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WildPackets Enhances OmniPeek Network Analyzer with Net Optics Phantom Virtual Tap Integration

Combined capabilities deliver unprecedented visibility and analysis of both virtual and physical network traffic

Interop Las Vegas, Nevada - May 10, 2011 - Net Optics, Inc., the leading provider of Intelligent Access and Monitoring Architecture solutions delivering real-time IT visibility, monitoring and control, and WildPackets, Inc., (www.wildpackets.com), a leading provider of network and application performance analysis solutions, today announced integration of the award-winning OmniPeek™ network analyzer with the Net Optics Phantom Virtual Tap™—providing organizations with the total visibility necessary to record, monitor and analyze both physical and virtual network traffic.

As the shift to virtualized environments gathers momentum, IT managers have a critical need for comprehensive monitoring and auditing capabilities in order to manage and secure converged data centers—regardless of physical or virtual computing platform. Phantom Virtual Tap provides OmniPeek that total visibility of inter-vm network traffic passing between virtual servers on hypervisor stacks. Such visibility is key to monitoring, analyzing, auditing and reporting on all traffic.

Sharon Besser, VP Technology at Net Optics said, "The Phantom Virtual Tap was designed to leverage and extend existing customers' investments in network management tools to virtual environments. Now this solution raises the bar by delivering traffic of interest to WildPackets' OmniPeek—bringing customers' physical and virtual worlds together for individual or comprehensive analysis and giving them a powerful new resource for meeting regulatory and network security requirements."

"The integrated solution provides a new level of visibility and control for the monitoring and management of virtual enterprise networks," said Tony Barbagallo, vice president of marketing at WildPackets. "The tight coupling of OmniPeek with Net Optic's Phantom Virtual Tap is a breakthrough in delivering network optimization for the entire enterprise."

OmniPeek gives network engineers the real-time visibility they need for expert analysis of every part of the network from a single interface—including Ethernet, Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, virtual networks, VoIP, and Video. OmniPeek users can monitor, analyze and troubleshoot in real time, as well as perform detailed post-mortem analysis without having to copy large packet files over the network and load them locally.

Phantom Virtual Tap is VMsafe certified and incorporates a spectrum of innovative features, including Hypervisor stack network monitoring, integration with VMware vMotion and complete visibility of Inter-VM traffic. The versatile solution works with all virtual switches, including third party offerings such as VCisco Nexus 1000v. As part of Net Optics’ suite of category-leading monitoring access and management solutions, Phantom Virtual Tap integrates seamlessly with Net Optics Director™ switches in current implementations or deployed in stand-alone mode directly with OmniPeek.

About WildPackets, Inc.
WildPackets develops hardware and software solutions that drive network performance, enabling organizations of all sizes to analyze, troubleshoot, optimize and secure their wired and wireless networks. WildPackets products are sold in over 60 countries and deployed in all industrial sectors. Customers include Boeing, Chrysler, Motorola, Nationwide and over 80 percent of the Fortune 1000. WildPackets is a Cisco Technical Development Partner (CTDP). For more information, visit www.wildpackets.com.

About Net Optics Inc.
Net Optics is the leading provider of Intelligent Access and Monitoring Architecture solutions that deliver real-time IT visibility, monitoring and control. As a result, businesses achieve peak performance in network analytics and security. More than 7,000 enterprises, service providers and government organizations—including 85 percent of the Fortune 100—trust Net Optics’ comprehensive smart access hardware and software solutions to plan, scale and future-proof their networks through an easy-to-use interface. Launched in 1996, Net Optics maintains a global presence through leading OEM partner and reseller networks. For further information about Net Optics' market-leading solutions visit http://www.netoptics.com.

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