Having been one of the original sponsors of the OISF, we were thrilled to be involved again as a community partner sponsor at Suricon 2016. The conference ran Nov 9-10 and with an international contingent of attendees and sponsors, Washington DC on election night was a very unique way to kick off the conference!
It was great to reacquaint with old friends at the OSIF. Kelley Misata and the Core team did a fantastic job of organizing the conference. There were some really interesting presentations from Core team presenters and the Suricata community. Check out the conference highlights here for links to some of the presentation slides.
We had a lot of interest from attendees interested in using Endace DAG cards to improve the performance and fidelity of Suricata. For anyone wanting to find out how to use Suricata with DAG, we put together a technical brief which you can download here.
To celebrate Endace’s return as a sponsor, we offered attendees a special 2-for-1 deal on our DAG 10X2-S cards. We think this card really hits the price/performance mark, providing a professional capture card at a very attractive price. And judging by level of the interest we saw at the conference, attendees agreed (a reminder to conference attendees, the offer closes Dec 15th, so don’t forget to return your claim form!)
Suricon 2016 was completely sold out and it’s great to see the attendance and interest growing so strongly. Endace is looking forward to sponsoring Suricon 2017 in Prague which promises to be even bigger and better again!
Europe got its own Sharkfest in October and the inaugural Wireshark Developer and User Conference was a great success with strong attendance from the user and developer community across Europe. Congratulations to Sharkfest Europe for a great launch to what is sure to be a fantastic annual event.
There was a great program of speakers over the three days. Kicking things off with the pre-conference course was Wireshark University’s Laura Chappell. Her Troubleshooting with Wireshark tutorial was well attended and included invaluable tips for working with Wireshark using workflows which make optimal use of Wireshark to quickly highlight potential issues.
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We attended the Fall STAC summits in Chicago and London recently, and will be at STAC New York on November 7th. At STAC we’ve been talking about Provenance™️, a new feature available now in all our DAG™️10X cards and coming to our EndaceProbe™️ Network Recorders early next year.
New MFID 2 regulatory technology standards (known as RTS 25) for recording trade data will impose tough new standards on HFT firms operating in the European market. Under the new regulations, traders must ensure that timestamps on recorded trade data are accurate to at least 1 microsecond granularity and synchronised to UTC with a maximum divergence of less than 100 microseconds. They must also be able to demonstrate traceability to UTC by documenting the system design, functioning and specifications. There’s a few technical hurdles to clear to meet those requirements and Provenance is how we ensure you don’t knock any over.
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Launching at Black Hat this week, the EndaceProbe 114 is purpose-built for deployment in remote locations or branch offices. It offers the same 100% accurate recording, centralized management data mining and retrieval and application hosting as the rest of the EndaceProbe family but comes in a compact, short-depth format that makes it ideal for deployment in branch offices.
The EndaceProbe 114 allows organizations to cost-effectively extend their network visibility right out to the network edge and eradicate the blind spots that can make branch office locations an attractive target for attackers.
Last month we announced a partnership with Plixer to provide integration between EndaceProbe™️ Network Recorders and Plixer’s Scrutinizer™️ NetFlow Analytics suite. This leverages Endace Fusion’s API to enable SOC and NOC teams to pivot directly from Scrutinizer alerts to packet-level detail in traffic recorded on EndaceProbes across the network, delivering the detailed data that enables analysts to quickly investigate and establish the root cause of an alert.
We have also joined the Cisco Solution Partner program. This partnership provides customers using Cisco’s Firepower™ Management Console with single-click access to EndaceVision for powerful visualization of network traffic and rapid drill down to recorded network packets using Endace Fusion’s Pivot to Vision and Pivot to Packets API functions.
Are you a Cisco Firepower or Plixer Scrutinizer user?
Contact email@example.com to organize a demo so you can see how this integration can dramatically speed up your investigations.
It seems everyone is in Las Vegas for Black Hat this week. We’re excited. Yes, we’re here too and we’d love to see you.
So drop in and see us at Booth #1572 where you’ll be able to check out our new EndaceProbe 114 Branch Office Network Recorder, see demos of our Cisco® FireSIGHT™ Management Center and Splunk™ integrations and we’ll also be showing off the new features of EndaceVision 2.0.
Plus we have some handsome battery packs and notebooks to give away. So swing by and say Hi.
The new DAG 5.5.0 software release is available with some exciting and innovative new features:
Add Provenance smart data to captured packets
“Packets don’t lie – unless you don’t know where they came from.”
One of our customers said that once. And he was right.
So with DAG 5.5.0 we’re introducing a revolutionary new capability. Now you can add “Provenance” smart-data fields to your capture files and streams to provide full, contextual information about where the packets were captured and what the environment was like at the time.
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Gold standard packet capture at a price the market deserves
Endace DAG cards have long been recognized as the industry gold standard for reliable and highly accurate packet capture and processing.
But we wanted to ensure DAG quality is available to everyone, and we think the time is right for a shakeup in the capture card market.
So we’ve set a new, aggressive RRP for the DAG10X2-S of just US$2500, to ensure it is the most affordable card in its class, bar none.
Now there’s no reason to compromise on quality.
If you are interested in purchasing the DAG10X2-S at the new reduced price, contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk to your reseller.
When accurate timing is everything
For many organizations, highly accurate timing is critical to providing accurate audit trails, allowing accurate reconstruction of events for security
forensics or troubleshooting microburst performance issues.
Endace CTO, Dr. Stephen Donnelly, has put together a whitepaper based on the presentation which he and Endace CEO, Stuart Wilson, presented at STAC conferences in London, Chicago and New York recently, which looks at the accuracy of PTP (IEEE 1588) timing in a live High Frequency Trading (HFT) WAN environment.
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For high frequency traders (HFTs), complying with new obligations that will come into force under MiFID II, and proving compliance, will pose some significant technical challenges.
Stephen Donnelly, Endace’s CTO, gave a presentation comparing GPS and PTP timing accuracy at the STAC Summit in London (May 10) and he will also be presenting at STAC Chicago (May 17). Endace’s CEO, Stu Wilson, will present at the STAC Summit in New York (June 13).
Stephen also attended STAC’s Essentials of MiFID 2 Time Compliance workshop in London on Monday. This workshop was an excellent opportunity for HFTs to get up-to-speed with what the new MiFID II requirements mean for their organizations and how to prepare for them. More on what came out of this in our next newsletter.
We’re looking forward to the opportunity to catch up with our HFT customers at all three STAC events. If you haven’t yet registered for STAC Chicago or New York but are interested in attending, let us know.