highly relevant to today's 10GbE world. Until now,
network and operations security teams have been forced to choose between high
bandwidth and network visibility. With this independent validation, by Ixia
and Merlin, of the accuracy of EndaceProbes™ in recording full network streams
at 10 Gbps and above, we've proven that they can have both."

These test results prove conclusively that Endace products enable line rate
network recording on a 100GbE network link, with zero packet loss. This new
milestone was established by leveraging the newly-introduced EndaceAccess^TM
Network Visibility Headend in conjunction with proven EndaceProbe Intelligent
Network Recorders.

The tests, conducted at the Merlin International Laboratory in Washington
D.C., utilized the Ixia XM2 with a 100GbE and a 10GbE Load Modules tester
connected to an EndaceAccess Network Visibility Headend and multiple
EndaceProbes. The test substantiated the following: 

  o100 percent of the 100GbE stream traversed the EndaceAccess Headend,
    confirming that EndaceAccess can handle full line rate 100 Gbps throughput
    without missing a packet.
  o100 percent of the traffic sent to the EndaceProbes was received, indexed
    and recorded, proving that EndaceProbes deliver 100 percent accurate line
    rate recording.
  o100 percent of the traffic sent to the Ixia tester was received, verifying
    that no packets were lost anywhere in the test process.

"100GbE networking is real and organizations need to be confident the tools
they use to monitor and protect their networks are capable of handling full
network load when the network is under attack," said Michael Haugh, senior
market development manager, Ixia.

"This is an important test for our federal customers who are actively looking
at leading-edge 100GbE networking solutions," said David Brager, CTO, Merlin
International. "We're pleased to have been part of the testing process and
look forward to working with IXIA and Endace in the future."

For more information on the test and full results, please download the
whitepaper at: www.endace.com/100G

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About Emulex
Emulex, the leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management,
provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support
enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex's products enable
unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration.
The Company's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra
high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have
been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including
Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and
can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex's
monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network
visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network
performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered
in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North
America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) please
visit http://www.Emulex.com.

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Director, Corporate Communications
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katherine.lane@emulex.com

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Senior Manager, Public Relations and Social Media
+1 714-885-3858
jolene.bonina@emulex.com

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