By Stuart Wilson
Dubai-based infrastructure solutions specialist WiSPGulf has picked up Middle East and North Africa distribution rights for US company Cymphonix’s network monitoring solutions. The solutions, which can be installed on-site or deployed as a managed service will be sold under the brand name ‘Falcon powered by Cymphonix’.
Dubai-based infrastructure solutions specialist WiSPGulf has picked up Middle East and North Africa distribution rights for US company Cymphonix’s network monitoring solutions. The solutions, which can be installed on-site or deployed as a managed service will be sold under the brand name ‘Falcon powered by Cymphonix’. The key product is Network Composer, an integrated solution that gives administrators visibility, control and protection over the use of network resources.
Garreth Scott, general manager at WiSPGulf, which was formed through an alliance between Venture Technologies Middle East and ASPGulf in mid-2004, said: “We are looking for qualified integrators and partners to take the solution to market across the region. We are keen not to over-distribute the product and will focus on educating partners to build up their sales skills and understanding of the return on investment (ROI) that the Network Composer solution offers customers.”
“The Cymphonix products give administrators the ability to see what is happening in terms of the use of internet and network resources within an organisation,” added Amir Sohrabi, director at WiSPGulf. “The potential ROI is a key selling point for the solution because one of the highest costs an organisation has is its bandwidth.”
Kevin L. Asay, VP marketing and business development at Cymphonix, added: “The ROI is in many cases much less than six months — in some cases it can be a matter of weeks. The solution is infrastructure agnostic and sits at the edge of the network. Customers can use the management tools provided to set company policies regarding network priorities.”
Two network composer models are available: the NC200 for up to 150 users capable of handling a throughput of 25,000 packets per second and the NC500, which can handle up to 1,500 users and 40,000 packets per second. Globally, Cymphonix already has approximately 225 resellers on board.
The product offers multiple benefits to users including spyware identification, real-time web filtering, control over peer-to-peer network traffic, bandwidth optimisation and the ability to log and archive all instant messages sent over the network. The detailed information gathered allows users to prioritise, shape, limit or block internet and network traffic to ensure peak efficiency. Mission-critical applications can also be given the highest priority and availability.
While there is a ‘big brother’ undertone to Network Composer’s functionality within an organisation, the potential gains in terms of employee productivity and network optimisation present a compelling ROI argument for customers of all sizes according to the vendor. As Cymphonix points out in its own sales blurb, the product also allows users to, ‘manage greedy and abusive users, and throttle or eliminate rogue applications’.